Photo by Asami Hirabayashi
石井 挙之 Takayuki Ishii
Graphic Design X Community Engagement and Action Research
Taka was raised in Chiba prefecture.
With various advanced skills in visual communication, art direction, event facilitation and research methods, Taka is enthusiastic about exploring cultural contexts and enhancing the quality of life across the world.
After completing a Masters course in London and various projects in Japan, Taka uses his experience and expertise to conduct action research and analytical processes to complete projects. To avoid participating in passive projects, Taka believes it is essential to directly interact with the individuals who are at the centre of the project. As seen in many of his works, collaboration on all levels is one of his fundamental skills.
After graduating with a BA in Branding Design from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Taka joined a graphic design company and worked across a range of projects, including advertising, package design, and brand guidelines for large companies. At the same time, he participated in local projects including KANAYA BASE and Nobushina Genmai Coffee, which led him to question the differences between urban industrial design and community design. Following this he spent time in Ogawa, a small rural village and decided to complete a Masters of Arts in Narrative Environments at Central Saint Martins, London. Graduating in 2016, this degree enabled Taka to explore the relationship between place, story and time.
Since January 2017, he moved to Shiga Pref. to develop his project "Shitateya-to-Shokunin" which is about telling hidden stories of Japanese artisans by using his methods. Today, his fields are broadened to several countries in Japan.
2010-14 L&C design Inc.
2011 green drinks KANAYA started
2012 KANAYA BASE established
2014 short stayed in Ogawa village.
2014 NOBUSHINA GENMAI COFFEE established
(Master of Arts)
2015 Internship at SUSTRANS
2016 Student Employee of the Year 2016 nominated
2016 LVMH CREATIVE BRIEFING EXPERIENCE 2016 shortlisted
2016 Koriyama Artist in Residence participated
2017 Shitateya-to-Shokunin established
2017 UNLEASH SDGs INNOVATION LAB in Denmark participated
2017 A creative office Shitateya-no-Sagyoba opened in Shiga Pref.
08, 2014 KANAYA BASE Futtsukko
12, 2014 KANAYA BASE Chiba Nippou Newspaper
10, 2014 NOBUSHINA GENMAI COFFEE SOTOKOTO, OCT
Special article: Recommendation of harvest
06, 2015 NOBUSHINA GENMAI COFFEE COLOCAL
09, 2015 NOBUSHINA GENMAI COFFEE Todai Motokurashi
10, 2015 NOBUSHINA GENMAI COFFEE Kinarino
11, 2015 NOBUSHINA GENMAI COFFEE Adver Times
05, 2016 NOBUSHINA GENMAI COFFEE TABI LAB
03, 2016 DIY SCHOOL SUSTRANS NEWS
04, 2016 Street Grammar AAJ Press
06, 2016 Street Grammar InTRANSIT
09, 2016 Street Grammar bound baw
15, 10, 2016 Koriyama AIR Central Saint Martins MANE
27, 10, 2016 Koriyama AIR Yomiuri Newspaper Fukushima
03, 11, 2016 Koriyama AIR TVU Fukushima N studio Fukushima
04, 11, 2016 Koriyama AIR NHK Fukushima Hamanakaaizu Today
04, 11, 2016 Koriyama AIR KFBFukushima Fukushima Super J Channel
04, 11, 2016 Koriyama AIR Fukushima Minyu Newspaper
06, 11, 2016 Koriyama AIR Fukushima Minpou Newspaper
06, 11, 2016 Koriyama AIR Japan Content Showcase
08, 11, 2016 Koriyama AIR Gurutto Koriyama
24, 06, 2017 Shitateya to Shokunin Yomiuri Newspaper
06, 11, 2017 Be inspired
26, 03, 2018 Shitateya to Shokunin Kyoto Newspaper
27, 03, 2018 Shitateya to Shokunin Shiga Newspaper
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