Hey there!

A photo of Mikaela Ehly, a woman in her 30s with brunette hair and tortoiseshell glasses, in a pink dress holding a green coffee mug

That's me!

I guess this is where I talk about myself?

I’m a Portland-based print + web designer and have been designing for as long as I can remember… before I even knew a name for what I was doing. (Ask my mom to see Christmas lists from middle school.) Since 2004, I’ve worked all ends of the design spectrum from production to design and development. I am a lover of all things print, type, and web… try to make me choose and I might cry.

In my spare time, I can usually be found with my sketchbook and an array of brush pens, playing tabletop games, and/or binge-watching crime procedurals on Netflix. (Is forensic entomology a real thing? I think that’s what I want to do in my next life.) I can’t stand being bored, so I quickly find ways to fill my time creating and learning new skills. I get giddy about handdrawn type, vintage packaging, super clean vectors, as well as Japanese-inspired illustration. I am fascinated by everything and am happiest with a cold brew in-hand.

I believe everyone has a story to tell and a skill to share and revel in the chance to exchange words and knowledge with anyone who lives for the same. Let’s be friends.

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