I like to think of myself as a well-rounded print designer and sometimes illustrator / painter. I recently returned to the job that I held for 11 years after a year long stint working and living on the Oregon coast. I needed a change and needed to expand my knowledge so I took a chance and found work at a newspaper in Newport. But Idaho is my home so when I had the chance to return to my old job at the Idaho Mountain Express I knew that that is where I belonged and wanted to be and it worked out. Now that I am back home I am hoping to expand into freelance projects and more illustration, my ultimate dream / goal is to get some of my work licensed for commercial use. As well as get into painting and to sell those as well, oh and feel free to check out my other site artbyerik.net. And Happy painting. Designing. Creating.


1st Erik Elison, Kristen Kaiser – Idaho Mountain Express – “Jazz Fest cover” -Idaho Press Club, Graphics & Page Design 2nd Erik Elison – Idaho Mountain Express – “Image Wars” - Idaho Press Club, Page Design 3rd Erik Elison - Idaho Press Club - "Minidoka Memories" Idaho Press Club Club, Page Design


Idaho Press Club, AIGA

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