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Masaki Hirokawa
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Born in Toyama Prefecture in 1981. Began Web design and programming at 16. Became a freelancer in 2005. In 2006, received award for excellence in the Web Screensaver category of the MTV SO-ZO Competition. Currently continuing freelance activities developing iPhone/Android apps and creating CG. Personal History 2006/11 Received MTV SO-ZO Competition award for excellence in the Web Screensaver category. 2008/06/06 Contributed CG 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 CG 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 CG to “on View From JP.” in the August 2009 issue of the monthly magazine MySpace From JP. 2009/07/16 Selected for the iPhone + loftwork World Traveler Project in the Artist Calendar category. 2009/08/11 Displayed CG at the Larotica II exhibition at GALLERY ART POINT in Ginza. 2009/08/25 Contributed CG and wrote commentary for “GADGET FOR DIGITAL NATIVE” in the October 2009 issue of MySpace From JP. 2010/01/30 Contributed CG and commentary to the MdN mook ”Photoshop Mitsuboshi Technique Encyclopedia”. 2010/11/01 Contributed CG 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 CG/Interview Article Posted on The Crazy Mind. 2020/10/07 Online Exhibition & CG Source with JaamZIN Creative. 2020/10/08 CG/Interview Article Posted in Special edition of JaamZIN Creative magazine. 2021/09 Contributed CG and interview for 365+ Art Magazine Inspiration. Case 4. 2021/09 Contributed CG for 365+ Art Magazine Monotone Planet. Case 5. Awards MTV SO-ZO Competition supported by AMD 2006 Web Screensaver Section Excellence Award