Born in Tokyo in 1964. Graduate from the Department of Design at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1988. After working at Light Publicity, he went freelance in 2001. Major work includes direction of advertising for Kewpie Half (low-cal mayonnaise); art direction for the magazines Mayonaka (Around Midnight), Ryuko tsushin (Fashion Bulletin), and here and there. He served as art director for the "365 Charming Everyday Things" project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, and designed the logo for the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum. He has been active in the field of book design, including a popular French-Japanese dictionary, photo collections, and literary works. He is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Mainichi Design Award, the Yusaku Kamekura Design Award of the Japan Graphic Designers Association, the Tokyo Type Directors Club Grand Prix, the Tokyo Art Directors Club Prize.