Jarin Moriguchi is a Chicago-based visual designer from Honolulu.

His personal work is inspired by speculative fiction, cinematic world-building, alternative forms of publication, and good books that he reads.

Current projects include challenging form and legibility through custom typography and the development of typographic systems to design letterforms. He also designs alternative publications and cool PDFs with new and long-time collaborators for the unofficial Workers Comp enterprise.

His extracurricular time is spent eating tofu curry and reading elaborate sci-fi fantasy.

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Education
[2024] University of Illinois Chicago - MDes - Master of Design, Graphic Design

[2021] University of Hawaii at Manoa - BFA - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Focus in Painting

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[2023]
Poster Design led by Leander Eisenmann - The Basel School of Design - Basel, Switzerland

[2023] Creative Coding and Interactive Typography led by Talia Cotton - University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL
Recently
[2021 - Present] Freelance Designer, Jarin Moriguchi Studio LLC, Honolulu, HI

[2022 - 2023] Junior Designer, Common Space Studio, New York, NY

[2023] Teaching Assistant (Digital Media Design), School of Design, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL

[2023 - 2024] Graduate Assistant (Graphic Design), School of Architecture, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL

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[2023 - Present] Member, Chicago Printer's Guild, Chicago, IL
Awards and Recognitions
[2022] Board of Trustees Fellow, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL

[2020]
Helen Gilbert-Bushnell Memorial Award in Painting, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Residencies
[2021] Artist-In-Residence - Boxjelly, Honolulu, HI
Select Exhibitions
[2024] YES! (Year End Show) - University of Illinois Chicago: School of Design, Chicago, IL

[2023]
Chicago Publishers Fair - Co-Prosperity, Chicago, IL

[2023]
Printed Matter: LA Art Book Fair - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

[2023]
Zine To Be Seen - Optimist Gallery at Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL (group)

[2022]
Kagu/Akari - Fishcake, Honolulu, HI (group)

[2022]
The End and The Beginning - Boxjelly, Honolulu, HI (solo)

[2020]
Calm and Anxiety - ARS Gallery, Honolulu, HI (group)

[2020]
Hued - University of Hawaii at Manoa: Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI (group)

[2020]
Worker’s Comp - GRRIC Contemporary, Honolulu, HI (two-person)

[2019]
An Urban Dialogue - Apt. 155 by Fishcake, Honolulu, HI (group)

[2019]
FalseTeeth - GRRIC Contemporary, Honolulu, HI (solo)

[2019]
Insert Here - Aupuni Space, Honolulu, HI (group)