JAPANESE

Born 1976 on the Big Island Hawaii, Max was then raised in Kyoto Japan and Boston MA.
Majored in Character Animation at CalArts, graduated in 2000.
After doing freelance animation work in the Los Angeles area, Max relocated to Tokyo in 2006.
His design is influenced by both atomic age design and japanese design aesthetics.
Specializing in illustration/animation about sports/dance/music/children, his work is very rhythmic and colorful.

■AWARDS
Promax & BDA Award Silver "Insomnia'
Widen + Kennedy Award at Japan Media Art Festival "DJ Sukiracchi"
EDGE Award(SpaceShower TV) "Inuvegas"
Japan Agency for Cultural Affairs Media Festival Finalist "Untitled#2"
Annecy Animation Festival selection "Hiroshi & Tony"

■Animated Short Series
"La Vilaine Lulu" (Original: Yves Saint Laurent) Director/Animation - 2009
"Olle Eksell In Motion"(Illustrations by Olle Eksell) Director/Story - 2010
"Robin With His 100 Friends"(Original: PansonWorks) Director/Animation - 2012

■Art Direction
Naoto Inti Raymi Arena Tour "Wanageuta" Director/Animation - 2016
Vamps Halloween Party 2016 character designs - 2016
Halloween Dolls "Halloween Party" Director/Animation - 2015
Mr.Children Tour MIKAN 2014 "Unmei" Director/Animation - 2014
Mr.Children Tour POPSAURUS 2012 "Delmo" Director/Animation - 2012
Pochomukin record album Art Design - 2009
Gospellers "Septenova" promotion video animation - 2008
Kentaro Kihara record album art design - 2008
DADAS record album Art design - 2007/2008
Cyndi Lauper & Puffy AmiYumi "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" music video Director/Animation-2005

■TV Program
TBS "NEWS23" Opening title animation - 2013-2015
CX "Ginmaku Kaigi" Opening title animation - 2005/2006
MTV Suzuki "CERVO" Logo animation - 2006

■Events
"Creative city Yokohama" Promotion animation
"Odaiba Eiga Ou" Opening title animation