Welcome to TGD

WHAT DO WE
WANT TO DO?

Create a great website which acts as an informational hub for connecting foreign and local designers
to the Tokyo (and Japan’s) design industry.

TGD will be centred around creating accessible articles based on personal experiences.

TGD goal is creating a community to facilitate relationships between Japanese firms and foreign designers,
being a landmark for DESIGNERS who intend to work and live in Japan.

MAIN TOPICS

What a Japanese design studio wants from an international designer.

How can you add value to a Japanese studio as an international designer.

What is our responsibility as international designers in Japan.

Differences between a western design studio and a japanese design studio.

Common misconception about design in Japan, benefits and drawbacks of
workingfor a Japanese company.

Riccardo Parenti

Italian. Art Director, interaction design enthusiast, occasionally photographer. Riccardo is the founder the TGD community, starting the LinkedIn group when he first moved to Japan in 2010. He is also a volunteer for Behance Tokyo. He loves to spend his free time seeking and exploring abandoned buildings in the Japanese countryside.

2 Comments

  • Reply May 27, 2015

    ra

    great site! thank you for making this happen. it was seriously needed in japan. i look forward to how this site grows.

    • Riccardo
      Reply May 28, 2015

      Riccardo

      Thank you!
      We are working to make it possible!

      R.

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