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  • Thomas Nevarez

    In-House Designer at QUIN / Saint Cupcake

    Portland, OR

In 1984, unbeknownst to me, I worked on my first graphic design job. I was cutting and pasting images and text onto a blue grid. It was the elementary school's yearbook. I was twelve. In 2007, after a bout with a musician's lifestyle, I achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design from Portland State University. This degree landed me an internship with a local, cottage design firm which then led to three and a half years of agency life. I am currently the in-house designer for a local baker and candy maker. I welcome the next step.

Work Samples

  • Digital Photography

  • Concepts - Retail Display

  • Page Layout

Work History

  • In-House Designer

    • QUIN / Saint Cupcake
    • Jun 2013 - Present (4 years 6 months)

    Implementing Brand design across all consumer-facing and BOH including printed collateral, packaging, web and social media. Plus, a whole lot more, i'm sure.

  • Retail Sales / Co-Owner

    • noun: a person's place for things
    • Nov 2006 - Present (11 years 1 month)
  • Designer

    • HERENOW Creative Network
    • Jan 2010 - Jun 2013 (3 years 5 months)
  • Designer

    • 3FOLD
    • Jun 2007 - May 2008 (11 months)

    Contract designer responsible for design solutions serving the catering industry. Implemented revised, client catering menu documents and branding solutions. Also, logo design, print production, vehicle wraps, temporary tattoos, image selection, art direction, website design and digital photography.

  • Art Handler

    • Christie's
    • Feb 2001 - Mar 2002 (1 year 1 month)

    I once drove to Las Vegas with a great co-worker. We were responsible for delivering a $24m Picasso to Mr. Steve Winn to have one last look before bidding. We had an armed escort follow us the whole way.

  • Sales

    • Bang & Olufsen
    • 2000 - 2001 (1 year)

    Sales of tasty B&O products in Old Town Pasadena.

  • Volunteer, Curator, Sound

    • The Light Bringer Project
    • 1998 - 2000 (2 years)


  • Portland State University

    • BFA Graphic Design
    • 2003 - 2007

    Cum Laude



Bachelor of Arts ~ cum laude