Teaching Staff (Communication Design)

阪口正太郎
Title Professor
Director, Communication Design Program
Research Fields Art direction / Advertising / Photography
Education
1983
Graduated (Visual Communication Design), Tokyo University of the Arts
1980
Bachelor’s (Mathematics), Keio University
Selected Professional Experience
 2017-Present
Professor, Akita University of Art
1983-2017
Dentsu Inc., Tokyo
Recent Activities <Selected solo exhibitions>

2018
Arara, konna tokoro ni [What’s This Doing Here?]. Fujifilm Photo Salon, Tokyo

2015
Kakuretenaide, detekinasai [Quit Hiding, Get Out Here!]. Epson epSITE Gallery, Tokyo

tsukumo-gami. Ricoh Imaging Square, Tokyo

 

<Selected awards / prizes>

Tokyo Art Directors Club Award
Bronze Lion, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
Silver Medal, Clio Awards
Gold Medal, Art Directors Club of New York Annual Awards
Silver Medal, Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) Global Design Awards
Grand Prize, Mainichi Advertisement Design Competition
Silver Medal, Japan Magazine Advertising Awards

 

<Co-authored books>

2007
Shin-ato direkuta nyumon [New Fundamentals of Art Direction] (as member of ‘Dentsu Design Tank’). Dentsu
2003
Visualization (with Katsumi Yutani, Emiko Oishi, et al.). Dentsu
Courses Taught Contemporary Art Theory 1, 2
Contemporary Art Seminar (Communication Design)
Basic Photography
Communication Design & Direction
Communication Design Lecture B
Communication Design Seminar B 1, 2, 3
Graduation Project (Communication Design)

 

Example Works
Another face The Power of Globelization Memento mori
Another face
The power of globalization Memento mori

Further details (in Japanese) can be found at the following link: Shotaro Sakaguchi (Japanese page)