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Saki Murakami(むらかみさき)

Saki Murakami(むらかみさき)

Illustrator / Artist / Graphic Designer


Based out of Tokyo and having graduated from the Kyoto City University of Arts with an Art Curator license, I have been working as a graphic designer with international companies in the music, IT and games industries for more than ten years.

In addition to design work I illustrate in my private time—my accomplishments include work for Paramount Pictures, Samonsite and Adobe Behance. My artistic world is one that is both dark and cute, and whose inhabitants share those qualities. With a diverse portfolio I am open to collaborating on a variety of opportunities.


Kyoto City University of Arts – Department of General Science of Art
200​5 – 2009

  • Specialized in Design and Traditional Art
  • Wrote Graduation Thesis on ‘The Relationship between Art and Play’
  • Received award for Graduation Thesis


Artist Career

2014 – Present

  • Gentosha Children’s Picture Book Contest, Nobumi Award
  • Selected by Amazon Prime Video as a featured illustration
  • Collaboration with Paramount Pictures for “Mother!”
  • BE@RBRICK Design Contest, finalist
  • Digital Children’s Book Contest, Flying Cat Award
  • Featured in Monster Exhibition 2015
  • Samsonite Luggage Design Contest, Global Grand Prize Winner
  • Adobe Japan Portfolio Review #6, fontworks Prize
  • Scream Queen Film Festival, UPLINK
  • Exhibition at The Hive Gallery in Los Angeles
  • Solo Exhibition, ʼsakirhythmʼ at Gallery 219 in Tokyo