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Takuya Furukawa Portfolio Graphic + Information + Communication Design + Research



Communication Designer Kampo Association, UK April 2012 – present

Visible Particles, Solo Exhibition at BSix Gallery, UK September 2012

Web Designer London Research International October 2012 – present Web Deisgner Sogo Printing Inc. November 2012 – March 2013

Takuya Furukawa Born in Hokkaido, Japan on 25 October 1985 I am a graphic designer mainly working as a freelancer with broad experience in web and information design. Specialising in both academic and commercial projects dealing with complex data visualisation and categorisation. I am interested in medical and environmental projects with understanding of cultural diversity.

Visiting Lecturer Information Design and Mapping Workshop at BSix College, UK September, 2012 Web Designer Design with a View exhibition at Pensione Bencistà, Italy January – July 2012 Member of the Design Team TEDxCentralSaintMartins, UK March 20111 – March 2012 Co-curator

Tel: +44 (0) 7747182558 (UK) Email:

Design with a View at Pensione Bencistà, Italy July 2012 MA Communication Design Final Show at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UK June 2012 MA Communication Design Work in Progress Show at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UK February 2012 Walk Ride Camden at St. Pancras International Station, UK March 2011 Related/Unrelated at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UK March 2011 125 Exhibition at London College of Communication, UK December 2010


MA Communication Design Work in Progress Show at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UK February 2012

MA Communication Design,

Assistant Designer collect.apply design company, Japan September – December 2008

Graduate Diploma in Design for Visual Communication, London College of Communication, UK January – December 2009

Editorial designer Art book ‘ONGALOO’ by EYE Yamataka, published by Littlemore Co. Ltd., Japan October 2006

BA Art Studies and Cultural Production, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan April 2004 – March 2008

Graphic Designer Artzone Graphics at the dept. of Art Study and Cultural Management, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan April 2005 – March 2008 Freelance Graphic Designer Since 2005

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UK (Pass with Distinction) September 2010 – June 2012

Application Adobe Creative Suite, Quark Express, Microsoft Office, Web Design (html, css, java script)

Language English, Japanese

Designing  Medical Diversity

– Introducing Japanese Herbal Medicine ‘Kampo’ in the UK September 2010 – June 2012 Communication Design, Research, Web Design

Exhibition Installation View

Web Design

Kampo App

– Interfacing for Academics and Professionals October 2012 – current App Design, UX/UI, Research

Visit Tokachi

Tourism website + brochure making project for Hokkaido Government Tokachi General Subprefectural Bureau November 2012 – March 2013 Web Design, Print Making, Editing, Translation

Web Design

Brochure Design

h66 Identity & Website Design June – September 2011 Identity, Print Making, Web Design

taste hearing




Identity Design Sketch

adding the visual texture

Web Design

London Research International Identity & Website Design MarineEnergy UK & October 2012 – current Web Design, Identity

Identity Design Sketch for Marine Energy UK

Web Design for

A Future without Nuclear Power June – September 2011 Information Design, Raising Awareness/ Charity Campaign, Research

Riddim Saunter Farewell Photo Book August – October 2011 Editorial Design

Sugao.EFTS Identity & Website Design September – October 2010, October 2012 Identity, Print Making, Web Design

Web Design (responsive layout)

Free Bike Sharing, Walk Ride Camden – Service Design Project for London Camden Council October 2010 – January 2011 Raising Awareness, Research, Service Design Team: Paka-Anong Charukitphiphat, Arianna De Luca, Hiu Yin Lin, Yanjun Liu, Sarah Peth and Takuya Furukawa


Some  provide  bicycles as free  for children  training purposes

Catalytic Campaigns

Easy to get  involved, well  advertised

Only either exercise  or training purposes Not well  designed /  Less interactive  systems


Lists of Recommended  Places Information is  not for cyclists

Some only  suggest the  fastest route

Some only  suggest the  easiest route

The precondition that  people already  have a bicycle

Some  services can  be connected  to Route Finder  systems



Every service  provides clear  maps

Route Finders Some  mapping  systems make  confusion for  mature cyclists

Networkings, Communities

Wide ranging  programmes

Online  route sharing  systems are  provided

4 Cycle Trainings

Short term  programmes  only 

The  beginner  can borrow a  bicycle for the  training

Point  to point  system, we  cannot own a  bicycle longer

Covering more  personal  routes than  Only  Bicycle Tube or buses for Transport purposes,  Hires no chance of  site seeing




Number of web sites we  found Categories

Costs matter

Positive Aspects Negative Aspects

The Relationship between Fast Food Outlets and London’s Ethnic Groups July – December 2009 Information Design, Research

MA Communication Design Final Show Website Design June 2012 Web Design

Design with a View Exhibition Website Design January – June 2012 Web Design

Vegetypo April – May 2009 Typography, Research

Thank you! + Danke schรถn! Takuya Furukawa

Takuya Furukawa Portfolio 29 April 2013