Ray Masaki

Ray Masaki is a Japanese-American graphic designer, writer, and educator in Tokyo who runs Studio RAN. He studied illustration at Parsons School of Design, type design at The Cooper Union, and received an MFA in graphic design from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He teaches at the Professional Institute of International Fashion in Shinjuku, Tokyo. In 2021, Ray published Why is the salaryman carrying a surfboard? — a bilingual book about the history of systemic white supremacy and Westernisation in the Japanese design industry. He is It’s Nice That’s Tokyo correspondent.

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