Masaki Yokochi is an independent Director, Designer and Animator known for his innovative and creative work. His designs for companies like Apple, among other famous brands, have created a distinctive mark on contemporary pop-culture. Masaki fluidly works across all mediums, creating designs and animation for interactive, broadcast, film, print, software user-interface and VR/AR/XR. A native of Japan, been living in Venice, CA, his creative sensibility is noted for a sense of balance, elegance and order.

He has been a key creative player on signature creative internal projects for many major brands over the past 20 years. His animation work also was part of an Oscar winning documentary and he has been part of several Emmy award winning teams. On top of his creativity he is able to work from concept to finish because he has a wide range of skills.

In recent years he has expanded his reach into real-time render and pursuing other more innovative technology. All his best work has been related to tech and he currently loves this real-time rendering since it's very new and has tremendous possibilities.

While he specializes in design, animation and VFX, his passion is for creative projects driven by new technology since it’s unexplored creatively and that inspires him to find new and innovative solutions.

Served Clients:

  • Apple,
  • Google,
  • Stadia,
  • Beats by Dre,
  • The Walt Disney Company,
  • Marvel,
  • Paramount Pictures,
  • Warner Bros.,
  • HBO,
  • Coca-Cola,
  • Adidas,
  • Acura,
  • AT&T,
  • Boeing Digital Cinema,
  • Barbie,
  • Carl's Jr.,
  • DC Comics,
  • Dimension Films,
  • DreamWorks SKG,
  • Fox,
  • Hyundai,
  • Miramax,
  • MTV,
  • National Geographic,
  • New Line Cinema,
  • Nissan,
  • Porsche,
  • Rose Bowl Stadium,
  • Sony Pictures,
  • Universal Pictures,
  • The Weinstein Company,
  • Xbox

Recognition/Exhibition:

Academy Awards - Best Short Documentary (Animation within the film)
Emmy Awards - Part of three winning teams
Vimeo Awards
Japan Media Arts Festival
Prix Ars Electronica
onedotzero adventures in motion film festival
Off and Free Film Festival
Siggraph
Asia Siggraph
stash media
Maxon Showcase
Deep Space LIVE
EcoVelocity
The FILE – Electronic Language International Festival Canal+
The National Art Center Tokyo
Tokyo Game Show
Tokyo Graphic Passport
Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market Nagasaki
Prefectural Art Museum
Kobe Biennale
Okayama Digital Museum
Arita Contemporary Art Garden Place
RESFEST
Aoyama Design Award
Canon Digital Creators
Telly Awards
CQ
Typo Exhibition
e-Gallery artgene