Dive into the world of design excellence with the maestro himself, Takuya Wakizaki. As the lead behind Motive Inc., Takuya Wakizaki stands as a luminary in the creative realm. Fresh from a triumphant win at the Creative Communication Award (C2A), Takuya Wakizaki shares insights into his creative journey, the challenges faced, and the impact of prestigious recognition.
– Takuya Wakizaki clinched the Best of Best in Wayfinding/Functional Typography at the C2A Awards.
– His creative prowess extends to designing wayfinding systems, blending functionality with artistic motifs.
– Takuya finds inspiration in the patterns of human behavior, often observed through the lens of children’s interactions.
– While embracing international recognition, Takuya aspires to venture into overseas projects, embracing diverse cultures and experiences.
Takuya Wakizaki: I have yet to feel or see any effects, but I’m thrilled to have received recognition in the U.S. awards.
Takuya Wakizaki: For me, the C2A application process was not difficult.
However, as can be said about other awards, the limitation on the number of photos and the number of words in the description always makes it difficult to convey all the details of the work.
Takuya Wakizaki: I often get inspiration from everyday life.
In particular, when I observe children’s behavior, I can discover patterns of behavior that humans unconsciously take, which inspire my designs.
Takuya Wakizaki: I’m in the field of Wayfinding Design, so ultimately, it’s all about how the user feels in the space.
No matter how well I think about the design of my desk, there will always be a gap in how I feel between the desk and the space.
This is true no matter how many years of experience I have.
I try to go to the field as much as possible to bridge this gap.
Takuya Wakizaki: If I can, I would also like to experience a project in the U.S.
I hope this award connects us to such opportunities.
Takuya Wakizaki: I have not seen those opportunities yet. I hope to see such opportunities.
Takuya Wakizaki: There are no concrete effects yet.
I hope that the award will have an impact in the future.
Takuya Wakizaki: If I can create a work worthy of this award, I would like to apply again.
Takuya Wakizaki: I don’t really follow trends.
I just want to pursue good design, regardless of trends.
Takuya Wakizaki: I want to join more overseas projects.
It would be great to visit different cities, experience different cultures, and interact with people.
Takuya Wakizaki’s journey is a testament to unwavering creativity and a commitment to timeless design. From winning accolades to envisioning a future filled with diverse projects, Wakizaki remains a beacon in the creative industry. As we explore the intricate balance of functionality and aesthetics in the TOTETSU Training Institute project, Takuya invites us to join him on a design odyssey, where every detail tells a story of innovation and excellence.