Yoshiki Haruhana
Born 1970
Osaka, Japan
Company Nintendo (since 1994)
University Kyoto Seika University
Current Position Graphic Advisor
First game Kirby's Dream Course
Latest game ARMS

Yoshiki's first work at Nintendo.

Yoshiki Haruhana is a graphic designer working at Nintendo. He joined the company in 1994. After joining, he was trained by Yoichi Kotabe and made illustrations for Kirby's Dream Course and Yoshi's Island. He eventually became involved in game design since Super Mario 64, where he was in charge of map design, as well as Star Fox 64, where he worked on UI and demo design.

He is well known for working on The Legend of Zelda series, ever since Ocarina of Time, where he mainly designed models for main characters like Princess Zelda, as well as the Skulltula and Lizalfos enemies. In The Wind Waker he created Toon Link, which settled the artistic direction of that game.

He was also the design director of Mario Kart DS and the Wii Shop Channel. Currently he has a mostly supportive role on various games, mostly on the portable Zelda games.


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