Makoto Saitō, born 21 December 1952) is a Japanese graphic designer, self-described « poster designer », and artist. Saitō was born in Fukuoka, Japan. His early work as a printmaker was successful, shown internationally, and is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Saitō worked from 1974 to 1980 at Nippon Design Center before starting his own firm, Makoto Saitō Design. His posters are typified by text-free imagery in dense inks printed on thick, high quality papers. His wide-ranging creative activities explore perpetual theme̶ of “seeing”.