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在不同的视角之间快速切换,理解问题的多面性,跨越信息鸿沟,去逼近真正的“Creative Discovery”正是我们钟摆式思考的核心所在。
思考与动手,抽象与具象,主观与客观,虚拟与现实,逻辑与美学。在Takram的成员和团队里,拥有着不同的观点和视角,我们一边尝试着跨界,一边探索着新的设计手法去开拓全新的设计领域。

Riku Kawasaki

Riku Kawasaki

Digital Product Designer, Project Director, Tokyo

In Takram, Riku plays an active part in design research, concept development and information architecture through his experience in building information architecture for large websites as well as creating and renewing numerous digital services. Through his research, he aims to gather insights that even the stakeholders were not aware of.

Rie Ano

Rie Ano

Career Support Manager, Tokyo

Rie Ano is in charge of People and Organisation Team. After graduating from School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University, she joined a major city bank where she worked in the loan department. After working in the planning department at a major temporary staffing agency, she joined Takram in 2010.

Soko Takezawa

Soko Takezawa

Business Manager, Tokyo

After a 7-year career as a systems engineer, Soko Takezawa joined Takram in 2006 as its first employee. At the time, she covered all business activities except for the companys main work all by herself, establishing administrative systems and regulations that provided the basis for the company today. Graduated from ICU.

Shota Matsuda

Shota Matsuda

Design Engineer, Project Director, Tokyo

Shota Matsuda engages in graphic design, interface design, software engineering, and hardware prototyping. He is a graduate of Keio University, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies. After becoming a researcher at the Ochanomizu University, and assistant researcher at the JST ERATO IGARASHI Design Interface Project, he joined Takram in 2013. He is particularly interested in technology related to text and is recognized as Super Creator in Digital Typography by the Exploratory IT Human Resources Project (MITOH Program). His notable recognitions include the Good Design Award in 2011.

Motosuke Fukuda

Motosuke Fukuda

Experience Designer, Project Director, New York

Motosuke joined Takram in 2019 and launched the New York branch after working for a design firm and a major media company in Japan. He has released and grown numerous services and products as Product Manager and Head of UX. Typical examples include an AI chatbot that converses in natural language with 20 million users, and a shift calendar app that is the most used in Japan. His awards include the Good Design Award Best 100, Silver Prize at the TIAA, and Bronze Prize at the ADFEST.

Daiki Nakamori

Daiki Nakamori

Industrial Designer, Project Director, Tokyo

After learning human ergonomics for personal mobilities at The Tokyo University as well as industrial design from Chiba University and The Polytechnic University of Milan, Daiki worked for Daikin Industries, looking after product development from ideation through production as an industrial designer. Both his personal and professional works have received numerous awards including Good Design Awards, iF Design Award, Red Dot Design Award, KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2016 Grand Prix, LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2015 Prototype Winner.

Ken Fujiyoshi

Ken Fujiyoshi

Design Strategist, Project Director, Tokyo

Ken is a design strategist, focusing and experimenting on possible applications and cultures for different technologies. As a strategist, he is interested in how one technology is structured and embraced by society, while as a designer, he is interested in how people perceive and interact with them, establishing their own culture and understanding around it.

Naoko Furuta

Naoko Furuta

People Admin Manager, Tokyo

After working as a sales admin for a housing manufacturer, Naoko shifted her career to HR, looking for better ways to connect people with the company. She then worked at a medical human resources company, where she experienced recruiting, personnel management, and corporate management. Naoko joined Takram in May 2021 and has supported our personnel systems and operation management since.

Emiko Kudo

Emiko Kudo

Financial Administrator, Tokyo

After working as an OA instructor, museum receptionist, at an iron and steel trading company and temporary staffing company, Emiko Kudo joined Takram in 2012 where she is now in charge of accounting.

Erika Oba

Erika Oba

Project Facilitator, Tokyo

After graduating from the Faculty of Science at Saitama University, Erika experienced research data analysis at a credit research company and career advising at a staffing agency. She joined Takram in 2019, taking on the project operation support in Takram.

Minoru Ito

Minoru Ito

Design Engineer, Project Director, Tokyo

After graduating from Future University Hakodate, Faculty of Architecture, Minoru Ito gained interaction design experience through the R&D project at GK TECH Inc., and production of museum exhibitions. Skilled at prototyping and developing installations using visual programming tool vvvv, in 2014, he published vvvvook A GUIDE TO VISUAL PROGRAMMING FOR PROTOTYPING. He is also involved in plugin development and holds workshops both domestically and internationally. He joined Takram in 2015.

Ryosuke Fujii

Ryosuke Fujii

Design Engineer, Tokyo

Ryosuke Fujii is a design engineer with strengths in interaction design and software engineering. After a career as a pastry chef, he worked at a website and application development company, and joined Takram in 2010 after gaining experience in software engineering. He is involved in numerous smartphone service application design and development projects.

Yoshifumi Yanai

Yoshifumi Yanai

Verbal Designer, Tokyo

Yoshifumi is a word designer who approaches users and design processes through words, in forms such as concepts. After graduating from Kyoto University, he joined a global consumer goods company, followed by a global ad company, finally joining Takram in 2021. He was previously engaged in branding and communication strategy planning for global clients as a copywriter, and won a Copy Gold award of Sendenkaigi Ad awards for one of his works.

Shuntaro Taniguchi

Shuntaro Taniguchi

Business Designer, Tokyo

Develop idea and build business based on the depth psychology of humans. After graduating from Keio University, built career as a Brand Strategist at a foreign ad agency. Worked for foreign companies operating in the Japanese market in the area of user research,ads and product concept development. Joined Takram as a business designer in 2021.

Keisuke Kambara

Keisuke Kambara

Design Engineer, Project Director, Tokyo

Keisuke Kambara is interested in technology related to human-computer interaction, design, and cognitive psychology. He was recognized as MITOH Program Super Creator in Software Innovation in 2005. He received a Masters Degree from the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University SFC in 2006. Keisuke entered Hatena Co., Ltd. in 2006. Following a doctoral researcher program at the Ochanomizu University, he received a doctorate in Media and Governance in 2012 at Keio University. Joined Takram in 2013.
His strengths include research, concept making, prototyping, front-end to back-end software engineering, and UI design. His notable projects include concept and UI design for local guide apps by NTT Docomo.

Kanako Kawahara

Kanako Kawahara

Digital Product Designer, Project Director, Tokyo

Kanako is a digital product designer, working mainly on UI/UX design and branding of digital products. She joined Takram in 2020 after experiencing business development and growth, sometimes as design leads or partners at multiple startups.

Some of Kanako's notable works include; UI design for V-RESAS, an online platform by The Cabinet Office of Japan that visualises the economic impact of Covid-19 in Japan; support of the design advocate team of RAKSUL as well as their CI renewal; creative direction for KINS WITH, a DTC product for pets.

Naomi Ito

Naomi Ito

Creative Strategist, New York

Creative strategist who listens to the voices of the market and attracts inspiration. After working in market research and alliance work in the non-advertising domain for the WPP Group, a foreign-affiliated advertising company, she started her own start-up company in the United States. She joined Takram NY in 2022 and has been involved in a wide range of projects including branding, future research, and overseas expansion support for companies. She enjoys creating places that bring people together through her specialty, dumplings (she has wrapped more than 5,000 dumplings).

Takuma Oishi

Takuma Oishi

Strategic Designer, Project Director, Tokyo

Takuma is a strategic designer who stands at the intersection of business and creative, developing new businesses and products. He constructs concepts and business models using design research, workshops, and other methods. In addition to design thinking, he develops an approach that combines behavioural economics and system thinking.

Graduating from Kyoto Institute of Technology, Design and Management Engineering, at university, he studied product design, management and engineering in a cross-disciplinary manner, giving him an insight into product development from a wide range of perspectives. He practised service design at a design firm during which he was involved in the launch of many products and services, as well as UX strategy formulation, information design, and direction in website production and app development. He joined Takram in 2019.

Atsutaka Ino

Atsutaka Ino

Brand Designer, Tokyo

Brand designer who translates corporate culture and philosophy, as well as personal aesthetics and memories, into brand equity. He has worked on brand design and branding for a wide range of industries including legal, education, construction, furniture, stationery, online gifts, and apparel. After graduating from Keio University, he worked for a consulting firm specializing in B2C brand design, where his projects included brand concept design, customer experience optimization, and recruitment strategy development and execution. He also has experience in customer success, operations, and product development as an operations and development manager for a cosmetics brand. He is interested in the phenomenon in which users find meaning in things that inherently have little (or no) functional value, and designs brands using "Tada no Ishi (just rocks)" that have little or no functionality.

Hayato Shin

Hayato Shin

Business Designer, New York

A business designer who feeds on experiences in cities and nature to expand the possibilities of society. He specializes in working from design research to concept-making and commercialization in a single integrated process. In his previous role, he worked at an innovation consulting firm, contributing to developing new businesses, products, and services, as well as crafting future scenarios and visions for prominent Japanese companies. At the University of Tokyo, he was engaged in research activities in innovation education as a specially-appointed researcher. In 2021, he joined Takram NY, where he is involved in design research, development of new products and services, and branding projects. He enjoys rock climbing. He holds a graduate degree in Intelligent Mechanical Engineering from the University of Electro-Communications.

Takafumi Yano

Takafumi Yano

Editor, Tokyo

After graduating from university, Takafumi Yano joined an editing production company. He engaged in editing and production of corporate PR magazines. At the same time, he studied under Shigeo Goto, an editor and creative director, at the editing workshop "Super School". Later, he worked in the editorial department of "Kurashi-no-Techo" and "WIRED JAPAN", where he was involved in print magazine and digital contents production. He joined Takram as an editor in 2021. His hobby is ultra-distance trail running.

Tatsuya Narita

Tatsuya Narita

Prototyping Engineer, Designer, Project Director, Tokyo

Tatsuya Narita graduated from Tama Art University, Department of Information Design. He joined Takram in 2014 as an associate. He works on hardware development and prototyping using electronics and digital fabrication technology. His work was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art Tokyo Ars Electronica30 Years for Art and Media Technology exhibition in 2010, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Motion Science exhibition, and 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT traNslatioNs exhibition. Awards include 2009 Prix Ars Electronica, [the next idea] honorary mention.

Shohei Hasegawa

Shohei Hasegawa

Designer, Tokyo

After studying interaction design, Shouhei Hasegawa worked on web applications and digital projects at HAKUHODO i-studio Inc. He graduated from Chiba University, Faculty of Engineering, and Tama Art University, Department of Information Design in 2011, and joined Takram in 2015 as a specialist in UI/UX design.

Seitaro Taniguchi

Seitaro Taniguchi

Design Engineer, Project Director, Tokyo

After graduating from Keio University SFC in 2008 and Tokyo University of the Arts in 2011, he moved to the U.K., where he completed a master's degree in Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art in 2001. By day, he is engaged in the "quest for innovation" to implement cutting-edge technology into society through the medium of design, and by night he continues to delve deeply and narrowly into culture through DJing, plant cultivation, plastic modeling and soft vinyl creation. His major projects include Selforg, Legmin, and Moon Exploration Rover. Awards received include the CORE 77 DESIGN AWARDS, the Good Design Award, and the runner-up prize in the Tokyo Designers Week 2013 Young Creators Competition.

Megumi Kanno

Megumi Kanno

Business Designer, Project Director, Tokyo

After studying design methods such as design thinking, design research, and speculative design during her years at Keio University, Megumi joined ADK Holdings as a strategic planner. She had led marketing and branding projects for domestic and global markets with clients ranging from multi-national corporates to startups.

Megumi joined Takram in 2019 and is responsible for designing sustainable and resilient businesses for clients.

Yuko Yamamoto

Yuko Yamamoto

Talent Attraction, Recruiting Manager, Tokyo

Since the beginning of her career, Yuko has focused on recruiting, training, and HR support. Prior to Takram, she worked for Recruit group (recruiting agent and recruiting support for major firms) and Raksul (recruiting of engineers, etc). Yuko joined Takram in 2021.

Terushige Enatsu

Terushige Enatsu

Designer, Tokyo

Terushige Enatsu aimed to become an illustrator during his college years. Later, he became interested in web design and graphic design, and followed a path in the design field. He joined Takram following a career at a web design company. At Takram, he is primarily engaged in UI/UX projects, and his notable projects include UI design for local guide apps by NTT Docomo. Graduate of Sophia University, Faculty of Economics Department of Management.

Maria Shimizu

Maria Shimizu

Designer, Tokyo

After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, Maria joined TBWA\HAKUHODO, where she designed for NISSAN, UNIQLO, McDonald's, P&G, and other firms. Her design output ranges wide, from graphic design to commercials and music videos, from product design to package design. Some of her notable recognitions include Young Spikes Design Gold, Young Cannes Lion Cyber Silver (Japan Representative), Young Spikes Integrated Silver (Japan Representative), Young Cannes Lion Cyber Silver (Japan Representative), Busan International Advertising Festival U30 NEW STARS. She joined Takram in 2021.

Keisuke Oyama

Keisuke Oyama

Design Engineer, Sound Designer, Project Director, Tokyo

Keisuke Oyama conducted research and development on sound design/musical interfaces while attending Keio University, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies. After graduation, he joined IMG SRC inc. where he worked on interactive installations/mobile applications as an engineer. Sharing Takrams philosophy on working freely across the fields of design/engineering and software/hardware, he joined the company in 2015.

Yuki Fushimi

Yuki Fushimi

Project Facilitator, Tokyo

After graduating from Yokohama City University, Yuki Fushimi joined a major credit research firm where she engaged in industrial research and consultancy work. She joined Takram in 2018 as project facilitator.

Sho Tanaka

Sho Tanaka

Designer, Project Director, Tokyo

Sho Tanaka seeks to find beauty in relationships between industry and culture. He is centered on product design, and is involved in a wide range of work relating to lifestyles including visual design, brand development, and UI design. After managing his own design company, he joined Takram in 2015.

Satoru Osawa

Satoru Osawa

Design Engineer, Tokyo

Satoru Osawa started his career as a researcher in a company manufacturing digital broadcasting products, working on microwaves including millimetre waves. Later, he entered IAMAS (Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences) and also studied Interface Cultures as an exchange student at the University of Art and Design in Linz. He is interested in physical interaction, putting an emphasis on interaction design which accompanies motion. Hardware prototyping is one of his strongest suits. He joined Takram in 2016.

Taro Yumiba

Taro Yumiba

Art Director, Project Director, Tokyo

Taro Yumiba graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, Graphic Design Department, and interned at San Francisco advertisement agency Attik. He joined THA ltd. in 2009, where he was involved in a wide range of projects ranging from campaign website and service design, to video production and publications. As a type fanatic, he runs an online compendium of worlds type foundries TypeCache.com. Under the TypeCache label, he also sells alphabet t-shirts, writes about European fonts, and gives lectures. He joined Takram in 2015.

Sonoka Sagara

Sonoka Sagara

Culture & Relations, Tokyo

Following her art direction and event planning work for FabCafe at Loftwork Inc., Sonoka joined Mercari, Inc. in 2018 after a period of freelancing. At Mercari, she first worked for R4D, a R&D unit, joined the design team assigned with the task of company-wide branding. She joined Takram in 2021. She is aspired to realise and develop an open and creative space for everyone. and organises "Design Scramble", a design festival, during her private hours.

Suika Yamada

Suika Yamada

UI/UX Designer, Tokyo

While studying design at Tokyo University of the Arts, she studied design and expression from multiple perspectives. She was introduced to the trends in social design, including community design, and studied in Denmark to learn about designing not only products but also experiences. While studying Communication design, she observed how design is involved in society. After returning to Japan, she worked for Recruit Co., Ltd. in the area of digital product growth and design management for new product launches. While working on research and digital product projects, she is also involved in design projects supporting local governments and traditional craftspeople as a freelance designer.

Zijun Zhao

Zijun Zhao

Designer, Project Director, Shanghai

After studying Vehicle Engineering in China, Zijun came to Japan to study design at Tokyo Metropolitan University, earning a Master's degree in Art & Engineering. Following graduation, he joined a major internet company in Japan, gaining experience in UI/UX design, motion graphics, video design, and web development.

In 2017, he participated in a national project "Kansai Research City" as the associate professor. These experiences led to a holistic understanding of the symbiotic relationship between design & technology, which he continues to investigate at Takram. He joined Takram in 2018 and launched the Shanghai branch in 2021.

His awards include the Good Design Award, CSS Design Award, and Core 77 Award.

Kotaro Yamaguchi

Kotaro Yamaguchi

Art Director, Designer, Project Director, Tokyo

While majoring in design at the Tokyo University of the Arts, Kotaro Yamaguchi also gained experience as a designer in a wide range of visual design including graphic design, signage design, video design, and UI design. In 2014 he completed the post-doctorate program at Tokyo University of The Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts. He joined Takram in 2014. His Notable projects include art direction for mimicries, a childrens science education program by NHK E-Television. Recipient of D&AD Yellow Pencil, Good Design Award, 2014 Japan Prize The Best Work in the Pre-school Category (The Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Prize).

Kinya Tagawa

Kinya Tagawa

Design Engineer, Project Director, Tokyo

Kinya is an award-winning design engineer experienced in a wide range of products including hardware, software and interactive art. He holds a BEng from the University of Tokyo, an MA from the Royal College of Art in the UK. His work was selected as a permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He was assigned as a visiting professor the Royal College of Art, from 2015 to 2018. With his contribution to the RCA, he was awarded as an Honorary Fellow, RCA in 2018. Kinya is also appointed as a member of several design related committees of Japanese Government.

Jun Murakoshi

Jun Murakoshi

Product Designer, Service Designer, Project Director, Tokyo

Jun Murakoshi is a graduate of Chiba University (MEng Design Science) and the Royal College of Art (MA Design Products). He has worked on new business, product, and scenario development for Takram and various innovation consulting firms since 2008. He is also assistant professor at Chiba University's Center for International Research and Education and program manager for University of Tokyo's i.school. Before joining Takram in 2020, he founded Jun Murakoshi Design and was an active figure in both the Japanese and international design scene.
Jun was a finalist for the 2017 Hublot Design Prize and has received numerous awards including Interior Lifestyle's Young Designer Award and Japan Media Arts Festival's Jury Selection. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Neues Museum in Nuremberg and the Shanghai Museum of Glass. He is skilled in the Japanese art of flower arranging, or ikebana, and holds an Instructor Certification from Ryusei-ha in Japan.

Takaya Deguchi

Takaya Deguchi

Design Engineer, Service Designer, Tokyo

He aims to create sustainable products based on service design and web engineering. He has been involved in business launches and creating product-centered organizations as a product owner of IT business companies, including new business launch at Cookpad, head of product at a SaaS startup, and director and CXO at an HRTech startup. As side work, he operates the design podcast "resize.fm," co-founded the Web3/Crypto incubator "Tané," plans and sells the craft vinegar drink "RINDA," and enjoys making things while blurring the line between work and hobby.

Karin Hongo

Karin Hongo

グラフィックデザイナー, Tokyo

After graduating from the Faculty of Art and Design, University of Toyama, Karin worked at a graphic design office. She has been involved in many visual branding projects. After that, she gained experience in product design for cosmetics at ORBIS Inc. She has worked in a wide range of design fields, including product and space design, with a focus on graphic design. On an individual basis, she continues to work on art direction for apparel brands and architectural firms. Awards received include the "SDA Award" Gold Prize and the "D&AD" Wood Pencil in the branding category. She is a professional member of JAGDA.

Kosuke Futsukaichi

Kosuke Futsukaichi

Digital Product Designer, Tokyo

Kosuke is a multi-cultural designer specializing in digital experiences and interfaces.As a new graduate he joined a B2B SaaS startup as the founding designer to build a product from 0 to 1. He then took that experience to help multiple Tech startups improve their overall design output and build comprehensive design systems as an individual contributor.Kosuke graduated from Simon Fraser University, School of Interactive Arts & Technology, with a focus in Design. It was here that he not only learned about the design process, but also developed a point of view on his design practice. He views design as a holistic concept and culture, and have come to approach it not only as a service to businesses, but also as a way to share a perspective.

Minoru Sakurai

Minoru Sakurai

Design Engineer, Project Director, Tokyo

Minoru's work stretches wide from big data visualisation and UI/UX design to service design. He received MITOH Program Super Creator, Software Innovation in 2007 and completed the doctorate program at Tokyo University of The Arts, Department of Design in 2014 before joining Takram in 2014.

Some of his notable works include; prototyping for "RESAS: Regional Economy Society Analyzing System," a big data visualization system for the Japanese government; UI planning and design for a data science support tool "DataDiver"; design for "A Plan for Tokyo, 2020: Five Purr-fect Points for Feline Architecture," in collaboration with Kengo Kuma; direction of NSK's global campaign, "__ with Motion & Control". He has been awarded GOOD DESIGN GOLD AWARD and many other awards for various projects.

Hisato Ogata

Hisato Ogata

Design Engineer, Project Director, Tokyo

With Takram since 2012, Hisato is an award-winning design engineer whose multidisciplinary abilities span from hardware to software and from art to science. After working LEADING EDGE DESIGN corp., Hisato founded ON THE FLY Inc. in 2010 and produced a number of influential works including the notable on the fly navigation design. A recipient of the Good Design Award in 2004 and the German iF Product Design Award in 2005, his work has most recently received acclaim at the Media Arts Festival held by the Japanese National Agency of Cultural Affairs in 2012. He holds a B.Eng. in Department of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tokyo, and Media-Master degree from the International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS).

Kotaro Watanabe

Kotaro Watanabe

Context Designer, Project Director, Tokyo

Kotaro WATANABE splits his time between Tokyo and London, aiming to use design to weave stories rather than simply creating products. He has lived and worked in cities including Tokyo, Hong Kong and Brussels among other places.
His projects span a wide range of fields, from branding, service design to art work commissions. Kotaro's projects include corporate branding of NIKKEI, the world's largest financial newspaper, "FLORIOGRAPHY", an international campaign of flower corsage and letter-writing for ISSEY MIYAKE, "Message Soap, in time", a bar of soap with a hidden written message inside, and "Morioka Shoten", a bookstore in Tokyo known for "a Single Room with a Single Book", among others. Kotaro holds worldwide lectures and workshops, whilst running projects internationally. He serves as juror of German iF Design Awards and guest professor at Keio University SFC.

Guri Amano

Guri Amano

Project Facilitator, Tokyo

Responsible for project operations support. Amano holds a Master's degree in Management Engineering from the Graduate School of Systems Science (CIT). Her graduate research theme was "A Study on the Influence of Cooperation on Business Organization Performance." Amano joined Takram in 2023.

Keisuke Sakagawa

Keisuke Sakagawa

System Administrator, Security Administrator, Tokyo

A system administrator (SA) who listens to users and leverages performance. Seeking the image of an SA who manages rather than controls vendors. While in college, Keisuke worked in sales at Apple Japan for 4 years and in IT infrastructure at Philips Japan for 2 years. (MEDIX, IRIAM), where he handled corporate IT and general affairs, and was involved in security support, multiple large-scale M&As, and relocation PM. Later, as an outsourcer, he was involved in setting up the information system department and security implementation at several companies. In his private life, Keisuke opened a café and co-working space in his hometown in Miyazaki Prefecture. With a single-minded determination to enliven his hometown, he did everything himself, from community building to design, renovation, operation, and closing of accounts. Keisuke is also an unparalleled coffee lover who has purchased a large number of coffee drippers and machines. Recently, Keisuke has been roasting his own coffee. His espresso machine at home is the "SIMONELLI / Oscar2" and his grinders are the "Eureka / Mignon Specialita" and "Kalita / Nice Cut G".

Naoaki Iwamatsu

Naoaki Iwamatsu

Industrial Designer, Service Designer, Project Director, Tokyo

Naoaki Iwamatsu joined Takram in 2020 as an industrial and service designer, focusing on the production aspect of new business and service development. After receiving his master's in Design and Management Engineering from Kyoto Institute of Technology, he started his career at a big IT hardware manufacturing company, where he was involved in the strategic planning of startups, future visions, and mass production.

Naoaki is one-half of the design duo akii, whose creations are sold at Vitra and other museum stores worldwide. He has been the recipient of a variety of industry honours, including the 2011 James Dyson Award, iF Design Award, and German Design Award.

Yuki Takai

Yuki Takai

Project Designer, Draft Designer, Director, Tokyo

After graduating from the School of Social Sciences at Waseda University, Yuki joined a web advertising company. After that, he worked as a creative director/project manager at Loftwork Inc. where he was involved in a wide range of projects including web direction, new business creation support, and art projects. Yuki joined Takram in 2022. Yuki specializes in project design that draws a path to a goal by combining intuition and logical thinking, concept formulation based on design research, and information design and draft design tailored to touch points.

Tomoro Hanzawa

Tomoro Hanzawa

Art Director, Graphic Designer, XR Designer, Tokyo

After working for several companies as a graphic designer, he has been involved in branding for various projects, from professional baseball teams to city policies. Joined Taram in 2020. Major projects include logo design for J.LEAGUE 30th Anniversary, VI design for VISASQ Rebranding and VI design for the smart furniture platform Kachaka. and a SILVER PRIZE and SUPER DOMMUNE PRIZE at the In his private life, he is a member of the extreme improvisation collective Atochi.

Masato Nomiyama

Masato Nomiyama

Design Engineer, Project Director, Tokyo

Design engineer connecting technology and people. He pursues products that enrich peoples lives by combining advanced technologies such as generative AI and XR in a functional and emotional way. While specializing in software engineering such as apps, web, XR, and data visualization, he also works in a wide range of areas including UI design, brand design, graphic design, and service design. He joined Takram in 2018 after completing his degree in Mechano-Informatics at The University of Tokyo.

Ryo Kobayashi

Ryo Kobayashi

Visual Designer, Motion Designer, Tokyo

Visual and motion designer who melts the boundaries between business and creativity, studied under Nahuel Salcedo at Onesal Studio from 2020-22, and is active in the fields of CGI-based visual and motion design. He has been involved in visual design in the field of video in general and real-time graphics in particular, and is also expanding his field of activity through various awards, while improving his literacy in product and business design. Awarded runner-up in the KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2021 and TOKYO BUSINESS DESIGN AWARD 2021, Film Craft: Silver / Digital Craft: Bronze in ADFEST 2021, CANNES LIONS 2017. Bronze, etc.

Rena Komatsu

Rena Komatsu

CG Designer, Visual Designer, Tokyo

Designers who lead concept-making and prototype the future with visuals that have a strong sense of substance based on 3DCG. In order to properly design highly abstract and complex objects, Rena explores visual engineering that makes use of the textures, materials and movements unique to 3DCG. While studying abroad in Spain at Tohoku University's Faculty of Economics, Rena came into contact with a free and generous atmosphere and developed an interest in creativity. After working as a freelance CG designer and video production company, Rena joined Takram in 2023. she aims to expand her field from visualisation through video expression to physical prototyping of products. Born in the rice-growing north-eastern part of Japan, Rena is a great lover of rice. Her favourite varieties are "Yumepirika" and "Date-masamune.

Koji Sawada

Koji Sawada

Designer, Tokyo

Since 2009, Koji has been involved in web and app design at digital agencies and design production companies in Japan, and has also worked as a design director for several start-ups. Involved in various company projects from the design strategy phase, and experienced design support in multiple areas such as service planning, identity construction, UX design and UI design. Joined Takram in 2023.

Mitsuru Muramatsu

Mitsuru Muramatsu

Design Engineer, Researcher, Tokyo

2016 Completed the doctoral programme at the Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University. Subsequently, Mitsuru was appointed as a specially appointed Assistant Professor at the Prototyping & Design Laboratory (Shunji Yamanaka Laboratory), Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo. Engaged in various research projects, mainly in the design project of a robot that brings about life-like cognition and envisions the future of cutting-edge technology with prototyping and design engineering at its core. Mitsuru is also involved in the planning and management of various exhibitions to share the results of his research with society at large. As an artist, he actively participates in exhibitions at home and abroad, winning the grand prize in the interactive art category at the 'Asia Digital Art Awards' in 2015, the 'STARTS Prize' Nomination in 2016 and the 'Gold A' Design Award in 2022.

Miki Tsutsui

Miki Tsutsui

Designer, Editor, Tokyo

Designer with an editorial point of view, who draws up stories from research to strategy formulation and brand communication. With a background in designing magazines and books, Miki specialises in developing and implementing brand and marketing strategies using words, visuals and graphics. She works with a wide range of industries, including large corporations, start-ups, educational institutions and public institutions. Graduated from Musashino Art University, Department of Design Information. After working for design companies, she joined Takram in 2024. In her private life, she is a parent of two children and does her best to balance childcare and design work. She also likes to travel, both abroad and domestically. Miki is the author of "Naru Hodo Design (A new book on design that you can enjoy with your own eyes) " (MdN). She also gives numerous lectures and workshops.

Yasuhiro Sasaki

Yasuhiro Sasaki

Business Designer, Project Director, Tokyo

Yasu listens carefully to changes in culture and sei-katsu-sha values, and considers and communicates the approaches that companies and brands should take in the future. His books based on this approach include Purpose: Signifying the Economy and Beyond, D2C: Winning Brand Strategies with Worldviews and Technology (both published by NewsPicks Publishing) and Many Mondays (Lobsterr Publishing). Since March 2019, he has been running Lobsterr, a slow media company that gathers and disseminates signs of change in culture and business from around the world. Graduated from Waseda University, School of Political Science and Economics. Completed Master of Design Methods at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Tokyo

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5-7-4 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku
150-0001 Tokyo, JAPAN

London

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New York

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Shanghai

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Shanghai, China