Bijan Berahimi is a Portland (via Los Angeles) based graphic designer who received his BFA from CalArts in 2013. Shortly after graduating he relocated to Portland to work on the 2014 World Cup for Nike Soccer’s brand design team. There he worked to help define a visual language for Nike’s voice throughout the the world cup across multiple global campaigns and special projects.
Shortly after leaving Nike, Bijan founded FISK, a contemporary art and design gallery in Portland with colleague Michael Spoljaric. The space hosts a variety of shows, talks, and performances. Berahimi is a general instigator for the development and integration of design in his community. While searching for a medium between concept and form within his own practice, Berahimi explores a wide range of mediums that allow him to further understand aspects of materiality through the combination of design work—based on transparency and clarity—and explorative image-making inspired by his surroundings.
Bijan currently operates his own studio practice working for clients both in the cultural and commercial fields. His practice takes the form of commercial projects, art direction, book design, record packaging, type design, image making, design education, curating, editing, and printing. As well as a personal art practice in the form of artist books, objects, prints, collages, and drawings.
November 1—9. Lecture and workshop with Chris Burnett in magical Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Photo by Chris Burnett
R.I.P 2009—2013 in Valencia, California.
Resurrected 2014 in Portland, Oregon.