MFA in Graphic Design, California Institute of the Arts
BA in Communications, University of Pennsylvania


Sharleen Chen is a multi-disciplinary designer and educator based in Los Angeles, California. As a graphic designer, creative director and world builder, she explores the intersection of design, storytelling, and emergent technologies. Her work has been recognized by Type Director's Club, Communication Arts, and GD USA, among others. She holds a Graphic Design MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a Communications BA from University of Pennsylvania.

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  

  • 2021 Meta Oculus Launch Pad Grant Recipient
  • 2020 SXSW
  • 2020 LA Mini Maker Faire
  • 2019 ARS Electronica
  • 2018 TDC64 Exhibition
  • 2017 CalArts Digital Arts Expo


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  • Inside Out & Upside Down: Posters from CalArts 1980-2019
  • TDC The World’s Best Typography 2018 
  • Communication Arts Typography Annual 8 
  • 2018 GD USA Design Annual 
  • GD USA, December 2017
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