Ben Richards
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Ben Richards

Designer & Art DirectorTokyo, Japan
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Ben Richards

Designer & Art DirectorTokyo, Japan
About me
I am a globally-minded designer and art director working across branding, creative direction, photography and editorial/publishing. Over 6 years experience working on projects in Japan, South Korea, Canada and across Europe. This global perspective helps inform my personal and commercial photography work, as well as my role as curator and art director for self-published magazine, Accidental Zine. Currently based in Tokyo. Previous clients include: Air Canada, Air France, BBC, Monocle, Rains Ltd, Sansiri, Shinsegae, Size?, TokyoBike, St Moritz Magazine, Universal Music, Venice Biennale, Vogue, We Move Magazine.
Projects
  • Photography – Architecture
    Photography – ArchitectureAn ongoing documentation of architecture and interiors from around the world. Featuring buildings in Japan, Italy, South Korea and the UK. As well as by architects such as Tadao Ando, Rem Koolhaas, Isamu Noguchi, Herzog and de Meuron and Sou Fujimoto Architects.
  • Accidental Zine
    Accidental ZineAn unconventional view on contemporary photography. Self-published magazine exploring the sometimes unpredictable nature of analogue photography, and celebrating some of the world’s most exciting – and in some cases unseen – photographers. The idea of the project is to give these unique images a new home in order to share their beauty. See more: @accidentalzine
  • King's Road, London
    King's Road, LondonBranding London’s most iconic street. New brand identity and website for King’s Road, building on themes of reinvention and evolution. A bold typographic system reflects the road’s historic elements of ‘monarchy’ and ‘anarchy’, while the primary colour palette shouts King’s Road’s new identity from the rooftops.
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Work history
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    Lead Designer, JapanErretres
    Tokyo, JapanFreelance
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    Monocle logo
    PhotographerMonocle
     - Tokyo, JapanFreelance
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Skills
  • Art Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA), Graphic DesignLeeds Metropolitan University
     - Leeds, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Top 9 agencies outside of London 2016; Modern DesignersComputer Arts Magazine
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    People of Print Ltd logo
    Top 10 Graduates 2014People of Print Ltd