Masaki Hirokawa
Graphic Artist
The business endeavors of Masaki Hirokawa, which include graphic design, smartphone app development, Instagram movie production, and web development, are extensive. Its activities, which include winning numerous design awards at art exhibitions around the world and writing technical descriptions in graphic design magazines and reference books, are wide-ranging.

Personal History:
1981 Born in Toyama, Japan.
1997- Started self-studying web design and programming.
1999- Started working as a web designer/DTP operator.
2002- Developed mission-critical systems as a programmer/system engineer.
2005- Transitioned to freelance work in Web design, programming, graphics, and interactive movies.
2006/08 Displayed Artworks and interactive movies at the J-Passion Vol.1 exhibition at the PH Gallery in New York.
2006/11 Received the Award for Excellence in the Web Screensaver Category at the MTV SO-ZO Competition.
2008/06/06 Contributed Artwork and wrote commentary for “Photoshop Making Studio” in the July 2008 issue of the monthly magazine MdN.
2008/06/14 Displayed Another Japan opening movie at Japan Graphic Designers Association’s JAGDA in OSAKA 2008.
2008/12/06 Contributed Artwork and wrote commentary for “Lessons in Artistic Expression and Professional Methods for Publicizing and Creating Learned from Featured Creators” in the January 2009 issue of MdN.
2009/06/25 Contributed Artworks to “on View From JP.” in the August 2009 issue of the monthly magazine MySpace From JP.
2009/08/11 Displayed Artworks at the Larotica II exhibition at GALLERY ART POINT in Ginza.
2009/08/25 Contributed Artworks and wrote commentary for “GADGET FOR DIGITAL NATIVE” in the October 2009 issue of MySpace From JP.
2010/01/30 Contributed Artwork and commentary to the MdN mook ”Photoshop Mitsuboshi Technique Encyclopedia”.
2010/11/01 Contributed Artwork and commentary to the MdN Mook ”Collages and Illustrations created with Photoshop and Illustrator”.
2013/12/27 Contributed to the article “Current Thoughts of iPhone Developers” in the February 2014 issue of the monthly magazine MacPeople.
2014/05/29 Contributed to the article “Developers of Popular & Noteworthy” in the July 2014 issue of the monthly magazine MacPeople.
2016/01/22 Two iPhone apps have been added to ”100 Smartphone Apps to Adjust Your Autonomic Nerves”, by Gijutsu-Hyohron Co., Ltd.
2019/04/05 The iPhone app ”Relaxing Healing” was featured in the May 2019 issue of ”Otona no Oshare Techo” (Fashion Notebook for Women), published by Takarajimasha, Inc.
2019/06/28 The iPhone app ”Relaxing Healing” was featured in the July 2019 issue of ”HOT PEPPER Beauty”, published by Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.
2020/08/19 Artworks/Interview article featured in The Crazy Mind.
2020/10/07 Online Exhibition & Artwork Source with JaamZIN Creative.
2020/10/08 Artworks/Interview article featured in special issue of JaamZIN Creative magazine.
2021/09 Contributed Artworks and interview for 365 Art+ Magazine Inspiration. Case 4.
2021/12 Contributed Artwork for 365 Art+ Magazine Case 9. Faith (Cover).
2021-2022 Contributed Artworks for 365 Art+ Magazine.
2021/12/16 Artwork showcased in SACRIFICE 2021 exhibition held by M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY in Milan, Italy.
2022/01/27 Artwork showcased in THE BODY LANGUAGE 2022 exhibition held by ITSLIQUID Group in Venice, Italy.
2022/01/28 Artwork showcased in I THE WORLD REVOLVES AROUND ME exhibition held by M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY in Milan, Italy and the Canary Islands, Spain.
2022/01/31 Received ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2021 award by ITSLIQUID Group.
2022/03/04 Artwork showcased in CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022 exhibition held by ITSLIQUID Group in Venice, Italy.
2022/03/27 Awarded an Honorable Mention at ITSLIQUID International Contest - 11th Edition presented by ITSLIQUID Group.
2022/03/28 Artwork showcased in NEW FREEDOM THINK 2022 exhibition held by M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY in Milan, Italy.
2022/04/03 Artwork showcased in Avant Garde Exhibition held by Virtual Artists in London, England.
2022/04/09 Artwork showcased in VIFAF 2022 - Virtual International Fine Art Fair exhibition held by World Of Crete in Crete, Greece.
2022/05/06 Won the Iron Award in the Graphics Design Category at A'Design Award & Competition, the international art competition.
2022/05/20 Artwork showcased in ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022 exhibition held by ITSLIQUID Group in Rome, Italy.
2022/05/20 Artwork showcased in RenovArt | 100 Artists for the Future exhibition held by ApuliaAste in Matera, Italy.
2022/05/28 Artwork showcased in LIQUID ARSENAL 2022 exhibition held by M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY in Milan, Italy.
2022/06/24 Artwork showcased in International Contemporary Art Fair Monaco 2022 held by VAN GOGH Art Gallery in Principality of Monaco.
2022/06/25 Received the BEST COVER ARTIST AWARD at the 365 Art+ 6 Stars AWARDS hosted by 365 Art+ Magazine.
2022/07/07 Artwork showcased in RenovArt | 100 Artists for the Future exhibition (July Edition) held by ApuliaAste in Matera, Italy.
2022/07/15 Artwork showcased in CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2022 exhibition held by ITSLIQUID Group in Venice, Italy.
2022/07/28 Artwork showcased in ORIZZONTI TRASVERSALI 2022 exhibition held by M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY in Milan, Italy.

Awards:
365 Art+ 6 Stars AWARDS
Presented by 365 Art+ Magazine
BEST COVER ARTIST AWARD Winner
A'Design Award & Competition
Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design Category, 2021 - 2022
Iron Award Winner
ITSLIQUID International Contest - 11th Edition
Presented by ITSLIQUID Group
Awarded an Honorable Mention
Awarded ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2021
Presented by ITSLIQUID Group
MTV SO-ZO Competition supported by AMD 2006
Web Screensaver Category
Award for Excellence
Dolice - Masaki Hirokawa / 廣川政樹
廣川政樹
グラフィックアーティスト
フォトコラージュ作品の制作やスマートフォンアプリ開発、インタラクティブムービー制作、ウェブサイト制作などを幅広く手掛けている。世界各地でアート作品の展示を行い、数々の国際デザインアワードを受賞、グラフィック専門誌や参考書などに技術解説を執筆するなど、その活動は多岐にわたる。

略歴:
1981 富山県出生
1997〜 独学で Webデザインとプログラミングを始める
1999〜 Webデザイナー/DTPオペレーターに従事
2002〜 プログラマー/システムエンジニアとして基幹システムの開発に従事
2005~ フリーランスに転向 : ウェブデザイン/プログラミング/グラフィック/インタラクティブムービーの制作を手掛ける
2006/08 ニューヨーク PH Gallery「J-Passion Vol.1」展へグラフィック・インタラクティブムービー出典
2006/11 MTV SO-ZO Competition「Webスクリーンセーバー部門」優秀賞受賞
2008/06/06 月刊 MdN 2008年7月号「Photoshop Making Studio」へグラフィック作品寄稿/解説文執筆
2008/06/14 日本グラフィックデザイナー協会 JAGDA in OSAKA 2008: Another Japan オープニングムービー出典
2008/12/06 月刊 MdN 2009年1月号「注目のクリエイターたちに学ぶ アート表現、プロの魅せ方・つくり方」へグラフィック作品寄稿/解説文執筆
2009/06/25 月刊 MySpace From JP. 2009年8月号「on View From JP.」へグラフィック作品寄稿
2009/07/16 iPhone + loftwork world traveler project「artist calendar部門」入選
2009/08/11 銀座 GALLERY ART POINT/ギャラリー・アート・ポイント「Larotica II」展へアート作品出典
2009/08/25 月刊 MySpace From JP. 2009年10月号「GADGET FOR DIGITAL NATIVE」へグラフィック作品寄稿/解説文執筆
2010/01/30 MdNムック「Photoshop三ツ星テクニック大全」へグラフィック/解説文寄稿
2010/11/01 MdNムック「Photoshop×Illustratorで創り出す コラージュ&イラスト」へグラフィック/解説文寄稿
2013/12/27 月刊 MacPeople(マックピープル) 2014年2月号「iPhoneデベロッパーがいま考えていること」へ記事寄稿
2014/05/29 月刊 MacPeople(マックピープル) 2014年7月号「人気&注目のデベロッパーに聞く!スマホアプリの最新トレンド!」にインタビュー記事掲載
2016/01/22 技術評論社「自律神経を整えるスマホアプリ100選」に iPhoneアプリ2本掲載
2019/04/05 宝島社「大人のおしゃれ手帖 2019年5月号」に iPhoneアプリ「リラックス・ヒーリング」掲載
2019/06/28 株式会社リクルート「ホットペッパービューティー 2019年7月号」に iPhoneアプリ「リラックス・ヒーリング」掲載
2020/08/19 The Crazy Mind にアート作品/インタビュー記事掲載
2020/10/08 JaamZIN Creative magazine 特集号にアート作品/インタビュー記事掲載
2021/09 365 Art+ Magazine Case 4. Inspiration にアート作品/インタビュー記事掲載
2021/12 365 Art+ Magazine Case 9. Faith の表紙にアート作品掲載
2021-2022 365 Art+ Magazine にアート作品掲載
2021/12/16 M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY主催 イタリアのミラノで開催された SACRIFICE 2021展にアート作品出展
2022/01/27 ITSLIQUID Group 主催 イタリアのヴェネツィアで開催された THE BODY LANGUAGE 2022展にアート作品出展
2022/01/28 M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY 主催 イタリアのミラノとスペインのカナリア諸島で開催された I THE WORLD REVOLVES AROUND ME展にアート作品出展
2022/01/31 ITSLIQUID Group 主催 ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2021 受賞
2022/03/04 ITSLIQUID Group 主催 イタリアのヴェネツィアで開催された CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022展にアート作品出展
2022/03/27 ITSLIQUID Group 主催  第11回 ITSLIQUID International Contest 栄誉賞受賞
2022/03/28 M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY 主催 イタリアのミラノで開催された NFT - NEW FREEDOM THINK 2022展にアート作品出展
2022/04/03 Virtual Artists 主催 イタリアのロンドンで開催された Avant Garde展にアート作品出展
2022/04/09 World Of Crete 主催 ギリシャのクレタ島で開催された VIFAF 2022 - Virtual International Fine Art Fair展にアート作品出展
2022/05/06 国際アートコンペティション A'Design Award & Competition 2021 - 2022年 グラフィックデザイン部門にて Iron Award受賞
2022/05/20 ITSLIQUID Group 主催 イタリアのローマで開催された ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022展にアート作品出展
2022/05/20 ApuliaAste主催 イタリアのマテーラで開催された RenovArt | 100 Artists for the Future展にアート作品出展
2022/05/28 M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY主催 イタリアのミラノで開催された LIQUID ARSENAL 2022展にアート作品出展
2022/06/24 VAN GOGH Art Gallery主催 モナコ公国で開催された International Contemporary Art Fair Monaco 2022にアート作品出展
2022/06/25 毎日アートマガジン主催 365 Art+ 6 Stars AWARDS にて BEST COVER ARTIST AWARD 受賞
2022/07/07 ApuliaAste主催 イタリアのマテーラで開催された RenovArt | 100 Artists for the Future展(7月版)にアート作品出展
2022/07/15 ITSLIQUID Group 主催 イタリアのヴェネツィアで開催された CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2022展にアート作品出展
2022/07/28 M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY主催 イタリアのミラノで開催された ORIZZONTI TRASVERSALI 2022展にアート作品出展

受賞歴:
365 Art+ 6 Stars AWARDS
Presented by 365 Art+ Magazine
BEST COVER ARTIST AWARD 受賞
A'Design Award & Competition
2021 - 2022年 グラフィックデザイン部門
Iron Award 受賞
第11回 ITSLIQUID International Contest
Presented by ITSLIQUID Group
栄誉賞受賞
ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2021 受賞
Presented by ITSLIQUID Group
MTV SO-ZO Competition supported by AMD 2006
Webスクリーンセーバー部門
優秀賞受賞
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