artist / conductor of design
(Born in Tokyo, in 1977.)
Born in Fukagawa Tokyo in 1977. Represents artless Inc. Kawakami has been actively involved in a wide array of creative endeavors including design, art, branding, interactive, video, product, installation, and space production.
Shun Kawakami has been energetically involved in sponsoring exhibitions and projects in Japan and overseas as well as curation while also submitting his art works to different media. In 2008, he was selected to participate in the Kansei-Japan Design Exhibition" at Les Arts Décoratifs (Musée du Louvre, Paris), sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to commemorate the 150th year of Japan-France exchange. For this occasion, he produced a unique art book. In 2010, he won the Gold Award at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival (video for a TV channel in Finland (ch4)). In 2010, he selected to Tokyo Graphic Passport at Centre Pompidou in Paris. In 2015, he was selected to H&M kyoto opening visual artist, and also was selected to Starbuck Shibuya Q-Front Store renewal opening artist.
Kawakami has won several prestigious international awards including NY ADC: Young Gun 6, NY ADC, NY TDC, The One Show and London International Award. Also in Japan, Kawakami has won numerous awards including Tokyo TDC, iF Design, Good Design Award and Tokyo Interactive Ad Award. His professional membership includes New York Art Directors Club (NY ADC), Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc.