Fumito Ueda is the Director of the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan's Product Development Department. He graduated from Osaka University of Arts, where he studied oil painting. After graduating, Ueda taught himself computer graphics and joined the development studio Warp as a CG Animator in 1995.
After working as an Animator for "Enemy Zero," Ueda joined Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. in 1997. He assumed the main development roles of Director, Lead Game Designer and Art Designer in 2001 for "ICO,” winner of three 2002 GDC Awards and the AIAS’s 2002 Game of the Year Award. Most recently he has worked on "Shadow of the Colossus."