Born in Nagasaki Prefecture. Established Simplicity in 1998. House brands currently include four Japanese confectionery shops, two Japanese restaurants and the product brand Sゝゝ[es]. Supervision of diverse projects including architecture, interior, product and graphic design. Wasara, a project involving paper tableware, designed and produced by Ogata, won both the Grand Prize and the Gold Medal at the Design for Asia Awards in 2009. In 2010, he was named Art Director for the Takeo Paper Show 2010 “proto?” and was in charge of the venue layout. In 2011, Wasara was a finalist for the Index Awards 2011. Ogata has been an Affiliate Associate Professor of the University Museum, the University of Tokyo since October 2011.