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Kazuyuki Ishii (Kaz) is a designer with experience in both design and animation of motion media. He enjoys learning and evolving in the process of creating something new. He was born in Tokyo, Japan and have spent his childhood living in China, Australia and in the Philippines. He graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design with BFA in Motion Media Design and minor in Graphic Design.

He currently resides in New York City and works as a designer at Loyalkaspar.


Résumé

CORE COMPETENCIES

Focus

Branding and Identity Development
Look Development in Various Design Styles
2D Animation, 3D Animation and Compositing
Presentation of Idea and Strategy

Software Skills

Proficient in Maxon Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.
Familiar with InDesign, Mocha, Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro.
Intermediate knowledge of HTML, CSS and WordPress.


Experiences

2011 – Present

LOYALKASPAR (NY), DESIGNER
Working under creative directors on the design and execution of various network branding and content promotion projects.
Creating cohesive contents for on-air, print and web uses.

2010

LOYALKASPAR (NY), SUMMER INTERNSHIP
Assisted in design and production of multiple motion media projects.
Acquired working experience at a design studio through a three-month internship

2008

SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL (Savannah, GA), VOLUNTEER
Assisted the operation of the annual film festival hosted by the SCAD.


Education

2007 – 2011

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (Savannah, GA)
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Media Design with minor in Graphic Design Magna Cum Laude (GPA 3.85)


Awards & Honors

SCADDY Awards 2011

Silver in Logo Design Category
Savannah College of Art and Design, GA, Winter 2011

COMOTION 2010

‘Best Visual to a Score’ First Place Winner
Savannah College of Art and Design, GA, Winter 2010

Sparky Awards 2009

Grand Prize Winner
SPARC, Washington, DC, Winter 2010

Inspire 2009

Maxon 9×90 Competition Finalist
Savannah College of Art and Design, GA, Winter 2009

Foundation Honors Show

Finalist
Savannah College of Art and Design, GA, Spring 2008


Publications