Hisakazu Shimizu

Born in Nagasaki Prefecture in 1964. After graduating from Kuwasawa Design Institute, he worked for Canon Inc. and is currently the representative/designer of S&O DESIGN Inc. Part-time lecturer at Kuwasawa Design Institute.

As the chief designer of Canon's digital camera ``IXY Digital,'' he led the series to the No. 1 market share in the world, and has a strong track record in the field of industrial design, including numerous awards such as the German iF Award and the G Mark.

In recent years, he has also produced limited edition works, and his representative work, the ``Mirror Hairstyle'' series, is sold through the French gallery ``Galerie DOWNTOWN''. In 2011, he held a solo exhibition at "Galerie VIVID" in the Netherlands, where he announced his new work "FRUITS" series. . 2011 "Ischia International Architecture Award" Silver Prize.