Teaching Staff (Communication Design)

Title Associate Professor
Research Fields Integrated design / Social implementation / Information editing / Solutions / Public service advertising
Master’s (Design), Tokyo University of the Arts
French Government scholarship student, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD), Paris, France
Bachelor’s (Design), Tokyo University of the Arts
Selected Professional Experience
Associate Professor, Akita University of Art
Researcher and Guest Faculty, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD)
Recent Activities <Selected awards / prizes>

Silver Lion (Design Category), ‘Sony Recycle Project JEANS’. Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. France
Honorable Mention, Urbanart Exhibition. Parco Co., Ltd.


<Selected projects>

Poster presentation, Creative Forum 2019. Japan Academy of Advertising, Tokyo Japan academy of advertising grant for the research
Shingata Korona jokyo ni okeru kansen kaihi kodo to Keizai katsudo o ryoritsu suru tame no, sumatofon apuri kaihatsu: kansen joho to fukusu GPS deta shogo ni yoru jissho jikken [Development of a smartphone application to balance infection prevention and economic activities in the COVID-19 era: Demonstration using infection information and multiple GPS data matching] (Selected, Akita Prefecture ‘Industry-Academic Collaboration Challenge’)
Art director (“Summer beer”, “Winter beer” label designs), Yokote Hops Project. Yokote City, Akita
Foster family system promotional poster project (with students from Communication Design program). Akita Red Cross Hospital Nursery
Planning and direction, Akita akinai dezain kaigi [Akita business design conference]. Various locations in Akita
Poster design, Kamikoani Project. Kamikoani Village, Akita
Art director, FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup in Tazawako. Semboku City, Akita


<Selected presentations / Publications>

Akita-chi’iki ni okeru koukoku kanren kigyou no gyoutai-henka (2) [Changes in conditions for advertising-related businesses in the Akita Region (Part 2)] (presentation). 51st National Conference of the Japan Academy of Advertising. Edogawa University, Chiba

Communication design companies in the Akita region (Part 2): Community-based enterprises (peer-reviewed article). Akita University of Art Faculty Research Bulletin Vol. 8, pp.3-13
Poster presentation, Creative Forum 2019. Japan Academy of Advertising, Tokyo
Organizing staff and poster presentation, 2018 Annual Conference of the First Branch of JSSD. Japanese Society of the Science of Design (online conference)
Courses Taught Introduction to Design
Community Project A, B
Contemporary Art Seminar (Communication Design)
Communication Design & Direction
Bookbinding and Book Design
Communication Design Theory A, B
Communication Design Seminar A, B 1, 2, 3
Graduation Project (Communication Design)


Example Works
SonyRecycleProjectJeans 金融工学研究所広報企画制作
Sony Recycle Project JEANS
FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup in Tazawako PR plan, Nikkei Financial Technology Research Institute, Inc.

Further details (in Japanese) can be found at the following link: MIZUTA Kei (Japanese page)