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About Akihito Shimizu : Born in Osaka Prefecture in 1983. After graduating from the faculty of economics at Kansai University, I got a job at a bank. After going through the design office,such as advertisement, signs, display, Established LEADER based in Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo Prefecture. For Company, Store, Product branding, C.I, V.I plan, logo design, Package, sign planning, poster, advertisement, promotion tool, Visual planning and construction of display, website etc., Work on graphic design production through all media. Currently, Nishinomiya is also active in regional brand development activities,design creation, lectures,regional event management and exhibition planning. Member of Japan Graphic Design Association (JAGDA) Member of Designers Association (DAS)
ORGANIZATION:
LEADER

EDUCATION:
2001-2005, Economics, Kansai University, OSAKA/JAPAN.
2007-2009, Graphic Design, Kawahara Design School, OSAKA/JAPAN.

EXPERIENCE:
2005-2006, Bank Clerk, IKEDA BANK, OSAKA/JAPAN.
2009-2014, Graphic Designer, Sign & Display Design Agency, HYOGO/JAPAN.
2015-,Established LEADER. Since then, he has been active as a freelance designer.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2021.01 Greetings from 100 Creators vol.16/TAKEO Yodoyabashi Mihoncho(Osaka)
2020.01 Greetings from 100 Creators vol.15/TAKEO Yodoyabashi Mihoncho(Osaka)
2019.02 DAS ZERO POSTER EXHIBITION /Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts(Osaka)
2018.10 Neo Japonism art in GIFU 2018/Jyouguji(Gifu)
2018.10 The Exihibition,Scarf of Hapiness at Oku-Kagurazaka/Ken's GALLERY(Tokyo,Bunkyo-ku)
2018.02 DAS ZERO POSTER EXHIBITION /Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts(Osaka)
2017.12 Designers Collection 2017 - Final exhibition /Gallery Chayamachi(Osaka)
2017.11 DAS・JAGDA Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Label Design Exhibition /a&w(Osaka)
2017.07 The 67th Nishinomiya City Exhibition,Selected Exhibition/Nishinomiya City Municipal Gallery(Hyogo,Nishinomiya)
2017.05 The Exihibition,Scarf of Hapiness /URAN-DOU Gallery(Hyogo,Nishinomiya)
2017.05 PAPER VOICE OSAKA 20th Poster Exihibition /PAPER VOICE OSAKA(Osaka)
2016.07 The 66th Nishinomiya City Exhibition,Selected Exhibition/Nishinomiya City Municipal Gallery(Hyogo,Nishinomiya)
2016.06 JAGDA exhibition「Dishes of the gods」Exhibition /Gallery Wakokoro(Kyoto,Kamishichiken)
2016.03 NISHINOMIYA+STORY Brand Concept Recital /Stajimo Nishinomiya(Hyogo,Nishinomiya)
2015.09 DAS & JAGDA, Japanese Sake Label Design Show,Group Exhibition/The Museum Arts&Crafts,Itami(Hyogo,Itami)
2015.07 The 65th Nishinomiya City Exhibition,Selected Exhibition/Nishinomiya City Municipal Gallery(Hyogo,Nishinomiya)
2015.04 TEN TEN TEN -MINI EXHIBITION- Group Exhibition /Stajimo Nishinomiya(Hyogo,Nishinomiya)
2015.04 The 7th Roppongi Photo Contest Award Winning Exhibition/FUJIFILM SQUARE(Tokyo,Roppongi)
2013〜 Roppongi Designer's Flag Contest 5 consecutive Selected Exhibitions /Tokyo,Roppongi
2008.12 MOWA The Museum of Waste Art /LOOP A (Osaka)

AWARDS:
2021 Applied Typography 2022, Mark and Symbol Category/Selected
2021 The 70th Nishinomiya City Art Exhibition Grand Prix/Selected
2020 Applied Typography 2021, Mark and Symbol Category/Selected
2020 Hiiibrand Awards 2019(China), Logo Category/Bronze Award

2019 Applied Typography 2020, Mark and Symbol Category/Selected
2018 Applied Typography 2019, Mark and Symbol Category/Selected
2017 Applied Typography 2018, Mark and Symbol Category/Selected
2017 The 67th Nishinomiya City Art Exhibition Young Encouragement Prize/Selected
2017 Roppongi Designer's Flag Contest 2017/Selected
2016 The 66th Nishinomiya City Art Exhibition/Selected
2016 Roppongi Designer's Flag Contest 2016/Selected
2015 The 65th Nishinomiya City Art Exhibition/Selected
2015 The 7th Roppongi Photo Contest /Gold Prize
2015 Roppongi Designer's Flag Contest 2015/Selected
2014 Roppongi Designer's Flag Contest 2014/Selected
2013 Roppongi Designer's Flag Contest 2013/Selected
2010 7th ECO MESSAGE COMPETITION/POSTER/Best award
2008 The 3rd Creative OSAKA Award/Excellence Award

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2021.05  Logo Designs that Communicate Trust & Honesty Attractive Logo Designs Grouped by Industry(PIE International)
2021.04  Branding with Style Branding that captivates the hearts of consumers(PIE International)
2021.04  Applied Typography 2021(PIE International)
2020.08  illustration FILE CHARACTER FILE 2020-21(GENKOSHA)
2020.04  Applied Typography 2020(PIE International)
2019.05  Impressive Illustration x Resonating Design(PIE International)
2019.04  Applied Typography 2019(PIE International)
2018.12  AD SELECT MONTHLY VOL.120 Event · Campaign(Libra publishing)
2018.08  Logo Design with Examples(PIE International)
2018.04  Applied Typography 2018(PIE International)
2017.05  AD SELECT MONTHLY VOL.102 Event · Campaign(Libra publishing)
2017.02  Featured designers in the evolving area(PIE International)
2017.01  AD SELECT MONTHLY VOL.98 Advertisement · CI · Logo · Character(Libra publishing)
2016.11  Design Note No.70「Logo & Mark of throughout Japan」(Seibundo Shinkosha)
2015.06  AD SELECT MONTHLY VOL.78 Event · Campaign(Libra publishing)

WEB SITE:
http://leader-design.jp/

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://leader-design.jp/works_all.html

REGISTRATION DATE:
2022-01-06 05:41:16

COUNTRY:
Japan

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Akihito Shimizu


Terra Branding

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design Category in 2021
Akihito Shimizu for Terra Coffee Roasters

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