Manabu Inada (aka Gaku) was a founding member of MTV's first interactive division. He launched the first MTV.COM website. Established a visual look and feel and oversaw project-based art directors and graphic artists. Later, He joined MTV's International division. He acted as an Executive Producer and Creative Director for the online identity of MTVJAPAN.COM. He has created an overall look and feel. Produced online content and event-based pages with MTV Japan TV network. He was served as a conduit for MTV USA channel and MTV Japan channel.
His design and short films were exhibited at the Art Directors Club New York and MoMA PS1 Exhibition.
In 2001, Inada started his creative studio INADA STUDIO in Soho, New York.
INADA STUDIO is a creative firm with the unique ability to reach both today's youth markets and the general consumer on the very personal peer level.
Acting as a creative think tank, we can capitalize on our multicultural DNA by first dissecting a creative challenge from many different vantage points. Having understood the client's needs, purpose, and the market, we then apply our acute sense of trends and cultural shifts to a dynamic and precise concept-driven design that can capture and engage the audience.
INADA STUDIO's approach to design is a basic one. We believe good ideas make for robust design and masterful execution allows for clear communication. Our multicultural environment drives a free creative process method and leads to inspired design and open collaboration. Which in the end benefits not only the clients but also our designers.
Concept planning is where we start. The visual is well-rounded. And has a purpose.
Specialties: Feature Film marketing and Promotion, Music business, Brand Development, Direct/Produce Short film, Music video, and Animation, Fashion, Online web site build and Design, and Conceptual IP development.