Masaki Hirokawa is a distinguished Japanese graphic artist with a special focus on photo col-lage. His esteemed works have been displayed in exhibitions across the globe, earning him an array of prestigious design awards. Regularly, his exceptional artwork graces the pages of inter-nationally recognized art annuals and specialty graphic magazines.
Masaki Hirokawa’s professional endeavors encompass a wide range of activities, including graphic design, smartphone app development, interactive movie production, and website de-velopment. He also contributes technical articles on graphic design to relevant magazines and reference books. Born in Toyama, Japan in 1981, he embarked on his journey in web design and programming through self-study at the tender age of 16 in 1997. In 1999, he moved to Tokyo to work as a web designer/DTP operator. At the age of 21 in 2002, he became involved in the de-velopment of mission-critical systems as a system engineer and programmer. He transitioned to freelance work in 2005, undertaking projects involving web design, programming, graphic de-sign, and the production of interactive movies. He received recognition for his work in 2006 when he won the Grand Prize for the MTV SO-ZO Competition “Web Screensaver Category”. He be-gan authoring multiple reference books and submitting work to graphic design magazines in 2008. In 2019, he returned to graphic design and began participating in exhibitions in Italy, Spain, the UK, Greece, among other countries. He was awarded “ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2021” by ITSLIQUID Group in 2022.