Bio

Qanta Shimizu began his career as a programmer/designer. He later joined IMG SRC Inc. in 2006 as technical director, where he planned and produced a wide variety of work ranging from websites to music videos.
In 2011, Qanta co-founded PARTY, a creative lab based in Tokyo and NY.
With a solid background in technology, he serves as creative director in the field of interactive and beyond. While working on global brands including Toyota, Sony and Uniqlo, he engages himself in programming and directing music videos as well.
As Chief Technology Officer, aside from his advertising work, nowadays Qanta invests time and energy in the development of new services and products.
His work has been recognized by numerous awards; he has 20 Cannes Lions trophies, ten of which are Gold Lions. He has also judged at several award shows, namely Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show and Webby.
WRITING:
WEB DESIGNING, Japan (2015-2016, Interview Serial Story)
Advertimes, Japan (2013-2014 December)
WEB DESIGNING, Japan (2011-2015, Serial Story)
WEB DESIGNING, Japan (2011 April)
WEB STRATEGY, Japan (2009 August)

PRESS / PUBLICATIONS:
Campaign Japan, Japan / United States (May 2016)
Creators Project, United States (March 2016)
Vice Motherboard, United States (September 2015)
Fusion Net, United States (September 2015)
Observer, United States (September 2015)
Weekly New York Magazine, United States (April 2015)
White Screen, Japan (August 2014)
Advertimes, Japan (August 2014)
Cakes, Japan (June 2014)
White Screen, Japan (May 2014)
Creators Project, United States (January 2014)
White Screen, Japan (November 2013)
WEB DESIGNING, Japan (October 2013)
FITC Year Report, Canada (May 2013)
BRAIN Taiwan, Taiwan (April 2013)
Engineer Type, Japan (April 2013)
BRAIN, Japan (November 2012)
UREPIA SOKEN, Japan (October 2012)
Engineer Type, Japan (October 2012)
Commercial Photo, Japan (October 2012)
LEON, Japan (October 2012)
SWITCH, Japan (September 2012)
TIAA Annual Book, Japan (August 2012)
White Screen, Japan (July 2012)
Natalie, Japan (June 2012)
WEB DESIGNING, Japan (April 2012)
BRAIN, Japan (March 2012)
Commercial Photo, Japan (March 2012)
Houyhnhnm, Japan (February 2012)
CBC-NET, Japan (January 2012)
CG WORLD, Japan (December 2011)
Commercial Photo, Japan (December 2011)
WWD, Japan (November 2011)
Movie Production DIY, Japan (October 2011)
WEB DESIGNING, Japan (October 2011)
WEB DESIGNING, Japan (September 2011)
White Screen, Japan (August 2011)
Internet Advertising Guide, Japan (August 2011)
TIAA Annual Book, Japan (August 2011)
Fast Company, US (July 2011)
CONTAGIOUS MAGAZINE, UK (June 2011)
UNI TSUSHIN, Japan (June 2011)
BRAIN, Japan (June 2011)
WEB DESIGNING, Japan (February 2011)
Commercial Photo, Japan (February 2011)
Interactive Design Year Book (December 2010)
SENDEN-KAIGI, Japan (December 2010)
BRAIN, Japan (November 2010)
CONTAGIOUS MAGAZINE, UK (September 2010)
.NET, UK (2010)
Lurzer's ARCHIVE (2010)
BRAIN, Japan (April 2010)
BRAIN, Japan (January 2010)
PAGE, Germany (2010)
CM TSUSHIN (June 2010)
UNI TSUSHIN (June 2010)
Japan Times (2010)
Super Identity 2, Hong Kong (2010)
The Way to be Designer, Japan (2009)
ONE SHOW INTERACTIVE ANNUAL, USA (2009)
w.e.b, Korea (2009)
JAPANESE MOTION GRAPHIC CREATORS 2009, Japan (as NON-GRID)
MdN Design Interactive, Japan (2009)
UNI TSUSHIN, Japan (Faburuary 2009)
WEB CREATORS, Japan (January 2009)
WEB DESIGNING, Japan (July 2008)
WEB DESIGNING, Japan (March 2008)
HOKKAIDO NEWSPAPER, Japan (2005)

EXHIBITIONS:
SXSW Trade Show, Austin, United States (March 2016)
SENSORS INGNITION, Tokyo, Japan (Feburary 2016)
Friendly Future, New York, United States (December 2015)
Taiwan Creative Week Taipei, Taiwan (October 2015)
Internet Black Market, New York, United States (September 2015)
USAGI NY opening exhibition, New York, United States (September 2015)
“Not There” Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan (September 2013)
Internet Black Market, Tokyo, Japan (June 2013)

JUDGING:
Cannes Lions / Digital Craft Lions (2016)
One Show / Social Media (2016)
Webby Awards (2016)
Asia Pacific tamburi Awards (2015)
Spikes Asia / Branded Entertainment (2014)
Cannes Lions / Mobile Lions (2014)
D&AD / Digital Design (2014)
Web Font Design Award (2013)
Applim Tokyo (2013)
TAIWAN YOUNG CYBER CREATIVE SELECTION (2013)
Microsoft DIGITAL YOUTH AWARD (2013)
HONG KONG KAM FAN AWARDS (2012)
TOKYO INTERACTIVE AD AWARDS (2012)
TOKYO INTERACTIVE AD AWARDS (2011)
TOKYO INTERACTIVE AD AWARDS (2010)

TV / RADIO:
World Business Satillite TV TOKYO, Japan(August 2015)
Discovery Channel, United States (March 2015)
TECHNE - NHK, Japan (December 2014)
THE LAST AWARD - FUJI TV, Japan (April 2014)
SHUICHI - NIHON TV, Japan (January 2013)
YAJIUMA WIDE - ASAHI TV, Japan (December 2012)
GOLD RUSH – J-WAVE, Japan (December 2012)
The Anbelievable – FUJI TV, Japan (November 2012)
OTONANO! – TBS, Japan (February 2012)
CONNECT – NHK, Japan (April 2011)
LECTURES:
Taiwan Creative Week Taipei, Taiwan (October 2015)
MIXX Russia Moscow, Russia (December 2014)
School For Poetic Computation New York, United States (August 2014)
Flying Tokyo, Japan (July 2014)
Cannes Lions, France (June 2014)
BAPA Tokyo, Japan (April 2014)
SENDEN KAIGI Global Creative Course Tokyo, Japan (April 2014)
Royal Collage of Art London, UK (March 2014)
DOTFES KYOTO, Japan (November 2013)
I@T, Taiwan (November 2013)
“Not There” talk session with Yugo Nakamura, Tokyo, Japan (September 2013)
“Not There” opening talk session, Tokyo, Japan (September 2013)
Dentsu New School Tokyo, Japan (July 2013)
KMD Lab Keio University Yokohama, Japan (July 2013)
AD.NAK Minsk, Belarus (June 2013)
Cannes Lions, France (June 2013)
FITC Toronto, Canada (April 2013)
NIPPON TV Digital Seminar, Japan (April 2013)
ORANGE institute Tokyo, Japan (April 2013)
Prototyping Creative Workshop, Taiwan (April 2013)
FITC Tokyo, Japan (January 2013)
Digital Youth Collage, Japan (January 2013)
THE PUBLIC, Japan (November 2012)
AHO-TECH TOKYO, Japan (October 2012)
SENDEN-KAIGI Digital Direction Seminar, Japan (September 2012)
TDC DAY, Japan (April 2012)
SSTV MVA Talk Session, Japan (February 2012)
DEJITAME!!, Japan (December 2011)
ADTECH TOKYO, Japan (October 2011)
DOTFES KYOTO, Japan (October 2011)
SENDEN-KAIGI Digital Direction Seminar, Japan (September 2011)
FITC Toronto, Canada (May 2011)
WD WebsiteFront_In-Depth Report Seminar, Japan (Feburuary 2011)
ADTECH TOKYO, Japan (October 2010)
DOTFES TOKYO, Japan (October 2010)
MONTHLY INTERACTIVE SCHOOL, Japan (October 2009)
DOTFES KYOTO, Japan (October 2009)
DESIGNER MEETS DESIGNER #7, Japan (October 2009)
DOTFES OKINAWA, Japan (May 2009)
DOTFES TOKYO, Japan (October 2008)
MONTHLY INTERACTIVE SCHOOL, Japan (October 2008)
MONTHLY INTERACTIVE SCHOOL, Japan (August 2008)

EVENT ORGANIZATION:
Demo Day Tokyo #1, Japan (April 2016)
Demo Day Tokyo #0, Japan (December 2015)
AWARDS:

2015
Golden Touch
Webby Awards / Official Honoree 
D&AD Awards / Wood Pencil (Music Video) 
Kao TV
Spikes Asia / Bronze (Mobile)
Spikes Asia / Shortlist (Media)
We are Explorers
Webby Awards / Nominee
SuperImportant Tweet
Webby Awards / Nominee 
ALMA MUSIC BOX
D&AD Awards / Wood Pencil (Digital Design) 

2014
Life is Music
Webby Awards / Nominee 
D&AD Awards / In Book (Digital Design) 
Spikes Asia / Shortlist (Film Craft)
FV2
One Show Interactive / Silver
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival (AdFest) / Finalist (Design Lotus)
Push for Ultrabook
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival (AdFest) / Bronze (Interactive Lotus)
Finger Bootcamp
FWA / Site of the Day 
Dream Relay Movie
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival (AdFest) / Finalist (Design Lotus)
Transition 
FWA / Site of the Day 

2013

Feel So Moon
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival (AdFest) / Gold (Mobile Lotus)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Bronze (Promo Lotus)
FWA / Site of the Day
World Wide Maze
Cannes Lions / Gold (Mobile Lions : Game)
One Show Interactive / Silver
One Show Interactive / Merit 
D&AD Awards / In Book (Digital Marketing) 
London International Awards / Silver (Digital: Online Game) 
NYADC / Bronze (INTERACTIVE, GAMES, ONLINE)
NYADC / Bronze (INTERACTIVE, CRAFT, USE OF TECHNOLOGY)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Silver (Interactive Lotus)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Bronze (Mobile Lotus)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Finalist (Interactive Lotus) 
Webby Awards / Nominee
FWA / Site of the Day 


2012

PARTY 
Spikes Asia / Independent Agency of the Year

PLUG-IN Championship
Webby Awards / Official Honoree * 2
FWA / Mobile of the Day
KOTOBUKI
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Finalist (Lotus Roots)
OMOTE 3D SHASHIN KAN
One Show Interactive / Bronze
One Show Intellectual Property and Products / Bronze
One Show / Merit (Product Design)
One Show / Merit (Design Does)
One Show Interactive / Merit (Mobile Applications)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Finalist (Design Lotus)
Good Design Award
The Song can be listened Only Once in a lifetime
FWA / Mobile of the Day


2011
PARTY 
Spikes Asia / Independent Agency of the Year
ToyToyota Backseat Driver
Cannes Lions / Gold (Mobile Lions : Creative Use of Thechnology)
Cannes Lions / Gold (Mobile Lions : Game)
Cannes Lions / Shortlist (Titanium & Integrated Lions)
CLIO Awards / Bronze (Interactive)
One Show Interactive / Silver
One Show Intellectual Property and Products / Silver
Andy Awards / Bronze (Mobile)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Gold (Cyber Lotus) 
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Bronze (Cyber Lotus) 
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Finalist (Cyber Lotus) * 2
Spikes Asia / Gold (Mobile) 
Webby Awards / Nominee
Webby Awards / Official Honoree
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Special Prize (Smart Device Advertising)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Silver (Applications – Mobile Applications)
MAKE TV
Spikes Asia / Grand-Prix (Mobile)
Spikes Asia / Silver (Branded Content & Entertainment)
One Show Entertainment / Silver (Television)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Finalist (Integrated Lotus)
NYADC / Silver (Mobile)
Webby Awards / Winner
Webby Awards / Official Honoree
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Silver (Best Use of Media) 
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Silver (Integrated Campaign – Cross Media)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Bronze (Mobile)
MAKE BELIEVE “SCREEN STORY: (Client: Sony / Product: branding )
Creative Director
Spikes Asia / Bronze (Film Consumer Electronics)
Bell
Cannes Lions / Silver (Cyber Lions : Other Interactive Digital Solutions) 
Cannes Lions / Silver (Cyber Lions : Craft)
Cannes Lions / Bronze (Design Lions : Online Digital Design)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Gold (Innova Lotus) 
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Silver (Cyber Lotus) 
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Silver (Design Lotus) 
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Bronze (Cyber Lotus)
Spikes Asia / Silver (Digital)
Spikes Asia / Shortlist (Design)
Webby Awards / Winner
Webby Awards / Nominee 
Webby Awards / Official Honoree
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Bronze (Microsites – Product Site)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Bronze (Online Video) 
TDC Prize
Space Shower Music Video Awards / Special Prize 
FWA / Site of the Month
FWA / Site of the Day
Magic
Cannes Lions / Gold (Design Lions)
Cannes Lions / Shortlist (Cyber)
Cannes Lions / Silver 
Clio / Gold
Clio / Silver (2)
One Show / Gold
D&AD / Graphite Pencil
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Gold (Design Lotus) 
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Silver (Design Lotus) (3)
Sperm Visualizer
Cannes Lions / Bronze (Cyber Lions : Animation) 
One Show Interactive / Bronze (Craft Animation / Motion Graphics)
Spikes Asia / Silver (Digital)
Spikes Asia / Shortlist (Design)
Wall
Spikes Asia / Silver (Mobile)
Spikes Asia / Shortlist (Promo & Activation)
Webby Awards / Official Honoree
Moon Jump
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Bronze (Applications – Mobile Applications) 
Webby Awards / Nominee
Spikes Asia / Shortlist (Mobile)
Ultrabook POP-UP Theater
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Bronze (Online Video)
FWA / Site of the Day
Bright Siren
Cannes Lions / Bronze (Cyber Lions : Photography) 
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Silver (Film Craft Lotus) 
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Silver (Cyber Lotus) 
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Bronze (Cyber Lotus)
Spikes Asia / Bronze (Digital) 
Webby Awards / Official Honoree (2)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Finalist (Online Video)
FWA / Site of the Day
Social Network Racer
Spikes Asia / Shortlist (Digital) 
FWA / Site of the Day
Regame
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Silver (Interactive Lotus)
Spikes Asia / Shortlist (Digital)
Webby Awards / Official Honoree
Fastest Painted Website
Webby Awards / Nominee
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Finalist (Outdoor)
UU Map
Spikes Asia / Bronze (Digital)
Cannes Lions / Shortlist (Cyber Lions : Websites & Microsites)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Finalist (Microsites – Product Site)
FWA / Site of the Day
Mazer 
Webby Awards / Official Honoree


2010
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / BEST CREATOR
Mirror
Cannes Lions / Gold (Design Lions)
Cannes Lions / Bronze (Cyber Lions)
CLIO Awards / Silver (Interactive)
CUP Awards / Best of Admaking Cup Winner
CUP Awards / Best of Media
D&AD / Wood Pencil (Digital Design)
London International Awards / Gold (Innovation) 
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Best of Show (Cyber Lotus)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Best of Show (Design Lotus)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Gold (Innova Lotus)
Spikes Asia / Gold (Digital) 
Webby Awards / Official Honoree + 2 Nominations
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Grand-Prix
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Gold (Microsites – Product Site)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Gold (Online Video) 
FWA / Site of the Day
Uniqlo Lucky Counter
One Show Interactive / Gold (Website and Microsites: E-Commerce)
One Show Interactive / Community Merit (Website and Microsites / Social Networks)
Cannes Lions / Bronze (Cyber Lions)
Spikes Asia / Silver (Digital)
Spikes Asia / Bronze (Digital)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Silver (Microsites – Campaign Site)
Yahoo! Japan Interactive Creative Awards / Bronze
Uniqlo Lucky Machine
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Silver (Cyber Lotus)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Bronze (Microsites – Campaign Site)
FWA / Site of the Day (Oct 8, 2010)
Ole! Ole! CR-Z
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Bronze (Best Use of Media)


2009
IMG SRC
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / BEST PRODUCTION
Verbatim Championship
London International Awards / Gold (Animation / Motion Graphics)
Cannes Lions / Silver (Cyber Lions – Craft Animation)
Cannes Lions / Bronze (Cyber Lions - Websites & Microsites Other Consumer Products)
Cannes Lions / Bronze (Cyber Lions - Other Interactive Digital Solutions Games)
Cannes Lions / Short List (Design Lions)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Silver (Cyber Lotus)
Spikes Asia / Bronze (Digital)
One Show Interactive / Merit (Craft - Animations)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Grand-Prix
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Gold (Microsites - Consumer Products)
Webby Awards / Nominee
Webby Awards / Official Honoree
FWA / Site of the Month
FWA / Site of the Day
Uniqlo Lucky Switch
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Best (Cyber Lotus)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Best (Innova Lotus)
Spikes Asia / Grand-Prix (Digital)
Spikes Asia / Gold (Digital)
One Show Interactive / Gold (Interactive Advertising - Other Interactive Media) 
London International Awards / Gold (Innovation Online)
D&AD Awards / Nomination (Digital Advertising / Tools & Applications)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Gold (Applications)
Yahoo! Japan Interactive Creative Awards / Grand-Prix
Iida Calling 3.0
Cannes Lions / Short List (Cyber Lions)
2min. Aquarium
FWA / Site of the Day
Puma Tribes
FWA / Site of the Day

2008

LOVE DISTANCE
Cannes Lions / Gold (Film Lions)
Cannes Lions / Gold (PR Lions)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / BEST (Cyber Lotus)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Gold (Cyber Lotus)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Silver (Film Lotus)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Finalist (Lotus roots of Cyber Lotus)
One Show Interactive / Bronze (Microsites - Campaigns)
D&AD Awards / Yellow Pencil (Online Advertising - Digital Advertising Campaigns)
D&AD Awards / Nomination (Websites - Microsites)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Silver (Integrate Campaigns - Cross-Media)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Bronze (Campaigns Site)
UNIQLO MEETS CORTEO
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Finalist (Cyber Lotus)
One Show Interactive / Bronze (Microsites - Campaigns)
D&AD Awards / In Book (Websites - Microsites)
CLIO Awards / Bronze (Interactive)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Silver (Integrated campaign)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Silver (Website)
UNIQLO MARCH
Cannes Lions / Bronze (Cyber Lions)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Gold (Cyber Lotus)
One Show Interactive / Silver (Microsites - Campaigns)
D&AD Awards / In Book (Online Advertising Digital Innovations)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Bronze (Product Site)
FWA / Site of the Day
MEDIAS
Cannes Lions / Shortlist (Cyber Lions)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Finalist (Cyber Lotus)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Silver (Website)
Webby Awards / Nominee
FWA / Site of the Day
Iida Calling
Cannes Lions / Bronze (Cyber Lions)
Cannes Lions / Shortlist (Media Lions)
London International Awards / Silver (Digital Sound Design)
London International Awards / Silver (Telecommunications)

D&AD Awards / In Book (Mobile Marketing)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Gold (Microsites – Mobile Campaign)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Gold (Microsites – Integrated Campaign)
UNIQLO SHOW WINDOW
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Bronze (Widget)
Wrap Mixer
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Bronze (Website)
McDonald’s Smile Factory
Webby Awards / Official Honoree
FWA / Site of the Day
Web Plamo
New York Festival / finalist
Japan Good Design Award / Communication Design prize
Panasonic World Wide Wave
FWA / Site of the Day


2007

IMG SRC
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / BEST PRODUCTION
REC YOU
Cannes Lions / Gold (Cyber Lions)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / BEST (Cyber Lotus)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / BEST (Gold Lotus)    
CLIO Awards / Silver (Innovative Use Of Technology)
NYADC / Merit (New Media Innovation and Development)
D&AD Awards / Nomination (Digital Advertising Campaigns)
One Show Interactive / Silver (Integrated Branding Campaign)
One Show Interactive / Merit (Websites / Community-driven)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Gold (Integrated Campaigns)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Gold (Campaign Site)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Silver (Banner Ad.)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Finalist (Other Interactive Ad.)
Mobile Advertising Award / Marketing Category prize
Japan Good Design Award / Communication Design prize
One Show Entertainment / Merit (Online Branded Entertainment)
FWA / Site of the Day
FASHION THERAPY
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / Finalist (360 Lotus)
One Show Interactive / Finalist
Cup Awards / Best of Retail nomination
CLIO Awards 2008
FWA / Site of the Day (Nov. 25, 2007)

2006

BIG SHADOW
Cannes Lions / Gold (Outdoor Lions)
Cannes Lions / Gold (Cyber Lions)
Cannes Lions / Bronze (Media Lions)
Cannes Lions / Short List (Titanium Lions)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / BEST (Cyber Lotus)
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival / GOLD (Cyber Lotus)
One Show Interactive / GOLD (Other Interactive Digital Media)
CLIO Awards / Bronze (Innovative Media)
Cup Awards / Best of Entertainment nomination
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Gold (Campaign Site)
Tokyo Interactive Ad Awards / Gold (Integrated Campaign)
New York Festivals / Gold (Interactive Design Advertising)
New York Festivals / Finalist (Home Entertainment)
London International Awards / Gold (Digital Media - Weird Wonderful Work)
Japan Good Design Award / Communication Design prize


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