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Sohale Kevin Darouian • SKDarouian@gmail.com • 503.740.6862


Sohale Kevin Darouian • SKDarouian@gmail.com • 503.740.6862


Ojective: Graphic Designer

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Summary: Experience with promotional design. Fulfilled the role of Creative Director for multiple esteemed businesses. Illustrator with wacom tablet and traditional techniques. Experienced with photo and color editing. Familiar with print preparation and production Experience in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, QuarkXPress, PageMaker, Word, PowerPoint, and Corel Painter.

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Design Experience: Created print material using PMS and four-color processing which includes the design of over 200 posters internationally in the last three years. Made Graphics for clothing companies. Communicated corporate identity through design of logo and collateral. Designed typefaces and have used a wide range of typography to appeal to specific audiences.

Art Shows: Curated the largest Avant-Garde Music and Art Festival in Portland, Oregon. Print art show with legendary designer Milton Glacer in New York. Have had art shows nation wide with SeriPop, Brian Chippendale, Urban Inks, Kayrock, Tara McPherson, Corey Smith, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, E*Rock, David V D’Andrea, Yoni Kifle, Bert Bergen, Nat Damm, Ryan Jacob Smith, and many more.

Recent Clients: Myopenbar.com • New York, NY Panache Booking • New York, NY Rotture • Portland, OR Satyricon • Portland, OR

Education: Bachelors of Science, Graphic Design 2008 Minor in Sociology Certificate in Environmental Stability Portland State University, Portland, OR

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As Creative Director for the venue Rotture my responsibilities include identity and branding; print design, web design, interior and exterior design, and the occasional booking and curation events. (Website and various other parts to this project are currently under construction).

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Rotture Logo Portland, OR (2007)

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Rotture Business Cards Portland, OR (2008)

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Rotture VIP Cards Portland, OR (2008)

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Rotture Ads Portland, OR (2008) Edgy and out of the box design for one of Portland’s most bold venues.

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A series of spacey 1970’s influenced Danava posters. 1,2.

Witchcraft & Danava Show Posters @ Doug Fir Portland, OR (2006) The kick off tour and homingcoming tour posters for the two label mates on Kemado Records.

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Danava, Wolves In The Throne Room, Thrones, & The Better To See You With Show Poster @ Holocene Portland, OR (2007)

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Acid Mothers Temple (Japan) & Danava Tour Poster USA (2008)

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Modern and Deco influenced designs for electronic and kraut rock pioneers, Silver Apples. 1.

Grails & Silver Apples Tour Poster USA (2008)

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Silver Apples, The Oh Sees, & The Moon Upstairs @ Cafe Du Nord Show Poster San Francisco, CA (2007)

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Penny-Ante Presents: Silver Apples, The Moon Upstairs, & Residual Echoes @ Spaceland Los Angelos, CA (2007) This poster is featured in a documentary on Simeon III of Silver Apples.

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Silver Apples & Loto Ball Show Tour Poster USA (2008) A tribute design to the two original members of Silver Apples.

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Some bold designs and illustrations for the Green Milk from the Planet Orange, a heavy hitting prog rock band from Tokyo, Japan.

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Green Milk From The Planet Orange Logo Tokyo, Japan (2007) The modern logo for this forward thinking band.

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Green Milk From The Planet Orange, Akimbo, Subarachnoid Space, & Mustaphamond Show Poster @ Rotture Portland, OR (2006) Silk screened and spray painted poster. Green Milk From The Planet Orange Tour Tee-Shirt USA (2007) This tee was sold out within the first two days of tour! Green Milk From The Planet Orange, Get Hustle, & Night Wounds @ Rotture Show Poster Portland, OR (2007) An experimental approach for some very inventive artists.

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Demonstrations of vibrant packaging and promotions for one of Portland’s largest break through bands of 2008. Slight variations were made on the vinyl and cd releases for a unique but cohesive aesthetic.

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(Official) Starfucker Logo USA (2008)

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Starfucker Record on Badman Records USA (2008)

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Starfucker Compact Disc on Badman Records USA (2008)

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Starfucker Record Release Poster USA (2008)

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Starfucker Album Release with Guests @ Doug Fir Show Poster Portland, OR (2008)

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As creator of C.O.T.R (Children of the Revolution), Portland’s largest Avant-Garde Festival, I was responsible for design, art direction, event organizing, advertising, fund raising, donations, booking, curating, and pre-press production. The festival in 2008 featured over 30 artists and 24 live performances, as well as work shops on home gardening, screen printing, writer’s block, and creative recycling.

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Children Of The Revolution (C.O.T.R) Festival Poster Portland, OR (2006) Two color digital print.

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C.O.T.R Festival Poster Portland, OR (2007) Three color silk screened print.

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C.O.T.R Festival Poster Portland, OR (2008) Four color silk screen print.

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C.O.T.R Mercury Cover Portland, OR (2008)

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C.O.T.R Compacted Disc Portland, OR (2008)

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C.O.T.R Half Page Ad Portland, OR (2008)

Sohale Kevin Darouian • SKDarouian@gmail.com • 503.740.6862


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A turn of the 20th Century design aesthetic was required to maintain Wonder Ballroom’s, and Cafe Wonder’s, historical building. The final solutions reflect the classic and dynamic nature of this versatile venue. 1.

Cafe Wonder Logo Portland, OR (2006) A regal solution for a little classy cafe.

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Cafe Wonder Logo Tight Roughs Portland, OR (2006)

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Wonder Ballroom Ad Portland, OR (2006)

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Gus Van Sants “Mala Noche” 20th Screening Postcard for Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR (2006)

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Modern designs for one of Portland’s most renowned dance nights and 21st Century disco hosted by Linger and Quiet.

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Nightclubbing Show Poster featuring Mike Simonetti, Glass Candy, & Chromatics @ Holocene Portland, OR (2007)

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Nightclubbing Logo for Holocene Portland, OR (2007)

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Nightclubbing Show Poster featuring Tim Sweeney & Reverse Dotty and The Candy Cane Shivs @ Holocene Portland, OR (2007)

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Nightclubbing Show Poster Featuring Philip Sherburne, Arohan, and Linger & Quiet. Portland, OR (2007)

Sohale Kevin Darouian • SKDarouian@gmail.com • 503.740.6862


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Timeless pieces illustrating that reuse of imagery can be executed easily.

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Drambuie Scotch Whiskey Event Portland, OR (2008)

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Drambuie Scotch Whiskey Event Chicago, IL (2008)

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Drambuie Scotch Whiskey Event New York, NY (2008)

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Sohale Kevin Darouian • SKDarouian@gmail.com • 503.740.6862


Electric CMJ Showcase promotions for Panache Booking, Lovepump Records, Blue Ghost Publicity and Skin Gaft Records.

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CMJ Showcase @ The Knitting Factory Poster New York, NY (2007)

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CMJ Showcase @ The Knitting Factory Postcards New York, NY (2007) Collaboration with Zach Rottman.

Sohale Kevin Darouian • SKDarouian@gmail.com • 503.740.6862


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The mark for the oldest punk rock venue in the country, Satyricon! Their stage was the site for many North West bands’ debut performances; including Nirvana and the Wipers.

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Satyricon Logo Portland, OR (2007)

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Satyricon Staff Tee-Shirt Portland, OR (2007)

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