Sozo Hashimoto | i |
 
last name: Hashimoto
first name: Sozo
birthday: 1946
birth-place: Tokyo (Japan)
Summary

Sozo Hashimoto investigates the possibilities of computer technology and employing the insights that he gains in his work as a designer – from this time onwards, he has used the computer systematically for his graphic designs.

Hashimoto’s driving vision has been the possibility of building up close communication between the designer and the computer. The development of the programmes Computer Aided Pattern Design (1967) and Computer Aided Fashion Design (1968) made this vision appear increasingly feasible, as manual processes were not only automated by means of the interaction between man and machine, but also made easier; thus creating preconditions for computer-driven production processes.

Biography

1946 Born in Tokyo (Japan).
1965 Started investigating the possibilities of computer technology for his graphic designs.
1969 Graduated in design at the Tama University of Art in Hachioji (Tokyo).
1969-1970 Worked as an industrial designer.
1971-1995 Worked as independent designer.
1972 Began investigations into the mandala motif.
1982-1995 Hashimoto taught at various universities and colleges.
1990-1995 Professor at the World University (Japan).
1995-2003 Professor at the Kanazawa Gakuin University (Japan).
since 2003 President of the Daiwa Information Technology Research Institute (headquarters in Tokyo).
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