Nanjin Li



Hi, my name is Nanjin Li.

I am a multi-disciplinary visual designer currently based in Chicago. Born and raised in China, I hold a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design at School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2018 BFA).

My approaches stem from an on-going desire to blend tactility and typography. I believe that the little, simple things in life are the best sources of inspiration. I love creating engaging experiences driven my narratived, both in print and digital formats.

When I am not doing design, I love wandering on streets with my camera and trying out new food. Feel free to reach out to me at Any question and comments are welcome! Other ways to connect: Behance & LinkedIn





Working Experience

// Designer
VestHQ — Chicago, IL, USA
// Art Director Intern
Ogilvy & Mather — Chicago, IL, USA
// Assistant Graphic Designer
School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago — IL, USA
// Photographer
School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago — IL, USA


International Design Awards 2016 Silver
International Design Awards 2016 Honorable Mention
STA 100 Winner
Graphic Design USA - American Inhouse Design Award 2017
Abode Design Achievement Awards 2017 Semifinalist
Flux Student Design Competition Winner 2017
Justyna Palka Memorial Scholarship Recipient Holiday Art Sale Winning Design 2017
SAIC Distinguished Scholar Scholarship