Educator, Illustrator, Organizer
Kate Bingaman-Burt mostly draws, letters, documents, and collects. She is a Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University and makes illustrations for all sorts of clients all around the world, including IDEO, The New York Times, and the Museum of Modern Art. Read more about Kate below.
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Kate Bingaman-Burt mostly draws, letters, documents, and collects, but she also does a lot of other things that involve energy, conversation, and exchange. She is a Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University and makes illustrations for all sorts of clients all around the world. Past clients include Pinterest, Airbnb, Hillary for America, Google, IDEO, Etsy, The New York Times, Creative Mornings, Museum of Modern Art, and Girl Scouts of America.
Her roles as commercial illustrator, full-time educator, and project-based artist overlap to inform an intricate creative work flow. She says, “My position as both leader and collaborator with my students is an integral part of my creative practice.”
Kate’s studio is located in Outlet, her project space in Portland, Oregon. She owns Outlet, which hosts workshops, pop-up events and a community risograph print studio and zine library. She also sits on the board of Design Portland and has been scheming with them since 2012.
Rule based projects rule Kate’s work. She says, “Almost all of my non-client work operates some sort of rule structure. The project I might be best know for is my daily purchase drawing project that started in 2006. Twelve years and over 3,000 drawings later, it’s still going strong.”