Date of birth: 11/06/1982 | Nationality: Japanese
E-mail: ryo@ryoyamashita.com

Ryo Yamashita has trained as a Designer/Director with projects including design exhibitions/events and artist/company consultants. His work experiences were widely from design exhibitions management (Design exhibitions in Tokyo, Young artists support projects in London, Tokyo Designer’s Week management in Tokyo) to cultural design research projects ( ‘iconoclasm.jp’, exhibition and critical workshop in London Design Festival 06).
Currently, he is located in Tokyo where he has worked full-time for Musashino Art University Design Lounge as a Assistant Director to promote design related activities and reaserch cultural impacts of Creative Industry, and also operate his own creative unit to research new types of approaches with creative method. Peviously, he belonged to Musashino Art University as a Research Associate to research the methodology of cultural enterprise and aspects of Cultural Industry in Japan.
In order to develop his theory ‘value visualization’ , he shifted his work place from Tokyo to London. During the days in London, he made highly success achievements in research and design projects.
After graduating his Master Degree from Enterprise and Management for the Creative Arts (Emca) at The School of Marketing, London College of Communication, he worked at Tokyo Designer’s Week and 100% Design Tokyo exhibition as one of the Exhibition Management team and a Graphic Designer.


MA Enterprise and Management for the Creative Arts, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, London UK (2006-2007)
BA Design Informatics, Musashino Art University, Tokyo Japan (2000-2005)


Career History:
Musashino Art University Design Lounge, Assistant Director (full-time), Tokyo Japan

Owner, Ryo Yamashita Associates, Tokyo, Japan

Musashino Art University, Research Associate (full-time), Tokyo Japan

Design Association, Assistant Manager and Graphic Designer (full-time) ,Tokyo Japan

K0I, Marketing Manager (freelance), London UK

Iconoclasm, Head Manager (freelance) London UK


Direction works (selected):
(website) Tokyo Midtown Design Hub, 2013-2014
(website) Musashino Art University Design Lounge, 2012

(exhibition) ‘Life and Form from Now: Integration of Craft and Design, and its Future Vision’, Tokyo Midtown Design Hub, Tokyo Japan, 2013
(exhibition) ‘(   ) mo (   ) mo (   ) mo -Design and ways of seeing-‘, Tokyo Midtown Design Hub, Tokyo Japan, 2013
(performance) ‘Both Environment and I myself become art’, Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo Japan, 2013
(performance) ‘projection mapping project’, Musashino Art University, Tokyo Japan, 2012
(exhibition) ‘Musashino Art University and Design /Museum Collection and Educational Activities’, Tokyo Midtown Design Hub, Tokyo Japan, 2012
(performance) ‘Mr. Artnight TV’, Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo Japan, 2012
(exhibition) ‘2-305!!’, Musashino Art University, Tokyo Japan 2010
(exhibition) ‘100% Design Tokyo’, Meijijingu-mae, Tokyo Japan, 2007

(forum) ‘Global Design Education Forum 2014 in Tokyo’, Tokyo Japan, 2014
(workshop) ‘HACK U @MAU’, Tokyo Japan, 2014
(workshop) ‘Good Design Lounge’, Tokyo Japan, 2013
(workshop) ‘Kids Week Workshop’, Tokyo Japan, 2012-2013
(workshop) ‘Minato-ku Mid Street’, Tokyo Japan, 2012
(forum) ‘Provoke: Design Informatics Forum’, Tokyo Japan, 2012
(lecture) ‘Top Design Seminar’, Tokyo Japan, 2012-2013
(workshop) ‘Colonge Tea-Time’, Colonge Germany, 2010
(workshop) ‘London Street Stall’, London UK, 2009-2011

(Project) ‘present: giving from art’, 2013-2014
(Project) ‘Re-Branding Japan’, 2013
(Project) ‘Idea Lounge of Design Lounge’, 2012-2013

Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan 2012
Hosei University, Japan 2012
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK 2009-2011
Colong International School of Design, Germany 2010

Musashino Art University, Musashino Art University Museum+Library, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Colong College of Art and Design, KAYAC, Colopl, JAXA, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Yahoo! Japan, Tokyo Midtown, LIXIL, Nosigner, AKAGI NYUGYO, Mizuno, A-net, RaNa Extractive, Landor Japan, Ricoh, etc…