Canon IXUS designers interview : Although Canon is celebrating their 10 year's IXUS concept as an exceptional milestone of product development Canon did not forget to mention the creators of this unique design; Yasushi Shiotani and Seiichi Omino. Yasushi Shiotani is the designer of the original Canon IXUS camera. In the twenty years since finishing his studies in Japan, he has worked exclusively for Canon. He completed his advanced studies in Italy, Milan. Seiichi Omino is the designer of the first Canon Digital IXUS model. He studied in Tokyo and during a career with Canon spanning eighteen years, has been responsible for the design of such blockbuster products as the Canon EOS 350D digital SLR camera.