Over the years, we have accomplished many distinguished and successful projects, providing sensible solutions for a wide range of clients.

The name Creative Intelligence Associates stands for a group of creative individuals contributing to the ideal future of our planet and a global sustainable environment.

Direction of
Post-Corona Branding

COVID-19 has catapulted us into an era of uncertainty. This period of transition has forced us to reexamine all our values, and the resulting paradigm shift of these values makes it necessary to transform the concept of branding. To be able to address the consumer's current needs and wants, CIA is focusing on the fusion of being “sustainable yet digital.” These are reflected in CIA's efforts to assimilate natural elements and materials, recycling/reusing, simplicity, craftsmanship, total well-being and other similar basic values into the process of branding. These are upheld as we engage in regional revitalization, in the development of hotel, office, store and food businesses, as well as in product design. This includes the formation of virtual communities and AI human interfaces.


Sy Chenシー・ユー・チェン

Founder and Executive Chairman

Sy Chen is the Founder/Chairman of CIA Inc., a brand consulting company with a 36-year track record of success.

His proposal, “Japan Branding,” has brought great changes to various corporations by constructing effective business prototypes. Chen’s Innovation Prototyping — a process of realizing a realistic project flow through meticulous verification — has increased success rates and reduced risks to his clients. He is known for successful projects like Uniqlo, Aoyama Flower Market, Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Bank PBO, Idemitsu, Peach, Ozaki Flowerpark, Globe Specs, and SAKURA craft_lab projects.

Recipient of Residential Architecture Award Book : Impresario (Diamond Inc)

Naruyoshi Ejima江島成佳


Ejima is dedicated to boost the corporate value, and beyond that, the customer experience value for each of CIA’s clients.

He is active in branding and visual identity development, corporate communication and promotion.

He is involved in every stage, from concept development, planning and drafting to production direction, as well as project management.

Shogo Yoshihara吉原正悟

Senior Advising Director

Shogo Yoshihara is a highly qualified architect who graduated from Toukai University. When Yoshihara first joined our team, he successfully established a retail branding system for ITOCHU Corporation. Now, he is a senior Managing Partner at CIA Inc., contributing in areas of marketing, branding, and consulting new business and strategic models for architectural developments, retail, restaurant businesses, and other service industries.

  • Shinichi Tsukamoto塚本晋一

    Development Director
  • Akira Shibuya澁谷 聡

    Senior Architect
  • Naomi Sundbergサンドバーグ直美

    Creative Art Director / Designer
  • Yoshiyuki Ueda上田 善行

    Digital Branding Director
  • Kazuaki Hibino日比野一昭

    Senior Brand Architect
  • Yusuke Morooka諸岡祐介

    Brand Architect
  • Tomoko Otsuki大槻朋子

    Brand Architect
  • Niina Hattori服部仁衣奈

    Project Manager
  • Sayuri Tani谷さゆり

    Project Manager
  • Hiromi Okuyama奥山 洋海

    Project Manager
  • Shunsuke Kurino栗野峻輔

    Project Manager
  • Aaron A. Palileoアーロン・パリレオ

    ASEAN Director
  • Yoko Saiyama齊山陽子

    Creative Director
  • Yo Umeda梅田陽

    Senior Director
  • Richard Seireeniリック・セイリーニ

    Senior Brand Architect
  • Masaaki Oka岡 正明

    Strategy Advisor
  • Akira Amano天野明

    Senior Advisor

Join Us

01 Digital Media Manager

Planning of digital marketing strategy and project management of WEB development and communication measures for priority projects in our company.
Also, conduct and support marketing research and other activities related to the above.

02 Architecture Project Manager

Engaged in project management in architectural design and interior design development.
In cooperation with various teams in our company, he manages processes, quality, and costs mainly for construction-related projects.
Ideal Candidate
More than 4 years of working experience in one industry
Exhibits high interest in a wide variety of fields and subjects
(Retail, Food & Beverage, Architecture, AI, Operations, Management)
High level of communication skills
Japanese Business Level, English Skills Welcome
Please send us your resume and cover letter via our home address or email below.
Address - CIA Inc., 1-43-9 Tomigaya Shibuya-shi, Tokyo Japan 151-0063
Email -


CIA x Bootleg Innovation Design

To expand CIA's services to the ASEAN market, we have partnered with the Philippine creative firm Bootleg Innovation Design. Led by Aaron Palileo, one of its principal founders and a professor of Ateneo de Manila University, CIA Bootleg Manila is now our representative in the ASEAN region.