|Location||Portland, OR, United States|
|Introduction||Ian's (Brooklyn, NY 1979-) design career began in Hawaii at Clarence Lee Design and Associates. His work has covered just about every design discipline in the graphic world, and with over 12 years behind every gamut of projects his visual experience shines through. Having traveled across the globe and lived in NY, LA, SF and exotic places such as India, Hawaii and the Philippines, his world experience has allowed him to excel in his chosen craft in a diverse visual world. In 2005 Ian formed a strong partnership with longtime friend and work associate Alan Hebel. Together they formed Alian Design. In 2008, Ian created theBookDesigners, a dynamic company that handles all book design, packaging, production and print related services with a passionate desire to see a better type of book. Ian resides in Portland, Oregon, with his wife Regina, son Alister and daughter Avery.|
|Interests||Book Covers, Graphic Design, book design, print, books, wine, art, architecture, polish posters, Contemporary American Design, Classic Rock, New York, Culture, Travel, Biking, family|
|Favorite Movies||Anything with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Michael Clayton, Baron Munchousen, Babel...|
|Favorite Music||Alternative, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop. Love Pandora's Box and Radio Paradise for a daily dose of music while I work. Other favorites—Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Tupac, James Taylor, Rolling Stones, Modest Mouse, Coldplay, Travis etc...|
|Favorite Books||Everything Milan Kundera, Herman Hess, Ernest Hemingway, Martin Amis, Dosteovsky, Kafka, Gabriel Garcia, and a dozen other Latin and Russian authors... On a Spiritual note: Bhagavad Gita and anything eastern—someone figured shit out out on that side of the world.|
Which is more important to you and why: flexibility or expandability?
Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated. —Paul Rand