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Haruki Higashi

Founder / Art Director / Designer / Artist / Developer

Haruki was born in Kumamoto, Japan, in 1978. In 2004, he founded the design company, LOWORKS INC. The interactive content he has produced to promote his own illustrations has received numerous awards at home and abroad, including from the Japan Media Arts Festival. Following his initial success, he started doing creative work for prominent clients abroad, including Nike, WWF, Marlboro, and McDonald's, and for the TV anime, Space Shower. He has also provided unique website design for artists, both major and independent, such as Kaela Kimura and HIFANA. Throughout his career, he has been active as an art director, an illustrator, a graphic designer, and as a designer for interactive media.

At the same time, Haruki has continued to pursue his own creative projects and activities. In 2004, he worked with the French studio, Elshopo, to develop a silk screen machine. It is sold made-to-order at art museums and other cultural spaces. In 2008, he worked as the supervisor on the "CAFE + SPACE BEYOND PROJECT," designing the graphics for the exterior walls, as well as the shop logo and the signs inside. His iPhone case design, with more than 5,000 sold through select stores, and the popularity of his collaborations with well-known apparel brands, "BARNEYS NEWYORK" and "And A," have also brought attention to his work.

In 2018, Haruki launched Howlt, his own brand, which focuses on creating immersive art and design experiences. He went on to hold his solo exhibition, "Howlt Coffee," at UltraSuperNew Gallery in Harajuku, where he reflected on Tokyo's coffeehouse culture through design and typography. The following year, in 2019, he opened his own coffee shop, Howlt Coffee, in Fukuoka, Japan, as well as an online store of playful and unique products. Also in 2019, Haruki was placed in charge of the artwork for the first anniversary and Christmas advertisement of MarkIs, a large commercial facility in Fukuoka, for two consecutive months. In 2021, he was in charge of artwork for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games athlete trading card and NFT art production project by Adidas.


  • Japan Media Arts Festival
  • Good design awards
  • Yahoo Internet creative award
  • Tokyo Interactive ad awards
  • Asia's Creative Advertising Festival and Awards
  • awwwards
  • CSS Design awards
  • theFWA Awards
  • Netdiver Best of the Year
  • Moluvs Pick Award
  • Internet TINY Award
  • WellVetted


  • Etapes MagazineFrance
  • +81 MagazineJapan
  • Xfuns MagazineTaiwan
  • Computer ArtUK
  • JaPan Graphics 2Spain
  • WebsmediaKoria
  • Web Designers File 2021Japan
  • Design NoteJapan
  • MdN Designers FileJapan
  • IdN worldHong Kong
  • MdN magazineJapan
  • Logo Talks IIIHong Kong
  • MdN Illustrators FileJapan
  • gallery - the world’ s best graphics-Hong Kong
  • iCasting -Shopping Design OnlineSingapore


  • Howlt Popup Store & CoffeeMagasinn KyotoKyoto2019
  • HOWLT COFFEEUltraSuperNew GalleryTokyo2018
  • REPETITIONThe Artcomplex CenterTokyo2017
  • Gaya artAsagaya, Tokyo2015
  • Graniph Japanese Designers projectgraniph Harajuku GalleryTokyo2009
  • Elshopo x LOWORKS EhibitionKoenji Tokyo2008
  • JPG2 EXhibitionRAS GalleryDoctorBarcelona Spain2006
  • The new apartment ExhibitionNew York2006

Work Experience

  • adidasadidas Tokyo Olympics 2020 Trading card & NFT art GlobalArtwork2022
  • NowHere NYCBranding workDesign Development2021
  • Amazon PrimeBadMoodIllustration2021
  • FOLIE à PLUSIEURS perfumeWebsite DevelopmentDesign Development2020
  • Folie StudioWebsite DevelopmentDesign Development2020
  • Howlt CoffeeStore Opened in Fukuoka JapanProduce Artwork Design Development Management2019
  • MarkIs Fukuoka1st Anniversary and X'mas CampaignArtwork2019
  • kobunshaVery Official SiteDesign Development2017
  • SmirnoffHalloween campaignArtwork2017
  • docomoPETOCO HOME DEVICECharacter Design2017
  • LarkCREATIVE WORKDesign Graphic2017
  • ColemanOutdoor resort park 2016Design Development2016
  • ColemanOutdoor resort park 2015Design Development2015
  • Sony MusicRevalcy Official SiteDesign Development2014
  • Victor MusicKaela Kimura 10 years anniversarillustration Design Development2014
  • ELLELevis AdvertismentArtwork Design2014
  • Audi2013 Promotion WorksDesign Development2013
  • NECSmartcityDesign illstration Animation2013
  • Hoshino ResortGlobal WebsiteDesign Development2013
  • Audi2012 Promotion WorksDesign Development2012
  • WacomBambooPopArtwork Design Development2012
  • WacomE motionArtwork Design Development2012
  • WWFlittle Planet (App)Artwork Design Development2010
  • MarlboroYorunori CampaignDesign Development2010
  • McDonald'sCoffee for twoArtwork Design2010
  • NikeYama wo koeArtwork Design2010
  • CITROENC4 CampaignDesign2010
  • MarlboroMarlboro Black GoldDesign Development2009
  • NikeNike x Yahoo PRArtwork Design2008
  • Hitachi Data SystemsVIBPLID PromotionArtwork2007
  • FordMake Drawing ExcitingAnimation2007
  • NintendoELECTROPLANKTON Offical SiteDesign Development2006
  • Nike
  • adidas
  • smirnoff
  • wwf
  • mcdonalds
  • coleman
  • citroen
  • ford
  • lark
  • marlboro
  • hitachi
  • docomo
  • wacom
  • pfizer
  • nintendo