Jarin Moriguchi is a Chicago-based graphic designer and multidisciplinary artist from Honolulu. His work is inspired by speculative fiction, cinematic world-building, alternative forms of publication, and good books that he reads. He investigates themes of internet culture and corruption by playing on visual languages of meme literacy, government surveillance, corporate branding, and chatbots.
Current projects include designing artist publications and cool PDFs with new and long-time collaborators for the unofficial Workers Comp enterprise, challenging form and legibility through custom typography, and researching + writing about ideologies and subcultures bred from internet addiction.
His extracurricular time is spent patiently practicing minimalist living, making the case for PDFs to be taken more seriously, eating tofu curry, and reading elaborate sci-fi fantasy.
As an enthusiastic collaborator and passionate worker, Jarin has worked as a designer for university programs, studios, and freelance clients nationwide; and has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Honolulu and Chicago.
 University of Illinois at Chicago - MDes - Master of Design, Graphic Design (currently)
 University of Hawaii at Manoa - BFA - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Focus in Painting
 Poster Design led by Leander Eisenmann - The Basel School of Design - Basel, Switzerland
 Creative Coding and Interactive Typography led by Talia Cotton - University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
 Artist-In-Residence - Boxjelly, Honolulu, HI
Awards and Recognitions
 Board of Trustees Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
 Helen Gilbert-Bushnell Memorial Award in Painting, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
 Chicago Publishers Fair - Co-Prosperity, Chicago, IL
 Printed Matter: LA Art Book Fair - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
 Zine To Be Seen - Optimist Gallery at Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL (group)
 Kagu/Akari - Fishcake, Honolulu, HI (group)
 The End and The Beginning - Boxjelly, Honolulu, HI (solo)
 Calm and Anxiety - ARS Gallery, Honolulu, HI (group)
 Hued - University of Hawaii at Manoa: Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI (group)
 Worker’s Comp - GRRIC Contemporary, Honolulu, HI (two-person)
 An Urban Dialogue - Apt. 155 by Fishcake, Honolulu, HI (group)
 FalseTeeth - GRRIC Contemporary, Honolulu, HI (solo)
 Insert Here - Aupuni Space, Honolulu, HI (group)