GK Design Group
Kazuo Tanaka
GK Design Group Inc. CEO
Kazuo Tanaka
[Profile]

1981 Graduated from the School of Design of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
1983 Completed the master course of the postgraduate Design School of the Tokyo University of the Arts
1983 Joined GK Industrial Design Associates, Inc
2000 Director of Sign and Street Furniture for the EXPO Aichi
2001 Board Member of GK Sekkei
2006 President of GK Sekkei Inc.
2007 President of GK Design Group Inc.
2007 Executive Board Member of International Council of Society of Industrial Design (ICSID 2007–2011)
2010 International Advisory Committee of WDC SEOUL 2010
2014 President of GK Industrial Design Inc.
2016 President CEO of GK Design Group Inc.


[Title]

President of Japan Industrial Designer's Association
Executive Director of the Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Regional Advisor of International Council of Society of Industrial Design(ICSID)
Board Member / Jury President of the Sumida Area Brand Promoting Conference
Deputy Chairman of China International Design Industry Union (CIDIU)
Master of Beijing DeTao Masters Academy


[Qualification]

Professional Engineer Japan (construction sector: June, 2003)


[Juror]

Japan : Good Design Award (2003–2009), The Urban-scape Award of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Japan (2006–), Civil Engineering Design Prize (2008–2010) Germany : The Braun Prize (2009), The Red Dot Design Award (2008)
China : The Design Intelligence Awards(2016), The Franz Prize (2015), The Lotus Prize(2010), The iF Design Award (2009), The China Red Star Design Award (2009)
Korea : The Pin Up Design Awards (2011–)
Singapore : The Red Dot Design Award: design concept(2010–), The Singapore Good Design Mark (2014), The President Design Award (2015)
Australia : The Australian International Design Awards(2010)
India : The i-Mark Design Awards (2012)


[Awards won]

The Red Dot Design Award
Good Design Award (Japan): Grand Prix
Sign Design Association Award: Award of Excellence
iF Design award