Katie West Design and Illustration

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.

This 9x9 illustration was created for Reading Frenzy's Annual Valentine Invitational in 2013.

Learn more about Reading Frenzy here: WEBSITE!

A promotional video was designed for smart phone app use. As a consequence, it cannot be shown here in a video player fitted to its aspect ratio. Please view it here! (It's loud, watch out!)

Each year a competitive logging competition happens in rural Morton, Washington. It is part of a much larger, international competition circuit, but Morton's competition is special because it revolves around a strong and important history.

This campaign revolves around people traveling to the event. When tickets are purchased in advance, the customer receives tickets, coasters, a program, a history of the event in small book form and a smart phone app which includes maps, a playlist for the drive, a short promotional video, and the history and programming information.

Role: Design, Direction, Illustration, Typography, Page Layout, Animation, Copywriting

A series of screen printed illustrations "about" Portland, Oregon in one way or another. These were created for a show that will take place in Fall 2012, under the direction of Rob Bonds.

Role: Illustration, Screen Printing

Collecting and sharing; working to fill in the blanks left by the internet, Hidden Supply is a publication sharing interesting, curated collections. Each collection is also shared on the website, and the objects presented in a gallery setting.

The first issue is a simple collection of black and white objects. The second is the guide book collection of artist and designer, Brair Levit and includes “The Diary of a Fire Lookout” by Philip Connors as a complement.

View the books online at www.HiddenSupply.com

Postcards, bookmarks and posters were created as promotional material.

Role: Curation, Design, Page Layout, Photography, Production

The mentorship program in Portland State University's Art Department, Friendtorship, is growing faster than anybody can keep up with. This is an activity book for educators in different situations to use in creating their own mentorship program and will be a fund-raiser to support PSU’s own growing program. Created under the guidance of Lis Charman of PSU and Friendtorship.

Role: Illustration, Hand-lettered Typography, Page Layout, Cover Design, Direction

This print campaign was created for Multnomah County Libraries. It includes a series of redesigned library cards, bus and bus shelter advertisements, postcards, posters, and a series of t-shirts.

Role: Direction, Photo Illustration, Copywriting, Design

Animated Danse Macabre, woodcuts created in 1486. Learn about this here and here.

A bakery growing out of Portland’s SE neighborhood, Sellwood; Butter focuses on traditional recipes with a modern spin. The goods are simple and classy and are baked using antique molds, pans and decorations. This is a brand system representing the baker’s goals. The last two pictures serve as "portraits" of the potential client seeking a wedding cake, and were featured on the blog Things Organized Neatly in 2011.

The brand includes a full stationery system, products for in-store use and apparel.

Role: Identity Creation, Illustration, Design, Production, Interior & Mood

A travel magazine feature about car touring through California's Death Valley.

Role: Direction, Design, Illustration (Linoleum Block Print), Page Layout