Named in Creativity Magazine’s annual “Creativity 50” as well as one of “the Top 25 Most Creative People in Advertising” by Forbes Magazine, Rei Inamoto is one of the most influential individuals in the marketing and creative industry today.
With a broad international experience in Asia, Europe and the US as well as an unusual combination of background in design, product development and technology, Rei brings a unique perspective to his work.
Until the fall of 2015, Rei was Chief Creative Officer of AKQA, responsible for delivering creative solutions for the agency’s clients such as Audi, Google, Nike, Xbox and Verizon. Since he arrived in 2005 at the agency, his presence has been instrumental in bringing AKQA the highest recognitions. In 2009, AKQA became the first agency in history to receive five Agency of the Year accolades from publications such as Creative Review and Campaign. It was also selected as one of the Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies as well as Advertising Age recognizing AKQA as one of the top Ten Agencies of the Decade. In 2012, Rei was inducted into “The Hall of Achievement” by the American Advertising Federation, honoring the top young talent of the industry. In September 2015, he left the agency after 11 years to establish his own company, Inamoto & Co.