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We are thinkers, doers and makers.

SINCE WE LAUNCHED IN 2006, ZIBA TOKYO HAS NEVER BEEN ONE OF THOSE FLAVOR-OF-THE-MONTH DESIGN FIRMS.

 

We understand local, but we are global.

私たちはローカルを大切にするグローバルな会社です。

Ziba is a global innovation and design consultancy headquartered in Portland, Oregon USA. Founded in 1984, Ziba works closely with its clients to harness the power of empathy and the role that brands play in the delivery of meaningful and authentic customer experiences. For us it is important to work directly with our clients and collaborate together in design sessions, workshops or in the field. With offices in both Portland and Tokyo we have more than 100 Zibities working in support of our partners’ needs. In total we represent more than 25 languages, 15 nationalities, and more than 40 areas of expertise. Yes, it’s quite a special mix.

 

Ziba means “beautiful”. But our work is much more than that.

Zibaはペルシャ語で「美しい」という意味です。
しかし、私たちの仕事にはそれ以上の価値があります。

In Japan, people use to see design is as an isolated task, such as picking a color for a product, or deciding the placement of icons. However, these days, the expectations for design have changed dramatically. Now it is common to regard design as a strategy to create services and systems.

Research and branding is essential, as an object's beauty is something which stems from the designer's manifesto - heavily influenced by time and place. Customer Experience is critical, as the beauty of design doesn't only belong to objects, but is a subliminal part of people's experience. Moreover, we believe that beauty lies within the essence of a product and the delicate subtleties of its form. At Ziba Tokyo we think with our hands, and continue to push the envelope in the creation of new experiences through beauty and design.

There's no boundary to our interest in the design of product, digital, service, business, space, and communication.

We're proud to be a design firm that spans across all disciplines.