I’m a freelance designer and art director, most recently at Wieden + Kennedy PDX as a Design Lead. With over 10 years of experience working for in-house teams, agencies and startups, the throughline is I’m typographically and visually driven. Work where culture and progressive, intelligent thinking merge is where I want to be.
      In an alternate-yet-parallel universe I am an artist and educator. After teaching in the CCA MFA Design program, I’m looking to teach again soon! 🤔. From November 2023—April 2024 I was a dedicated BFA GD thesis mentor at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Prior to that, in Spring 2023, I gave lectures/workshops at Otis College of Art & Design and University of San Francisco.

🌐️ Clients I’ve worked for recently include:
POSTMATES, on their #BetterThanSanta campaign with Victoria Monét
AERIAL, on an upcoming rebrand
YUNG STUDIO, on a rebrand where I contributed initial brand direction

𝓢𝓮𝓮 𝓶𝓸𝓻𝓮 𝓭𝓮𝓮𝓹 𝓬𝓾𝓽𝓼 𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓮:
📻  40 Trillion DPI podcast [a show about the weirds and borings of design] with Justin Carder
🔮️🍝 Magic & Pasta, a project of projects [surrounding knowledge-sharing, food, and event gatherings]
🐛️ My ongoing personal studio practice [site WIP]

Thanks for reading, and I hope your day is well 🌞️🌞️.
Art Direction
Photo + Video, DR content,
Print Collateral
Campaign + DR
Graphic Design
Design Direction + Execution (Figma, AE, Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign, basic Blender)

💌 studio@helen.international
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