Irwan is a graduate of design and fine arts at Trisakti University, where he received a Master's degree at the same University. Irwan is a graphic designer, and also an academic teacher. He has held exhibitions and design events, but has also been a jury and participated in various prestigious poster exhibitions, both in Indonesia and abroad (especially in China, Poland, South Korea, Japan, Russia, and Iran). Irwan is the founder of the Worldwide Graphic Designers community which has held exhibitions in three countries: Greece, Cyprus and Indonesia. He is also founder of the Type Unite community (Members consist of several universities, from within and outside the country: Indonesia, USA, Poland, China, Denmark, Turkey, Ecuador, Mexico, United Arab Emirates and South Korea). Currently Irwan works as a teacher at three universities in Jakarta - Indonesia (Bina Nusantara University, Tarumanagara University, Pelita Harapan University and Pradita Institute) especially in Typography courses.