RESUME AND WORK EXPERIENCE OF MICHAEL MURATA
1984 to Present:
President/owner Murata Creative Inc. Marketing/Advertising: awarded agency specializing in retail and shopping center branding and marketing
Small agency known for great creative and smart thinking, we have worked with regional centers like Pearlridge Center and Kukui Grove small neighborhood centers like Koko Marina; to resort centers like The Shops at Wailea.
Prior to moving to Hawaii and forming Murata Creative, Mike worked for several agencies and co-owned a $14M agency in the Los Angeles market, where he helped guide clients like Alpine Car Stereos and Proton through national and regional campaigns.
College: Art Center College of Design/CA
In short, Mike knows how to quickly build brand awareness and market prominence to managing the brand on a day to day level. From traditional media to the newest IT, he knows how to craft the best return to both local and visitor target markets.
Proven award-winning brand and creative development
Motivation and guidance of staff and clients at all levels
Organized self-starter able to create programs directed at specific
audiences on time and on budget--never missed a deadline.
Knows the Hawaii market and media--able to negotiate best rates
Full knowledge of all stages of production--can budget and shop
prices, hire outside vendors such as photographers and printers, supervise a photo shoot and press check it at the printer.
Honest and absolutely transparent at every level.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite.
Awards: Maggie Best New Publication for International Yachtsman, Best in The West, ADLA, Telly and numerous local Pele awards.
Publications: The Shops at Wailea Holiday Gift Guide (view: www.muratacreative.com),
International Yachtsman, Honolulu Polo Magazine, MAGIC Annual Guide, Kukui Grove Christmas Catalog