Takashi Kusui

Takashi Kusui

Founder & Creative Director at iyashi
San Francisco Bay Area, United States

About me

Please visit: iyashisf.com

Takashi Kusui is the award-winning Creative and Designer behind Iyashi. Taka has gained numerous accolades and successes over the last decade working with a number of marquee brands including Yves Saint Laurent, New Balance, Target, Stella Artois, and NBC.

Leaving Japan as a multi-disciplinary Creative, Taka relocated to NYC in 2002. Quickly building a reputation, Taka was invited to join Mother New York. During his tenure there, Mother New York was awarded ‘Agency of the Year’ in 2009 by Creativity (Ad Age). In 2012, Taka was invited to Silicon Valley to begin leading in-house creative teams at established technology firm BitTorrent.

Taka’s admiration of the West Coast Industrial Spirit propelled him to take particular interest in becoming a part of modern history by taking active roles as "The Design Creative" behind a variety of start-up businesses that have since come to define his new found home, San Francisco.

- Brand Identity
- Brand Architecture
- Brand Guidelines
- Art Direction
- Experience Design
- Service Design
- Marketing Collaterals
- Integrated Campaign


Graphic Designer
New York, United States
August 2007 - July 2010 (2 years 11 months)
Mother is a creative agency named the 2009 agency of the year by Creativity.

• Delivered top-notch creative works for both clients and new business presentations.
• Worked with numerous corporate identities, responsible to execute all aspects of branding including positioning, naming, identity development, packaging, design strategies, advertising campaigns, style-guide, and brand guidelines.

Clients list:
Arla, DailyMotion, Dell, Devo, Internet Week New York, Johnson & Johnson, Liz Claiborne, NBC, New Balance, Stella Artois, Target, Webby Awards, Yves Saint Laurent, New Business.


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