After spending the first 20+ years of my life in or near Sioux Falls, SD, -- where I developed my Northern Plains work ethic -- I moved to Portland, Oregon and took a "temporary job" as a bike messenger. Eight years later I decided to grow up and draw cartoons for a living.
My mission is to serve others through my talent. My belief is that illustration is visual communication, not just decoration. While most of my work is cartoon-style illustraion,I also enjoy product, how-to, and map illustation.
I'm easy to work with and -- because of my alt-weekly experience -- a champ at tight deadlines.
I am happily married,a Blazer fan,a Green Bay Packer fan,the 27th-fastest Beer Miler in Oregon history (among those who follow the official Kingston rules)and the father of a spirited son, who once -- as a toddler -- spitefully filled one of Jason's running shoes with pee ( which wasn't nearly as fun as the time he shat in their chili pot ).
Thanks for your time.
At your service,
They said . . .
“Working with Jason was great. He was very accessible during the process, created exceptional work and was able to meet tight deadlines. I would most certainly hire him again in the future.”
Jamie McLimans, Advertising Program Coordinator at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive
“Jason has a tendency to waste time drawing dinosaurs instead of working on his math work sheets.”
Mrs. Paulson, 4th Grade Teacher
“Anything I could say about Jason's artwork would be dwarfed by his artwork itself. It's great! But what his art can't tell you is that Jason is on time, every time. And it can't tell you that Jason doesn't get married to his ideas or controlling about his work; if you have thoughts, he'll change his work to suit your vision. And on top of it all, it can't tell you that Jason's just a nice guy to work with. There are plenty of great artists out there, but very, very few Jasons. I've hired him multiple times, and will continue to hire him, whenever I need art.”
Lou Bank, VP at Dolores Kohl Education Foundation
“Not only does Jason's work surpass expectation and come in ahead of schedule, he's a blast to brainstorm with. He's a dream to work with and a professional in every way.”
Maggie Gardner,Freelance Designer and former AD of Willamette Week
Jason is great to work with. He grasps concepts easily and is always happy to work with me on making any changes. He works quickly, turns his work in ahead of deadline and is very reliable. I highly recommend Jason.
Carolyn Price,Publisher/Editor of Outdoors NW Magazine