About

PARISA TASHAKORI

Graphic Designer & Art Director

Born in 1973, Tehran, Iran

Honorary Doctorate from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance

BA & MFA in Graphic Design from Azad University of Tehran

Member of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society

(Member of the Board  from 2012 to 2015)

Member of Boulder Art Association (BAA)

Main fields of interest: Social & cultural communication

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Azad Art and Architecture University of Tehran

Iran Broadcasting University

 

WORK RECORD

Brain Boelts Studio, Boulder, 2017

Art Director, Parisa Tashakori Studio, 2008-2016

Art Director, Mideast Solution Web and Interactive Agency, 2007-2008

Art Director, Ce.a Advertising Agency, 2005-2007

Designer and Art Director, Daarvag International Advertising Agency, 2001-2005

Graphic Designer, Vije Advertising Agency, 1997-2001

Freelance Graphic Designer, 1993-1997

 

AWARDS

  • Honorary Diploma in the 3rd COW!!! International Design and Illustration Festival, Ukraine, 2007
  • Third prize in the 10th Ekoplagat’05 International Poster Triennial, Slovakia, 2005
  • Honorary Diploma in the logotype exhibition of “Tandis” Visual Arts Biweekly, Iran, 2004
  • Third prize in the 8th Tehran International Poster Biennial, Iran, 2004
  • Honorary Diploma in the 5th International Ecoposter Triennial of Ukraine, “4th Block”, 2003
  • Prizewinning in the graphics section of the first exhibition of Material Recycling, Tehran, 2002


HOLDING EXHIBITIONS & WORKSHOPS

  • Three day workshop entitled “Joy of Design” and lecture in La Paz, Bolivia, 2017
  • Workshop and lecture on the occasion of International Day of Peace at Oklahoma State University, USA, 2017
  • Lecture and workshop with the theme of “ALL” based on Persian typefaces in Missouri state university USA 2017
  • “Beyond Limitation”, lecture in Taiwan Postal Museum, Taipei, 2016
  • Poland Graphic Design Week in Tehran with the collaboration of Rene Wawrzkiewicz, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts and Lajevardi Foundation, 2016
  • Social Issues Poster Workshop, Hsing Wu University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2015
  • “Tehran-Taipei” Collective Poster Exhibition, co-curated with Brad Tzuo, Hsing Wu University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2015
  • Child Abuse Poster Workshop, UNLA University of Morelia, Mexico, 2014
  • Creativity in Book Cover Design Workshop, University of Rassam, Karaj, Iran, 2014
  • Lecture on Iran in Teatro José María Morelos, Morelia, Mexico, 2014
  • “Vitrine:” A Historical Exhibition of Iranian book cover designs, co-curated with Majid Kashani, Tehran, Iran, 2014
  • 2nd IGDS Museum Exhibition: Selection of old Iranian theatre posters (Director), Tehran, 2013
  • Battle & Color Poster Workshop, Tehran Municipality, Tehran, Iran, 2012
  • Graphics with Book Flavor Workshop and Solo Exhibition of book cover designs, Lahijan, Iran 2012
  • Two workshops of Fallindesign Studio from Russia and Pekka Loiri from Finland (coordinator), Tehran, Iran, 2012
  • “Divarkoob” Collective Poster Exhibition in five cities, co-curated with Amirhosein Ghoochibeik, 2011
  • The 5th Generation Collective Poster Exhibition, co-curated with Mehdi Saeedi, 2006
  • “Ctrl+G” Collective Poster Exhibition, in collaboration with Maryam Enayati, Mehdi Saeedi, Pedram Harbi, & Edik Boghosian, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, 2003
  • Solo Exhibition and Lecture on Iranian Social Posters in Kharkov University, Ukraine, 2003

 

PANEL JUDGE

  • Jury member of the international poster biennial of Bolivia, La Paz 2017
  • Chairman of the jury members of Lahti International Poster Triennial 2017, Finland, 2017
  • Annual International Contest “Mut zur Wut”, Germany, 2017
  • Annual Student Show of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), USA, 2017
  • “Posterfortomorrow”, Annual International contest, online jury, 2016
  • Samsun International Poster Competition, Turkey, 2016
  • The 13th International Poster Biennial in Mexico, 2014
  • The 2nd and 3rd International Segunda Llamada Poster Contest, Mexico, 2014, 2011
  • Poster division of the 8th Image of the Year Festival, Tehran, Iran, 2011
  • The 2nd Annual IGDS Exhibition, Silver Cypress, Tehran, Iran, 2011
  • A Friend Near Here: Disabled Children’s Greeting Card Competition, Tehran, Iran, 2010
  • Poster division of the Standard Festival, Tehran, Iran, 2010
  • Posterfortomorrow, Annual International contest,, Paris, France, 2010
  • Yazd Province Water & Wastewater Poster Competition, Yazd, Iran, 2010
  • The 2nd International Anti-AIDS Poster and Animation Competition, Kharkov, Ukraine, 2007
  • 5th Generation Iranian Graphic Designers Poster Exhibition, Tehran, Iran, 2006


    EXHIBITIONS

  • “Freedom Manifesto” International Poster Invitational Exhibition (Humanity on the Move) in Rome, Italy, 2017
  • The 20th Biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition in Fort Collins, USA, 2017
  • Solo exhibition in “BRICK CITY GALLERY” of Missouri State University, USA, 2017
  • “Beyond” Invitational Poster Show of the Taiwan Poster Design Association (TPDA),Taipei, 2016
  • “Women’s Eyes” exhibition, Social design through the looking glass of female designers,Taipei, 2016
  • “505050” exhibition, on the occasion of 50th Anniversary of International Poster Biennale in Warsaw, Poland, 2016
  • National Low-carbon Day, International Poster Invitational Exhibition in China, Zhongshan, 2016
  • Invitational Poster Exhibition of the 25th Anniversary of Poster Biennial of Mexico (BICM), 2016
  • Invitational Poster Exhibition of the Right to Decide, Institute for the Visual Arts in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 2015
  • No Word Posters Book Project (invited by Armando Milani), Italy, 2015
  • Questioning Bomb Invitational Poster Exhibition, University of Maryland, USA, 2015
  • The Biennial of Poster Bolivia (BICeBe), 2015, 2013
  • 4th Block Poster Exhibition, Kharkov, Ukraine, 2014, 2006, 2003
  • Invitational Poster Show of the Sarajevo 100 Project, 2014
  • The 6th Moscow International Biennial of Graphic Design Golden Bee, Russia, 2014, 2012, 2004
  • The 12th International Triennial of the Political Poster Show (Le Manege), Belgium, 2012
  • Divarkoob Poster Exhibition, Tehran, Shiraz, Semnan, Mashhad, Isfahan, 2011, 2010
  • A Colorful Day Poster Exhibition, Tehran, 2010
  • The 1st and 2nd Graphic Imperative International Poster Exhibition, Boston, USA, 2010, 2005
  • Iranian Poster Exhibition in Towson University, Maryland, USA, 2009
  • The 1st and 3rd International Graphic Biennial of the Islamic World, Iran, 2009, 2004
  • Good 50x 70, Selected Posters of Social Issues, Milan, 2008, 2007
  • The 10th International Biennial of the Poster, Mexico, 2008
  • Image of the Year Selected Posters Exhibition, Iran, from 2004 up to now
  • Iranian Graphic Designers Biennial, Iran, 2007, 2004, 2002, 2000
  • The 3rd COW!!! International Design and Illustration Festival, Ukraine, 2007
  • The 1st International Biennial of Anti-AIDS Posters, Kharkov, Ukraine, 2006
  • The 10th Ekoplagat’05 International Poster Triennial, Zilinia, Slovakia, 2005
  • The 15th International Poster Competition of Lahti, Finland, 2005
  • In Memory of Morteza Momayez Poster Exhibition, Tehran, 2004
  • Iranian Cries Poster Exhibition, Belgium, 2004
  • Iranian Poster Exhibition, Russia, 2004
  • The 15th International Poster Competition, Chaumont, France, 2004
  • The 19th International Poster Biennial in Warsaw, Poland, 2004
  • Ctrl+G Poster Exhibition, Iranian Artist’s Forum, Tehran, 2003
  • Poster Exhibition against Attack to Iraq, Zurich, Swiss, 2003
  • The Exhibition of Iranian Typography (Bouf-e Kour), Iran, 2003
  • The 1st Exhibition of Empirical Posters of Graphic Designers, Tehran, Iran, 2002
  • The 1st Exhibition of Material Recycling, Iran, 2002
  • The 2nd Student Exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran, 1996


PUBLISHED WORKS

Introductions in international websites, books, and magazine such as Birdy, Neshan, Tandis, Tasvir, Hamshahri Javan, Kak, Varoom, Design 360, 2+3D, Etapes, Adobe Magazine, Arabesque 2, etc.