• Tokyo, Japan
  • Art Director, iyamadesign inc.

Koji Iyama

Art Director, iyamadesign inc.


I was born in 1967 and graduated from the Tama Art University in 1992. I started a career in advertising at Nippon Design Center the same year. My major clients at the time were TOYOTA, ISETAN (department store) and TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting system television). In the five years working at NDC, I learned design basics, then moved to another company. I started out as a sole proprietorship in 2000. While I was independent I tried to further polish my design skill set. I met many great clients at the same time. My first solo exhibition was in 2008, the year after I established iyamadesign inc.

Major Clients:

KAMOI KAKOSHI CO., LTD. (adhesive tape maker)

SHUEISHA Inc. (publisher) and many more publishers

ANA(All Nippon Airways)

Sugahara Glassworks Inc. (handmade glass maker)

The University of Tokyo

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)



Canne Lions international Festival of Creativity 2013 Gold Lion

SPIKES ASIA 2012 Grand Prix

2014 CLIO AWARDS Gold Award

93rd New York ADC Gold Award

91st New York ADC Gold Award

84th New York ADC Silver Award

D&AD Award 2010 Silver Award

D&AD Award 2009 Bronze Award

One Show Design 2013 Bronze Award

One Show Design 2012 Silver Award

One Show Design 2011 Bronze Award

Japan Graphic Designers Association New Designer Award 2005

red dot award: communication design 2012

1st Tokachi Poster Award Grand Prix

Mexico International Poster Biennial 2004 Bronze Award

Brno International Poster Biennial 2006 The Union of Visual Artists of the Czech Republic Award
 and many more.