Since 1993 Katsunori Watanabe has been founder, CEO and Art Director of Bauhaus Inc., a graphic design and advertising office in Nagoya Japan. In 2006 he also opened his own private studio, Katsunori Watanabe Design Institute Inc.
Katsunori currently teaches at the Nagoya University of Arts and Science and Trident School of Design, and is a member of the Japan Graphic Designer Association, Japan Typography Association, New York’s Art Directors Club (ADC) and Type Directors Club (TDC).
His works have been displayed in various exhibitions, and he has been awarded numerous prizes from American, Japanese, Polish, Finnish and German arts associations and festivals, which include:
2011 - Design at the Edges, Poster Competition
Ida Congress International Design Alliance, Taipei
2009 - CCDO (Council of Chubu Design Oragnisations) Awards, Japan
2008 - Taipei Ida Competition, Icograda Awards
2006 - International Calendar Exhibition, Germany
2004 - Tokyo Type Directors Club; International Poster and Graphic Arts Festival of Chaumont, France; The International Poster Biennale, Warsaw; Japan Typography Association Yearbook.
2003 - Type Directors Club, New York; Lahti Poster Biennial, Finland; Japan Typography Association Yearbook.
2002 - Japan Typography Association Yearbook.
1999 - Artex Tokyo; Japan poster Design Grand Prix; Japan Typography Association Yearbook.
1998 - Design Festival, Japan.
1997 - Type Directors Club, New York; Art Directors Club, New York; Design Festival, Japan.