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Presentation created for BDA Inc.

I got a call yesterday from BDA Inc. near Seattle, WA. about a position with their design studio. Ecstatic I was, but they needed to see some presentation examples. Over the years I have done my share of presentations for various firms and start-ups however these presentations typically entailed some type of “secret or sensitive” information […]

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Signs, signs, everywhere a sign.

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign. Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind… I have lived in many cities in the U.S. and never have I seen such a unique use of signage to convey a message. Yes some may say it’s just reckless vandalism or graffiti art, but I say it’s genius. It’s clever, witty and fun. And that’s why I want to share […]

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Branding: 2013 TEDxConcordiaUPortland Event logo “Velocity”

…One past attendee designed the logo for the 2013 event. Nicholas Nelson, a graphic designer and a TEDxConcordiaUPortland 2012 attendee, employed his artistic skills to create the “look” of Velocity. Coming up with the theme, we realized, was the easy part. The hard part was finding a design that spoke to everything we wanted to communicate. […]

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A few pieces going into the “LOCALS ONLY” Gallery showing on SEPTEMBER 1st 7-10PM

If you’re in the Portland area this coming weekend, I’ve got a few pieces going into the “LOCALS ONLY” gallery show on SEPTEMBER 1st 7-10PM. A group show by ecletic and profound image makers in an array of mediums by local artists! Come show your support for local artists… Opening reception SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1st!!! 7-10PM  […]

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2012 Glencoe School Foundation Art Donation

For the second year in a row I was contacted by the Glencoe School Foundation and asked to be apart of their auction to help raise funds for cut school programs. The following 4 pieces were donated and placed in a silent auction. Untitled 20″ x 28″ printed on canvas and mounted on 3/4″ stretcher bars […]

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A few ideas for the artist on your holiday shopping list from Grace Ring: HOW 2011 Gift Guide Color

HOW 2011 Gift Guide: Color 2011 December 5 by Grace Ring Nothing brightens up a dreary winter day quite like a little color. Here are some of my favorite colorful gifts for the holidays. Pantone ornaments What designer wouldn’t want their favorite Pantone color hanging from their Christmas tree? I may just buy a few extra […]

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Street Art is King (condensed version)

So tonight I took the fam out to “First Thursdays” art walk in the Pearl District (Portland’s  fashionable art district) and made some interesting observations about what we saw. The Pearl District is Portland’s mini Manhattan; full of art galleries, upscale businesses, high rise condos and great restaurants that attracts some of Portland’s high rollers. Along our trip we saw some beautiful […]

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Newest “Portland” Inspired Digital Illustration

This piece is inspired by all the rain and overcast weather Portland has been experiencing the past few months. I was walking down the street in downtown and saw a rather large puddle. So being the inquisitive person I am, I bent down and took a deeper look. Only to see some great reflections in the […]

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