Nermin Moufti


Nermin Moufti


Nermin is an artist and designer, a traveler, a cook, a mother and a whole-hearted warrior for grace and gratitude.

She made her way from Syria to Chicago by way of Dubai and Toronto, with pit-stops in NYC, Phoenix and Granada, where she once took a course in De-Colonial Struggles, Liberation Theologies and Feminism in Islam. Her creative practice embodies the belief that design can and should catalyze positive change and social justice. Observe: her graduate thesis, Encoding Resistance, was a large-format installation examining media control and the role of design in the Syrian Revolution. It was featured at the Royal Ontario Museum, as well as at Typeforce 8.

In her past lives as an independent and big agency designer, she focused on brand experience, dabbled in UX/UI design and helped launch passion projects like SpeakOutPoetry and The Friday Collective. Nermin joined Firebelly in 2017, where she builds beautiful brand systems, gets to flex her hand lettering skills and steps outside her comfort zone every day.

Nermin holds a BSc in Visual Communications from the American University of Sharjah (UAE), as well as an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Media and Design from OCAD. She's a member of AIGA Chicago's Diversity + Inclusion Committee.

Design for Good

Firebelly, a leading Chicago design agency, had a big year typographically. Starting with their Grant for Good, the studio redesigned the Type Director's Club’s website and collateral. Next, Typeforce, a curated event and show featuring emerging typographic artists organized by Firebelly, celebrated its 10th year. We'll talk about the past, present, future, and inspiration behind Typeforce.

Events with Nermin Moufti

Panel: “Design for Good” with Will Miller on Friday, October 4