Masataka Hattori

Masataka Hattori received his degree in graphic design from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in 1994, and joined Adobe the same year. He is currently Senior Font Developer, Japanese Typography in Adobe. Masataka is a member of the team that has designed and developed the first Adobe Originals Japanese typefaces: Kozuka Mincho and Kozuka Gothic. He has contributed to various font development projects, such as the project for Kazuraki, the world’s first fully-proportional OpenType Japanese font. He worked on the construction of the Pan-CJK fonts, Source Han Sans, whose ideographic glyphs were designed by using stroke elements. He also has been involved in the training of designing stroke elements for ideographs for designers of font partners in Japan, China, and Korea.