Teaching Staff (Communication Design)

Title Professor
Director, Communication Design Program
Research Fields Package design / Product branding / 3D composition
Ph.D. (Design), Iwate University
Doctoral Course (Design and Media Technology – completed without degree), Iwate University
Master’s (Design), University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki
Selected Professional Experience
Associate Professor (2013-2021); Professor (2021-Present), Akita University of Art
Assistant Professor (2007-2009); Associate Professor (2010-2013), Akita Municipal Junior College of Arts and Crafts
Adjunct Professor, Baekseok University, Cheonan, Korea
Recent Activities <Selected design submissions>

Four colors (H500×W500mm). 2018 Korean Society of Basic Design & Art (KSBDA) Novosibirsk International Invitational Exhibition. Novosibirsk State University, Russia

History 2018 (H500×W500mm). 2018 KSBDA Ottawa International Invitational Exhibition. Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Magewappa no hako [Magewappa box]. 2017 Joint Exhibition of the Akita Prefectural Design Association and the Akita City Arts and Crafts Association. Akita Atorion, Akita

Image of Japan ‘Castle’ (H841×W594mm). 2017 International Brand Design Exhibition. Danang Architecture University, Vietnam


<Selected presentations / publications>

Pakkeji dezain ni okeru obigami no puroposhon ni kan suru kiso kenkyu [Basic research concerning the proportion of a paper strap in package design] (Doctoral thesis). Iwate University
Consideration of palatability concerning the proportion of a paper strap in package design (oral presentation; with TANAKA Takamitsu). 2017 International Conference of Asia Digital Art and Design Association. Gwangju, Korea
Courses Taught Contemporary Art Seminar (Communication Design)
Contemporary Art Theory 1, 2
Basic Computer Design
Basic Composition Seminar
Branding Design
Communication Design Theory A, B
Communication Design Seminar A 1, 2, 3
Communication Design Seminar B 1, 2, 3
Graduation Project (Communication Design)


Example Works
DANSK 焼き鍋 稲庭うどん
Package design, Dansk casserole Package design, Inaniwa Udon Package design, black lacquer sake cup set

Further details (in Japanese) can be found at the following link: KONG Jinyell (Japanese page)