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CEO, ART DIRECTOR, DESIGNER Sei Yamazaki

Born in 1982. I'm from Yokohama. Graduated from Rikkyo University. Became independent in 2008 after working for a PR agency. Established Seitaro Design Co., Ltd. Focusing on corporate design branding and promotional design, he is involved in a wide range of graphic, web, space, product and art direction and design work for various channels. Since 2012, he has been active as a radio personality. Participated in FRANZ AWARD, Good Design Award Special Judge, Ministry of Justice logo design competition selection committee, and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism expert conference. He is also a director of CDC of JMC Co., Ltd., and a director of the Ryukyu Bingata Promotion Consortium. Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, sports presentation creative advisor.

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  • New York Art Director Club
  • Member of Tokyo Type Directors Club
PRODUCER Asuka KOBAYASHI

Born in 1983 in Kagoshima Prefecture. Graduate of Rikkyo University. During her time at a PR agency, Kobayashi was involved in the strategic planning of client communications, media relationship building, and new business development. Afterward, at a production company, she handled movie promotion, production planning, and direction. In 2008, she established Seitaro Design, Inc. together with CEO Seitaro Yamazaki. As director and producer, she manages a diverse array of projects focused on corporate design branding and promotion, including those for graphics, websites, spaces, and products.

Seitaro Design NY. REGIONAL DIRECTOR Maya Tiffany KOHAGURA

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Maya began her career in entertainment PR and later shifted to a LA based marketing agency where she held accounts for various global brands such as Mazda USA, Aniplex of America, Zojirushi USA, etc. to correspond with client PR, digital and experiential marketing. While working between LA, NYC and Japan representing artists and creators from the US and Japan, she met Sei Yamazaki to maximize his international exposure. Currently, she is the head representative of Seitaro Design NYC.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, COPY WRITER Tsuyoshi HARADA

Born in 1982 in Saitama Prefecture. Graduate of the Department of Economics at Hosei University. Harada joined Ad Engineers of Tokyo, Inc. in 2004 and creative communications LES MAINS Inc. in 2013, before becoming a part of Seitaro Design, Inc. in 2015. Harada's work centers around graphic ads for newspapers, magazines, and transportation media. He also handles TV and radio ads, catalogs, and websites. He has been awarded with the Nikkei Advertising Award, the Nikkei BP Marketing Award, and the Japan UNICEF Special Award.

ART DIRECTOR Masahiro NOMURA

Born in 1980 in Tokyo. Graduate of Tokai University. Having worked as a graphic designer at an ad agency and a design office, Nomura has handled a wide variety of graphic design projects, ranging from entertainment goods and food packaging to corporate branding. He joined Seitaro Design, Inc. in 2020. As the field of design grows in new directions, Nomura pursues art direction work that makes use of his strengths in logo production and graphic design.

CHEIF DESIGNER Seita KOBAYASHI

Born in 1990 in Nagano Prefecture. 189 cm tall. Son of lotus root farmers. Graduate of the Department of Graphic Design at Tokyo Designer Gakuin College. Kobayashi first joined Seitaro Design, Inc. in 2016 after working at several design offices. After a stint at Nippon Design Center's Irobe Design Institute, he returned to Seitaro Design in 2020. His work focuses on visual identification (VI), sign planning, advertising, packaging, catalogs, brand books, art exhibitions, and event promo art. Apart from his client work, Kobayashi also works alongside CEO Seitaro Yamazaki to explore visual expressions centered around graphic design, generating graphic artworks and other creations.

COPY WRITER Shinpei MATSUMOTO

Born in 1984 in Osaka. Graduate of Waseda University. After a time at print and publishing companies, Matsumoto joined an ad agency as a copywriter. There, he helped create TV commercials and websites with work centered around SP tools and graphic advertisements for newspapers, magazines, and transportation media. He joined Seitaro Design, Inc. in 2020. Responsible for planning and copywriting, Matsumoto utilizes a system of logic that covers everything from issue identification to eventual output. He has been awarded with the SBS Radio CM Contest Sponsor Award and the Special Prize at the Fuji Sankei Advertising Awards.

DESIGNER Miho HAYASHI

Born in 1994 in Saitama Prefecture. Graduate of Kuwasawa Design School. After graduation, Hayashi worked at a design company, designing brand websites and campaign websites for major companies. She has also handled graphic advertising and the creation of over-the-counter promotional materials for manufacturers of cosmetics. She uses this multi-channel knowledge and expertise in her creative branding work.

DESIGNER Lisa KUROIWA

Born in 1994 in Kanagawa Prefecture. After graduating from a vocational school, Kuroiwa worked as an editorial and graphic designer at a design office. She has helped create many publications, with a focus on fashion magazines. After leaving the design office, Kuroiwa traveled all over Japan as a freelancer before joining Seitaro Design, Inc. in 2020. She specializes in designs which incorporate the layout sensibilities she developed from her editorial experience.

SEITARO DESIGN KANAZAWA. CEO. Interior Designer Satoshi MIYAKAWA

Born in 1985 in Ishikawa Prefecture. Miyakawa went independent in 2011 after working at an architectural design office and an interior design office. In 2016, the interior design company he established merged to form Seitaro Design Kanazawa. In addition to his interior design work, Miyakawa also handles projects in fields such as architectural and interior design from his bases in Tokyo and Kanazawa. He is also an executive officer at BEAUNEXT Inc. and the owner of books&gallery "serif s" in Kanazawa's Owari-cho. His major awards include the Ishikawa Interior Design Awards Grand Prize and the Ishikawa Design Exhibition's Chamber of Commerce and Industry Association Chairman's Award.