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Masaki Ray

Graphic designer

Masaki Ray (b.1990 New York) is a Japanese-American graphic designer living and working in Tokyo since 2017. He studied illustration at Parsons School of Design, type design at The Cooper Union, and is currently pursuing an MFA in graphic design at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. In 2017, he moved to Tokyo and worked under Rikako Nagashima as well as other design agencies before starting Studio RAN in 2022. In 2021, Ray wrote and published Why is the salaryman carrying a surfboard? , a bilingual book about the history of institutional white supremacy and Westernization in the Japanese design industry.Last Updated: 2023.05


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