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KAZ ISHII
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Kazuyuki Ishii (Kaz) is a designer with experiences in the conceptualization and execution of multi-platform branding projects. He enjoys learning and evolving in the process of creating something new. He was born in Tokyo, Japan and has spent his childhood living in China, Australia and in the Philippines.

He lives in New York City and works at VICE Media as an art director.


Résumé

CORE COMPETENCIES

Focus

Development of brand and visual identity
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,Premiere Pro and Mocha
Intermediate knowledge of HTML, CSS and WordPress


Experiences

2016 – Present

VICE MEDIA (NY), ART DIRECTOR
Designing and animating graphic elements for Vice News Tonight, a daily news show broadcasted on HBO.
Involves establishing design rules, creating tools and templates, and overseeing the cohesivenss and evolution of the visual language.

2011 – 2016

LOYALKASPAR (NY), DESIGNER
Worked under directors on the design and execution of various network branding and promotional projects.
Created 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


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