Projects with Tacchi Studios

28 June 2018 ● 3 mins read ● 11 images

I've worked with the great team at Tacchi Studios (makers of Canvas!) for a number of years on a range of projects.

People Make Places iOS App + Website

People Make Places is a unique travel brand focusing on introducing beautiful / delicious / charming / artistic places in Tokyo, and the people behind them. They have produced a beautiful hard cover book, an iPhone + iPad app, and also a concierge service for bespoke tours in Japan.

The Tacchi Studios team and I worked closely together with the creators of PMP to develop personas and user journeys, which helped us create a beautiful and slick app experience.

The app contains a listing of beautiful places in Tokyo, together with an interview with the people behind them. For each place, we also included a location map, the address in Japanese for taxi drivers, and also the ability to book a customised tour through the concierge service.

We also designed and built a responsive website to help promote the brand and allow customers to buy the book.

Nicolai Bergmann Online Shop Website

Nicolai Bergmann is a Danish floral artist who has introduced his unique style to Japan, combining Scandinavian design principles with Japanese attention to detail. I worked with Tacchi to design their online shop website.

The Tacchi team and I collaborated with Nicolai Bergmann and his wife to produce a website that conveys the Nicolai Bergmann brand's values and aesthetics.

The online store was built to complement the main brand website, and ensures a smooth user experience for ordering online on any device. 


Summerbird Organic, founded in Denmark in 1986, is a high-end chocolate brand which prides itself on the finest, most delicious organic chocolate products in the world. I helped Tacchi design the brand website and online store for their launch in Japan.

It was important to portray Summerbird as the high-end brand they are, so we focused on using gorgeous photos of the raw, organic ingredients and no-compromise processes used to make their products.

The website was built in both Japanese and English, and retains its simplicity and usability on all devices.

The Summerbird Lab & Cafe, located in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo, is more like a gallery, showing off the beautiful product range, and allowing customers to watch their chocolatiers at work. 

The website allows the user to not only learn about the Summerbird brand, but also order their products online.

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Trent McBride

I'm a web / mobile designer in Tokyo, Japan

I'm an Australian graphic designer based in Tokyo, and also co-founder of Tadaku (

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