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Takashi is a designer/visual artist specializing in CGI and human-computer interaction. Work in between 3D, motion graphics and software development.

Selected Projects

A Man, Motion Title, Code, 2022
NEC Entrance Display, Permanent Digital Installation, Tenjin Business Center, Fukuoka, 2022
Space Shower Station ID, Space Shower Network, 2021
Tabido Marunouchi – Super Presentation Room, Permanent Digital Installation, Toppan Printing, Tokyo, 2018
Color Kinetics LED Facade, Interactive lighting installation, Color Kinetics Japan, 2015
www.ranagram.com, Editing and Design, 2014 – Present
Bloomberg Connects interactive activities, Tate Modern, London, The Workers & Jason Brudges Studio, 2013
Bloom Skin Installation, Computer controlled kinetic sculpture, Issey Miyake Inc., 2012
Is Anyone There?, Audio-visual installation, Tokyo Graphic Passport, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2012
Light Rain, Interactive installation, Decode: Digital Design Sensations, The V&A Museum, London, 2010
ATAK + WOW Audio-Visual Concert, Audio-reactive visual performance, Lexus Hybrid Art, Moscow, 2011
Tokyo Michiterasu “StarLight Walk”, Planning, Kinetic light art project, Marunouchi Gyoko-Dori, Tokyo, 2012
VISUAMUSIO, iOS Application, 2012
addLib, iOS Application, 2010

NHK

Real-time CG for NHK Special and NHK Documentary, Design and Code, 2014 – Present
Data Navigator, Graph Generation Tool for NHK, UI Concept and Design Direction, 2014 – Present

Promotional Media for Shugo Tokumaru

BRICOLAGE MUSIC, Web app, Direction, 2014
Tracking Elevator, Music Video, Design and Direction, 2010
Port Entoropy, Music visualizer, Design and Code, 2010
Rum Hee, Website ans Original Screen Saver, Design and Code, 2008

Collaboration with Alex Peverett

ICASEA + APT Audio-Visual Performance, Art direction and design, Visual composition, TodaysArt, Brussels, 2013
Alternative 4, Artwork application, DVD Dead Drop Exhibition, Museum of the Moving Image, New York City, 2013
CONCEPT 1, 2 & 3, Series of artwork applications for iOS platform, 2012
Artificial Sweeteners, Promotional website for “Artificial Sweeteners” the album from Fujiya & Miyagi, 2012
Where Are We Captain?, Generative audio-visual piece, 2010
Infinite Trench Run, Generative audio-visual piece, 2010
Songs for oblivion fishermen VII, Interactive installation, TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK, Tokyo, 2010

Louvre – DNP Museum Lab

Sixth Louvre: Portraits of Women in Egypt, 1800 Years Ago, 2009
Fifth Louvre: Van Hoogstraten “The Slippers: Experimenting with one’s gaze”, 2008
Fourth Louvre: The city of Susa and its ceramics in the first centuries of Islam, 2008

Publications / Prints

WOW New Year Card, Greeting cards, &Form, Japan, 2020
VAGABOOK #002, Cover artwork, VAGABOOK, HongKong
Drawing numbers from 1 through 5, Limited edition hand-made book, Tokyo Front Line Exhibition, Japan
SCALD ROUGISH – BYTREQW, Typography and Design, Artwork for Compact Disc, ICASEA, UK & Japan
SCALD ROUGISH – AUEN ANSICI / BARDACHD, Graphic Design, Double cassettes box, ICASEA, UK & Japan
What goes on, Generative typography on paper, KML ART SHOW “BETTER DAYS”, No.12 Gallery, Tokyo

Talk

Sónar+D App Bar, Product demonstration of VISUAMUSIO, Sónar, Fira Montjuic, Barcelona
GloNet Conference, Guest Speaker, FutureEverything, Contact Theatre, Manchester
Future of Design Conference, Guest Speaker, FutureEverything, Contact Space 3, Manchester

Work Experience

$ &Form
Motion Design Director
Mar. 2022 – Present

Associate member of &Form, a visual communication studio based in Tokyo. Work mainly for digital oriented projects such as motion graphics and generative art.

 


$ RANAGRAM / Rana Design Associates, Inc
Art Director / Designer
May. 2014 – Present

Work directly with clients to scope out their requirements and manage through to final delivery in RANAGRAM, the design and technology division of the company. Supervise the entire projects of the division and each project strategy. Revitalized the total creative direction of the division by shifting their main projects from web design to digital installation and data visualization. Clients: NHK, Nissan, Mitsui Fudosan, Shiseido, Kintetsu and etc.

Advisory / Director
Sep. 2012 – Apr. 2014

Propelled various projects such as interactive installations, online art works and application development with local studios in London, UK. Advised the company based in Tokyo on business development of potential markets and total creative direction. Directed pitches and projects improvement of various projects including application development, shop window design, concert visuals and digital signage.

🏅Award
The Minister of Education Prize, Science & Technology Film/Video Festival 2021

 


$ Google Japan
Creative Director via Aquent
Mar. 2020 – Sep. 2020

A director for Create with Google by the Partner Innovation Team in the Asia-Pacific region. The project was pending due to Covid-19.

 


$ WOW
Director / Visual Designer
Apr. 2021 – Present

Re-joined as a project-based staff. Working mainly on 3D and motion graphics projects.

Director / Software Developer
Sep. 2009 – Aug. 2012

Oversaw 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: Canon, Panasonic, Issey Miyake, Nike, Sony, BMW and Docomo.

 


$ DNP Digitalcom
Motion Designer / Software Developer
Mar. 2008 – Jul. 2009

Worked in the Art Direction Group. Designed and developed commercial websites, Kiosk software and mobile applications for a wide variety of clients in the art direction group. Created various interactive installations for Louvre-DNP Museum Lab exhibitions, in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre.

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