Katsumi Tamura

Expert in Graphic Design.

About Katsumi Tamura

  • Winner of 44 A' Design Awards.
  • 42-Time Winner of Graphic Design Award.
  • Specialized in Graphic Design.
  • 44 Featured Original Designs.
  • Highly Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Graphic
  • Gift
  • Advertising
Calendar 2018 “Puzzle” Calendar

Calendar 2018 “Puzzle” Calendar

Graphic Design

Calendar 2016 “Park” Calendar

Calendar 2016 “Park” Calendar

Graphic Design

Calendar 2018 “Tri-leg” Calendar

Calendar 2018 “Tri-leg” Calendar

Graphic Design

Stand By Calendar

Stand By Calendar

Gift Design

Calendar 2018 “Swing” Calendar

Calendar 2018 “Swing” Calendar

Graphic Design

Calendar 2018 “Windmill” Calendar

Calendar 2018 “Windmill” Calendar

Graphic Design

365 Voices Calendar

365 Voices Calendar

Graphic Design

Calendar 2015 “Town” Calendar

Calendar 2015 “Town” Calendar

Graphic Design

goo Anniversary Calendar 2017 Calendar

goo Anniversary Calendar 2017 Calendar

Graphic Design

Calendar 2015 “Botanical Life” Calendar

Calendar 2015 “Botanical Life” Calendar

Graphic Design

calendar 2013 “Town” Calendar

calendar 2013 “Town” Calendar

Graphic Design

Calendar 2014 “Town” Calendar

Calendar 2014 “Town” Calendar

Graphic Design

Calendar 2014 “Farm” Calendar

Calendar 2014 “Farm” Calendar

Graphic Design

Calendar 2014 “Botanical Life” Calendar

Calendar 2014 “Botanical Life” Calendar

Graphic Design

Calendar 2014 “Flowers” Calendar

Calendar 2014 “Flowers” Calendar

Graphic Design

Calendar 2015 “Bike” Calendar

Calendar 2015 “Bike” Calendar

Graphic Design

SONY semiconductor branding Sales Promotion & Branding

SONY semiconductor branding Sales Promotion & Branding

Advertising Design

good morning original calendar 2012 “Farm” Calendar

good morning original calendar 2012 “Farm” Calendar

Graphic Design

calendar 2013 “Safari” Calendar

calendar 2013 “Safari” Calendar

Graphic Design

calendar 2013 “Farm” Calendar

calendar 2013 “Farm” Calendar

Graphic Design

calendar 2013 “Rocking Chair” Calendar

calendar 2013 “Rocking Chair” Calendar

Graphic Design

calendar 2013 “Module” Calendar

calendar 2013 “Module” Calendar

Graphic Design

Pop-up Message Card “Leaves” Message Card

Pop-up Message Card “Leaves” Message Card

Graphic Design

Calendar 2014 “ZOO” Calendar

Calendar 2014 “ZOO” Calendar

Graphic Design

Calendar 2014 “Safari” Calendar

Calendar 2014 “Safari” Calendar

Graphic Design

17th goo Calendar “12 Pockets 2014” Calendar

17th goo Calendar “12 Pockets 2014” Calendar

Graphic Design

NTT EAST 2014 Calendar “Happy Town” Calendar

NTT EAST 2014 Calendar “Happy Town” Calendar

Graphic Design

Calendar 2015 “Flowers” Calendar

Calendar 2015 “Flowers” Calendar

Graphic Design

Happy Pockets Calendar

Happy Pockets Calendar

Graphic Design

Arc Calendar Calendar

Arc Calendar Calendar

Graphic Design

calendar 2013 “ZOO” Calendar

calendar 2013 “ZOO” Calendar

Graphic Design

Standing Message Card “Post Animal” Message Card

Standing Message Card “Post Animal” Message Card

Graphic Design

calendar 2013 “Waterwheel” Calendar

calendar 2013 “Waterwheel” Calendar

Graphic Design

NTT COMWARE “Season Display” Calendar

NTT COMWARE “Season Display” Calendar

Graphic Design

Seasonal Colors Memo pad set

Seasonal Colors Memo pad set

Graphic Design

Calendar  “Color Cartridge” Calendar

Calendar “Color Cartridge” Calendar

Graphic Design

Tsunagaru Calendar Calendar

Tsunagaru Calendar Calendar

Graphic Design

MULTI-USE DESK CALENDAR Calendar

MULTI-USE DESK CALENDAR Calendar

Graphic Design

good morning original calendar 2012 “Zoo” Calendar

good morning original calendar 2012 “Zoo” Calendar

Graphic Design

goo calendar for your own "12 Pockets" Calendar

goo calendar for your own "12 Pockets" Calendar

Graphic Design

2013 goo Calendar “MONTH & DAY” Calendar

2013 goo Calendar “MONTH & DAY” Calendar

Graphic Design

NTT COMWARE 2013 Calendar “Custom&Enjoy” Calendar

NTT COMWARE 2013 Calendar “Custom&Enjoy” Calendar

Graphic Design

good morning original calendar 2011 - Zoo Calendar

good morning original calendar 2011 - Zoo Calendar

Graphic Design

good morning original calendar 2011 - Safari Calendar

good morning original calendar 2011 - Safari Calendar

Graphic Design


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Interview with Katsumi Tamura

Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
I have 2 design fields ― client works and original products. 4 creators (1 art director, 2 designers, 1 copy writer) belong to my design farm.
What is "design" for you?
Client works are designed based on the concept, “Design for Solutions”. Original products are designed based on the concept, “Life with Design”.
What kinds of works do you like designing most?
I love simple and luculent designs, ageless and borderless designs.
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
My favorite design is familiar items like stationaries I can reflect the concept, “Life with Design”.
What was the first thing you designed for a company?
First of all after establishment, I considered things and values I could supply to my clients.
What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
I feel happy and pride myself imaging peoples are pleased to use my products.
When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
First of all, I consider if the idea or design have existed in society yet, and if they can move peoples.
How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
I create a new product by switching view angle as usual. My main products are standable calendars and message cards.
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
It is important to communicate to designers. Because that discovers essence of problems and leads to breakthrough.
What skills are most important for a designer?
To take an interest in various things. Besides, to get own originality.
Who are some of your clients?
Representative real estate company, electronics maker and telecommunication company of Japan
What are your future plans? What is next for you?
I will increase items of original products, and give delight to many people in the world.
Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
I have worked as a team member. I manage and direct a team and design work totally.

Extended Interview with Katsumi Tamura

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
I became a designer as I was interested in drawing, making and design since childhood.
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
I have 2 design fields ― client works and original products. 4 creators (1 art director, 2 designers, 1 copy writer) belong to my design farm.
Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
Client works are designed based on the concept, “Design for Solutions”. Original products are designed based on the concept, “Life with Design”.
What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
I love simple and luculent designs, ageless and borderless designs.
What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
My favorite design is familiar items like stationaries I can reflect the concept, “Life with Design”.
What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
First of all after establishment, I considered things and values I could supply to my clients.
What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
I feel happy and pride myself imaging peoples are pleased to use my products.
What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
First of all, I consider if the idea or design have existed in society yet, and if they can move peoples.
How do you define design, what is design for you?
Life, Nature and City etc. ― all thing's shapes and colors surrounding myself.
Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?
I create a new product by switching view angle as usual. My main products are standable calendars and message cards.
What helped you to become a great designer?
I have been living in Tokyo, Japan. I design with borderless idea regardless of Japanese culture and history.
How do you think designers should present their work?
It is important to communicate to designers. Because that discovers essence of problems and leads to breakthrough.
How does design help create a better society?
To broaden horizons, consider deeply, and try without fearing failure.
What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
To take an interest in various things. Besides, to get own originality.
What is the role of technology when you design?
Representative real estate company, electronics maker and telecommunication company of Japan
What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
I will increase items of original products, and give delight to many people in the world.
What do you wish people to ask about your design?
I have worked as a team member. I manage and direct a team and design work totally.

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