Violet is a Portland native with a lifelong interest in arts and crafts. She spent her childhood making music and short films with local friends, and developed a passion for visual arts during her time at PSU. Since completing her graphic design degree in 2018, she's been working full time as a freelance illustrator and designer. She also runs a comic strip in Willamette Week titled Microconfessions. Her work is introspective, self-deprecating, and usually packed with bright colors. You can keep up on Instagram by following @violet.jpeg
Freelance inquiries are always welcome! Get in touch via the Contact link above, or email violetmaereed@gmail.com
Recent Clients
Wired Magazine
GQ Germany
Doug Fir Lounge
Here Be Monsters Podcast
Portland Japanese Garden
Portland Office of Community and Civic Life
Willamette Week

Work Experience
October 2019 Freelance Storyboard artist at Sockeye
Aug–Sep 2019 Freelance Illustrator at Supermorebetter
Jun–Aug 2019 Freelance Storyboard artist at Instrument 
May–Jun 2019 Freelance Designer at Red & Co. 
April 2019–Present (Ongoing) Freelance Designer at The Study
Sep–Dec 2018 Freelance Designer at Supermorebetter
Aug 2018 Editorial Illustration Intern at Fort Wick
July 2018 Freelance Designer at Laundry Service
2017–18 Intern at Biklops Design  
2017–2018 Risograph tech + shop assistant at Outlet
2016–18 Illustration assistant to Kate Bingaman-Burt 
2014–18 Work Study Assistant to the Art Department at Portland State University

Exhibitions
2018 The Brigade: Femme & Function Group Show (October) 
2018 Country Financial Building: "Whereabouts." Duo exhibition with Matt Schumacher (June–August) 
2018 Candy Babel Group exhibition (March–April) 
2017 Coffeehouse Northwest: Solo exhibition (Sep–Oct.) 
2017 Milepost 5: Duo show with Gloombones (August)
2017 Killer Pink Gallery: Tiny Portraits solo exhibition (June–July) 
2016 UNA Gallery: Grand Opening group exhibition (Nov–Dec.)
2016 PSU School of Art and Design: Group Scholarship Exhibition (October)

Education
2018 BA in Graphic Design at Portland State University
2013 Portland's K-12 Japanese Immersion Program