* Travel : Seeking Truth & Beauty in The Great Pacific Northwest //

* Spent an amazing week in The Pacific Northwest crashing on the couch of one of my oldest friends and mentor Darryl Brown, who lives in Newberg, Oregon and is a designer at George Fox University. We explored Crater Lake National Park and hiked the Oregon coast. I spent a couple days in Portland scouring vintage stores, design boutiques and the cavernous Powell's Bookstore. Also while in the city I enjoyed local beers with an old Indiana friend & great photographer Kurt Hettle and was fortunate to meet with another Hoosier transplant Brad Trost, a talented Art Director at the legendary ad agency Wieden + Kennedy, who graciously gave me a tour of the renowned office. I rounded out the trip driving to Seattle for coffee & conversation with Liz Pachaud of Honor Society Coffee to discuss potential branding work and met with the awesome in-house design team at Starbucks HQ to present my portfolio. //

1. Souvenir Loot : ( map / engraving patch / matchbook : Smut Vintage Portland, OR ) ( beauty, great, explore patches : Prism Seattle, WA ) ( Hand-Eye Supply patch, Portland, OR ) ( key tags : Budd + Finn Portland, OR ) ( Deschutes Brewery patch, Portland, OR ) ( Stay True patch, Porch Light Portland, OR )
2. Portland Outdoor Store, OR
3. Pacific City Oceanside, OR
4. Ford Thunderbird : City of Creswell, OR
5. Me in Oceanside Beach, OR ( photo : Darryl Brown )
6. Crater Lake National Park, OR
7. Wieden + Kennedy Ad Agency Basketball Court, Portland, OR
8. The Alchemy of Coffee, Starbucks World Headquarters, Seattle, WA
9. Space Needle, Seattle, WA