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Masayo Sakai (designer, illustrator), representative of atelier s design office

Illustrator notation: Masayo Sakai

I like designing, the beginnings of the art of printing and the paper that has progressed with the gentle times.

Illustration, which creates colours and shapes from images, and art, which expresses the words I want to convey from the colours and sensations of paint.

They are all important work for me.



* Biography *

Born in Aichi Pref, Japan

Received an illustration reward since 1995 when I was in high school

Graduated from a private art junior college in Aichi prefecture Graduated from a vocational school design course

Employment at a printing company Commercial design After working offline (advertising creation), became independent

2004 Established design office "atelier s"


Designer activities:

Design mainly for making advertisements on paper media (offline)

Propose the texture and familiarity of paper


Illustrator activities:

Currently, illustrations and exhibitions are the main activities Preparing for overseas activities

I'm drawing a pop and cute illustration

The illustrators I admire are Norman Rockwell and Lucy Cousins.

Interested in the activities of overseas illustrators

Painter activities:

Activities at international exhibitions

2023 International Award



* Production environment *

Mac OS X Ventura 13.2 Illustrator CC 2023 (Delivery is available in jpg, ai, pdf)



* Exhibition history *


○July 2015 Participated in Nihonbashi Rectoverso Gallery Group Exhibition

○November 2015 Komaki City Manabi Creation Center Mall Solo Exhibition

 Illustration Exhibition 2015 Autumn


○February 2016 CRUX Kafeo Exhibition on the 2nd floor of Daiba Frontier Building, Minato-ku


○May 2016 Shinjuku Ward Living Design Center OZONE

 Participation in OZONE Craft Market


○September 2016 Participated in Nihonbashi Rectoverso Gallery Group Exhibition



○May 2017 Komaki City Manabi Creation Center Mall Solo Exhibition

 Refreshing Illustration Exhibition 2017


○October 2017 Participation in Nihonbashi Rectoverso Gallery Group Exhibition



○Participated in THE 20TH Field Fine Exhibition from November 19th (Monday) to November 24th (Saturday), 2018

 Venue Toyosu Civic Center 1st floor gallery


○CRUX Kafeo Illustration Exhibition from Saturday, December 1st to Monday, December 31st, 2018

 Venue 2-3-2 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo Daiba Frontier Building 2nd floor



April 17th (Wednesday) -21st (Sunday), 2019 salone di MK Illustration exhibition

 Venue 1-29-2 Uchikata-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya


July 13th (Tuesday) to 17th (Saturday), 2021 [produced by RVG Group Exhibition] 

 Title: Illustration exhibition <2021.July>

 Subtitle: Fairytale & Fantasy with Rain Sounds

 Venue 2-17-13 Nihonbashi Kayabacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 2nd Inoue Building 4F



mini art exhibition from Thursday, July 22nd to Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

 Venue 2-5-11 Nishikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Publishing Transportation Building 3F

 GALLERY 2511shoutout

Linedrawing Exhibition from November 28 (Sun.) - December 25 (Sat.), 2021

 Art Piece, EAST Building, 3-20-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan

 Design Festa Gallery Harajuku


from March 3 (Thu.) - March 25 (Fri.), 2022. THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space
         March 4 (Fri.) - March 25 (Fri.), 2022. its liquid ART SPACE
Calle Larga San Marco, 374 30124 Venezia → EXHIBITION REVIEW :

○Graphic Art exhibition <October 2022> -Creative Expression Today

Period: Tuesday, October 4 - Saturday, October 8, 2022

Time: Weekdays/Tuesday-Friday 12:00-18:00 Last day/Saturday 12:00-15:30

Place: Inoue Building No. 2, 4F, 2-17-13 Kayabacho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo



February 4 to 18, 2023

March 24 to April 7, 2023

June 3 to 17, 2023


8 to 22 September , 2023

15 to 22 September , 2023

7 to 19 October , 2023

atelier s design office Staff List

Respected helper

*Sakai = " 酒" and "井" written in Hieroglyphics  "sake" and "well" 

=Congratulation,Celebration of sake

Thank you for your friendship as always.

He used to commute to school in high school from the Sanomaru bus stop.

He used to wait for the bus while reading his novels.

←Educational material issued in 1965

↑↓*Educational material issued in 1985

He loves Ibaraki.

When he was a child, the photograph taken on Dragon Boat Festival was of him happily waving a carp streamer in his hand in a flowerbed and smiling.

When he was a baby, he was a big boy moving energetically in his mother's arms, and his father's backside watching him nearby. This is a photograph of a close-knit family of three.

As a child, my father told me about the sights of Ibaraki, such as Tsuchiura and Hitachi. 


He is relaxed and generous, and I like Ibaraki the way he likes it, too.

SAKAI masayo

Nice to meet you. I'm Masayo f Sakai, Orient , painter , illustrator and designer.

I like flowers and nature.

The harassment aggravated my heart condition. with stenosis in the pulmonary artery area

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In the Edo period it was a splendid town with a double moat.

Today there are no social contacts, no shops, nothing.

After the late Showa period, it changed into a run-down town, but for me, it is a good town with memories of where my ancestors from generation to generation spent their lives.

It was a gentle town with dazzling sunsets, with the streetcars of my father's time, the Komaki station building that was a local line, and the vitality of the shopping street.

Favorite thing: reading, watching movies, disc golf, walk, and selection of shoes, english lesson ♪ and SPEC

Favorite parson: kotaro isaka "Hal came falling from the second floor"

life is journey

I have my freedom to live

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