Takashi Aoki

Interaction Designer
Art Director at RANAGRAM
BJJ Practitioner

Selected Works

2015NHK Data Visualisers, Data visualization applications, RANAGRAM
2014LUX 25th Anniversary “Bloom to Shine”, Interactive Installation, Omotesando Hills, Tokyo, RANAGRAM
Color Kinetics LED Facade, Interactive Lighting Installation, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Color Kinetics Japan & RANAGRAM
Harukas Escalator Hall lighting & Audio-visual installation, Permanent exhibition, Abeno Harukas, Osaka, RANAGRAM
2013Bloomberg Connects interactive activities, Stairwell display wall, Tate Modern, London, The Workers & Jason Brudges Studio
Alternative 4, Artwork application, DVD Dead Drop Exhibition, Museum of the Moving Image, New York City
CONCEPT 1, 2 & 3, Series of artwork applications for iOS platform created in collaboration with Alexander Peverett
matsushimajun.com, Design & Code, Online work archive of Japanese painter, Jun Matsushima
Artificial Sweeteners, Promotional website for “Artificial Sweeteners” the album from Fujiya & Miyagi
2012VISUAMUSIO, iOS Application, WOW Inc.
Tokyo Michiterasu “StarLight Walk”, Planning, Kinetic light art project, Marunouchi Gyoko-Dori, Tokyo, WOW Inc.
BMW F06 Launch Event, Planning, Multi channel audio-visual composition, Bellesalle Shibuya, Tokyo, WOW inc.
Seed, Interactive installation, Permanent exhibition, Panasonic Center Tokyo, Tokyo, WOW inc.
Bloom Skin Installation, Computer controlled kinetic sculpture, ELTTOB TEP ISSEY MIYAKE GINZA, Tokyo, WOW Inc.
Bloom Skin Installation, Computer controlled kinetic sculpture, ELTTOB TEP ISSEY MIYAKE SEMBA, Osaka, WOW Inc.
Feed Forward Interface, The concept application for the next generation car navigation system, Denso, Nagoya, WOW Inc.
2011Docomo Museum, Digital drawing installation, Design Week, Sendai, WOW Inc.
Docomo PaletteUI Installation, Interactive installation, TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK, Tokyo, WOW Inc.
Docomo PaletteUI Installation, Interactive installation, Good Design Expo, Tokyo, WOW Inc.
ICASEA + APT Audio-Visual Performance, Visual composition, TodaysArt, Brussels
Where Are We Captain?, Generative audio-visual piece created in collaboration with Alexander Peverett
Infinite Trench Run, Generative audio-visual piece created in collaboration with Alexander Peverett
Is Anyone There?, Audio-visual installation, Tokyo Graphic Passport, Centre Pompidou, Paris, WOW Inc.
ATAK + WOW Audio-Visual Concert, Audio-reactive visual performance, Lexus Hybrid Art, Moscow, WOW Inc.
Docomo Palette UI, Creative Direction, Promotional website for Docomo Palette UI, Docomo
Canon Visual Experiments, Interactive installation, Canon Gallery S, Tokyo, WOW Inc.
Light Rain, Interactive installation, Decode: Digital Design Sensations, Design Museum Holon, Holon, WOW Inc.
DS, The concept visual-application for the car electronic systems, Denso, WOW Inc.
Sound Scape Interface, The concept application for the next generation car navigation system, Denso, Nagoya, WOW Inc.
2010Songs for oblivion fishermen VII, Interactive installation, TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK, Tokyo
addLib, iOS Application, WOW Inc.
SnowDrops, Interactive installation, Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai, WOW Inc.
Canon Visual Experiments, Interactive installation, Canon Expo, Tokyo, WOW Inc.
Light Rain, Interactive installation, Decode: Digital Design Sensations, CAFA Art Museum, Shanghai, WOW Inc.
Light Rain, Interactive installation, Decode: Digital Design Sensations, The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, WOW Inc.
Light Rain, Interactive installation, Decode: Digital Design Sensations, The V&A Museum, London, WOW Inc.
The knowledge well, Interactive display, Permanent exhibition, Panasonic Risupia, Hanoi, WOW Inc.
SHUGO TOKUMARU – PORT ENTROPY, Promotional website for “PORT ENTROPY” the 4th LP from Shugo Tokumaru
SHUGO TOKUMARU – RUM HEE, Promotional website for “Rum Hee” EP from Shugo Tokumaru
2009What goes on, Generative typography on paper, KML ART SHOW “BETTER DAYS”, No.12 Gallery, Tokyo
Sixth Louvre: Portraits of Women in Egypt, 1800 Years Ago, Louvre - DNP Museum Lab, Tokyo, DNP
Fifth Louvre: Van Hoogstraten “The Slippers: Experimenting with one’s gaze”, Louvre - DNP Museum Lab, Tokyo, DNP
Fourth Louvre: The city of Susa and its ceramics in the first centuries of Islam, Louvre - DNP Museum Lab, Tokyo, DNP

Publication & Other Activities

2013Sónar+D App Bar, Product demonstration of VISUAMUSIO, Sónar, Fira Montjuic, Barcelona, WOW Inc.
2013SCALD ROUGISH – BYTREQW, Typography and Design, Artwork for Compact Disc, ICASEA, UK & Japan
2012SCALD ROUGISH – AUEN ANSICI / BARDACHD, Graphic Design, Double cassettes box, ICASEA, UK & Japan
2012Todos Santos, Limited edition photo-book, K.M.L BOOKS, Japan
2011VAGABOOK #002, Cover artwork, VAGABOOK, HongKong
2011Drawing numbers from 1 through 5, Limited edition hand-made book, Tokyo Front Line Exhibition, Japan
2010SHUGO TOKUMARU – Tracking Elevator, Promotional music video for Shugo Tokumaru
2010GloNet Conference, Guest Speaker, FutureEverything, Contact Theatre, Manchester, WOW Inc.
2010Future of Design Conference, Guest Speaker, FutureEverything, Contact Space 3, Manchester, WOW Inc.

Experience

May 2014 – Present
Art Director at RANAGRAM


Responsible for planning, direction and final design for commercial and original projects such as interactive installations, audio-visual performances and software developments.

Oct. 2012 – May 2014
Freelance Interaction Designer


Working on various projects related to computing. An associate director and designer for RANAGRAM, the R&D division of Rana design associates, an interactive design company based in Tokyo.

Sep. 2009 – Sep. 2012
Director & Programmer at WOW Inc.


Responsible for planning, direction and final design for commercial and original projects such as interactive installations, audio-visual performances and software developments. Worked with the interactive visual team, wowlab and WOWDEV (WOW Development Team). Clients included Canon, Panasonic, Issey Miyake, Nike, Sony, BMW and Docomo.

Mar. 2008 – Jul. 2009
Flash & iOS Developer at DNP Digitalcom Co., Ltd.


Designed and developed commercial websites, Kiosk software and iOS applications for a wide variety of clients. Engaged in various interactive installations for Louvre-DNP Museum Lab, a periodic exhibition, in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre.

Please send all inquiries to t@takashiaoki.com.
Collaborations are always welcome.