Hello. Airside Nippon launched in Tokyo in 2011.

We work in graphic design, illustration, moving image, animation, digital content, identity and logo design.

Airside was an highly acclaimed design studio in London founded by Alex Maclean, Nat Hunter and Fred Deakin in 1998 and led the creative scene in graphic, animation and digital design for over 14 years. Airside won dozens of awards from D&AD and Design Week to BAFTAs. However, the three founding directors decided to close Airside in March 2012 voluntarily to explore their individual ambitions.

Henki Leung, creative director/designer at Airside Nippon was senior designer at Airside for over 10 years. His humour and simple use of graphics was a defining factor in building Airside London's reputation. In 2010 Henki moved to Tokyo (some say they got rid of him) bringing with him the Airside sense and spirit.

Henki runs Airside Nippon together with managing director, Hiromi Tsuchiya, who was Airside's agent in Japan from 2005.

Airside Nippon works in both English and Japanese.


AirsideはAlex Maclean、Nat Hunter、Fred Deakinの3名により1998年に設立され、グラフィック/映像作品/デジタルなどあらゆる分野のデザインを手がけてきました。D&AD, Design Week、BAFTAでの受賞、また2009年にはカンヌ国際広告賞のサイバーライオン部門でグランプリと金賞を同時受賞するなど、常に世界のクリエイティブシーンの最前線を走り続けてきましたが、2012年3月にAirsideとしての幕を降ろし、各メンバーは更なる発展のために独立しています。


Contact us

Doei Shinjuku Bldg. 905, 1-1-19 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0021 Japan

160-0021 東京都新宿区歌舞伎町1-1-19
同栄新宿ビル 905

+81 (0)3-6233-7074


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Where you can find us

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Our studio is #905 located on the 9th floor above Saizeriya restaurant and Renoir cafe.
Our building is directly in front of Shinjuku Piccadilly cinema on Yasukuni Dori.


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