Intricate functional typography on the floor at Totetsu Training Institute

Takuya Wakizaki: Crafting Journeys, Winning Awards

About Takuya Wakizaki

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.

Fun Facts about Takuya Wakizaki

– 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.

Exclusive Interview with Takuya Wakizaki

Functional typography guiding the way from the entrance to various spaces inside Totetsu Training Institute

1. Fresh from your recent win at the C2A Awards, can you share how the recognition has already influenced your perspective on your creative journey or business endeavors?

Takuya Wakizaki: I have yet to feel or see any effects, but I’m thrilled to have received recognition in the U.S. awards.

2. Let’s rewind to your journey through the submission and evaluation process for the C2A Awards. What were the standout moments, challenges, or surprises you encountered?

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.

3. Creativity is a mystic force. What fuels your imagination, and how do you approach the creative process?

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.

4.Navigating the twists and turns of a creative career often involves overcoming obstacles. What are some of the recent challenges you’ve faced, and how have you tackled them?

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.

5. The ink on your C2A victory is still fresh. In what ways do you anticipate the award impacting your credibility and reputation in the creative industry, and how do you envision leveraging this recognition as you move forward?

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.

6. Networking and collaboration are integral to growth. Have you already seen opportunities or partnerships emerge as a result of your C2A win, and how do you foresee these connections shaping your future in the industry?

Takuya Wakizaki: I have not seen those opportunities yet. I hope to see such opportunities.

7. Immediate effects aside, do you foresee winning the C2A Award influencing the demand for your services or products in the near future?

Takuya Wakizaki: There are no concrete effects yet.
I hope that the award will have an impact in the future.

Interior view showcasing functional typography designed by Takuya Wakizaki within Totetsu Training Institute

8. Looking ahead, do you see yourself applying for the next edition of the C2A Awards, and what aspects of the competition would motivate you to participate again?

Takuya Wakizaki: If I can create a work worthy of this award, I would like to apply again.

9. Staying current is an ongoing challenge. How do you currently keep abreast of new industry trends, and are there any emerging trends you’re excited to incorporate into your work?

Takuya Wakizaki: I don’t really follow trends.
I just want to pursue good design, regardless of trends.

10. Future gazing: what plans and aspirations are on the horizon for you, and how do you anticipate your creative journey evolving over time?

Takuya Wakizaki: I want to join more overseas projects.
It would be great to visit different cities, experience different cultures, and interact with people.

 Exterior view featuring functional typography on the wall at Totetsu Training Institute.

Takuya’s Design Legacy Unveiled

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.


More about Takuya Wakizaki and the Project:

C2A – Takuya Wakizaki (Motive Inc.) – Best of Best in Wayfinding / Functional Typography

More about the Motive Inc.:

Motive Inc’s Website

Other C2A Winners:

Winners Gallery