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Steve Cowden

Freelance Comic Artist, Animator, & More

Location:Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States
Phone: 15038699450
10 Skills
Steve Cowden

1101 Hallinan Circle
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
503 869 9450


The Port of Portland, Portland, 2010-present

Create illustrations, maps, graphics, video and animation for marketing the Port of Portland.

The Oregonian, Portland, 1990-present

Create print and interactive graphics and coordinate special projects for all sections of the
Northwest’s largest newspaper and its online site,

Award highlights
Pulitzer finalist, 2008 – explanatory reporting and renderings for a series of three full-page
graphics on Intel’s new microchip. Malofiej – bronze. National Headliners – third place.
Society of Newspaper Design – award of excellence.

Malofiej, 2007 – gold. National Headliners – first place. Society of Newspaper Design – award of

National Headliners, 2006 – first place. Society of Newspaper Design – award of excellence.

National Headliners, 1998 – first place, best of show.

The Orange County Register, Anaheim, Calif., 1986-1990
Created print graphics and illustrations for all sections of the newspaper.

Freelance clients

National Geographic, SolarWorld, Oregon Zoo, US Open Tennis Tournament, FLIR Systems Inc., California Lottery, Whitecap Books, Waimea Brewing Co.


Society of Newspaper Design workshop and exhibition, San Diego; Portland State University; Pacific Northwest college of Art; Portland School District.


Bachelor of science degree, applied art and design, 1986
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.


Traditional art – oils, acrylics, pencil, water color, markers.

Digital – Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Flash, Strata 3-d Pro, Natural Scenic Designer, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint.

Portfolio and references available upon request.