Born in Kumamoto in 1978, Haruki Higashi established his own design agency called LOWORKS INC. in 2004. Known for his interactive and playful illustrations, Higashi has won numerous awards, including the Media Arts Award from the Japan Media Arts Festival. He has worked with renowned clients such as NIKE, WWF, Marlboro, McDonald’s, Space Shower TV program animations, and more; taking a multi-disciplinary role as an art director, illustrator, graphic designer, and interactive designer.
Furthermore, Higashi has collaborated with several international artists and shown in Spain and New York. In 2018, he created a full-scale design & art studio, Howlt, in order to experiment the crossroads between product and fine art. More info and works can be found on howlt.com