Ben Richards - Art Director in Tokyo

Ben Richards

I'm an art director in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English

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About me

Freelance photographer, designer and art director from the UK, living in Tokyo. My work spans travel, architecture and lifestyle, as well as branding, creative direction, and editorial/publishing.

Through my work I aim to explore the relationship between people and their built environment across cities globally. I have several years experience working in design and art direction and was most recently an art director at Winkreative in London, since 2017, and I continue to work for MONOCLE Magazine whilst here in Tokyo.

Clients and collaborators include: MONOCLE Magazine, Air Canada, Air France, Venice Biennale, Vogue, TokyoBike, Rains Ltd, Cote+Ciel, Size?, Ucon Acrobatics, We Move Magazine and St Moritz Magazine.

My Creations

  1. Autumn in Hokkaido

    13 December 2019
    Autumn in Hokkaido

    Hokkaido isn’t often the first place people think of when travelling to Japan. This editorial photo essay takes a step away from the city and documents a trip to the l...

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  2. Architecture

    13 December 2019

    A series of architecture shots taken in Seoul, Tokyo, Milan and London, exploring the relationship between people and their built environment. 

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  3. We Move Magazine

    7 January 2020
    We Move Magazine

    Japanese lifestyle magazine with a twist.Editorial designs for We Move, a new magazine exploring innovators in the fields of movement, sport, nutrition and wellbeing. ...

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  4. Size? for Women

    7 January 2020
    Size? for Women

    Adapting a brand for a female audience.Feminising a male-oriented brand for the launch of a flagship store in Manchester. The idea was to develop the new brand through...

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  5. King’s Road, London

    7 January 2020
    King’s Road, London

    Branding 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 reflect...

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  6. Marylebone Square

    7 January 2020
    Marylebone Square

    Redefining the streets of West London.A crafted visual identity for a sensitive addition to the neighbourhood. Marylebone Square focuses on fitting in to the local arc...

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  7. Accidental Zine

    7 January 2020
    Accidental Zine

    An unconventional view on contemporary photography.Self-published magazine exploring the sometimes unpredictable nature of analogue photography, and celebrating some o...

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