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Thanks so much for your interest in my work. I'm an illustrator, art director, consultant and artist based in Portland, Oregon. I've worked in a variety of roles over my 20 year career that has led me to where I am now. Everything from starting a record label in 1997 working with Modest Mouse, to working in interactive and strategy at Wieden & Kennedy, packaging design at Dark Horse comics and marketing and product design at Nike SB. For the last nine years I've been working as a freelance illustrator and designer along with speaking engagements and art shows. I enjoy working on a variety of projects at different scales including work for small businesses as well as international corporations.
Speaking & Workshops:
2020 - Cinco Design Lecture & Workshop
2019 - PNCA Lecture
2019 - Design Week Kyoto Panelist 
2018 - George Fox University Lecture
2017 - Creative Mornings Lecture
2017 - Design Week Kyoto Lecture
2016 - Portland Art Museum Artist Talk
2015 - ELCAF Lecture
2014- ICON Workshop
2013 - Design Week Portland 

2012 - Reed College Visiting Artist
Residencies:
2016 - Blinkist
2016 - Portland Art Museum
2015 - Ash Street Project
2013 - Museum of Contemporary Craft
2013 - Broken City Lab

2012 - Portland Art Museum
2012 - Em Space Book Arts Center

Exhibitions:
2020 - Box Museum Dalian, China
2019 - Laidbug Solo Show - Tokyo, Japan
2016 - Drip for Drip
2014 - Portland Art Museum
2014 - Compound Gallery Solo Show
2013 - Art Crank Poster Show
2012 - PDX Contemporary Gallery

2011 - Prints for PICA

Teaching:
2010-2017 Portland State University Adjunct Graphic Design Professor
2017 - Similarly Different: Japan Teaching Abroad

Press:
Beach London
The Illustration Conference
InkyGoodness
Ape on The Moon
The Job

Awards:
2021 - American Illustration Awards
2020 - Bronze Medal from The Society of Illustrators
2020 - Best Looking Beer Cans in America

Select Testimonials:
"I loved that Jason comes to the table with fresh and clever concepts beyond my initial ideas. He's able to draft ideas quickly, flexible and open to collaboration and delivers refined execution. I'm looking forward to hiring Jason again."
Jen Wick @ True Parent Magazine


"The team at Blinkist is always super stoked to see what Jason comes up with next. Jason showed great initiative and got a special project off the ground, in which he visually interprets what he learned from one of our summaries. He's a go-getter, no doubt, with a sturdy understanding of leveraging contacts and social media. Plus, the illustrations are charming."
Emily Phillips @ Blinkist


"Jason did a bunch of design and Illustration work for me at New Balance for the 2015 Australian Open. I hired him because I love his playful original point of view, which he delivered in spades. He was also a joy to work with.
Can't wait to find another project to work with him on."
Bob Smith @ New Balance


"Jason was asked to design the logo of our juice/coffee company. The premise of the logo was to communicate an imagery which conveys health, positivity, and well-being. Our experience was professional and he worked amazingly bouncing ideas around with our entire team. 10/10 experience."
Chan Wong @ Best Friend


"I have worked with Jason on many art and design projects at the Portland Art Museum. Jason has terrific creative instincts and it's always a pleasure to work with him. Most recently he created the logo for our annual "Monster Drawing Rally." We loved the design so much we turned it into t-shirts. I would never hesitate to hire Jason for a project. He's the best."
Stephanie Parrish @ Portland Art Museum


"Hired Jason for Anorak magazine's third activity book. He delivered a great, creative cut out activity for the kids that was brilliant!"
Lewis Smith @ Anorak Magazine
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