AJ Dimarucot is a graphic designer, entrepreneur and restaurateur.
As a designer, he is known for his iconic work on t-shirts, having designed for the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Michael Jackson. He is known in the crowd-sourced t-shirt design circles for having his art printed several times over at Threadless.com and Designbyhumans.com–where he won the US$10,000 t-shirt design contest in 2008. His roster of clients include Nike, Jordan Brand, Adidas, and Uniqlo. From US to Japan to his hometown of Manila, his t-shirts are worn all over the world.
In his past life, AJ was an Art Director for Ogilvy & Mather, largely responsible for starting the digital department, which went on to win numerous awards even after he left. He has been a judge in the local design shows like The Philippine Web Awards, Philippine Graphic Design Awards, The Kidlat Awards, and the Adobo Design Awards. He has been invited to speak at the Graphika Manila in 2008, and now regularly appears in colleges and universities to discuss his work