Duncan Shotton - Product Designer in Tokyo

Duncan Shotton

I'm a product designer in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English and Japanese

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About me

My mission is to create products that engage users emotionally, promote happiness and ensure people love what they’re doing, wherever they are and whoever they're there with.
My work covers product, packaging, graphic and user interface design.

(profile photo by http://michaelholmesphoto.com)

My Creations

  1. Onigiri Coin Case

    14 October 2017
    Onigiri Coin Case

    A triple pocket purse in the shape of your favourite Japanese snack.Designed and produced in collaboration with EYLMore info : http://dshott.co.uk/onigiri

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  2. Shibuya In&Out Tray

    26 March 2019
    Shibuya In&Out Tray

    Inspired by the passengers & vehicles that drift in & out of Tokyo’s iconic crossing, a cast concrete tray for temporary storage of everyday items.https://dshott.co.uk...

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  3. Pool Glass

    17 June 2019

    A miniature swimming pool glass, now live on Kickstarter : https://kickstarter.com/projects/duncanshotton/pool-glass

  4. Tree House Vase

    24 November 2018
    Tree House Vase

    A handmade, single flower vase that brings warm memories of childhood to your home or office : https://dshott.co.uk/treehouse

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  5. Planet Pins

    2 October 2017
    Planet Pins

    Our hand-painted solar-system stationery - http://dshott.co.uk/pp

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  6. tobiishi

    3 April 2017

    Someone at the door? a friend? a delivery
    more info : http://dshott.co.uk/tobiishi/

    There’s no need to wriggle into a pair of shoes, or perform an awkward stretch manoeuvre to reach the door handle…
    Named after the Japanese word for stepping stone, “Tobiishi” creates a designated, comfortable & clean spot to... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  7. Doraemondrian

    12 November 2017

    Doraemon x Mondrian
    ★ instagram / twitter → @_dshott ★
    Earlier this year I designed this (unofficial) parody art that morphs Japan’s favourite robotic cat with the well-recognised abstract art style of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. I actually wanted to produce these as prints, but Doraemon’s Licensing Agency... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  8. dshott.co.uk 4.0

    2 February 2017

    New responsive design & dual language functionality (日本語!).

    I've done less digital user interface and user experience work since I moved to Tokyo. Although it's very rewarding to create a physical item for a product or packaging designer, there's often many more compromises that have to be made when a... continue reading (1, 1 image)

  9. Soy Shape

    6 August 2016

    Soy sauce dipping dishes that take advantage of the natural colour gradation of soy sauce to give the illusion of three-dimensional shapes once filled. Made in Japan.

    more info : http://dshott.co.uk/soy

  10. Soy Story

    10 November 2016

    The story of how "Soy Shape's" come to be
    Filmed with the craftsmen and craftswomen of Gifu, Japan in Toki city, and at our studio in Tokes.
    more info : http://dshott.co.uk/soy

    We had initially hoped to produce what has become the limited-edition “slide-box” as the standard packaging for all Soy... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  11. Plate-Plate

    30 June 2015

    Range of plates printed with a playful image of a plate, knife and fork.
    Designed for EntreX Inc., (Japan)
    More info : http://dshott.co.uk/plate-plate

  12. Rainbow Pencils

    30 June 2015

    Made from recycled paper, rainbow pencils let you create beautiful paper rainbows when you sharpen them. Kickstarted in 2013.
    More info : http://dshott.co.uk/rainbow

  13. #NiceCardCase

    6 April 2016

    Add a touch of magic to meeting new people.
    (Short video showing all types of #NiceCardCase in action.)

    more info : http://dshott.co.uk/nice

  14. Printable Gift Wrap

    8 December 2016

    A seasonal mini-project (that took ages!).
    Now available as cheap, instant downloads here : https://dshott.etsy.com
    Keep it minimal.

  15. Remote control pop-up shop

    6 November 2015

    World's tiniest shop (probably), on wheels. Popped-up for a single day in Harajuku in 2014.
    More info : http://dshott.co.uk/rc-shop

  16. Impossible Posters

    23 January

    100 x signed & numbered prints, available only on kickstarter.