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AJ Dimarucot

The t-shirt as canvas for art.
Experience
Manila, Philippines
Jul 2007
Freelance Graphic Designer
AJ Dimarucot is a graphic designer, entrepreneur and restaurateur.

As a designer, he is known for his iconic work on t-shirts, having designed for the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Michael Jackson. He is known in the crowd-sourced t-shirt design circles for having his art printed several times over at Threadless.com and Designbyhumans.com--where he won the US$10,000 t-shirt design contest in 2008. His roster of clients include Nike, Jordan Brand, Adidas, and Uniqlo. From US to Japan to his hometown of Manila, his t-shirts are worn all over the world.

In his past life, AJ was an Art Director for Ogilvy & Mather, largely responsible for starting the digital department, which went on to win numerous awards even after he left. He has been a judge in the local design shows like The Philippine Web Awards, Philippine Graphic Design Awards, The Kidlat Awards, and the Adobo Design Awards. He has been invited to speak at the Graphika Manila in 2008, and now regularly appears in colleges and universities to discuss his work.

AJ is also a design entrepreneur who owns the hip baby clothing line googoo&gaga, a brand he started with his wife. He has added 'frustrated chef' into his many titles and currently co-owns the hit Filipino-Mexican restaurant MADECA. Most of his time is spent at home with his wife Audrey and his three wonderful kids.

SELECT CLIENTS: Nike | Jordan Brand | Adidas | Puma | Zoo York | Vans | Eastpak | Google | Ogilvy & Mather | BDA Creative | ESPN | Rossignol | Bravado | Threadless | Design by Humans | Graniph | Uniqlo | Exact Science | Paper Root Clothing
Manila, Philippines
Jan 2005Jan 2008
Senior Art Director
Responsible for interactive design campaigns for clients such as Nike, Nokia, Canon, and BMW.
Manila, Philippines
May 2003Jan 2005
Interactive Producer/Art Director
Responsible for starting up the Interactive division. Including booking our first major client--Nokia. Run a small initial department of 1 junior designer and 1 programmer while art directing interactive campaigns.
Awards
Sep 2009
2nd Place ($10,000 T-shirt Design Contest)
2008
Finalist ($20,000 T-shirt of the Year Contest)
2009
1st Place ($3,000 T-shirt Design Contest)
2008
1st Place ($10,000 T-shirt Design Contest)
Languages
 
English (Fluent), Tagalog (Fluent)
Skills
 
Calligraphy, Graphic Design, Illustration, Illustrator, Infographics, Lettering, Photo Manipulation, Photoshop, Typography