I feel I have achieved when my websites reach users on an emotional level.

Please give us a brief bio of yourself.

JUN'ICHI SAITO (C.E.O. / Art Director ARCHETYP Inc.)

b.1977 Fukushima, Japan

Founded ARCHETYP Inc. in May 2007 with Yuichi Hagiwara and Masayuki Daijima.

What do you do for inspiration?

Watching movies, reading books, traveling, going to the art gallery, or going to events for designers.

Please list 3 of your favourite sites.




What do you regard as being your biggest achievement?

I feel I have achieved when my websites reach users on an emotional level.

What software couldn't you live without?

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash

What projects do you have in the pipeline?

Yes we do, but we will keep it secret.

Who do you rate as being the top 3 design companies?

BIG SPACESHIP, North Kingdom, 140db Design

Who is your target audience?

It varies.

Have you written any books, if not do you plan to?

I have not written any books, however, I have contributed a report to the web site. http://gihyo.jp/design/serial/01/full-flash

What was the toughest thing you ever did with Flash? How long did you spend on it? Is it still online?

TOYOTA Vitz Girls Collection, I spent three months on it. It's off-line now.

Do you think Flash is here to stay?

Yes, I hope so.

When your company was just getting started, what did you find was most effective for getting new clients?

By branding the company web site to be attractive.

How have you learned so many Flash/design skills and techniques and can you offer any advice for newbies?

I have gained my designing skills by reading many books and creating many web sites (at work).

What is the most expensive thing you've bought in the last week?

Aftereffects plug-in TRAPCODE

Any parting shots or pearls of wisdom?

I am honored to receive Site of the day. I'll do my best to keep creating web sites that give great impacts to users.

It's been a privilege, thanks very much.

Thank you very much.


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