10th Anniversary Campaign

Guest Speaker: Manabu Mizuno, creator of Kumamon



Last Sunday, design mogul and creative director of Good Design Company, Manabu Mizuno, visit the ISAK campus to share his thoughts on the importance of design in today’s society.

Mr. Mizuno is also the creator of Kumamon, a mascot  designed for the Kumamoto Prefecture in 2010 to draw attention to the newly opened Kyushu Shinkansen (bullet train) line. The character became extremely popular and is now loved throughout Japan! His work also includes a vast portfolio including graphic design, product design, space design, branding and advertising.

Mr. Mizuno shared that being  a good designer is not necessarily a skill you are born with, but rather, it is all about collecting knowledge and practicing how to express it. He closed his presentation with the hope that he could inspire at least a few students in the room to consider a future in design. “The world needs more designers,” Mizuno-san concluded. “Of all the languages one can learn, design is especially important. It’s everywhere. it’s universal.”



Related Posts
Close this search box.

Imagine… if there was an ISAK lower school!

Dear Friends of UWC ISAK,

UWC ISAK is celebrating its 10th anniversary! We are proud of where we’ve come from, and we are excited about the next decade.

At this important milestone, we are wondering – in pursuit of broadening our impact, could an ISAK Lower School be considered as one of the options and would it be feasible? A school that embraces ISAK values and vision for a better future?

As we embark on this journey, if you would like to participate in possible market research and receive updates, please subscribe to our mailing list.