Tristen Jackman

Tristen Jackman - Designer

Portland, OR, USA

Experienced graphic designer specializing in book covers and interiors for publishers and independent authors.

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Hello, there! I'm Tristen. Nice to meet you!

I'm a graphic designer from Portland, Oregon specializing in book design and product creation. I currently work for a publisher creating large-format art books, children's books, coloring books, calendars, puzzles, and more. Have an idea of something you want to create? My job is to figure out how to make it.

I'm more than just a designer though. I've studied the business of publishing for over 10 years. I have a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Communications and a master's degree in Book Publishing. I recently received a certificate in Digital Marketing Strategies. While my career has been in design, my educational background gives me a well-rounded approach and an understanding of how the industry functions as a whole.

I've always been passionate about telling stories. I'm here to help yours get told.

Questions? Let's chat!
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art
Fiction
Picture Books

Certifications

  • B.S. Journalism and Communications
  • M.S. Book Publishing
  • Digital Marketing Strategies Certificate

Awards

  • Silver Medal - 2019 PubWest Book Design Awards for Eric Wert: Still Life
  • Gold Medal - 2017 PubWest Book Design Awards for Owls & Loons
  • Associated Collegiate Press 2009 Magazine Pacemaker in Feature/General Audience

Work experience

Graphic Designer

Pomegranate Communications
March, 2013 – Present (almost 7 years)

Multimedia Production Intern

Beyond Words Publishing
January, 2012 – June, 2012 (5 months)

Design Intern

Tin House Books
September, 2011 – December, 2011 (3 months)

Marketing and Graphic Design Associate

Ooligan Press
September, 2010 – November, 2012 (about 2 years)

News Intern

The Observer
June, 2009 – September, 2009 (3 months)

Design Editor

Oregon Daily Emerald
January, 2008 – March, 2009 (about 1 year)

Design Editor, August 2008—March 2009
Designer, April—July 2008
Copy Editor, January—March 2008

Assistant Art Director

Flux Magazine
March, 2007 – June, 2009 (over 2 years)

Art Associate, March 2007—June 2008

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Eric Wert: Still Life

Richard Speer, Shawn Vandor

Silver Medal Winner, 2019 PubWest Book Design Awards Eric Wert's flowers, fruits, and vegetables are the stuff of a florist's or farmer's perfection-objects of incomparable beauty, hyperrealistic, radiant, and arranged in a tumult that's filled with life. Within this bounty, the artist also recognizes the realities of the garden, forest, and field: snails, slugs, and ants; ladybugs, bees, and ... read more

Silver Medal Winner, 2019 PubWest Book Design Awards Eric Wert's flowers, fruits, and vegetables are the stuff of a florist's or farmer's perfection-objects of incomparable beauty, hyperrealistic, radiant, and arranged in a tumult that's filled with life. Within this bounty, the artist also recognizes the realities of the garden, forest, and field: snails, slugs, and ants; ladybugs, bees, and ... read more

Four Otters Toboggan: An Animal Counting Book

Vivian Kirkfield

Water wakes. Wildlife greets the day and finds shelter, safety, and fun on the river in this lyrical, ecologically oriented counting book. One willow flycatcher, two dragonflies, three kit foxes, and more thrive in their habitat. As kids count, the day turns from dawn to dusk, and the character of the water changes as quickly as a child's moods. Animals sing, leap, tiptoe, toboggan, hoot, hunt... read more

Water wakes. Wildlife greets the day and finds shelter, safety, and fun on the river in this lyrical, ecologically oriented counting book. One willow flycatcher, two dragonflies, three kit foxes, and more thrive in their habitat. As kids count, the day turns from dawn to dusk, and the character of the water changes as quickly as a child's moods. Animals sing, leap, tiptoe, toboggan, hoot, hunt... read more

Irene Hardwicke Olivieri: Closer to Wilderness

Carl Little

Irene Hardwicke Olivieri s enchanting, idiosyncratic, and curiously complex artworks explore the subterranean aspects of life love and relationships, secrets and obsessions all the while opening a window to what she calls the mysterious workshop of nature. In Irene Hardwicke Olivieri: Closer to Wildness, we witness an artist infinitely inspired by the natural world. Her intricate paintings are... read more

Irene Hardwicke Olivieri s enchanting, idiosyncratic, and curiously complex artworks explore the subterranean aspects of life love and relationships, secrets and obsessions all the while opening a window to what she calls the mysterious workshop of nature. In Irene Hardwicke Olivieri: Closer to Wildness, we witness an artist infinitely inspired by the natural world. Her intricate paintings are... read more

Beth Van Hoesen: Fauna & Flora

Bob Hicks, Beth Van Hoesen

Beth Van Hoesen: Fauna & Flora devotes two essays to the dutiful renderings of flowers and animals for which Van Hoesen is best known. Using curator, artist, and printer interviews alongside quotations from Van Hoesen's unpublished 1981 journal, Bob Hicks examines her work within the context of the contemporary art world and the history of figurative art. More than ninety prints and drawings i... read more

Beth Van Hoesen: Fauna & Flora devotes two essays to the dutiful renderings of flowers and animals for which Van Hoesen is best known. Using curator, artist, and printer interviews alongside quotations from Van Hoesen's unpublished 1981 journal, Bob Hicks examines her work within the context of the contemporary art world and the history of figurative art. More than ninety prints and drawings i... read more

Spirit: The Art of Robert Bissell

Robert Bissell

Spirit, as Robert Bissell says, is nearly impossible to describe. It's full of magic and mystery, and you can find it only when you allow yourself to experience it firsthand. This is something best done in the natural world. Zoomorphism, using animals to show us human qualities, is Bissell's way of pointing out, with a smile or a nod, that we are all part of a multidimensional world. Humans ar... read more

Spirit, as Robert Bissell says, is nearly impossible to describe. It's full of magic and mystery, and you can find it only when you allow yourself to experience it firsthand. This is something best done in the natural world. Zoomorphism, using animals to show us human qualities, is Bissell's way of pointing out, with a smile or a nod, that we are all part of a multidimensional world. Humans ar... read more

Owls and Loons

Zoe Burke

Way up north, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, Inuit artists at the Cape Dorset printmaking studios share their culture with the world through art. The Inuit treasure their language and stories, which often feature owls, loons, and other birds of the Arctic.This read-aloud board book presents rhyming couplets accompanying ten intriguing prints of owls and loons, brightly colored and full ... read more

Way up north, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, Inuit artists at the Cape Dorset printmaking studios share their culture with the world through art. The Inuit treasure their language and stories, which often feature owls, loons, and other birds of the Arctic.This read-aloud board book presents rhyming couplets accompanying ten intriguing prints of owls and loons, brightly colored and full ... read more

Counting Bugs and Butterflies: Insect Art by Christopher Marley

Zoe Burke

These fascinating bugs and butterflies are fun to look at and fun to count! Arranged in artful patterns, they practically crawl or fly right off the pages. Discover Bugs that look like jewels or have legs like a frog. Wonder at Butterflies with wings that glow or are as clear as glass. Artist Christopher Marley's designs are paired with Zoe Burke's rhyming text to make this counting romp withi... read more

These fascinating bugs and butterflies are fun to look at and fun to count! Arranged in artful patterns, they practically crawl or fly right off the pages. Discover Bugs that look like jewels or have legs like a frog. Wonder at Butterflies with wings that glow or are as clear as glass. Artist Christopher Marley's designs are paired with Zoe Burke's rhyming text to make this counting romp withi... read more

Zakanitch: Robert Rahway

David Pagel, John Defazio

To Robert Rahway Zakanitch, life is full of ordinary miracles and the boundless beauty of humanity, which he expresses on paper and canvas in what essayist David Pagel calls a wild collision between freewheeling bohemian abandon and settled-down domestic sociability. Zakanitch, who was trained in commercial art and has a background in advertising, began to paint seriously amid the 1960s cultur... read more

To Robert Rahway Zakanitch, life is full of ordinary miracles and the boundless beauty of humanity, which he expresses on paper and canvas in what essayist David Pagel calls a wild collision between freewheeling bohemian abandon and settled-down domestic sociability. Zakanitch, who was trained in commercial art and has a background in advertising, began to paint seriously amid the 1960s cultur... read more

E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit

Scott A Shields

Written by Scott A. Shields and published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art in collaboration with the Crocker Art Museum, E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit presents more than one hundred fifty reproductions and photographs of Fortune's paintings and church furnishings, as well as photographs and a detailed chronology outlining her unco... read more

Written by Scott A. Shields and published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art in collaboration with the Crocker Art Museum, E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit presents more than one hundred fifty reproductions and photographs of Fortune's paintings and church furnishings, as well as photographs and a detailed chronology outlining her unco... read more

At the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die

What should medicine do when it can’t save your life?The modern healthcare system has become proficient at staving off death with aggressive interventions. And yet, eventually everyone dies—and although most Americans say they would prefer to die peacefully at home, more than half of all deaths take place in hospitals or health care facilities.At the End of Life—the latest collaborative book p... read more

What should medicine do when it can’t save your life?The modern healthcare system has become proficient at staving off death with aggressive interventions. And yet, eventually everyone dies—and although most Americans say they would prefer to die peacefully at home, more than half of all deaths take place in hospitals or health care facilities.At the End of Life—the latest collaborative book p... read more

Flowers Grow All in a Row

Lisa Houck

This board book blooms and buzzes with Lisa Houck's vibrant artwork and rhyming text. While the garden grows, little ones can count the flowers adding in two butterflies and a bug. They'll have fun learning their numbers while filling in the missing 8 and 9 on their way to 10.

This board book blooms and buzzes with Lisa Houck's vibrant artwork and rhyming text. While the garden grows, little ones can count the flowers adding in two butterflies and a bug. They'll have fun learning their numbers while filling in the missing 8 and 9 on their way to 10.

Tristen has 2 reviews

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Andy Guze
What a gem. What a treat. What pro. Thank you for all your help on seeing my little book to fruition.

Andy Guze, October 2019


Thomson Paris
Tristen provided timely, professional, and excellent work. I highly recommend.

Thomson Paris, August 2019

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