What is a professional, what is a professional? It's obvious, but I searched the internet again.
Occupations that are paid wages/Specialized jobs that require training/High ability, excellent skills, and certainty/People who go beyond others/Try to achieve results that exceed the expectations of others Awareness / Contribution with outstanding skills as a weapon ... I think both are correct.
Based on the above, I always think about the following two points.
Not to mention the professional baseball player Otani, this is the same for businessmen, chefs and creators, as well as athletes and musicians who can tell from their performances. People who stand out have a sense of stability and sharpness in their work and deliverables. In order to create a sense of stability, not only classroom lectures and training, but also on-site experience and number of sessions are required. In addition, I think that not only marketing ability and planning ability, but also talent such as individuality and creativity are essential to bring out the sharpness.
If you look at the works in this book with a sense of stability and sharpness in mind, you will be able to get a deeper understanding of the creator's work.
-This book is in its 10th year.
I wonder if there will be some kind of chemical reaction by putting an illustrator and graphic designer in one book?
By making this book the latest pictorial record of creators, we hope that it will be used as an archive and portfolio for Japanese creatives. The thought at the time of the launch has not changed, and many creators are using it. Therefore, it is not the editorial department that is making this book, but the creators. By having creators evaluate and contribute to this book, this book is made of thoughts. The work of the editorial department is only to create an open stage.
Another big feature of this book is that there are many young creators. The page for young people in their 20s, U30, may have enough professionalism, but some creators may feel that the previous "stability and sharpness" is a little unsatisfactory. It's a privilege of youth, not a disadvantage. I hope that readers who are looking for creators in this book will pay attention to the possibilities of such creators and nurture them.
This book is a package of "Japan Creative" as of 2023.
・As materials for viewing cutting-edge creatives
・As a guidebook for companies looking for illustrators and designers
・As an indicator for students and other people who aim to become creators
We hope that readers will find this book useful from various perspectives