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 12, 2015
Portland State University
Works and Words from 2009—2015
Opening Night May 23
Dialogue May 24
COMB Gallery, Milwaukee 2015
Our return to our alma mater, with a lecture entitled Things We Didn’t Have To Do on February 9, 7pm, F200. Projects were presented in the context of ‘things we didn’t have to do.’ Because we feel the most passionate about those things, rather than the ones we had to do.
For the lecture we produced a limited run of 50 foam fingers with ‘CalArts’ set in Keedy Sans and an after the fact poster that Chris and I designed and printed. Those were both things we didn’t have to do.
Collaboration with Chris Burnett.
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.
I graduated from CalArts in 2013 with a BFA in Graphic Design. This is part of my graduating class.