Currently, I'm working as

  • Freelance programmer (3d interactive graphics and 2d image effects)
  • Part-time researcher in Igarashi CREST, at The University of Tokyo

E-mail: nakajima (at)
CV: pdf

Research Interest

Computer science as a creative way to express what is in your brain.
Especially for illustration and animation.


  • "Offline Painted Media for Digital Animation Authoring"
  • "Interactive Normal Map Generation for Adding Shading Effects to Cartoon Images"
    • Master thesis, The University of Tokyo, Grad. School of IS&T, Dept. of Computer Science, March 2012
  • "An Easy-to-Use Software to Add Shading Effects on 2D Illustrations"
  • "A User Interface for Designing Artistic Rendering Effects by Using a Lit Sphere"
    • Bachelor thesis, The University of Tokyo, Dept. of Information Science, March 2010
    • pdf


International Conference

  • Makoto Nakajima, Daisuke Sakamoto, and Takeo Igarashi. "Offline Painted Media for Digital Animation Authoring," in Proc. CHI '14, pp. 321-330, 2014.

Domestic Journal

  • Makoto Nakajima, Daisuke Sakamoto and Takeo Igarashi. “アナログ画材を用いたアニメーションの作成を支援するシステム," IPSJ Journal, 56-4, 2015.

Domestic Conference

  • Makoto Nakajima and Takeo Igarashi. "アナログ画材を利用したアニメーションの生成を支援するシステム," VC/GCAD Symposium 2013.
  • Makoto Nakajima, Kenshi Takayama, and Takeo Igarashi. "Surface Normal Estimation as Developable Surface from Contour Lines of Garments," VC/GCAD Symposium 2011. [pdf (Japanese)]


Webpages created for university class' assignments.