Best Design from Japan

Japan Design Rankings

Japan at World Design Rankings

Best Designers in Japan

Rank Name Surname Score
1 Katsumi Tamura 218 13 20 7 4 -
2 Yasumichi Morita 36 2 2 3 - 1
3 Shunmyo Masuno 12 2 - - - -
4 E-graphics communications 93 1 8 8 5 -
5 Tetsuya Matsumoto 38 1 5 1 1 -
6 Kazuaki Kawahara 21 1 1 2 - 1
7 Ryoichi Niwata 19 1 1 2 - -
8 Yuta Takahashi 14 1 1 - 1 -
9 Ryumei Fujiki and Yukiko Sato 11 1 1 - - -
10 Duncan Shotton 11 1 1 - - -
11 Hidebumi Yamaguchi & Takeda Inc. 11 1 1 - - -
12 Naoki Kawamoto 6 1 - - - -
13 Keiichi Hayashi 6 1 - - - -
14 Narumi Corporation 6 1 - - - -
15 Naoya Matsumoto 6 1 - - - -
16 Aya Codama 6 1 - - - -
17 Kota Sagae 6 1 - - - -
18 KAZUNOBU NAKAMURA 6 1 - - - -
19 Aiji Inoue 30 - 2 4 - 2
20 KAZ Shirane 14 - 2 1 - -
21 Takuji Kamio 14 - 2 1 - -
22 Masahiko Sato 27 - 1 4 2 -
23 ATSUHIKO SUGIYAMA 16 - 1 2 1 -
24 govy 16 - 1 1 1 2
25 Shinn Asano 12 - 1 1 1 -
26 CRITIBA 9 - 1 1 - -
27 Kairo Kusamoto 9 - 1 1 - -
28 Ryoji Iedokoro 9 - 1 1 - -
29 Uds Ltd. 10 - 1 - 1 1
30 24° Studio 5 - 1 - - -
31 Specialnormal Inc. 5 - 1 - - -
32 Yusuke Tominaga 5 - 1 - - -
33 Daisuke Iguchi 5 - 1 - - -
34 Gwenael Nicolas 5 - 1 - - -
35 Rianti Hidayat 5 - 1 - - -
36 Satoshi Okada 5 - 1 - - -
37 Yoko Kakuchi 5 - 1 - - -
38 Hajime Tsushima 5 - 1 - - -
39 Ryohei Kanda 5 - 1 - - -
40 Tomoatsu Hattori 5 - 1 - - -
41 Shiro Nakane 5 - 1 - - -
42 Takeshi Sawada 5 - 1 - - -
43 Shingyo Ozawa 5 - 1 - - -
44 Hiroyuki Niwa 5 - 1 - - -
45 Tomohiro Horibe 5 - 1 - - -
46 Katsufumi Kubota 5 - 1 - - -
47 Hikohito Konishi 5 - 1 - - -
48 Shunichiro Ninomiya 5 - 1 - - -
49 Mitsuharu Kojima 5 - 1 - - -
50 Yasuhito Takeuchi 21 - - 4 1 1
51 Taiju Yamashita 15 - - 3 1 -
52 Moriyuki Ochiai 14 - - 2 - 3
53 h220430 8 - - 2 - -
54 Hisanori Ban 8 - - 2 - -
55 Kotoaki Asano 8 - - 2 - -
56 Kei Sato 8 - - 2 - -
57 Toshihiko Sakai 8 - - 2 - -
58 Jun Murata 11 - - 1 1 2
59 Hironari Itoi 7 - - 1 1 -
60 YOSHIHIRO MATSUURA 7 - - 1 1 -
61 Naoyuki Fukumoto 7 - - 1 1 -
62 Kazuyoshi Takata 7 - - 1 1 -
63 Shoichiro Takei 4 - - 1 - -
64 Yoichi Kondo 4 - - 1 - -
65 Kenji Ido 4 - - 1 - -
66 Hiroyuki Morita 4 - - 1 - -
67 MASUO FUJIMURA 4 - - 1 - -
68 Hiromi Maeo 4 - - 1 - -
69 Katsuya Arai 4 - - 1 - -
70 Martin van der Linden 4 - - 1 - -
71 Hiroyuki Futai + EP3 4 - - 1 - -
72 Saburo Hazumi 4 - - 1 - -
73 KEIKO AKATSUKA 4 - - 1 - -
74 Tamako Ogura 4 - - 1 - -
75 Yukihiro Yamaguchi 4 - - 1 - -
76 Kazunori Takeishi 4 - - 1 - -
77 Atelier OPA 4 - - 1 - -
78 Jun Rekimoto 4 - - 1 - -
79 Takehiro Tobinaga 4 - - 1 - -
80 Kensuke Aisaka 4 - - 1 - -
81 Makoto Nakayama 4 - - 1 - -
82 Hajime Narita 4 - - 1 - -
83 Kentaro Yamazaki 4 - - 1 - -
84 Kayo Kinase 4 - - 1 - -
85 Kei Miyazaki 4 - - 1 - -
86 Atsuko Fukui 4 - - 1 - -
87 Atsuhito kitora 4 - - 1 - -
88 Oka Yuko 4 - - 1 - -
89 Eita Saito 4 - - 1 - -
90 Yuji Tokuda 4 - - 1 - -
91 Makiko Taguchi 4 - - 1 - -
92 Manabu Chiba 4 - - 1 - -
93 Hiroki Takada 4 - - 1 - -
94 Cosmos More Co.,Ltd. 4 - - 1 - -
95 Kokutou Uemori 4 - - 1 - -
96 Osamu Hamada 4 - - 1 - -
97 Kimiko Ida 4 - - 1 - -
98 Maya Miyama 4 - - 1 - -
99 SCHEMA, inc. 4 - - 1 - -
100 HIROO OKUBO / CHOP+ARCHI 4 - - 1 - -
101 Shinya Hirata 4 - - 1 - -
102 Nakamura Kazunobu 4 - - 1 - -
103 Hironobu Furihata 4 - - 1 - -
104 Yuichi Horikawa 4 - - 1 - -
105 Kousaku Hirano 4 - - 1 - -
106 Miltz 4 - - 1 - -
107 Tomo Miura 4 - - 1 - -
108 Naoki Terada 4 - - 1 - -
109 ir F. A. la Rivière 8 - - - 2 1
110 Taiki Kato 8 - - - 2 1
111 Tomonobu Kawakami 6 - - - 2 -
112 Yoshitaka Uchino 13 - - - 1 5
113 Teruo Miyahara & Naoko Taniguchi 5 - - - 1 1
114 Tomokazu Furudate 3 - - - 1 -
115 Fumiya Ino 3 - - - 1 -
116 Kensho Miyoshi 3 - - - 1 -
117 Sohei Nakanishi 3 - - - 1 -
118 Michio Matsuzaki 3 - - - 1 -
119 Masaki Ihara 3 - - - 1 -
120 Juri Akiyama 3 - - - 1 -
121 Masaki Matsukawa 3 - - - 1 -
122 Koji Akama 3 - - - 1 -
123 Kunihisa Akiyama 3 - - - 1 -
124 Shinichi Mamiya 3 - - - 1 -
125 mototsugu kumagai 3 - - - 1 -
126 Natsuo Akazawa 3 - - - 1 -
127 Natsuki Camino 3 - - - 1 -
128 Masaya Ogiyama 3 - - - 1 -
129 Koichi Sugiyama and Minako Endo 3 - - - 1 -
130 Junichiro Azuma 3 - - - 1 -
131 Shigeki Kunimatsu 3 - - - 1 -
132 Michihiro Matsuo 3 - - - 1 -
133 Uxent Inc. 4 - - - - 2
134 Sonia Ponka 2 - - - - 1
135 Toko Sano 2 - - - - 1
136 Chizen Shimoda 2 - - - - 1
137 Akitoshi Imafuku 2 - - - - 1
138 Liza Belachew 2 - - - - 1
139 Makiko Maeda 2 - - - - 1
140 Vega Corporation co.,Ltd 2 - - - - 1
141 Minoru Kishimoto 2 - - - - 1
142 NORIKO HASHIDA 2 - - - - 1
143 Yoshinori Aoyama 2 - - - - 1
144 Maiko Nagayama 2 - - - - 1
145 Misako Niwa 2 - - - - 1
146 Tsutomu Fujishima(Tsutomu Goda) 2 - - - - 1
147 Hiroki Hill Kobayashi 2 - - - - 1
148 Toshihiro Shimizu 2 - - - - 1
149 Tetsuro Minorikawa 2 - - - - 1
150 Hidehiko Nagano 2 - - - - 1

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Designers in Japan were ranked based on the number and level of design awards won. Best designers from Japan are sorted and listed above based on the number of Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron Design Awards won, total score for each designer is calculated based on the table below.

Color Legend Award Level
Platinum Design Award +6 Points
Golden Design Award +5 Points
Silver Design Award +4 Points
Bronze Design Award +3 Points
Iron Design Award +2 Points

Best designers in Japan are displayed in this page. To learn more about each designer, you will want to check their profiles and design portfolios.

The displayed Japan design rankings are based on the current aggregated scores of designers in Japan is between the years 2010 and 2019.

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Best designer in Japan, based on World Design Rankings 2019 data is Katsumi Tamura. You should definetely check out the Katsumi Tamuradesign portfolio of Katsumi Tamura right now, it is amazing.

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