Stereotypes say that Japanese people like their electronics in small packages. So I couldn't help but laugh at the tiny, sub 1-inch screen Jumpei pulled from his pocket to present his work to me.
It didn't do them justice, it was clear even from the Tamogochi-like display egg in his hand that his work was big, and should be seen big and up close.
But it still really spoke to me and the first words I uttered were 'Can I do your website?'.
It's lovely to have a client where you 'get' their work and goals instantly. It's even better when they trust your decisions, even if they are quite bold.
A very simple approach to all the work was taken, taking from the swiss style and 60s op art.
Everything was to express confidence and quiet identity, whilst standing at the back to let the artwork take full force and centre stage.
Jumpei has just finished a very sucessful degree show for the Slade School of Fine Art.