* about us (company Information)

artless Inc. | a global branding agency

May 18, 2019

artless Inc. is an independently owned global branding agency integrating graphics and architecture, based in tokyo and kyoto, founded by shun kawakami in 2001.

Our activities are based in visual communication and the language of design; branding and consulting, art and design, graphics and identity, architecture and interior, typography and signage, fashion and music, web and digital experience, advertising and brand communications.

We form a creative team in accordance with each new project. Our collective brings a new perspective to all projects from our global network. The team includes business consultants, creative directors, art directors, architects and interior designers, graphic and web designers, programmers, photographers, stylists, fashion designers, musicians, composers, flower artists, painters, calligraphers, illustrators, food director and barista.

We don’t differentiate between art, design, architecture, digital and other forms of communication. A diverse challenge extends across different disciplines, providing us with an experience that broadens our point of view. Our philosophy is rooted in Japanese sense of beauty, infused with contemporary creativity to make a difference.

“artless Inc.”は、 東京と京都を拠点にグローバルに活動するブランディング・エージェンシーです。

アート:デザイン:ビジネス、そして、グローバル:ローカル という5つの視点を軸に、グラフィックから建築空間まで、すべてのデザイン領域における包括的なアートディレクションとデザインによる独自のブランディングを行っています。


また、独自のグローバルネットワークを築き、このグローバル・コレクティブ(artless collective™) では、多様なジャンルの専門家やアーティストがリストアップされ、各プロジェクトのニーズに応じた最適なチームを提案しプロジェクトを進行しています。

“artless Inc.”は、日本の伝統美や美意識を基軸に、アートやデザインを 「ヴィジュアル・ランゲージ」 と捉え、国境や言語を越え、フィロソフィーやヴィジョンといった目には見えない概念を表現する 「ヴィジュアル・コミュニケーション」 の姿勢を軸に活動しています。

corporate information

artless Inc.
株式会社 artless

founder and ceo
Shun Kawakami

stock information
10,000,000 JPY


year of establishment

東京  tokyo
nakame gallery street J2+J3
(Nakameguro koukashita/85+86)
2-45-12 kami-meguro
tokyo 153-0051 japan
京都  kyoto

gojo place 9f, ebisucho, 
kyoto 600-8302 japan


Brand Strategy
Research and Insights
Brand architecture
Brand positioning
Naming and Brand concept
Communication and Design strategy
Content and Digital strategy
Brand Design
Visual identity
Verbal identity
Sound identity
Brand atmosphere
Motion design
Brand Communication
and Brand Experience

Creative direction and Art directin
Architectural design
Interior design
Graphic design
Sign design
Digital product design
Application design

Team of artless Inc.
total: 17 members
languages: English/ Japanese/ Chinese

1 creative director (founder/ceo)
2 project managers
2 art directors
1 architectural designer
7 designers
1 programmer
1 photographer
1 stylist
2 barista

founder (ceo) :
branding / creative & design direction / curation
Shun Kawakami (JP/EN)
instagramfacebook / twitter / pinterest / wikipedia

project management
Asami Kinoshita (JP/EN)
Moeko Tamakawa (JP/EN)

art direction & design
Nao Nozawa (JP/EN)
Kazuki Kaneko (JP/EN)

architectural design
Ken Aoki (JP/EN)

Shinsaku Iwatachi (EN/JP)
Thomas Zimmerman (EN/JP)
Qiwen Chao (CH/JP)
Yafa Koseko (CH/EN/JP)
Shien Ayako (JP)
Ryo Akao (JP)
Kanako Ueno (JP)

interactive design & programming
Adrien Dufond (FR/EN)

Yuu Kawakami (JP)

Miho Kawakami (JP)

barista for artless craft tea & coffee
Kazu Watanabe (JP)
Yuichi Onouchi (JP/EN)


PR partner company

W tokyo www.tokyo.co.jp
PR & creator management company

Designart Tokyo www.designart.jp
New design & art festival in Tokyo, Japan, established in 2017.


global partners 

AODJ Ambassador of Design, Japan. (NPO) : www.aodj.org
Non profit organization in Japan. AODJ strive to connect, inspire and elevate creative professionals in the world.

artless collective™ : www.artless-collective.com
Partner companies & collaborators from our global network

special thanks:
internship designers

Leonie Aiko (GE/EN) – Germany
Karolina Pöll (SP/EN/GE) – Mexico
Alice Tosey  (EN) – London UK
Miikka Toiviainen  (EN/FIN) – Finland
Stefano Cometta  (GE/EN/IT/SP/FR) – Swiss
Amaya Hagelaar  (DU/EN) – Netherlands
Aoi Fujikawa  (JP/EN) – New York USA
Jeerapak Nitipon  (EN) – Bankok Thailand

© artless Inc. All rights reserved.art direction + design by artless (tokyo) / interactive design by manmaru (paris) / sound by noiselessly