About

Masataka Kawano is a multi-disciplined creative who has been recognized and awarded internationally for his art direction and design thinking. He has worked across integrated media for brands in almost every category, at some of the best agencies in the world. Born in Tokyo, based in Sydney for many years and currently living in New York, Masataka has a uniquely global perspective on building brands.

Contact: masataka@mkawano.com

 

CV

Figliulo & Partners New York (Creative Director, April 2017 - Present)
Macy's, New Business

Figliulo & Partners New York (Freelance Creative Director, December 2016 - March 2017)
Macy's, New Business

Freelance Art Director/Creative (August 2012 - November 2016)
Wieden+Kennedy NY, Barton F. Graf NY, Droga5 NY, Johannes Leonardo NY, 72andSunny LA, Martin Agency NY/RVA, R/GA NY, Anomaly NY, Figliulo&Partners NY, McCann NY, JWT NY, M&C Saatchi NY, Y&R NY, Ogilvy/Collins NY, 360i/Dentsu NY,           Momentum NY, The Conquistadors NY, Opperman Weiss NY, Ammirati NY

Client: Under Armour, Diet Coke, Budweiser, Bud Light, Captain Morgan, Nokia Global, Google, Youtube, Toyota, Adidas Original, TripAdvisor, Motorola, Halls Global, TTI/Dirt Devil, Oreo, Macy's, Tiffany & Co, Estee Lauder, L'Oréal Paris, Godiva, Birchbox, Netflix, Verizon Fios, Dell, Wix.com, Charter, Stoli Vodka, Unilever, Nespresso, JET.COM, Global Citizen, SolarCity, Android Pay, American Express, Chevrolet, Bentley, New York Knicks, Kind Snacks, Optimum, Hanes, go90, Owners.com, Subway, Oscar Mayers,     Chobani, Chips Ahoy!, UPS, Berocca, Schwinn

Leo Burnett New York (Design Director/Creative, Feburary 2011 - July 2012)
Client: Chobani, Partnership for a Drugfree America, Dewar's

Leo Burnett Sydney (Designer/Art Director, Feb 2009 - Jan 2011)
Client: Canon, WWF, Subaru, Bundaberg, Heineken, Smirnoff, ebay, Amstel, Johhnie Walker, Samsung, Baileys, Caltex,               Colonial First State, Energy Australia, GIO, Macquarie Bank

Fin Design+Effects (Design Director, Nov 2007 - Feb 2009)

JWT Sydney (Freelance Designer/Art Director, June 2007 - Nov 2007)
Client: Kellogg's, Nestle, Olympus, Johnson & Johnson

Freelance Designer/Director (May 2006 - May 2007)
George Patternson Y&R Melborune, Revolver Film, Goodoil Films, Collider, Independent Films, Fuel VFX, Engine, Z Space

Mesh22 (Designer, July 2003 - April 2006)

 

AWARDS

2015
Cannes Film Lion – Bronze (Under Armour - I Will What I Want)
D&AD Branded Film Content & Entertainment – Wood Pencil (Under Armour - I Will What I Want)
Andy Awards Television (Toys, Games, Sports) – Bronze (Under Armour - I Will What I Want)

2011
D&AD Photography – Wood Pencil (WWF - Fragile Beauty - Icefield)
One Show Branded Entertainment – Merit (Canon - EOS Photochains)
One Show Branded Entertainment – Merit (WWF - Earth FM)
New York Festivals Agency Of The Year (Leo Burnett, Sydney)
New York Festivals Integrated Media – Gold (Canon – EOS Photochains)
New York Festivals Avant-Garde/Social Network – Gold (Canon – EOS Photochains)
New York Festivals TV/Cinema/Promo – Silver (Bundaberg Rum – Favourable Lie)

2010
Cannes Media Agency Of The Year (Leo Burnett, Sydney)
Cannes Media Lion – Grand Prix (Canon – EOS Photochains)
Cannes Direct Lion – Gold (Canon – EOS Photochains)
Cannes Direct Lion – Silver (Canon – EOS Photochains)
Cannes Direct Lion – Bronze (Canon – EOS Photochains)
Cannes Promo Lion – SIlver (Canon – EOS Photochains)
Cannes PR Lion – SIlver (Canon – EOS Photochains)
Cannes Radio Lion – Silver (WWF – Earth FM)
Spikes Aisa Direct & Sales – Grand Prix (Canon – EOS Photochains)
Spikes Aisa Direct & Sales – Gold (Canon – EOS Photochains)
Spikes Aisa Direct & Sales – Gold (Canon – EOS Photochains)
Spikes Aisa Media – Silver (Canon – EOS Photochains)
Spikes Aisa Intergrated – SIlver (Canon – EOS Photochains)
Spikes Aisa Media – Silver (WWF – Earth FM)
Spikes Aisa Media – Bronze (Canon – EOS Photochains)
Spikes Aisa Digital – Bronze (Canon – EOS Photochains)
New York Festivals Intergrated – Silver (WWF – Vote Earth!)
New York Festivals Outdoor – Silver (WWF – Vote Earth! – Monuments)

2009
Cannes PR Lion – Gold (WWF – Vote Earth!)
Cannes Design Lion – Bronze (WWF – Vote Earth!)
Cannes Outdoor Lion – Gold (WWF – Vote Earth!)
London International Awards – The NEW Category – Gold (WWF – Vote Earth!)
London International Awards – Integrated Campaign – Bronze (WWF – Vote Earth!)
London International Awards – Online Campaign – Silver (WWF – Vote Earth!)

2008
Cannes Press Lion – Bronze (Purell Hand Sanitizer – Hand)