Keitaro Sakamoto


Credit: @Next_Season

Joined Morisawa Inc. in 2008. Worked in promoting Font products and took charge of start-up projects such as “UD Typeface” and “TypeSquare (Web font)”. Invited new designs from domestic and overseas for the “Type Design Competition” which was resumed in 2012 after 10 years.

Studied abroad in Rhode Island School of Design, majored in Graphic Design and Digital+Media, as the Research Fellow in 2010. With the experience acquired from RISD, took charge as the project manager of the corporate sites. Participated in design events such as Association Typographique International (ATypI) as the speaker to improve international recognition of Morisawa. Appointed as the guest judge at the Good Design Award 2013.


BITS 8 on the beach Conference
Keitaro Sakamoto
October 7, 2018
Morning Session
10:00am - 12:40am
at Tamarind Ballroom,
InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

"Join #MOTC19 !"

Morisawa Type Design Competition has been giving birth to new typeface designs for decades since the first competition held in 1984. Through entries with bold ideas and new attempts in anticipation with unprecedented expressive capacity, the last competition in 2016 received more than 700 entries from 49 countries and regions, including both Kanji and Latin categories. This session brings you to the backstage of the upcoming competition.