biography
Hiromi Maeo 
enhanced Inc. CEO | Brand enhancer | Art director | Designer

Hiromi Maeo is a Japanese graphic designer with over 20 years of experience. He has prolifically designed for many notable Japanese corporations and recently started designing for global enterprises. 
Meanwhile, his design has been increasingly gaining recognition from international design communities.

He founded enhanced Inc. in 2012, and since then Hiromi’s main focus has been on corporate branding. His design expertise covers a wide range of visual representations for brands, including CI and VI design, art direction, design consulting, web design, packaging design, and space design. His design style is minimalistic and timeless, enhancing the brand's core essence. When it comes to CI and VI design, what makes his work so outstanding is the highly sophisticated style of his design process, the way he meticulously constructs essential shapes on refined grids, and how his interpretation of the core of the brand comes together into a strong visual identity.

His design has been featured in Behance's main gallery, Branding gallery, Adobe Inspiration Is…, ADWEEK talent gallery, Interior Design Served, abduzeedo, and went viral via different web pages across the globe. His designs are also picked up by notable design publications such as idN Magazine, Send Points, Sandu, and more.

In September 2015, He was appointed the first Japanese mentor by an internationally recognized association, Adobe ico-D (the International Council of Design) mentorship program.

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株式会社enhanced(エンハンス)は、東京を拠点とするデザイン事務所。
クライアントとの十分なヒアリングを基に立案したコンセプトにより形作られるタイムレスなデザインスタイルを信条とし、企業ブランディングに関わるCIやVI、アートディレクション、WebやApp等のデジタル領域、空間デザイン等において一貫したデザイン構築を行う。また、デザインコンサルティングなど、多様な事業レンジに対応している。
これまで手がけたプロジェクトは、国内の中〜大企業、外資系企業、海外企業など多岐にわたる。

プロジェクトの一部は世界中のさまざまなデザイン紹介系Webサイトやデザイン書籍等にも掲載されており、2015年9月には、国際的なデザイン協会であるico-D (the International council of Design) とADOBEが共同で行っている Adobe ico-D mentorship programにおいて、日本人として初めてのメンターにも選出された。
Award

2017
Winner of Acquia Engage Awards at Pharmaceutical Category
Acquia 

Silver A' Design Award at Graphics and Visual Communication Design Award Category
A' Design Award & Competition 

2016
Design For Asia Awards 2016 Silver Award
Hong Kong Design Centre

2015
IDA 14 (International Design Awards 2014) Honorable Mention
International Design Awards 

2013
Behance Japan Portfolio Review #4 First Prize
Behance
Contributed Books

2020
"COLORS PERFECT"
endpoints Publishing Co.,Ltd., Guangzhou/China

2019
“Symbols in Graphic Design”
Sendpoints Publishing Co.,Ltd., Guangzhou/China

2017
“Logoism: Contemporary Logo Design”
Sandu Publishing Co., Limited, Guangzhou/China

“LESS IS MORE”
DESIGNERBOOKS, Beijing/China

“Branding Element LOGOS 4”
Sendpoints Publishing Co.,Ltd., Guangzhou/China

“Shapes: Geometric Forms in Graphic Design”
Sandu Publishing Co., Limited, Guangzhou/China

2016
“Logo Decode: From Logo Design to Branding”
Sandu Publishing Co., Limited, Guangzhou/China
“Optical Illusions”
Sandu Publishing Co., Limited, Guangzhou/China
“IdN v23n2: Logos, Branding and Identities”
IdN Magazine, Hong Kong/China

“GALLERY THE WORLDS BEST GRAPHICS VOL.34”
Chois Publishing Inc., Shanghai/China

“DOTTED VISUALS - POLKA DOTS IN CONTEMPORARY GRAPHIC DESIGN”
Sendpoints Publishing Co.,Ltd., Guangzhou/China

“Inspire Vol.3”
意念文創股份有限公司, Taiwan/China

2015
“Logo Talks III”
ARTPOWER International Publishing Co., Ltd. Shenzhen/China

2014
“favorite DESIGN”
France

and more.
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