Howdy! My name is Duke Stebbins.
For emailing: d.r.stebbins [at] gmail [dot] com
I also instagram: @duke_makes
My body lives in Portland, Oregon, while my mind sometimes finds itself in the clouds above it. I'm a designer and creative person who finds fulfillment in making good things with real purpose — but I also enjoy making things for no reason at all.
I'm always open to join a cause or take on work that insists on originality and excellence (because I think the world needs better stuff, not more stuff), leveraging creativity in the service of good (i.e. social justice, environmentalism), and joy (otherwise what's the point?). If that's you, say hi!

Brag, brag, brag...
I'm a published author and illustrator. My name was in Forbes once. I designed and illustrated a book by LeVar Burton. Oprah really likes a handful of books I designed (they were some of her “favorite things” in 2020). I have a degree in architecture. I was a licensed contractor for a hot minute. I spent my college summers working on ocean-going tugboats where I would be out to sea for months at a time. I play drums in a band and sing in another. I've produced and directed the sound & music for short films that have been screened internationally. I’m technically an international male model. My city-league basketball team once won Portland's D-Division championship and I’ve also gone to USAU (ultimate frisbee) club nationals where my team got last place (but barely). 
I'm currently working at ZGF bridging my architectural education and background with my professional graphic design skills and experience. Before ZGF I spent 2.5 years designing kids books and everything else at A Kids Co. And before that I did freelance branding and illustration work, much of it with a partner under the moniker Design By Goats, for 7-ish years. 
Folks I've worked with: 
The Nature Conservancy
Portland Trail Blazers
Society Hotel
Indie Hops
and more...
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