WELCOME TO IHANAI BLOG

SWEET SHORT PIECES OF JAPANESE CREATOR’S PERSONAL INSPIRATION.

Hello. I’m IHANAI who create Visual Design, Illustration, and sometimes clothes in Japan.

This blog is shown my personal inspiration issues in daily life by photos and short text.

I hope my blog gift you some small healing.

 

You can check my works from this link.

http://ihanai.net

[ About IHANAI ]

IHANA means beautiful, pretty and cool in Finnish. My brand’s name IHANAI comes from the word in which the first “I” refers to a sender, namely a client, and the second “I” a receiver, an end user. I as HANA am sitting between the two I’s and my role is to create a bridge between them by visualizing what they have in mind. In my creative activities, I try to get inspiration from small but precious moments in our daily lives to convey gentleness, warmth and sincerity.

If you would like to visualize your images, contact me.

WORK CONTENTS: Illustration, Graphic Design, Character Design, Editorial Design, Art Direction, Branding & Concept Planning, Textile Design

LANGUAGES: Japanese & English

Awords: HUGO BOSS “The CUBE” 2nd Prize, Fukuoka AD Association Prize (Poster) Gold Prize

[ Profile ]

At the Graduate School of Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan, I had a chance to study at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland, where I was able to get lots of inspiration to work as a designer.

I started my career as a graphic designer and web designer at a design office in Tokyo. Returning to my hometown Fukuoka, I worked as an art director in various fields such as graphic design, web design and commercial films for an advertising agency DENTSU Kyushu Inc.

After working as a designer at a retail and wholesale company of daily goods with Scandinavian design, I started my own brand IHANAI in 2016 as a freelance designer and illustrator.

Hanae Iwamoto: Illustrator, Designer, Art Director

Living in Fukuoka City, Japan

Brand’s name: IHANAI

Contact: studioihanai@gmail.com