ABOUT kaoru K+

Kaoru was born in Tokyo Japan.
She has worked as a freelance art director, graphic designer, and illustrator
since her graduation from London College of Communication in 2006.

She has been working for agencies large and small.
She has  provided graphic, editorial, web and moving image work for
various clients in the U.K., Europe and Japan, within the fields of fashion,
publishing, film and music.

She truly enjoys her work – she finds it challenging, fulfilling and creative.
She specialises in collage illustration, focusing on textures and
the handmade aspect of the materials she incorporates in her artwork.
Her work has featured in international artists’ and designers’ collections.
She tries to explore different aspects and media so as to constantly enhance and
extend her artistic potential.


EDUCATION

2003………ロンドン芸術大学 ロンドン カレッジ オブ プリンティング
…………….ファウンデーション修了

2006………ロンドン芸術大学 ロンドン カレッジ オブ コミュニケーション
……………..BA グラフィック アンド メディア デザイン イラストレーション エディトリアル 科卒業

2002-03Foundation Study at London College of Printing, London Institute
2003-06BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design, Illustration, Editorial,
……………University of the Arts London, London College of Communication


EXHIBITIONS

2005…….“Make it Organic”, Foundry, London
2008…….“Weirdos”, So+ba/Hybrid gallery, Tokyo
2008…….“K+Me 2007/2008 Collection”, Kawano Shinjyuku Store, Tokyo
2010…….“Graphic Art Exhibition Vol.24”, RECTO VERSO GALLERY, Tokyo
2010…….“カラフルなカクテル”/Colourful Cocktail, Rcafe Shibuya, Tokyo
2011…….“都会を歩く”/”Walking in the city”, 日本橋三越本館 × レクトヴァーソギャラリー/
…………..Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Honkan × RECTO VERSO GALLERY, Tokyo


CLIENTS / WORKED WITH

AKQA (UK), Rupert Ray (UK), Fitzdares (UK), Quintessentially Magazine (UK),
Candid (UK), Lunch Magazine (UK), Numero Tokyo (JP), Dazed and Confused (JP),
Nylon (JP), CLAM (FR), marisol Shueisha (JP), YOGA journal (JP), Sotec sha (JP),
Kangol (JP/UK), And A (JP), Point (JP), ENCADREURS (JP), Kiehl’s (JP), LONGCHAMP Japan (JP),
atre (JP), P.I.C.S (JP), MTV (JP), JAPAN RAILWAY (JP), Sony Music International Japan (JP),
Sony Digital Entertainment (JP), Johnny’s Entertainment (JP), nano・universe (JP), HYGE Interface (JP) etc…


FEATURED

2006………イラストノート #1/Illust note #1   誠文堂新光社/Seibundo Shinkosha
2007………ガーリーグラフィックス/Girly Graphics PIE BOOKS
2008………Dazed & Confused #65 カエルム
2008………GR08 Design data book 毎日コミュニケーションズ
2008………映像作家100人 2008/100 Motion Graphics Creator 2008  BNN
2008………ART WORLD (China)
2009………キャプションチャートのレイアウト/Caption Chart layout PIE BOOKS
2009………Handmade Graphics BNN
2009………Fashion Illustration File 玄光社/Genkosha
2010………New Girly Graphics PIE BOOKS
2010………映像作家100人 2010/100 Motion Graphics Creator 2010 BNN
2010………注目の女性クリエーター/New generation women creator  PIE BOOKS
2011.………ポートフォリオクリエーション/Portfolio Creation PIE BOOKS
2011………Creative Calendar Collection BASHEER GRAPHIC BOOKS Singapore
2012………INGENUITY, 7788 culture
2012………図で伝えるデザイン/Design by figure PIE BOOKS
2015          Magic Paintbrush Hightone


PUBLICATION
2010………Girly & Marchën ソーテック社/Sotec Sha


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