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OGATA Hisato


Design engineer, born 1977. His cross-disciplinary work related to both software and hardware widely embraces the realms of design, engineering, art and science. After graduating from the Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, and following studies at the International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences [IAMAS] and work at Leading Edge Design Corp., he joined the Takram team as a director. Main projects include among others the “Hakuto” moon exploration rover (design concept and styling); art direction for the “Mimicries” NHK Educational TV program; development of the On The Fly system integrating print and digital media; and direction of the 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition “Athlete.” He has won numerous domestic and international prizes, including the Good Design Award, an award at the Japan Media Arts Festival, and the German iF Design Award.



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