Mac Funamizu – DESIGNER

About Mac

Mac’s biography to date reads as an inspirational adventure; from his humble beginnings as an English teacher and interpreter to heading a bank division in developing their new websites.

Completely self taught, Mac has continued to discover, enquire and be intrigued with a thoughtful heart and mind that gives great depth to his designs and has created layers of wealthy resources at his disposal.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

The way he allows himself the freedom at concept stage to dream up an array of ideas, both possible and impossible, gives an exciting base from which to select the best outcome for the brief at hand.

This combination of freedom of design, thoughtful approach to communication and an unwavering motivation is unique. It is at the core of Mac as a person and has seen him win an array of prestigious awards and contracts to date and helped shape his evolving entrepreneurial career to be a true contender on the world stage.




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159 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks to all your interest, Petitinvention is chosen one of “Blogs of the Day” of WordPress for December 18, 2007. I really appreciate everyone who visited Petitinvention. I’ll introduce more and more interesting ideas for the coming holidays and next year. Looking forward to your comments!

  2. Hi.
    Thanks to all of your interest, petitinvention was chosen again as one of blogs of the day by wordpress.

    So far, “Future of Internet: Mobile version” post has been blogged in more than 50 other blogs including Yanko Design, which I’ve wanted my idea to be picked at (Thanks, Takashi!).

    Hope I can have more comments so I can think of better ideas to share!

  3. Hey Mac,

    Another fan of your work, just wondering if the google guys have been beating down your door. They should be, your concepts are brilliant and they will definitely affect different industries and undoubtedly people on the whole.

    As an Information Architect and (web) Interface Designer your Mobile version definitely has me thinking about how the nature of my own work should evolve for these type of emerging technologies. It has me looking forward and re-conceptualizing the way I strategise and design for the user interface and user. Thank you and keep on inspiring others!

    BTW not that it really matters, but even Kanye West loves your concept. Your design was featured in one of his blog posts, but he failed to link back to your site :(.

  4. Hi Mac! I really liked your idea about the Transparent Slide Mobile Encyclopedia. I am doing a project on Emerging Technologies and want to showcase and share your concept in the classroom.I would really appreciate it if you could share some more pictures or videos and explain us about the basic technology that is used in developing this gadget as i come from a non-technical background:)) Thanks a Lot!

  5. dear mac,

    i work for the belgian magazine focus knack (sort of like rolling stone and the face into one) and we would like to do a short piece on ‘the looking glass’ in our e-section.

    do you have some photos in high resolution that we can use them in the magazine?

    of course we’ll also put a link to your website under the article.

    my deadline is friday morning but if you could already send me stuff sooner, that would be great.

    thanks a lot,


  6. Levitat, thanks for your comment.
    I know almost nothing about patent in Japan. ‘Cause I’m doing this just for fun!

  7. Hi Mac–I’m an amateur inventor and I love your ideas. If you are open to collaboration I would love to get in contact with you. My email and website are included. Thanks!

  8. Just wanted to quickly say that I really enjoyed your ideas. They are extremely interesting and thought provoking. Subscribing now!

  9. hi,
    my name is kumail, your work is truly amazing.
    have you ever heard about linux ubuntu ,
    it is a very famous operating system booming and increasing in market share.

    it is free and open source which mean any one an use and help create it.

    i really like the idea of the thrash can icon changing with time , and the cd with the space.

    i would recommend it if you could participate and provide them with the ideas so they could implement them on the operating system.

    anyways , keep up the good work, and it would be a shame if it all went waste.

    good luck

  10. Hi Kumail, thank you very much for your comment and suggestion. I’ve heard of linux ubuntu, but didn’t know what it really is. I’ll take a look to see what I can do. Thanks!

  11. Hi Mac,

    Like your work very much.

    I’m an editor of a Chinese online magazine (www.noline.net.cn). This online magazine focuses on ads, design, innovation, invention on new media. Any new and fresh ideas are welcome.

    If you agree, I hope to cover your inventions on our website, of course we’ll indicate the author and put your link address on. Besides, we’ll explain your works in Chinese to the huge Chinese market.

    Please drop me a line when you have time.

    Good day. 🙂

    Greeting from China

  12. Jane
    Thank you so much for your contact! Yes, of course I agree. Please tell me if there’s anything you need.

  13. Hello all,

    I really feel out of my dept here but here goes. I’m the MD of an international search company in Germany. We’ve been working on and off with Vodafone for over 5 years and are recruiting heavily at the moment for their Düsseldorf/London offices. We’re current looking for Conceptual Designers, UI/UE Managers and several heavyweight management roles.

    If anyone would like to look over some Job Descriptions then please do not hesitate in contacting me directly. I look forward in speaking with anyone interested.

    Kind Regards

    +49 212 233 627 0

    p.s. please not that all roles are permanent. I apologise if this is the wrong forum.

  14. フナミズ様、こんにちは。

  15. just found your blog very cool. was wondering if you have seen any natural AI working with avatars kinda like what humanityonline and amyauto are doing?

  16. Hello Mac,
    Some really cool stuff!!! would like to contact you,
    Do you do project work?

    Please mail me back

  17. Hi Mac,

    Considering you as a real influencer in the world of design, we take pleasure in inviting you to be a part of our “Design Geek’s Mantras” series on thedesignblog.org.

    My name is Radhika and I’m associated with Instablogs News Network, an interactive platform reaching to over 2.5 million trans-continental audience each month.

    The “Design Geeks’ Mantras” series will highlight your expert viewpoint on a single topic. Your viewpoint will appear along with opinions expressed by other design experts in a single article.

    It’s simple. You just have to give your opinion in brief on the given question.

    This week’s question is:
    Design Geeks’ Mantras: Is iPhone the best-designed phone ever made?

    You can forward us your answer via mail.

    Your cooperation will be highly appreciated.

    Waiting for your reply,

    Instablogs News Network
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  18. Mac,

    you’re a complete genious. thanks for sharing your ideas with us

    I love your works not only for their aestethical aspect (great), but because they are so deep in technology understanding

    great vision ahead. really thanks again

  19. You are very talented and inspiring! I really hope to see some of your ideas put to use someday. Keep it up man.

  20. Hello Mac, I’m a big fan of your work. I got so used to receive your crazy stuff via feed reader that I forgot to blog about it. I did it now.

    I hope I can buy one of your designs one day.

  21. Wow, this is simply amazing what you’re showing us here! You’re so creative! Something good will come from it, I’m sure! I guess it’s only a matter of time until Apple will knock on your door (unless you’re already working for them :))

  22. Mac, I am an MBA student in London and taking the internet marketing course, where we discuss a lot about internet, search and etc.. As an exercise we have to write a blog during the course. And that’s why I’m contacting you. I am a really fan of your designs/ideas and would like to post some pictures in my blog.. of course I ‘d mention you and your URL.. is that ok?

  23. Hi!

    Great work! Great graphics! Simply love it! Your work looks really simple yet beautiful. 🙂

    I wish if I could learn all these! I am a newbie and tried my hand on a few things. If you don’t mind, please can you provide me place from where I can learn a bit like you?


  24. Dear Mac,

    I represent a new weakly Informational TV program TECHNODROM (TV Center Broadcasting Company (Moscow, Russia), we are highly interested in your Concepts and would like to have some additional information. Could you please contact me asap by e-mail: poison_ivy9@mail.ru

    Looking forward to hearing from you,


    PS: You’re great!

  25. I love it. I love it all. Notable, were the Looking Glass and the Iaqua2… Fantastic. Has Apple yet to discover such a talent? *raises eyebrows*

    Congratulations must be given to you, for taking on this path. From what I’ve understood, you have only been doing this ‘professionally’ for a short ammount of time. As a 16 year old aspiring architect/designer, living in (relatively safe) Brisbane, Australia, I like to think my work might eventually be understood and achknowleged, instead of disregarded as a small-time hobby.

    It’d be fantastic to talk to someone who shares similar thoughts. Please, contact me at jakechurches@live.com

  26. Hi Mac,
    I love your designs and I think they could be put to great use and that maybe we could conference about it at my website http://www.drop.io/addashaw
    I am under the age of 18 but I want to help and I will in anyway possible

  27. hi~ Mac Funamizu :
    I am an editor of “Surface China”, recently we are preparing an aritcle about coin design.
    I saw your work “infographic money concept

    ” on Designboom and wonder if I have the honor to interview you over the net.
    Could you please send me a brief introduction and high-resolution images about this work, as well as your personal profile?
    Thank you very much!!
    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best wishes

    岳娇 Yvonne

    Assistant Editor


  28. have been following your blog for three days. really love your posts. btw i’m conducting a report concerning this area. do you happen to know any other great websites or maybe forums in which I can get more information? thanks a ton.

  29. Hello! I randomly came across your website and I was really impressed with your work. I’m currently using your October wallpaper on my work laptop and I look forward to your next one. 🙂

    random Q: what font are you using on this website? I really like it for its clarity and readability.

    1. Hi mj, thanks for your comment.
      The font for the main content is the default one set by WordPress I guess. For the header and banner images, I use Helvetica.

  30. Hi,
    Respected Sir,
    We r the student of MBA.WE r working on a project of entreprenurship.we choose ur idea of iPhone hand grip charger. can u give us further information about our project. n also making process of this charger. plz give us quickly reply of our mail. we are very regardful to for this favour. THANKS

    1. Unfortunately this is just a concept model I made up, so there’s no further information about it. I hope your presentation will go well.

  31. And you don’t want to do with this? This is unique! You have to do someting with this. It’s maybe not all about the money, but here (I live in the Netherlands) we should be very interested in your kind of products. You are too nice… No that was a joke. You are very nice, but why don’t you want to sell these products. I’m just thirteen years old, but I am very interested. I’d like it to e-mail eachoter. Least, if you like it… But, I am interessed in your awesome products. I’ve got an Ipod touch and I like your gadgets… But I think it’s very pity that your products are not for sell 🙁 I can go ahead with talking like this, but it’s your opinion, so it’s your desicion… The only thing I would say ; The world could use somebody like YOU!

  32. took me a while to browse all the comments, but I really enjoyed the subject that you chose. It looked to be very helpful to me and I am sure to all the other people who have looked at this blog, It’s always nice when your not only informed, but your also entertained! I’m positive you had fun writing this article. I’m going to grab your rss feed so I don’t miss anything important that you guys may come up with in the future, Thanks..

  33. I am looking to find a developer for an iphone/ipad app for our ecommerce store. I have something I want to model it on. Could we sort out a quote if I send you a spec? Thanks.

  34. Noa Noa I am looking to find a developer for an iphone/ipad app for our ecommerce store. I have something I want to model it on. Could we

  35. Hi Mac!
    I got my last template from elegatthemes.com. Now I want to do an online store with wordpress. What would I need in order to do this? Any specific plugins?
    Thanks a lot in advanced for your expert help.

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  39. Hi Macintosh:

    I have seen your website serveral times, some design are really impressive. Do you make any proftit by just release your design to the public?

    I am new to the design Industry. I would like to know that how much an outstanding Mobile Phone Design (just for what it is looks like and a few screen interface) worth $$$?

    One of main reason for iPhone successes is its nice phone body design. In today mobile phone market, most moblie phones use same operating system android and have similar hardware standard. A Mobile phone with excellent shape design can make it unique and outstanding from the other brand of mobile phone.

    In design industry, do mobile companies spend lot money to buy a nice mobile Phone Design from private contractor? How much it worth roughly? What about car design, does an excellent concept car design worth some money?

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