Kenta Toshikura

Head of Design at Letters, Inc.

I was born in Japan in 1985. Until the age of 18, I did not have any particular interest in design, and in fact was fonder of just staring into the sky. However, upon studying architecture at university, I became interested in design. And I have been engaged in web design since graduating with a Master's degree in architecture in 2010. Recently, while challenging a wide variety of designs, I have devoted myself to improving my own skill, developing experimental web sites on the basis of "A-Z".

10 questions for Kenta Toshikura:

  • What did you do before becoming a designer/developer?

    Master’s degree in architecture.

  • Where do you turn for inspiration?


  • Which are your favorite studios, designers or agencies?

    Archigram (what is Archigram?)

  • Who do you side with: Team Mac or Team PC?


  • Is your city a good place for designers?

    It is a great place. Tokyo is filled with a lot information and color.

  • Which technologies are you excited about?

    Realtime Web Technology

  • How many hours do you work each week?

    50 hours

  • Do you listen to music while you work? Describe your playlist.

    I am listening to the sound track of the movie.

    The Thing



    Star Trek

    Tron Legacy

    Sin City



  • What is your favorite book?

    The Design of Everyday Things, by Donald Norman

  • What is your favorite sport?