PHYX DESIGN is an independent, multi-disciplicary design studio founded in 2008 by Masaki Koike.
Phyx Design is an intersection of art and graphic design. It is a culmination of image-making, typography and brewing up concepts. The projects range from packaging, poster design to logo design and branding for entertainment and corporate clientele, both small and large.
Driven by interest and curiosity for design and the arts, it’s an on-going creative endeavor that is a hybrid of being a specialist and being naive. This keeps our eyes and minds open for boundless possibilities and creative solutions.
The studios packaging work in the music industry has earned two Grammy Awards for the What it Is! (2008) boxed set and Woodstock- Back to the Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive boxed set (2020). With multiple Grammy nominations for Black Sabbath - The Dio Years, Phish - The Clifford Ball , The Smith Tapes and Grateful Dead - Get Shown the Light .
Masaki is a native to Los Angeles and currently works and lives in the beautiful city of Pasadena, California. He is also an instructor at UCLA Extensions, DCA program since 2008 teaching Design Fundamentals and Typography.