My Story

One of my earliest creative assignments was to come up with a name for my childhood pet, a dwarf chameleon. The result? “Changing Colors.”

I was the world’s worst art director at age 7 and only slightly better at 19. That’s when I enrolled at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where I learned that the best visual communication says something beyond the obvious. Since then, I’ve helped international brands and tiny startups alike tell the world who they are through a variety of mediums.

Every design challenge is unique and the solution isn’t one-size-fits-all. Sometimes it’s being friendly when everyone else is serious. Or being brash when everyone else is cautious. Or just being red when everyone else is blue. I approach every project by asking, “What do these guys stand for, and how can I show that in a fresh and unexpected way?” Because your brand isn’t a chameleon that needs to blend in. It needs to stand out. And I can help you do that.


Magner Sanborn (Seattle, WA)
Designer • June 2012–Mar 2016
Eastern Washington University (Cheney, WA)
Adjunct Instructor • Jan–Mar 2014
BHW1 (Spokane, WA)
Art Director • Aug 2010–June 2012
Kaleidoscope (Chicago, IL)
Junior Designer • Feb 2009–Apr 2010
Unit Partners (San Francisco, CA)
Design Intern • Sep–Nov 2008

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