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.

 

Background:

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.

 

Design Approach:

 

Summary:

2006-10 Musashino Art University Design Informatics

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

2014-16 Central Saint Martins, MA Narrative Environments

         (Master of Arts)

2015    Internship at SUSTRANS

2016 In TRANSIT Festival ‘Strange Bedfellows:

       The Attraction of Opposites’

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  Rooms Tokyo Exhibition for Shitateya to Shokunin

2017  A creative office Shitateya-no-Sagyoba opened in Shiga Pref.

 

2018   Higashi Tokyo Makers Row joined. AMATUBU launched.

 

Articles:

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

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