No.7 Masashi Kimura, Scientific Illustrator, Japan, 1994



Masashi Kimura

Graduated from College of Arts, Nihon University in 1979.
In 1982, Masters degree from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington with teaching assitantship for two years.

In 1985, intern for senior scientific illustrator, Mr. George Venable at the Entomology Department at the National Museum of Natural History, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. A member of The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Washington D.C., and Japan Graphic Designers Association.

My specialties are C.I, packages, books and editorial design.
But, my insect illustrations and medical illustrations are my most pleasureable things to do.

Currently working as a art director, graphic designer, Illustrator and as a lecturer in Communication Design at College of Arts, Nihon University, Tokyo.

Teaching graphic design and basic design for freshmen and sophomores. I am interested in not only art and design but also natural science and history.

Scientific Illustration must be scientifically accurate.The most important thing in the creation of my art is to observe many specimens. Unknown things are much much more importnat than things we already know. Even living with my wife and my dogs, brings new discoveries every day.