About︎︎︎

Jo Iijima is a multidisciplinary graphic designer based in Pasadena and New York City who specializes in brand identity, typography, and album artwork for artists. He is currently studying at ArtCenter College of Design (BFA in Graphic Design).


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joiijima.works.design@gmail.com
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Born in Japan, Jo has lived in a variety of different cities around the world, including Tokyo, Hong Kong, Vienna, Toronto, and New York City. These diverse experiences have enriched his personal understanding of the world. By growing up in and experiencing diverse cultures, he has always enjoyed looking at the graphics and posters found in different cities. As a visual communicator, he is interested in knowing how our perception is influenced by and reacts to different design elements, including color, typography, and shape.


His work has been recognized by different awards across the globe, including Young Ones TDC, Communication Arts, Core 77 Design Awards, DNA Paris Design Awards, Kyoto Global Design Awards, C2A Creative Communication Awards, Graphis New Talent Awards, C-IDEA Design Awards, and Indigo Design Awards.

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Discovery︎︎︎


Experience (Full Description)︎︎︎

Google
Designer / RARE with Google Creative Fellow 2023
Los Angeles, US
08–12.2023

Trollbäck+Company
Graphic Design Intern
New York, US
07–08.2023
06-08.2022

IRU Tokyo / Tetsuya Nagato
Graphic Design Intern
Tokyo, Japan
07–08.2021


Focused Coursework︎︎︎

Teaching Assistant
Intro to Transmedia (Siyun Oh)
Pasadena, US
01–04.2024

WØRKS Mentorship Program
New York, US
06–08.2023

ArtCenter Student Government Graphic Design Representative
Pasadena, US
03.2021–2023


Award︎︎︎

CONSEQUNCES
Type Directors Club 69 / Young Ones 2023 Silver Award
Core 77 Design Awards 2023
DNA Paris Design Awards 2023
Communication Arts 2023
Graphis New Talent Annual 2023
C2A Creative Communication Award 2023
Kyoto Global Design Awards 2023

Typo Lyon: The Shift
Type Directors Club 69 / Young Ones 2023
DNA Paris Design Awards 2023
Graphis New Talent Annual 2023
Core77 Design Awards 2022
C2A Creative Communication Award
2023 Kyoto Global Design Awards 2023

88rising Rebrand
Indigo Design Award 2023
DNA Paris Design Awards 2023
Graphis New Talent Annual 2023
C-IDEA Design Award 2023
C2A Creative Communication Award 2023
Kyoto Global Design Awards 2023

AWE Rebrand
Graphis New Talent Annual 2023

SU21 Design Speaker Series Poster
Graphis New Talent Annual 2023

2022 HMCT Award for Excellence in Typography
Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography


Interview / Online Features︎︎︎

C2A Creative Communication Award
Jo Iijima: A Creative Maestro in Typography and Design

Creative Lives in Progress
Get to know The Google Creative Fellowship and its current rising stars

ArtCenter Viewbook 2023–24
Rock in Japan Typeface, Personal Project

Voyage LA Magazine
Rising Stars: Meet Jo Iijima

Graphis Blog
From Fish to Typographic Identities New Talent 2023 Latest Entries
Learning About Radar + ArtCenter Summer Speakers: New Talent 2023 Latest Entries

Trollbäck+Company
Q&A: Summer Internship Wrap-Up

Digital Archive Instagram
IDOL OF NATURE
Top 30 Posts 2023
ASURA Album Cover


Exhibitions︎︎︎

TDC69 Global Exhibition

CONSEQUENCES

ArtCenter College of Design
Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography Gallery 

Vengeance Serif

ArtCenter College of Design Student Gallery
RE:TEA, Packaging
ArtCenter Speaker Series, Posters
Atomic Research Lab, Poster
CAS Rebrand, Poster

©2024 Jo Iijima
joiijima.works.design@gmail.com
+1 626 621 6595