Violet is a designer and illustrator from Portland, OR. 
These days she's working full time at Instrument.  
You can keep up with her personal work on Instagram @violet.jpeg.

Freelance and editorial inquiries are always welcome. 
Email to get in touch.


GQ Germany
Popular Science
Here Be Monsters
Portland Office of Community and Civic Life

︎ via Instrument

Apple Music
Google News Initiative
Apple Maps
Epic Games
Amazon Web Services

Work Experience

January 2020–Present: Designer at Instrument
October 2019: Freelance Storyboard Artist at Sockeye
Aug–Sep 2019: Freelance Illustrator at Supermorebetter
Jun–Aug 2019: Freelance Storyboard Artist at Instrument
May–Jun 2019: Freelance Designer at Red & Co.
April–November 2019: Freelance Designer at The Study
Sep–Dec 2018: Freelance Designer at Supermorebetter
Aug 2018: Editorial Illustration Intern at Fort Wick
2017–18: Intern at Biklops Design 
2017–2018: Risograph tech at Outlet
2016–18: Illustration assistant to Kate Bingaman-Burt


2018 The Brigade: Femme & Function Group Show (October)
2018 Country Financial Building: "Whereabouts." Duo exhibition with Matt Schumacher (June–August)
2018 Candy Babel Group exhibition (March–April)
2017 Coffeehouse Northwest: Solo exhibition (Sep–Oct.)
2017 Milepost 5: Duo show with Gloombones (August)
2017 Killer Pink Gallery: Tiny Portraits solo exhibition (June–July)
2016 UNA Gallery: Grand Opening group exhibition (Nov–Dec.)
2016 PSU School of Art and Design: Group Scholarship Exhibition (October)


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