Note: The futuristic gadgets introduced before 2012 on this blog are all concepts.
Hi, I’m Mac (Makoto) Funamizu. I’m President/Designer of Enfani, a design firm I founded. For the first 10+ years of my career, I had been a teacher of English and an interpreter. Changed my career path in 2005 to become a designer.
By combining my presentation methods and visualization skills which I acquired through my teaching career and design sense, I can always create user-centered designs that captivate and magnetize users’ attention.
I believe that design is communication.
Out-of-the-box way of thinking is one of my attributes.
Good at creating sophisticated, instrumental and playful designs that also makes you want to touch.
I love Apple Macintosh & iPods, Google and Starbucks, so there are many posts about their products in my old posts. The recent posts focus on my new business in education and games for kids.
For more stories about me, please visit Storys.jp.
1. Why I’m doing this
I love to design stuff. So originally I enjoyed designing desktop wallpapers for personal use, but I found it much more fun to design something more unique. I have a lot of crazy drawings in my Moleskine, so I started having them rendered nicely to introduce to everyone here. It’s kind of practice to improve my design skills.
But recently I’ve started to think it might be more fun to do it professionally. I decided to make this my main career and started freelancing.
2. Where you can buy items introduced here
Nowhere. They’re just concepts.
3. Whether I plan to develop the works into products
I’m not planning to (or I just can’t by myself), but it would be great if someone could really do it. I’m not interested in earning money out of this, so feel free to contact me if you ever think you can do it.Yes, some of them. Please contact me if you are interested in developing any of them.
4. What applications I use to design
I usually use Google Sketchup to model, Photoshop and Illustrator to finish, but recently I’ve started using Shade, which can cover all those apps.
5. How you can get higher resolution images
Contact me. It would be easier for me if you could specify which one/s you want.
Here you can see the thumbnails of almost all the items introduced in this blog.
6. If you can use the image/s here
Go ahead. Feel free to. But it would be great if you could
contact me first and mention my name and blog url in your article.
To magazine and TV editors who want to use the image/s in this blog
Some images of the early posts are available only in low resolution. I would appreciate if you could understand.