Ken Tanabe is a designer, animator, and art director that works in motion, identity, print, experience design, and interactive media. He earned a master's degree from the Design and Technology program at Parsons the New School for Design. He has been a freelance Lead Designer/Animator for Imaginary Forces, a staff Senior Designer/Animator at Freestyle Collective, and a staff Interactive Designer at AKQA. He has done work for Lincoln Center, Thomson Reuters, Comedy Central, BET, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ford, and more. He has also written tutorials for Apple's Pro website.Ken Tanabe has taught on the graduate and undergraduate level at Parsons the New School for Design since 2003. He has taught print, web, and motion graphics design. He also taught interface design at Altos de Chavon, a top design school in the Dominican Republic.Ken Tanabe is also the founder of Loving Day, a project that fights racial prejudice through education and builds multicultural community. Loving Day Celebrations commemorate the legalization of interracial couples in America. In 2009, there were celebrations in 31 cities in 3 countries. The project has been featured in the Washington Post, NPR, BBC World, and more.Ken Tanabe has been a speaker, panelist and moderator at numerous educational, creative, and community events. He has spoken at Columbia University, SVA, New York University, Parsons the New School for Design, Pecha Kucha NYC, MacWorld, Apple's NYC flagship store, the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Conference for Multiracial and Multiple Identities, and the Loving Decision Conference.
animation,graphic design,interface design,motion graphics,social innovation