I’m a graphic designer living and working in Seattle. But this is my personal/art work, initiated as a way to get away from the computer.
There’s a couple different types of work up here. Much of the pieces are small, layered, dense collages exploring balance, composition, texture, and color. They utilize found scraps of paper, old rub-down type, and other ephemera.
Much of the rest are simpler, more rigid formal explorations that are built out of found paper or spray-painted using stencils.
I recently moved back to my hometown of Seattle from Chicago, where I lived for about 10 years. I went to Chicago in May 2006 to work for a small branding agency named Remedy. In 2008, I opened my own studio called Hazen Creative, Inc.
Before all that, I had spent the previous 10 years in the San Francisco Bay Area where I worked for Chronicle Books, Dwell Magazine, and then Apple Computer. I have a number of blogs (see here for a list) and am also a musician.
My wife, 2 sons, mutt, and I live just outside Seattle, amid the trees, near Lake Washington.