Tamassy Creative is a digital media design studio in east London founded by a digital designer Taiyo Nagano in 2010.
We offer design, branding, art direction, development and online marketing solutions across variety of digital platforms including web, mobile, print, motion graphics and social media. Tamassy is an international network of talented designers and developers. We turn our passion for design and technology into commercial success for clients in business and public sector.
What is unique about us is that we understand both art and technology, so that we can come up with highly creative as well as very practical and feasible solutions for clients’ purposes in the given budget and timeline. This brings us many clients especially from creative field including the British legendary illustrator Quentin Blake, the iconic textile designer Celia Birtwell, fashion brand Seek No Further, musician Basement Jaxx and James Blunt.
The studio name ‘Tamassy’ came from the Japanese word ‘Tamashii’ which means ‘soul’. We put soul into every single work we do.
Creative Director / Founder
Born in 1975 in Tokyo, Japan. Taiyo is a graphic & digital media designer and has more than 20 years of experience in design and IT field. After obtaining a degree in International Studies at Meiji-gakuin University in Tokyo, he has launched into graphic design, web design and moving image. He moved to the UK in 2001 and completed the MA in Digital Arts at Camberwell College of Arts (University Arts London) in 2003. He has been living and working in London since then.
He was one of the founders of the experimental visual performance team The Photon Shepherds that performed at various venues and festivals in London and all around Europe in 2000s. He contributed to the production of the highly renowned feature film The Age of Stupid as a computer interface designer & animator in 2009. In 2010, he founded Tamassy Creative and registered the studio as a limited company. He has also been co-directing a renowned jewellery brand MYSTIC FORMS in 2015.
“Taiyo Nagano designed, created and ran my websites for the “Back To Bedlam” and “All The Lost Souls” albums. When my record label took over my online media, Taiyo stayed on because he’s simply the best person I know in his field. I’ve always wanted my online profile to be creative and personal, and Taiyo is exactly that.”
“Taiyo Nagano & Tamassy have been our go to team for any website online help for over a decade. All the work we do at Bose Collins is creatively led & demands not just technical & professional excellence from our partners, but an innate understanding of design & aesthetics also. Not many web developers are able to bridge this gap. Tamassy do it brilliantly. We look forward to continuing our collaborations far into the future.”
“When we were launching an izakaya-inspired restaurant and bar in London, we wanted to work with a design team who understood our requirement for a contemporary brand with a retro feel. Tamassy Creative were the perfect partner as they educated us about mid-century Japanese design trends and then produced an eye-catching, original and fun visual identity. The core logo, menu designs, website and in-venue imagery worked seamlessly to create a distinctive, colourful image for our new business.”
“Tamassy & Co has built three company websites for us, two sites for our practice IPT Architects and one for our sister company Ecospace Studios. It’s needless to say that we are very delighted with the ongoing professional services provided by Tamassy. They are not only a talented firm with the latest technical expertise but also a friendly and approachable team.”
“Beam has worked with Taiyo Nagano/Tamassy for over ten years for digital and front-end development services and general web-based consultation. Throughout this period they have been an absolutely essential member of our core service provider network. They have demonstrated 100% reliability in meeting deadlines and providing comprehensive, structured solutions for our web & digital projects and have always been a total pleasure to work with.”
“Tamassy designed and built my portfolio website and email campaigns. They perfectly understood my aesthetic style and technical needs and created a great work I’m very happy with. Highly recommended!”
“As a Technology Venture Capital firm, Beacon supports some of the most creative entrepreneurs and creators, and we wanted a design that was distinctive and focussed yet uncomplicated. Easier said than done! Tamassy were extremely patient and collaborative in their design approach and we were very happy with the result!”
“Working with Tamassy on building the new website on a completely new format was very engaging, knowing nothing about web design myself. They considered our requirements thoroughly and responded with great creativity and diligence, keeping us informed at every stage of the process. We receive regular comments on the design of the new site and are very pleased with the result. Many thanks.”
“When our gallery launched in 2014, it was essential for us to work with a digital design team who could completely understand our concept, and the clean, accessible aesthetic we were looking for. Tamassy have been incredibly helpful throughout, with their fresh and creative design ideas, and efficient maintenance of our website, which they continue to do to a very high professional standard. We are thrilled with our finished product, a design which is pleasing to the eye and easy to use.”