|Name of Company||:
||Studio Okanotion Co.,Ltd.
||Planning and production of illustrations, characters, animation, video, games, apparel products, and other related businesses.
||125-5-401 Sengendai Yokohama Kanagawa JAPAN Postalcode：220-0071
||Graduated from Musashino Art University. Worked as a designer at a game company, KAZe Net co.,Ltd., while I was still in school. After graduation, I had worked for several companies before joining SEGA Corporation in 1996.
Participated in the product development of many titles so far.
My representative works include "Sonic Adventure" and "Samba de Amigo" series. “Samba…" was nominated for the sound game category of the 4th Japan Game Awards.
In addition to working as a game designer, I also drew official illustrations for "Sonic the Hedgehog" and "Samba de Amigo", illustrated and designed the game's soundtrack jackets, and designed and supervised the production of merchandise.
When Sonic is first represented in a three-dimensional game, I was known in the English-speaking countries as Satoshi Okano, and in China as 聪岗野, as the person who was influential in defining the design.
In 2006, I started working as a freelance to work on characters by myself instead of a large group.
In 2011, I established Studio Okanotion Co., Ltd.
The name of the company was coined from the English word “Okano's Concept”. My pen name is OKN, which was my intranet screen name when I was working.
Now working in character design and ’art'.
Taking many roles as an art director, illustrator, character designer, planner, animation director, animator, graphic designer, concept artist, and so on.
A member of the Character Brand Licensing Association.
||Director of the product department at Studio Okanotion.
Graduated from Nagoya Zokei University with a degree in Graphic Design.
Experienced in designing Disney products for Oriental Land, which has strict standards at Art Print Japan Co., LTd. Became independent in 2008.
Currently working on planning, design, and direction of household goods and sundries.
My representative work is the cover design of the PAGEM notebook, which expresses the gentleness that accompanies us in our daily lives through color and design. Have been in charge of the design since 2012, and as of 2021, the total number of copies sold has been over 3.3 million.
ROUND TOP's masking tape "World Patterns" series features graphic patterns from around the world, with 16 types currently on sale at Tokyu Hands and other stores nationwide.
In 2011, launched my original brand, material michemon. Have worked with various companies to create products such as stationery, textiles, travel goods, and bus wrapping for kindergartens.
My wish is to live happily every day.
Fun gives us the power to live. I would like people all over the world to enjoy their lives and lifestyles more abundantly. And I would like to use the experience and skills I have cultivated so far to sow the seeds of this idea, and work with companies and craftspeople to develop items that people will enjoy using, and deliver them to people around the world.