Founded by Seiya Ogino in Shiga/Kyoto, Japan,
exclusively serving artistry since the end of 2006
Artwork / Logos & Branding / Photography / Photo Manipulation / Video Editing
CDs / LPs / DVDs / Books / Brochures / Posters / Merchandise / Marketing Collaterals
Website & Maintenance / Social Media & Online Presence / Digital Marketing Collaterals
Includes managing all the digital outlets (website, social media & online presence), digital marketing (in all time zones) and essential files, with support in design and business.
What My Clients Say
"It's been 3 years since we began our collaboration. Not only for MONO's digital management; website / social media and more, but he has also designed numerous materials for us, from websites and t-shirts to photo books. Despite many requests from someone abstract like myself, he never makes a face and always helps out, and for that, I am truly grateful for Seiya. I feel that as we collaborate more and more each year, we are both growing together. I think that's the evidence of a good collaboration. We both bring our ideas to the table, and that creative process with him is extremely beautiful and wonderful."
/ Takaakira 'Taka' Goto (MONO (Japan), Behind the Shadow Drops, Solo Musician) [2013-present]
"I would say that Ogino Design, and its founder Seiya, has not only provided me with uttermost brilliance and flawless dedication since day one, but also that for the first time ever in our 20-year career, I haven't had to worry about anything web-related thanks to said individual, and that is something one honestly cannot put a price-tag on."
/ Niklas Kvarforth (Shining (Sweden)) [2014-present]
"Having Seiya on board is a very valuable resource. He designed and managed, and still do, the Vomitory website for many years. And most recently, with a very short deadline, he designed the brand new and fully functional killer website for Cut Up, just in time for our debut album release. Without the fast and accurate communication from Seiya, it wouldn't have worked. His creativity, his experience with extreme music combined with his eagerness to always create the best possible outcome for us as his client, makes working with Seiya a walk in the park."
/ Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory (R.I.P. 1989-2013), Cut Up) [2010-present]
"Working with my main man Seiya is a very laid back and an easy thing, and he always delivers. Not only is he ridiculously skilled at what he does, he's also fast, dedicated, ambitious AND affordable; qualities which, when combined, truly sets him apart from many others in his line of business. With that said, if you're looking for a killer artist/designer, who also happens to be a great guy, then Seiya is your man!"
/ Christian Älvestam (Solution .45, Svavelvinter, Dimout Productions) [2013-present]
"Seiya is awesome, just awesome! If you want a dependable, professional, 110% devoted, easy going person, go to Seiya! The guy that knows what you mean and understands your vision. It was our drummer Oscar who suggested that we'd work with him for our new website and I couldn't be happier he suggested Ogino Design! Seiya delivers some amazing work and is just a great guy to have onboard. I would certainly recommend Ogino Design to anyone who wants quality, dedication and simply amazing end results. Check it out and you will see for yourself!"
/ Marcus Sunesson (Engel) [2016-present]
"Seiya is an outstanding person to work with as he is incredibly efficient, skilful and most importantly, a man of his word. He is a very understanding and empathic individual and he has a unique way of bringing your idea's to life. He has a sound understanding of the music industry and offers great ideas and advice. I truly look forward to working with Seiya in the near future."
/ Ciaran McMeeken (Solo Musician) [2014-present]
"Ogino Design was the natural choice for me and my colleagues when we set out to create an on-line presence for PRO Custom Drums and for myself in regards to The Panic Room. Seiya was an integral part of making the projects come alive and reach their full potential. Not only did he go out of his way to make everyone happy, he also inspired us to take our endeavors to next level with the way he interpreted our ideas. We can't imagine working with anyone else for any of our upcoming projects!"
/ Thomas "Plec" Johansson (The Panic Room, PRO Custom Drums) [2014-present]
"Working with Ogino Design was a perfect fit for me since I'm always looking for quality, and that's what he delivers, always. Seiya has a professional approach, great ideas and good taste. I can't see myself working with anyone else from now on."
/ Oscar Nilsson (Engel, Crehate Studios, PRO Custom Drums) [2014-present]
"I had such a pleasure working with Ogino Design. Not only Seiya had provided what we asked for, but he had great ideas to improve the website, as well as our promotional materials. Even we are based in Los Angeles and him in New Zealand, the work flow was on point. He shared his computer screen and his work process while we spoke on Skype. He made the process very easy for all of us. I look forward to work with him on our next project!"
/ Mitsuyo Miyazaki (Hikari Films, Kamma Pictures, Where We Begin (Film)) [2014-present]
"Working with Ogino Design while making the website for "Where We Begin" was a huge task. We had the pressure of film festival deadlines and a series of other elements that could have worked against us. The luxury of working with Ogino Design was the flexibility it offered us within the many time zones we were traveling too. Seiya really worked with us and made sure that the notes we would give were seen realtime via his shared screen option. As an artist, it is difficult to express your thoughts within a medium you do not know. Seiya really bridges the gap and allows you the visual space to see and create. He provides a true collaborative experience."
/ Peter Maestrey (Kamma Pictures, Where We Begin (Film)) [2014-present]
II. Case Studies
Design & marketing portfolio per client
This is not my business, this is my passion
During a cold winter of Japan in 2006, a design project was started by Seiya Ogino under the name of Lonewolf Design. There was originally no intention of working exclusively within music and art circles, but as time passed, it only made sense for the project to align with personal passions.
The first client and now a good friend, Christian Larsson of Svart (Sweden) provided an opportunity to design for the band and his other bands at the time. This is also the time the name of the project was changed to Ensamvarg Design on Christian's recommendation, to give a more of a unique touch. It made sense at the time as the main target audience was the Nordic Extreme Metal scene.
After many years of dealing with numerous artists all over the world and expanding into other musical genres and art, a decision was made to change to Ogino Design in late 2013; to cut out the corporate, and more importantly, impersonal feel.
Now after many encounters, both positive and negative, and constant self-improvements, Ogino Design proudly works closely with many artists on an ongoing basis throughout the world. From one of the country's most internationally successful Instrumental Rock bands MONO (Japan) and its composer Takaakira 'Taka' Goto and his other projects, Suicidal Black Metal originator Shining (Sweden), one of the Old School Swedish Death Metal pioneers Vomitory and its reincarnation Cut Up, Extreme Metal musician Christian Älvestam and many of his projects, to fast-growing New Zealand based Singer-songwriter Ciaran McMeeken, and more.
In recent years, Ogino Design has also started to collaborate with the artists behind the scenes. From such known personnel as Swedish multi-award winning audio engineer Thomas "Plec" Johansson (a.k.a. The Panic Room), Japan's proud multi-award winning film writer, director and producer HIKARI (a.k.a. Mitsuyo Miyazaki), to multi-award winning American film producer Peter Maestrey and his firm Kamma Pictures.
As a part of a new journey, from 2014, Ogino Design has also joined the teams of MONO (Japan) (2014-present), Behind the Shadow Drops (2016-present) and Takaakira 'Taka' Goto (2015-present) as their Digital Manager, managing all of their digital outlets and helping their digital marketing and businesses on a daily basis with their respective partners and the artists themselves.