Born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1959, she established HIRANO STUDIO in 1997. In 2005, she established the Communication Design Institute with Aoshi Kudo, with the ideal of creating the best possible communication through design. Designed the symbol mark, logotype, and VI for the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Total art direction for Shiseido’s “qiora” brand in the U.S., including VI planning, advertising, website, etc. Total art direction for NTT Docomo’s “F702iD Shosa”, including product design, naming, website, advertising, and CF. CD jacket design for Kenji Ozawa. Planned, organized, and designed the venue for the exhibitions “Icons of the Age” and “Philosophy and Practice of Design,” and wrote and edited a book with the same title. Kajima Corporation calendar, etc. Mainichi Design Award. IF Design Award, Germany. Tokyo ADC Award, NY ADC Prize Money Award. She has received many awards, including the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Encouragement Award at the National Calendar Exhibition, and the Commerce and Information Policy Bureau Director-General’s Award from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.