Hi, I’m Mac Funamizu (Mac is my nickname). I’m a freelance industrial/web/graphic/iPhone&iPad app/concept designer. I started freelancing in July 2010.
Freelance Concept / Web / Graphic Designer
June 2010 – Present
Future Concept Designs for SOFTBANK's Movie (Japan)
-Future computer interface design in 3D
-Motion graphic of future computer programming
-Concept designs of medical devices, mobile phones, desktop PC
Industrial Designs (Germany)
-Dirt Devil (http://www.dirtdevil.com/company.aspx)
Lifenote Personal Tablet Concept Design (U.S.)
-3D concept designs of a world’s first ultra-mobile tablet
-Introduced in CES 2009
“Family Care” iPhone Health Care Application Design (U.S.)
-iPhone application logo, icons and layout
-CI of the venture firm Fresh Lens developing iPhone applications
Macintosh Software (Japan)
-Desktop application designs
Industrial/graphic/web designer at Shinsei Bank
2007 – June 2010 (3 years)
Creative lead & design of corporate brand strategy
-Responsible for the looks and user interface of the corporate brand website and all other related web pages. Brand website is a hub of brand information for the entire Shinsei group employees throughout Japan
-Created all design elements for the Brand Launch Event held throughout the nation: intro movie creation, all presentation design, collaterals
-Initiate projects to enhance the design quality of the brand
Intranet websites design
-Responsible for the whole intranet website design used by the entire Shinsei group employees on a daily bases
Web & Art Director at Japan Advertising Inc.
August 2005 – December 2006 (1 year 5 months)
TOSHIBA brand with collaboration of Dentsu Inc.
-Directed a special motion graphic content for the website, which was also aired in Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2006
-Created brochures to enhance branding of TOSHIBA’s new LCD products
Website of whole lineups of toshiba's tv related products
-Responsible for the whole design of the website of TOSHIBA’s televisions, collaborating with Dentsu Inc.
Creative direction of MLA website
-Directed the MLA (Aussie Beef & Lamb Japan)’s website renewal
-Played a major role in winning bids for largest website projects of MLA Japan, TOSHIBA with high quality design and creative ideas for their marketing endeavors
AWARDS, QUALIFICATIONS AND CAPABILITIES
-"red dot concept design award 2009"
-My concept designs (mobile phone, computers, computer apparatus, software, OS, icons, other hardware, furniture, etc.) are introduced and published in a number of magazines, reports, and other media all over the world
"Best of November 2008" by YANKO DESIGN
Chosen to be featured by Industrialdesignserved.com
"Featured Project" on Behance Network (twice)
"Best Of February 2008" by YANKO DESIGN
"Crossroad Magazine" in Hungary/Budapest
Polish magazine "VOX DESIGN"
Design Blogazines "NEXT Design Trends"
"Cairo Editore" in Italy
"LAPTOP Magazine" of New York
International publication "MONITOR magazine"
"Maxim magazine" of Serbia
"DESIGN BIMONTHLY" of Taiwan
Interviewed in The Pakistani Spectator Interviewed in Mangobot
"Shortlist Magazine" in the U.K.
"Noline" of China
"Alves Stuff magazine" of France
"Claudine Alves Stuff magazine" of France
"Next Magazine" of Hong Kong
"Okinawa Living magazine" of Okinawa, Japan
"GOOD magazine" in Los Angeles
Belgian magazine "focus knack"
May issue of a Russian magazine â€œInterbiznessâ€
-Several design awards in major design websites
-Excellent creativity and sense of art (typography, color scheme, grid systems, etc.) that are based upon the principle of design to effectively convey the message of the content
-HTML and CSS hand-coding, actionscript for flash, AJAX
-Graphic applications: Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, ImageReady, MOTION and AfterEffects
-Excellent ability of presentation in both English and Japanese
-Several years experience in a large international office environment