KADLEC STUDIO
ENG / 日本語

Studio

Kadlec Studio is a Design & Illustration studio based in Tokyo and run by a multicultural Japanese duo working with international clients. Being a studio of two gives us the great advantage of creating genuine connections with our clients, enabling us to be flexible or collaborate with other creators. We work with both English and Japanese speaking clients on a daily basis.

Our Studio

Since 2016

Bilingual EN/JP

Multi-cultural

Tokyo → …

Kadlec Studio is a Design & Illustration studio based in Tokyo and run by a multicultural Japanese duo working with international clients. Being a studio of two gives us the great advantage of creating genuine connections with our clients, enabling us to be flexible or collaborate with other creators. We work with both English and Japanese speaking clients on a daily basis.

For us design is more than making things look pretty. It has a value and purpose. To tell stories. Our mission is to create a bespoke visual language that tells your stories for you. For example, establishing brand identity for your business, improving the look and feel of your products or services, improving UX design, or creating items such as wedding invitations and greeting cards. Kadlec Studio provides a combination of outstanding creative ideas and design and illustration skills, and we work alongside you in order to accomplish your targets and goals.

If you would like to work with us, get in touch using the contact form or at hello@kadlecstudio.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Joshua Takashi & Marin

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Our Services

Brand Identity: Print Design: Packaging: Digital Design: Illustration:
Logo is often said to be the face of your business. It is very important for a business to have the right visual identity as it can express your business' core values as well as helping you stand out from your competitors. It also helps build an emotional connection with your clients and customers. Printed materials do more than just create a pretty look. They can tell stories with the weight or the texture of the paper, how they fit in one's hands. Or with the help of letterpress, it can really add the special touch to a design. Print design is an immeasurably valuable asset! People often buy a CD or a book because of the cover. Packaging Design can play very important roles in generating sales. It helps consumers understand your products and build trust. Also having the right look will help you attract your targeted customers and gain stable fans. Recent development of SNS and the easy access to having a Website gave a new tool for a business to voice their values and opinions directly to customers. It is a vital way to engage with your customers, let us help you make the most of it. Illustration is a unique tool that can sometimes express more than language. It can accompany a document that handles complex subjects, or replace photography to maximise imagination of the readers.
Logo Design / Brand Guidelines / Name Development / Art Direction / Creative Consultation Business Collateral / Flyer / Poster / Banner Board / Wedding Invitation / Greeting Card / Magazines CD & Album Design / Book Cover Design / Food Packaging SNS Promotional Materials / Web Banner / Website Design Icon / Infographics / Editorials / Books / Hand-Drawn Typography

Brand Identity:

Logo is often said to be the face of your business. It is very important for a business to have the right visual identity as it can express your business' core values as well as helping you stand out from your competitors. It also helps build an emotional connection with your clients and customers.
Logo Design / Brand Guidelines / Name Development / Art Direction / Creative Consultation

Print Design:

Printed materials do more than just create a pretty look. They can tell stories with the weight or the texture of the paper, how they fit in one's hands. Or with the help of letterpress, it can really add the special touch to a design. Print design is an immeasurably valuable asset!
Business Collateral / Flyer / Poster / Banner Board / Wedding Invitation / Greeting Card / Magazines

Packaging:

People often buy a CD or a book because of the cover. Packaging Design can play very important roles in generating sales. It helps consumers understand your products and build trust. Also having the right look will help you attract your targeted customers and gain stable fans.
CD & Album Design / Book Cover Design / Food Packaging

Digital Design:

Recent development of SNS and the easy access to having a Website gave a new tool for a business to voice their values and opinions directly to customers. It is a vital way to engage with your customers, let us help you make the most of it.
SNS Promotional Materials / Web Banner / Website Design

Illustration:

Illustration is a unique tool that can sometimes express more than language. It can accompany a document that handles complex subjects, or replace photography to maximise imagination of the readers.
Icon / Infographics / Editorials / Books / Hand-Drawn Typography

Our Process

Kadlec Studio starts our work by hearing your stories. We believe gaining a genuine and deep understanding of your story or the business helps us truly see and give the best solutions to your projects, demands or goals.

Great concept is the foundation to how the story can be told. From a creative point of view, we examine the right approaches and methods to visually represent your solutions.

Here, we start the design process according to the decided brief in step 2. We value communicating with you throughout the process, making sure the best possible outcome.

It’s time to launch the project to the world! Kadlec Studio will see it through till the end and provides necessary tutorials, and strategy documents to ensure your success.

  1. 1. CONSULTING

    Kadlec Studio starts our work by hearing your stories. We believe gaining a genuine and deep understanding of your story or the business helps us truly see and give the best solutions to your projects, demands or goals.

  2. 2. CONCEPTUALISING

    Great concept is the foundation to how the story can be told. From a creative point of view, we examine the right approaches and methods to visually represent your solutions.

  3. 3. DESIGNING

    Here, we start the design process according to the decided brief in step 2. We value communicating with you throughout the process, making sure the best possible outcome.

  4. 4. LAUNCH

    It’s time to launch the project to the world! Kadlec Studio will see it through till the end and provides necessary tutorials, and strategy documents to ensure your success.

About Us

Joshua Takashi Kadlec

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Born in beautiful Azumino in Nagano, Joshua Takashi Kadlec found his love of art at an early age and always dreamt of being a designer when he grew up. After completing secondary school education he came to Tokyo and worked at an import company where he was responsible for the in-house graphic design for 5 years. He started freelance work in 2016 which has now developed into a full time career, as Kadlec Studio was established with his partner and co-founder, Marin Kadlec in 2017.

Marin Kadlec

Originally from Osaka, Marin Kadlec grew up in Japan, New Zealand and Ireland. After completing her Irish Leaving Certificate, she moved to England to study at Kingston University, London, and graduated with a BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation in 2011. Her design career began in London where she worked as a freelance graphic designer for 2 years. In 2015, she came to Tokyo as she was offered an Art Director position. She met Joshua Takashi through creative connections and as well as getting married, they co-founded Kadlec Studio in 2017.

Awards:
2017 Luxemburgish Wine Label Design Competition
        Award of excellent

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