Krislam Chin
Educator & Designer
Los Angeles — CA

Portfolio PDF

Resume PDF
available for freelance
favorite coffee shops

The Boy & The Bear
Alfred Coffee
Blue Bottle

favorite pens

Uni-Ball Signo
Lamy Fountain Pen
Zebra Sarasa
Pilot HI-TEC-C
Sakura Ballsign iD
Pentel Technica

favorite stores

High Tide DTLA
Village Well
The Book Jewel
Arcana: Books on the Arts

favorite typefaces

Benton Modern

hot take

Powerpoint is better than Google Slides and Keynote.

(Yea, I said it.)

Krislam Chin
Educator & Designer
Los Angeles — CA

Portfolio PDF
Resume PDF
available for freelance

as a designer

Krislam brings 12 years of experience from the design industry specializing in branding, presentations, and effective communication. 

She is sought out for her expertise in presentation design and strategy. She is known to work closely with startups and executives on pitch decks, fundraisers, internal corporate communications, and external events.

This type of work is under strict NDAs and handled carefully, so examples are limited. However, client-approved samples of her presentation work can be found in her portfolio. Selected client testimonials are down below.

To say that Krislam is passionate about design is an understatement. Between teaching herself about the printing revolution, swooning over typography, and being immersed in the design community — she is always working on becoming a better designer.

work experience

Krislam Chin Design

Art Director

Creative Manager
The Oscars

Graphic Designer
Happy Returns

Sr. Graphic Designer
TechStyle (aka Fabletics)

Jr. Graphic Designer
Hypothesis Group

notable roles

Online Brushlettering Instructor
NBC Bluprint

Creative Director
Top Chef, Season 16

Workshop Instructor
Powerpoint & Brush Lettering

Writer and Producer
“Powerpoint is not the enemy”

Moderator and Host
General Assembly

AIGA, TypeThursday LA, and HMCT

as an educator

Krislam is a tenure-track professor of Graphic Design at Mt. San Antonio College.

Becoming an educator was a life-long dream and has always been her north star. She spent the first eleven years of her career manifesting her dream job by creating and successfully launching workshops that helped her prepare for this role.

Krislam loves teaching and is excited to support emerging designers in their future careers. Her teaching style fosters a fresh approach and a safe and fun learning environment.

Future students who want to take her class should be prepared to do their best work and tolerate a super-design-nerd with her cheesy memes. To get a glimpse of what Professor K is like, visit her Instagram @professorkrislam.


as a human

When she’s not behind her computer, in front of a whiteboard, or buried in a book, she’s likely getting breakfast with her favorite person, Jay Josue — a successful and creative designer. (ask about how we met!) Both can be found inside bookstores, coffee shops, and enjoying Filipino food. Their family is not complete without their two short snouts, Geoffrey, the blind Pug, and Alfred, the derpy Boston Terrier.

Krislam cares and loves deeply, evident across her work, family, friends, students, and community.

client testimonials 

Krislam is one of the rarest, sought after design talents in the business world — an insanely talented graphic artist with fine-tuned critical business thinking skills. She knows how to take complex, long-winded content and transform it into beautifully designed, easy to read pieces of presentation mastery, unlike anyone I’ve ever worked with in my career. 10 out of 10 on the recommendation scale!

Founder & President of Venture Company

Krislam's ability to help tech junkies like myself, shape a story, present the story and engage people's elephants have been a critical component of my professional success. Krislam is proof that "presentation" really IS everything. If you're not getting your story across through your presentation, either for budget request, buy-in, or to affect change, you're going to fail.

Chief Information Security Officer

Krislam understands the benefits of an effective presentation. She not only knows how to design compelling slides, but she is attuned to the business objectives to develop a compelling story. Krislam is relentless and will advocate for you and your business.

CEO & Co-Founder of Startup Company

(recently acquired by PayPal)

education background

A.A. — Graphic Design / FIDM
B.S. — Business Mangement / FIDM
M.S. — Integrated Design, Business, and Technology / USC

selected clients

AIGA Los Angeles
General Assembly
Happy Returns
HMCT Art Center
Saatchi & Saatchi
Square Enix
Stealth Venture Lab
The Oscars
Type Thursday

types of projects

Cannabis Real Estate
Customer Solutions
Events (Small to Large)
Executive Board
Fintess Technology
Food Subscriptions
Product Development
Series Funding (Seed to Series D)
Town Halls