Shinnoske Sugisaki

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Shinnoske Sugisaki
Alternative names
Shinnosuke Sugisaki
Osaka University of Arts
Department of Design
Job title
Bachelor of Fine Arts(Osaka University of Arts)
Other affiliation
Shinnoske Design
Twitter ID


Sees design as a process of constructing information to create impressions. His goal is clear and effective communication. Through his consistent design principle he has worked on a wide range of projects from cultural sectors to corporate branding, information design and spatial graphic. His works have been showcased in exhibitions and has given many lecture both domestically and internationally, actively presenting his experimental challenge. His work is often selected for collections such as: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg; Regional Council Heritage Museum Hong Kong.

During his career, Sugisaki has received a number of prestigious design awards such as: Distinctive Merit Award, Art Directors Club, NY; Typography Excellence, Type Directors Club, NY; Silver and Bronze medals, HKDA Design Awards, Taiwan International Graphic Design Award; Best Work awards, Japan Typography Association; Good Design; Red Dot Design; Triennials and Biennials in Toyama, Trnava, Brno, Warsaw, Lahti, Taipei, Hong Kong and cities in China.

Sugisaki is a member of AGI, Alliance Graphique Internationale; a professor at Osaka University of Arts; and Creative Director of Shinnoske Design Inc.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2012
Proffesor, Design Department, Osaka University of Arts
Creative Director, Shinnoske Design
Dec 2011
Jan 2016
Lecturer, Fukui Design Academy
Apr 2009
Mar 2012
Guest Professor, Design Department, Osaka University of Arts
Creative Director, Shinnoske Inc.
Apr 2000
Mar 2001
Lecturer, Kyoto University of Art and Design
Apr 1989
Mar 1993
Lecturer, Seian College of Art and Design, Seian Women’s College


Apr 1971
Mar 1975
Design Department, Faculty of Arts, Osaka University of Arts

Committee Memberships

Japan Typography Association (JTA)  Director
Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA)  Steering Committee
DAS Designers Association (DAS)  Director

Awards & Honors

Silver, Judge’s Choice, Global Design Awards 2018, Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA)
Silver, Judge’s Choice; Poster – Cultural Promotion, 2018, 2020, 2022, ‒ PyeongChang, Tokyo, Beijing
Silver; Poster – Cultural Promotion, Exhibition for Students’ Experimental Work
Typographic Excellenc, 64th Communication Design Awards, Type Directors Club, New York (TDC)
Typographic Excellenc; Exhibition for Students’ Experimental Work, Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
Judges’ Special Award, Visual Communication Design, Taipei International Design Award, Department of Economic Development Taipei City Governmen
Visual Communication Design, Judges’ Special Award; Zero Faces, Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
Best Work award, Mark and Symbol Category, Applied Typography 2015, Japan Typograhy Association (JTA)
Mark and Symbol Category, Best Work award; Sign Design Project, Mozart
Typographic Excellence, 60th Communication Design Awards, Type Directors Club, New York (TDC)
Typographic Excellence; Exhibition for Students’Experimental Work, Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
Bronze, Merit, Global Design Awards 2013, Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA)
Bronze; Shopping bags wrapping paper, Kintetsu Department Store
Merit; Noren
Merit; B1 Exhibition, Paper Voice Gallery
Merit; AGI Exhibition, ggg Gallery
Merit; 9th Avenue
Silver Medal, Bronze Medal, Taiwan International Graphic Design Award 2013, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan
Silver Medal; Mirai Clinic
Bronze Medal; Tabaco & Cafe
Bronze, Excellence, HKDA Global Design Awards 2011, Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA)
Bronze; Ingenuity Follows Nature, IDA 2011 Taipei
Excellence; Jhe Boarder, JAGDATOKYO
Excellence; The Posters, Osaka City Museum
Silver Overall, 2010 Vision Awards Annual Report Competition, LACP (League of American Communications Professionals)
Silver Overall, Top50 Asia Pacific, Top10 Japanese Report; Nissha Printing

Books etc

Atama to Karada de Wakaru Design (Design understanding by head and body)
Shinnoske Sugisaki
Pie International   May 2019   ISBN:978-4756252074
Shinnoske Sugisaki
ddd gallery, DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion   Nov 2008   
Impression Architecture
Shinnoske Sugisaki
MCCM Creations, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg   Nov 2007   ISBN:978-9889984274
Elementism 2
Shinnoske Sugisaki, Lam Hung (Part:Joint Work, Works, materials, dialog)
MCCM Creations   Jan 2004   ISBN:962-86816-4-8
New Genaration Graphic Designer – Shinnoske Sugisaki
Shinnoske Sugisaki (Part:Joint Work)
Guang Xi Fine Arts Publishing House   Oct 2002   ISBN:7-80674-2883-3

Conference Activities & Talks

Point, Line, Plane [Invited]
Shinnoske Sugisaki
Jun 2018   Kun Shan University
A Viewpoint of Designer [Invited]
Shinnoske Sugisaki
DAS Designers Association 60th Anniversary exhibition   Oct 2016   
How and What a Graphic Designer thinks [Invited]
Shinnoske Sugisaki
Super School   Feb 2016   Granfront Knowledge Capital
Transformation [Invited]
Shinnoske Sugisaki
China International Poster Biennia   Oct 2015   China Academy of Art
Typography – Meaning, Sound, Shape [Invited]
Shinnoske Sugisaki
Dec 2014   National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Visual Dialogue [Invited]
Shinnoske Sugisaki
Tommy Li and Works 20 Years   Dec 2014   
Information Architecture [Invited]
Shinnoske Sugisaki
Nov 2014   Kun Shan University
Soft Typography [Invited]
Shinnoske Sugisaki
Morisawa Moji Bunka Forum   Jan 2014   Morisawa
Heaven and Hell
Shinnoske Sugisaki
Sep 2012   AGI
Simplicity [Invited]
Shinnoske Sugisaki
Nov 2011   Shantou University
Soft Typography [Invited]
Shinnoske Sugisaki
Ingenuity Follows Nature – Master Forum   Oct 2011   IDA Congress
Simplicity and Complexity [Invited]
Shinnoske Sugisaki
May 2011   University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf


Shinnoske Sugisaki exhibition, Kun Shan University
Shinnoske Sugisaki   Artistic Activity   Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
Asakura Naomi Memorial Award
The Posters, Osaka City Museum of Modern Art Shinsaibashi Exhibition Space
Shinnoske Sugisaki   Artistic Activity   Sep 2011 - Sep 2011
Cooperation: Y. Takahashi, T.Nanbu
1+1 Grafikdesign, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany
Artistic Activity   May 2011 - May 2011
Cooperation: Y. Takahashi
The Border – Illustration + Direction, JAGDA TOKYO Gallery
Shinnoske Sugisaki   Artistic Activity   Jun 2009 - Jul 2009
Illustration: M. Abe
Virtue and/or Truth, ddd Gallery
Shinnoske Sugisaki   Artistic Activity   Nov 2008 - Dec 2008
Satoko’s World; Chef-d'oeuvre
Artistic Activity   May 2008 - May 2008
Artwork: M. Kawai
Design Minus Art, LADS Gallery
Shinnoske Sugisaki   Artistic Activity   Mar 2008 - Mar 2008
Virtue, Truth, Beauty, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
Shinnoske Sugisaki   Artistic Activity   Nov 2007 - Feb 2008
Cooperation: Y. Takahashi
Envirograph, Graphicating the World, Paper Voice Gallery
Shinnoske Sugisaki   Artistic Activity   Jul 2006 - Aug 2006
Cooperation: Y. Takada, T. Fujita
Working Words, Osaka Prefectural Government Office
Shinnoske Sugisaki   Artistic Activity   Dec 2005 - Jan 2006
Interview, poetry: K. Ueda
Anonyma, Ban Gallery
Shinnoske Sugisaki   Artistic Activity   Jan 2005 - Jan 2005
Elementism – Creative Studies, Ban Gallery
Shinnoske Sugisaki   Artistic Activity   Jan 2002 - Jan 2002
Pixelscape, Creation Gallery G8
Shinnoske Sugisaki   Artistic Activity   Aug 1997 - Sep 1997
Invisible Shape–Shinnoske Sugisaki Parsonal Poster Show, Ban Gallery
Shinnoske Sugisaki   Artistic Activity   Jan 1996 - Jan 1996


2019   Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art
Museum brand logo, identity system; 2018-2019
2017   Nakanoshima Festival City, Tower, Tower West
Integrated brand logo design system; 2012, 2016
2015   Kintetsu Department Store
Wrapping paper, shopping bag; total design system; 2013–2015
2008   Morisawa
Font brand; advertising, promotion, catalog, web; 1996-2008
Font subscription Morisawa Passport; Brand identity system; 2005
2003   Panasonic battery
Battery global brand project; Packaging design development, brand architecture system
2002   Osaka City Olympic Games promotion
Bid books, promotion, visual identity, 1999-2001