My name is Jason Heglund and I’m a native-born Portlander living in Portland, Oregon, which is a fairly rare thing these days. I spend my days designing and illustrating for great people with fun stories to tell. Sometimes these stories involve creating brand identities, sometimes it’s infographics and other times it children’s books. No matter what the project is, each one has a story to tell.
How did it all begin? Well, technically it all started when I was a kid. I used to draw all the time. I remember drawing batman, ninja turtles and fun stick-man wars constantly. My parents used to enjoy watching me draw because my tongue would whip out my mouth and move like it had a mind of it’s own while I drew. When I got into high school, my drawing slowed down significantly while I explored other things like painting, shop class and rollerblading. This was also the point in my life when I discovered the awesomeness of graphic design. Specifically, music packaging. That grabbed hold of me and I followed it through college where I rediscovered my love of drawing. Since then, I’ve held multiple internships and an in-house designer position for about 4 years. In 2016, I decided to chart my own course and have been working for myself since. I’m currently living in Hillsboro with my wife, 2 daughters and 2 cats.