We integrate overview and details
combining diverse viewpoints in co-creation
to communicate the essentials.

Comprehensive viewpoint and skilled realization
are tightly connected in our design.
They mutually function to create a tuned integration
of optimum framework and expressive details.

We design in a team, digging into the issue from diverse aspects,
casting different views and inspiring each other
to capture the essentials of the issue.

The communication design we aim for
is giving form to what is truly valuable to people,
with a flexibility for shifting environments and an eye for unchanging essentials.
We design a strong meaningful communication
that conveys a deep reaching message.


Process
  • 1. Interview and dialogue

    We place great value on initial interviews. From dialogues with our client we try to catch hidden issues and subjects behind the words, and make appropriate customized plans. At this stage we try to be flexible to best suit the situation and aim of the client.

  • 2. Research and analysis

    We conduct design research on related subjects and competitor products/brands from a specialist perspective. The results are examined to derive a suitable design direction to match the aim of the project. If quantitative surveys, FGIs or workshops are needed or desired in the process, we will discuss it with the client to make proposals and plans.

  • 3. Redefining the brief and developing a concept

    Based on results and insights from the research and analysis, we examine and re-define the initial brief, make an overall framework plan, and develop a design concept. It is also possible to hold workshops and co-creation processes at this stage with the client and other stakeholders for concept development.

  • 4. Basic design

    Based on the results of the research and concept phases, a basic design direction is developed and presented. Reviews and discussions with the client will be held to narrow down the optimal design.

  • 5. Implementation design

    The fixed design goes through further sophistication and its details are adjusted to accommodate manufacturing conditions and cost requirements, for the resulting final product to best suit the aim of the project.

  • 6. Design supervision and follow-up support

    We supervise the printing, production and/or construction processes to ensure the resulting design quality. After launch we conduct overall supervision and develop guidelines for design applications, and share knowledge and understanding of design literacy with various stakeholders. We will stand by our clients to support, guarantee and maximize the effect of design for their businesses.

*The above process is one example of our design workflow, and will be adjusted and altered to best suit each project.

Outline
  • Name

    GK Graphics Incorporated

  • Address

    2-1-15 Shimo-Ochiai Shinjyuku-ku Tokyo
    161−0033 Japan
    Telephone +81-3-5952-6831
    Facsimile +81-3-5952-6832
    E-mail graphics@gk-design.co.jp

  • Established

    November 1, 1985

  • Paid-in
    Capital

    10 million yen

  • Board of
    Directors

    Maki Okabe, President
    Masahiro Sato, Vice-president
    Masahiko Kimura, Executive Director

  • Bank
    References

    MUFG Bank, Ltd. (Takatanobaba Branch)
    Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (Takatanobaba Branch)
    Resona Bank, Ltd. (Ikebukuro Branch)

  • Services

    1 Package and Product Graphics
    Package Design
    Graphical Product Design
    Novelty Product Development

    2 Branding and Identity
    Corporate Identity, Visual Identity

    3 Environmental Graphics
    Signage Planning
    Retail Environment
    Exhibit design

    4 Information Design
    Advertising Design / Poster, Catalog, Book, etc
    Presentation Design / Motion Graphics, Exhibition
    Graphical User Interface

    5 Management
    Reserch, Planning, Consultation
    Design Management

  • Primary clients to date

    Asahi Soft Drinks Co.,Ltd. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Azumanoen Co., Ltd. AMOREPACIFIC Corp. ANGFA Co., Ltd. EBM Corporation Evaheart, Inc. IMS Co., Ltd. Interscience Co.,Ltd. Vernal Brothers Inc. Ueno Gakuen Visual Industry Promotion Organization ADK International Inc. Ezaki Glico Company, Limited SSP Co., Ltd. LG Household & Health Care Ltd. LB CO., LTD OVAL ENTERPRISE CORPORATION Olympus Corporation KAGOME CO.,LTD. KATAOKA & CO., LTD. KAJIMA INSTITUTE PUBLISHING CO., LTD. Kasho Sanzen Co., Ltd. Calpis Co., Ltd. Kikkoman Corporation Kikkoman Food Products Company Kibun Foods Inc. Kyushu Railway Company Kirin Brewery Company, Limited Kracie Home Products, Ltd. KUREHA CORPORATION Keio Corporation Metropolitan Police Department Keisei Bus Co.,Ltd. KT Group Co.,Ltd. Ministry of Construction KOIZUMI Lighting Technology Corp. Parks and Recreation Foundation CONSUMERS CO-OPERATIVE KOBE KOKUYO Co.,Ltd. COSMO OIL CO., LTD. KONICA MINOLTA, INC. Sunstar Inc. Shizuoka University of Art and Culture Shiseido Company, Limited CITIZEN MACHINERY CO., LTD. SHIFT CO.,LTD. Sima Creative House JustSystems Corporation SHOWA GLOVE Co. ShotVision.Inc Shinjuku City NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION SHIN-YOSHA CORPORATION Sumida City ECO-PLANNING RESEARCH Co.Ltd. Sekisui House, Ltd. SETONAIKAIKISEN INC. Taiko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. Tanaka Foods Co.,Ltd. TIVOLI Holdings Inc. DENTSU INC. Tendoso Toagosei Company, Limited Tokyu Agency Inc. Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee Tokyo Social Insurance Office Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated TOKYO METOROPOLITAN GOVERMENT Tokyo Metropolitan University Public University Corporation TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION Tohoku University of Art & Design Toyo Paper Mfg.Co.,Ltd TOCLAS CORPORATION Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. Toyota Motor Corporation The Nisshin OilliO Group, Ltd. National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Japan Student Services Organization Japan Environment Association Coca-Cola(Japan)Company, Limited JAPAN TOBACCO INC. Japan Racing Association Nippon Television Network Corporation Nestle Japan Limited Häagen-Dazs Japan,Inc. Hakuhodo Inc. HASHIBA GRAND-SHA CO.,LTD. Hanamaruki Foods Inc. Palsystem Consumers’ Co-operative Union East Japan Railway Company Hida City Hitachi, Ltd. Fukuoka Urban Laboratory LLC Fukuoka City Fukuyama City FUKOKU SEIMEI BUILDING Co., Ltd. FUJITSU DESIGN LIMITED PLUS CORPORATION Bloom&Co., Inc. FROM COMMUNICATIONS Co.,Ltd. Hokuriku Electric Power Company POKKA SAPPORO FOOD & BEVERAGE LTD. Bonform Co., Ltd. Mars Japan Limited THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS Mazda Motor Corporation MARUNOUCHI HOTEL CO., LTD. MITSUBISHI ESTATE CO., LTD. Mitsubishi Corporation MINISTOP Co., Ltd. Milbon Co., Ltd. Murakami Corporation Meiji Co., Ltd. Mercian Corporation MORINAGA MILK INDUSTRY CO., LTD. Yamaha Corporation Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. YAMAMOTOYAMA Co., Ltd. Consumer Co-operative Federation Yokohama City Lion Corporation RIKEN Ritsumeikan University Wiredbeans Inc.

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