.

What type of overcoat do you wear when Flashing, basically are you a labels man?

In my heart I am always naked.

Please give us a brief bio of yourself.

I was born in Tokyo in 1980 in Tokyo, since 2003 I worked for a web company and in 2006 I created Makibishi inc.

What do you do for inspiration?

Manga, video games and movies

Please list 3 of your favourite sites.

http://www.oculart.com/

http://www.yugop.com/

http://www.google.co.jp/

What do you regard as being your biggest achievement?

The making of Makibishi.

What software couldn't you live without?

I think it will be a web browser.

What projects do you have in the pipeline?

A trading calendar project that will try to bring and develop real communication.

Who do you rate as being the top 3 design companies?

http://tha.jp/

http://www.milkandcookies.be/

http://www.tomato.co.uk/

What effect on traffic do your new designs have?

No effect, as I am trying to do what I think is good.

Who is your target audience?

Myself.

What area of web design lacks the most?

The mood of the world.

What did your very first site look like? Is it still online?

It looked like a big canvas and it is still there. It's Yahoo.

Have you written any books, if not do you plan to?

No I haven't, however I would like to do one similar to Makibishi.

What was the toughest thing you ever did with Flash? How long did you spend on it? Is it still online?

"Makibishi comic" was really hard to do, it took me 5 months.

Do you think Flash is here to stay?

Maybe...

What are your views on design/graphic school. Do you think someone can get into the field without educational experience in a school environment?

Of course it's important to study however if you have the will everyone can do it and the will is not something you can learn at school.

When your company was just getting started, what did you find was most effective for getting new clients?

Human relationships, communication and my portoflio.

How have you learned so many Flash/design skills and techniques and can you offer any advice for newbies?

Any creation is part of our personal imagination and if you have trouble read text books.

What is the most expensive thing you've bought in the last week?

A monster figurine.

What type of overcoat do you wear when Flashing, basically are you a labels man?

In my heart I am always naked.

Any parting shots or pearls of wisdom?

Wisdom, not intelligence.

It's been a privilege, thanks very much.

Thank you for your interest.


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