Howdy!

Nice of you to stop by. My name is Vanessa DeSpain, I’m a designer living in Portland, Oregon, engaged in the pursuit for magic. I enjoy creating unique brand experiences through interactive design, strategic thinking, and art directing with creative collaborators. In my work I love to share personal narratives that engage with the human experience.

In my adolescence I spent a lot of hours on the web, looking at code, creating small websites for myself about Carebears and music. I went to school to get a bachelor's in Psychology with the intention of researching principles in art therapy and realized a passionate need to again create on the screen. I pursued a second bachelor's degree in Design and have since been working as an interactive designer and creative director for personal and client projects. The Carebears are less present these days, but music still finds its way into my work.