Born in Tokyo in 1940. Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1964 with a degree in design. After working in the advertising department of Shiseido, established Shin Matsunaga Design Inc. in 1971. Major works include Shiseido’s summer campaign, a series of peace posters, and CI plans for Benesse, ISSEY MIYAKE, and the National Museum of Western Art. He has also designed packages for Scottie, Can chu-hi, the international competition-winning French cigarette Gitanes, Shiseido Uno, and the book design for the best-selling Japanese Constitution. He has also been involved in a wide range of other creative activities, including drawing, sculpture, and monuments. He has had many large-scale solo exhibitions in Japan and abroad, including Warsaw and New York, and many of his works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Victoria Albert Museum, and 90 other museums around the world. He has received many awards, including the Tokyo ADC Award, Mainichi Design Award, Gold Prize and Honorary Mention at the Warsaw International Poster Biennale, Minister of Education’s Art Encouragement Prize, Japan Advertising Award, Yamana Award, Medal with Purple Ribbon, Yusaku Kamekura Award, Hiromu Hara Award, and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette. He is a member of AGI, N.Y.ADC, Tokyo ADC, JAGDA, and Japan Design Committee.