Henki Leung - Creative Director in Tokyo

Henki Leung

I'm a creative director in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English, Japanese, and Chinese

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About me

I co-run Airside Nippon in Tokyo. After 10 years of working at Airside in London, it was time to bring over some of the Airside sense and spirit to Nippon.

We specialise in graphic design and animation. Our studio is located in Kabukicho, Shinjuku. We are quite friendly so do stop by and join us for a cup of tea (bring biscuits).

My Creations

  1. Airside Nippon was commissioned to design the visual identity and graphic language for the 27th Tokyo Designers Week event which is held annually in Aoyama, Tokyo. Hello Design! was 2012s call for action which attracted over 100,000 visitors.

  2. Airside Nippon created an original animated e-greeting card for Dentsu PR Inc.

  3. Airside Nippon helped create and animate Android avatars for Google Japan’s Android campaign which ran for two years. The Android avatars were used on TV, print, digital attractors and online.

  4. iStock – Contributor

    6 April 2017

    Airside Nippon created a call to action explainer animation for iStock/Getty Images Japan.

  5. Tori

    20 October 2017

    An exhibition was held in Kyoto showcasing a series of self initiated graphic work involving birds from the 47 prefectures of Japan.  

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  6. Cat Hole

    26 October 2017

    Cat Hole is another self initiated piece of work for a cat themed exhibition that was held in Osaka.

  7. Shizen Energy Inc.

    25 February 2019

    Call to action explainer animation to introduce and explain the benefits of renewable energy company Shizen Energy Inc. has to offer.

  8. Snippets of animated explainer for DoCoMo’s public service information video.


    26 February 2019

    Hand crafted and painted LUCKY CAT MONO, created in collaboration with traditional Japanese crafts company Nozawa Mingei to set the 'new standard' for Fukushima crafts. LUCKY CAT MONO debuted at Ginza Six and recently popped up at T-Site Daikanyama.

    ps. I have a few for sale if anyone is interested!

  10. Ame Ojisan

    7 March 2019

    Smart Ship Gallery commissioned a collective art project called ‘feel Tokyo’ for Sanseido Book Store. We provided designs for a range of limited edition goods including mug cups, pencils, masking tape and canvas book jacket covers. These were exhibited and sold at the new Sanseido Book Store, Ikebukuro.

    Link: www.airside.jp/work/project/sanseido_book_store_mugs

  11. Tokyo 2020

    5 March 2020

    We're having a little bit of self-initiated fun, mixing Tokyo’s sporting event pictograms and characterising it with the Hinomaru. Nothing else could be more representative, simple, graphic and iconic as the crimson-red disc that is the national flag of Japan. We also have collaborations with animators on the subject coming... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  12. Lakeside House

    20 July 2020

    Logo design work for Lakeside House guesthouse in Karuizawa, Nagano.

  13. Tokyo 2020 Animation

    29 July 2020

    *Watch with sound on*
    Might need to change this to 2021... Collabo-fun playing with the Games sport pictograms with Maki Yoshikura Boitier (Animation), George Demure (Sound Design) and Vik Jardine (Effects and Compositing).

  14. Tora

    31 January 2022

    🐯 Gong hei fat choy 新年快乐 Happy Lunar New Year everyone.
    (Self-initiated work)

  15. *Watch with sound on*
    Another fun collaboration with my friends in UK. Initiator and animation by Maki Yoshikura Boitier with sound design by George Demure.

    A personal "loop" project celebrating the Beijing Winter Games and my love for Sun Wukong (The Monkey King).

  16. Year of Dragon 🐲 2024

    8 April 10:51

    Self initiated design and animation.

    Design by Airside日本
    Motion by Hymn Wong