In 2008, I started an 8-year project called Our Portland Story, which sought to collect stories from Portlanders about Portland and pair each of those stories with a different designer or illustrator to publish two richly designed art books about my city! ❤️This was the pre-Portlandia days, and I was trying to capture the essence of the city that I thought was weird and wonderful and unknown.
The Our Portland Story project opened many doors for me. I presented at a TedX, designed an exhibit and event series at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, and was interviewed on OPB’s Think Out Loud opposite Fred Armisen.
Shown here are some shots from the two published books as well as a photo from the “Cabinet of Curiosity” exhibit I designed representing the project at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.
Interior pages shown here by variety of designers.
Exhibit Design and Curation