Katie West Design and Illustration

Wedding invitations inspired by the classic game, Loteria. Colors and design details from the playing cards informed the invitations and rsvp cards. The paper was printed as a giant multi-color fill, the roller re-inked for each sheet to maintain density (by friends Keegan & Meegan). We then made custom plates and letterpresses them with other friend, Alyson Provax in her home studio.

Working with the teams at Nike SB and Peet Kegler to create a complete global seasonal directive for HO14, Nike Flash Pack. Inspired by a video component (view here) created in-house, the retail creative brought in street-inspired materials and reflective hits. Retail directives are created as a guide for stores, and individual installations vary, as seen above. Many of these photos are from Blades NYC.

For F/W 15, Patagonia was looking for wordmark graphics inspired by arts & crafts with a hand-done touch. I painted, drew and carved from linoleum.

Branding for Alaskan bake shop Pilot Light.

For now, the logo is used to stamp bread bags for sale at local farmer's markets as Pilot Light builds a following in Haines, Alaska and surrounding areas. The stamps are modular and fit together, incorporating each bread offering into the logo.

Website in the works and bread coming to your area soon!

Role: Branding, Strategy and Type Treatment.

Working with the teams at Nike SB and Peet Kegler to create an overall look and feel for the P-Rod 8. The retail creative reflected an overall 'sport' feeling that the technology in the shoe lends the campaign. The Lunarlon sole was highlighted in windows and footwear glorifiers while the fun, sport inspired elements were part of a kit delivered to skate shops carrying the shoe.

This 20x30 illustrated poster was created for Land Gallery's Taxonomies: Creating Order Out Of Complexity. It took place in summer 2014 and was curated by Briar Levit.

The poster features the 96 most common birds of Oaks Bottom Wildlife Reserve in SE Portland. Click top image to zoom, and then click the expand icon towards the bottom to realllllyyy zoom.

Learn more about the show and Land Gallery here: WEBSITE!

Role: Illustration and Type Treatment.

The One Moto Show is a curated group of bikes and builders, brought together to share their passion. In 2011, the focus was on the builders behind the bikes. The stories exist as unedited handwritten entries in this 174-page book. Another book is in the works for the 2012 show. The book can be seen at See See Motor Coffee Co. at 1642 NE Sandy, and was organized by its owner, Thor Drake.

Role: Book Design and Production, Page Layout, Illustration

The builders and their bikes were photographed by Portland’s Ray Gordon. Illustrations were created in collaboration with fellow designer Thomas Schambach while working together at Peet Kegler.

Two more books are currently in the works for this project with different photographers. Look for more soon!

Hiking, collecting, photographing and setting type for a couple of biologists' wedding invitation.

Role: Illustration, Collection, Photography and Type Treatment.

A series of screen printed illustrations "about" Portland, Oregon in one way or another.

Role: Illustration, Screen Printing

Self portrait, featured on Things Organized Neatly.

See post HERE!