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Kate Bingaman-Burt is an illustrator & educator.

Her work orbits around the objects in our lives: the things we buy, the things we discard, and the collectivity and social interaction that can arise from cycles of consumption. Via illustrations, daily documentation, publications, events, large-scale participatory projects, client work, and a full-time role as educator, Kate’s work invites a dialogue about contemporary forms of exchange.

 

photo by Nicholas Peter Wilson

HELLO: I make work about the things we buy and the feelings we feel. The building blocks of my practice include: bright colors, hand lettering, inventories of illustrated objects, and input and interaction from the communities of awesome people who contribute to my crowd-sourced projects.

Rule based projects RULE my work. Almost all of my non-client work operates some sort of rule structure. The project I might be best know for is drawing 2,900 daily purchases for 8 years. 

My roles as commercial illustrator, full-time educator, and project-based artist overlap to inform an intricate creative work flow.

I
 am the Associate Director of the Art+Design School at Portland State University and an Associate Professor of Graphic Design. My position as both leader and collaborator with my students is an integral part of my creative practice.

Have questions? Check out a few interviews. Want to work together? Let me know! For European inquiries, I am represented by Unit

PAST CLIENTS: Dolby, Uniqlo, Airbnb, Chipotle, Car2Go, Bedsider, Typhoon, Google, IDEO, ASA Salt, Hallmark, Poketo, Etsy, New York Times, Creative Mornings, Museum of Modern Art, Tattly, Travel & Leisure, SF Magazine, Gray Magazine, Oprah, Vh1, Girl Scouts of America, Knock Knock, Gap, Madewell, Municipal Winemakers, Real Simple, Target, Expedia, Microsoft, Photojojo, Readymade Magazine, Princeton Architectural Press, Sasquatch Books, Webby Awards, Fred Flare, Nature's Path, Newsweek, Pinball Publishing, Willamette Week, Hour Detroit, The Morning News, Ginza Magazine and more. 

PAST CLIENTS: Dolby, Uniqlo, Airbnb, Chipotle, Car2Go, Bedsider, Typhoon, Google, IDEO, ASA Salt, Hallmark, Poketo, Etsy, New York Times, Creative Mornings, Museum of Modern Art, Tattly, Travel & Leisure, SF Magazine, Gray Magazine, Oprah, Vh1, Girl Scouts of America, Knock Knock, Gap, Madewell, Municipal Winemakers, Real Simple, Target, Expedia, Microsoft, Photojojo, Readymade Magazine, Princeton Architectural Press, Sasquatch Books, Webby Awards, Fred Flare, Nature's Path, Newsweek, Pinball Publishing, Willamette Week, Hour Detroit, The Morning News, Ginza Magazine and more. 

WORK & PLAY: My main studio space is located in the Ford Building in Portland, Oregon. I share this space with Jason Sturgill, Alex Despain, Taryn Cowart and Andy Luce. Past studiomates have included Kristin Martincic, Will Bryant, Nicole Lavelle, Tina Snow Le and Namita Gupta Wiggers. Love sharing spaces with rad humans! 

WORK & PLAY: My main studio space is located in the Ford Building in Portland, Oregon. I share this space with Jason Sturgill, Alex Despain, Taryn Cowart and Andy Luce. Past studiomates have included Kristin Martincic, Will Bryant, Nicole Lavelle, Tina Snow Le and Namita Gupta Wiggers. Love sharing spaces with rad humans! 

Have zines will travel: I love visiting universities to speak and work with students. (Here I am on a recent trip to the University of Akron completely nerding out with the DEVO mural downtown.)  I have presented my work in an expansive set of contexts including contemporary art galleries, alternative artist spaces, colleges and universities, the lectern at creative conferences worldwide, book stores and stuff shops, and the walls of the offices of select creative companies. 

Have zines will travel: I love visiting universities to speak and work with students. (Here I am on a recent trip to the University of Akron completely nerding out with the DEVO mural downtown.) 

I have presented my work in an expansive set of contexts including contemporary art galleries, alternative artist spaces, colleges and universities, the lectern at creative conferences worldwide, book stores and stuff shops, and the walls of the offices of select creative companies. 

HOW DO I WORK? Illustration is at the core of what I do, but my projects take on many forms including publications, prints, textiles, patterns, installations, murals, and ongoing photo documentation and crowd-sourced illustration projects. 

HOW DO I WORK? Illustration is at the core of what I do, but my projects take on many forms including publications, prints, textiles, patterns, installations, murals, and ongoing photo documentation and crowd-sourced illustration projects. 

BOOKS: I am the author of three publications from Princeton Architectural Press, Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?, What Did I Eat Today?: A Food Lover’s Journal, and What Did I Buy Today?: An Obsessive Consumption Journal. I also make a ton of zines. Long story short: I love publications. 

BOOKS: I am the author of three publications from Princeton Architectural PressObsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?, What Did I Eat Today?: A Food Lover’s Journal, and What Did I Buy Today?: An Obsessive Consumption Journal. I also make a ton of zines. Long story short: I love publications. 

ONLINE & OFF: Not my student IRL? Take some online classes with me! Currently I have classes on both Skillshare and CreativeLive. CUSOON.

ONLINE & OFF: Not my student IRL? Take some online classes with me! Currently I have classes on both Skillshare and CreativeLive. CUSOON.

COMMUNITY IS KING (and also Queen): I am actively involved in the IPRC and Design Week Portland and sit on both of their boards. I am also a new board member for Octopus Books and have a fresh seat on the TEDxPortland Resource Council. 

DWP Headquarters: We activated Pioneer Court House square for our last festival (and are actively planning this year's takeover). I organized over 50 illustrators and designers to draw the tweets about DWP on color coded flags. The course of the week saw a colorful accumulation of conversation. 

DWP Headquarters: We activated Pioneer Court House square for our last festival (and are actively planning this year's takeover). I organized over 50 illustrators and designers to draw the tweets about DWP on color coded flags. The course of the week saw a colorful accumulation of conversation. 

Design Week Portland is a week-long, city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. Our mission is to increase appreciation and awareness about design and its far-reaching effects on matters of cultural and social relevance, including community development, education systems, and the economy. Attend! Volunteer! Have Fun!

The IPRC stands for Independent Publishing Resource Center. Since its inception in 1998 the center has been dedicated to encouraging the growth of a visual and literary publishing community by offering a space to gather and exchange information and ideas, as well as to produce work. I can't stop talking about how amazing this place is to my students at PSU as well as to the students that I meet when I travel. Donate! Volunteer! Visit!

The IPRC stands for Independent Publishing Resource Center. Since its inception in 1998 the center has been dedicated to encouraging the growth of a visual and literary publishing community by offering a space to gather and exchange information and ideas, as well as to produce work.

I can't stop talking about how amazing this place is to my students at PSU as well as to the students that I meet when I travel.

Donate! Volunteer! Visit!