The JAGDA New Designer Award was established in 1983 to highlight outstanding young designers and to inspire the graphic design industry. Several designers (aged 39 or younger) who have created designs with particular novelty and a high level of quality are selected every year from designers whose works are included in the Graphic Design in Japan annual. The award, which highlights the many talents who will lead the design industry, receives considerable attention from the design and advertising industries. JAGDA organizes exhibitions in Tokyo and other areas in Japan to display the awardees’ works.
*The names, biographies and photos shown are as of the time of winning the award.
Selection of the 30th JAGDA New Designer Award 2012 was conducted at a judging session for the Graphic Design in Japan 2012 annual. Twenty-one members whose works had obtained good evaluations were selected as candidates from the 210 eligible members. As a result of the strict selection process, Mr. Tatsuki Ikezawa, Mr. Yusuke Ono and Mr. Ren Takaya were selected as the award-winning designers.