I am an commercial artist and educator based in Portland, Oregon with a background in advertising, graphic design and curatorial.
I share a studio space and am constantly inspired by Taryn Cowart, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Alex Despain and Will Bryant.
I hold an MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University.
I am a member of the Outcrowd Collective.
Some of the places I have worked for/with include Anorak Magazine, Poler, The Quiet Life, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Wieden+Kennedy, Nike, Laika, Dark Horse Comics, Juxtapoz, Portland Mercury, Willamette Week, New Balance, and Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

EDUCATION
2012 | Portland State University | MFA - Art and Social Practice
1998 | Washington State University | BA - Marketing

TEACHING - ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR
2015 | Summer | Art 472 Communication Design Portfolio | Portland State University | Portland, OR
2015 | Spring | Art 210 Digital Imaging and Illustration | Portland State University | Portland, OR
2015 | Winter | Art 210 Digital Imaging and Illustration | Portland State University | Portland, OR
2015 | Winter | Art 321 Communication Design Studio IV | Portland State University | Portland, OR
2014 | Fall | Art 210 Digital Imaging and Illustration | Portland State University | Portland, OR
2014 | Fall | Art 224 Communication Design Portfolio | Portland State University | Portland, OR
2014 | Summer | Art 472 Communication Design Portfolio | Portland State University | Portland, OR | with Sean Schumacher
2014 | Spring | ART 470 Contemporary Design Projects | Portland State University | Portland, OR
2014 | Winter | Art 321 Communication Design Studio IV | Portland State University | Portland, OR
2014 | Winter | Art 225 Communication Design Studio II | Portland State University | Portland, OR
2013 | Fall | Art 224 Communication Design Portfolio | Portland State University | Portland, OR
2013 | Fall | Art 120 Computer Graphics for Art&Design | Portland State University | Portland, OR
2013 | Summer | Art 472 Communication Design Portfolio | Portland State University | Portland, OR | with Sean Schumacher
2013 | Spring | Art 225 Communication Design Studio II | Portland State University | Portland, OR
2013 | Spring | Art 210 Digital Illustration | Portland State University | Portland, OR
2012 | Fall | ART 224 Communication Design Studio I | Portland State University | Portland, OR
2012 | Winter | ART 224 Communication Design Studio I | Portland State University | Portland, OR
2012 | Winter | UNST 421 Community Based Art as a Force for Social Change Capstone Course | PSU | Portland, OR | with Jen Delos Reyes
2011 | Fall | ART 224 Communication Design Studio I | Portland State University | Portland, OR | with Kate Bingaman Burt
2011 | Spring | ART 470 Contemporary Design Projects | Portland State University | Portland, OR | with Drew Bell

LECTURES, CRITIQUES AND TALKS
2015 | Guest Speaker | East London Comics and Arts Festival | London, UK
2013 | Guest Speaker | Wieden+Kennedy 12 | Portland, OR
2013 | Guest Speaker | Lee Rodney's Foundations Art class at University of Windsor | Windsor, Ontario, Canada
2012 | Guest Participating Artist | Collaboration Project with Jae Choi’s poetry class at Reed College | Portland, OR
2012 | Guest Speaker | Linda Tesner’s Introduction to Curatorial Affairs class at Lewis & Clark College | Portland, OR
2012 | Guest Speaker/Instructor | Wendy Red Star’s Foundations Art class at PSU | Portland, OR
2012 | Guest Speaker | Nicole Lavelle’s Design Thinking class at Portland State University | Portland, OR
2012 | Guest Speaker | Pato Hebert’s Social Practice class at Reed College | Portland, OR
2011 | Guest Speaker | Megan McGinley’s Digital Imaging and Illustration class at Portland State University | Portland, OR
2011 | Guest Critic | Packaging Design Feedback Loop at ADX | Portland, OR

EMPLOYMENT
2010 | Portland Foreign Legion | Creative Director
2008 - 2010 | Nike Action Sports | Apparel Graphic Designer
2006 - 2007 | Nike Action Sports | Brand Designer
2006 | Laika | Illustration/Branding Consultant
2005 - 2006 | Dark Horse Comics | Studio Designer
2003 - 2004 | Wieden + Kennedy | Strategic Planner
2000 - 2002 | Wieden + Kennedy | Interactive Producer

SELECTED CREATIVE EXPERIENCE
2012 | Featured Designer for Shirt Storm Project at ADX | Portland, OR
2011 | This Is | Open Engagement at Portland State University | Portland, OR
2010 - 2011 | PSU MFA Monday Night Lecture Series Posters at Portland State University | Portland, OR
2010 | PSU MFA Social Practice Website | with Adam Moser
2010 | Paul Thek Teaching Notes | Whitney Museum | with Molly Sherman | Edited by Harrell Fletcher
2010 | Disjecta Art Auction | Event Concepting and Promotional Design | Portland, OR | with Driscoll Reid and Bob Smith
2010 | Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo | Internal Video Creative Direction | Tokyo, Japan | with Driscoll Reid
2010 | Modernista! | New Business Pitch Creative Direction | Boston, MA | with Driscoll Reid
2008 - 2010 | Nike 6.0 | Art Direction for Apparel Line Including Managing Freelance Designers, Color Design and Creating Names for Various Apparel and Footwear | Portland, OR
2006 - 2007 | Nike Skateboarding | Brand Design Including Catalogs and Printed Collateral | Portland, OR
2006 | Nike Skateboarding | Graphic Design for “Nothing But the Truth” Film | Portland, OR
2006 | Laika | Consultant to Develop a Roster of Talent to Lead in Creating Newly Branded Company, Laika | Portland, OR
2005 - 2006 | Dark Horse Comics | Graphic Design Including Product Packaging, Print Ads, Stationary, Catalogs and Book Covers | Milwaukie, OR

SOLO AND COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS
2014 | #CheetoChan | Compound Gallery | Portland, OR
2013 | Museum of Contemporary Craft Storefront Residency | MoCC | Portland, OR
2013 | Mind Training | Portland Institute for Contemporary Art  | Portland, OR | with Jen Delos Reyes
2013 | Windsor is Forever | Broken City Lab | Windsor, Ontario, Canada
2012 | Face Each Day | PDX Contemporary Gallery Window Project | Portland, OR
2012 | Signs of Life Double Decker Bus Tour | Open Engagement at Portland State University | Portland, OR
2011 | Session With a Stranger | Shine a Light 2011 at Portland Art Museum | Portland, OR | with Adam Moser
2011 | Art is Forever | Shine a Light 2011 at Portland Art Museum | Portland, OR
2011 | Blindsided | Open Engagement at Portland State University | Portland, OR | with Carmen Papalia
2006 | Four on the Floor | The Office | Portland, OR
2004 | The 7 Lovely Signs | Hive | Portland, OR | with Sarah Sturgill

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 | ArtCrank | Portland, OR
2012 | Get Yr Flag On | Grass Hut Gallery | Portland, OR
2012 | Uncharted Territory | TedX Portland | Portland, OR
2012 | TX vs. OR | Reading Frenzy | Portland, OR
2011 | Prints for PICA | Portland, OR
2011 | Boomshakalaka | Land Gallery | Portland, OR
2010 | Prints for PICA | Portland, OR
2010 | Valentine’s Invitational | Reading Frenzy | Portland, OR
2008 | United Nations of Cupco | Damien Minton Gallery | Sydney, Australia | with Sarah Sturgill

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2012 | Great Things From Portland | Pinball Publishing | Portland, OR
2012 | This Book Belongs To | Exhibition as part of Letterpress residency | Em Space | Portland, OR
2012 | Deadstock | Compound Gallery | Portland, OR | Benefit for The Right Brain Initiative
2007 | The Wurst Gallery | The Wurstminster Dog Show | The Cleaners at Ace Hotel | Portland, OR
Benefit for DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital
2006 | The Wurst Gallery | Now I Know My ABCs | OFFICE PDX | Portland, OR
2006 | The Wurst Gallery | We Heart Gocco | Reading Frenzy | Portland, OR
2006 | Adicolor Launch Event | Adidas Originals | Portland, OR
2005 | The Wurst Gallery | Employee of the Month | OFFICE PDX | Portland, OR
2005 | The Wurst Gallery | Vintage Vandals Reprised | Savage Art Resources | Portland, OR
2005 | The Wurst Gallery | Vintage Vandals | Online Only
2003 | The Wurst Gallery | Dishwasher Safe | Design Within Reach | Portland, OR
2003 | The Wurst Gallery | From Russia with Love | Design Within Reach | Portland, OR

SELECTED ONLINE PRESS
2015 | Interview on InkyGoodness
2015 | Interview on Pencil vs. Pixel
2013 | Interview on The Job
2012 | Juxtapoz coverage of Art is Forever
2012 | Art is Forever interview and feature on Oregon Live
2012 | ViceStyle coverage of Art is Forever
2006 | ultra interview
2005 | Portland Met Blogs coverage of The Wurst Gallery’s Vintage Vandals

SELECTED PRINT PRESS
2014 | Geek Magazine
2013 | True Portland
2013 | "Travel Insider" editorial article about Portland | Jason Sturgill | Juxtapoz Magazine
2009 | “A Couple Amp Up the Midcentury Vibe of their ‘70s Tri-Level” | Bridget A. Otto | The Oregonian
2006 | The Wurst Gallery’s Wurstminster Dog Show featured on cover of Portland Mercury
2006 | “Long Live Gocco” | Jill Bliss | Craft Magazine
2006 | “Projects: Russian Inspired” | Form Magazine | Germany
2006 | “From Bad to Wurst” | Dylan Tanner | Portland State University Vanguard
2005 | “Old and Improved” | Tina Barseghian | Readymade magazine
2005 | The Wurst Gallery’s Vintage Vandals show featured on cover of Portland Mercury
2003 | “Funny Selection” | Relax Magazine | Japan

BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS
2010 | Paul Thek Teaching Notes | Whitney Museum | Edited by Harrell Fletcher
2007 | Jeremyville Sessions | Systems Design Ltd. | Edited by Jeremyville
2006 | Dot Dot Dash: Designer Toys, Action Figures and Character Art | Die Gestalten Verlag | Edited by Robert Klanten and Mattias Hub

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