about me

Hi there! I’m a textile and surface pattern designer, artist and dreamer based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest US. I create work with a sense of whimsy and spirit that is inspired by my love and awe of the natural world, travel, folktales, my childhood in farm country, and above all, the sea. I work across multiple mediums but primarily use gouache and watercolor painting, block printing and digital illustration.

I have pattern collections and illustrations available for licensing and original art for sale. My studio, OROZCO, is a full service textile print design studio producing unique pattern prints, graphics and illustrations for active and outdoor lifestyle brands and ecologically minded companies. Occasionally I do graphic design, art direction and photography services on a freelance basis. I teach several workshops and classes per year, both privately for events and through education centers such as Wildcraft Studio School and Homespun School in Portland. Please get in touch if you'd like to learn more or book a class or project. For upcoming classes and more, check my events page.

I received a degree in Fine Art from Bard College and an MFA in Graphic Design from MICA (The Maryland Institute College of Art). I have worked in-house as a Product Graphic Designer for Nike and as Senior Graphic Designer at Timber Press. My work has been featured in Print/Maker, HOW Magazine, UPPERCASE Magazine, Ink Newspaper, Pattern Observer blog, Mama Mandolin blog, and the ADX Portland Blog. 

A passionate environmentalist, animal advocate and feminist, I give preference to companies who are making the environment a priority in their production methods through safe dyes, considered materials, zero or low waste, and fair trade practices, as well as high safety and wage standards in manufacturing and community involvement. Each season I offer a collection of prints inspired by or addressing an issue facing our environment or society. Proceeds from these collections will be donated to a non-profit or activist organization working to aid in these challenges. I also consider pro bono, discounts and trade opportunities for individuals and non-profit companies fighting for social, ecological, and food justice, and who directly better our local and global communities. We are all in this together! 

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A little more personal: I've lived in seven states and two countries and travel constantly. I am a daydreamer and a romantic and try to eat kale everyday. I like stories, bicycles, pumpkins, baking, sewing, surf culture, punk music, zines, yoga, campfires, playing banjo, thunderstorms, going out to brunch, wildflowers and autumn days. I think about the sea everyday. I have a tiny black cat named Coco. My heritage is from Scotland, Mexico, Norway, France and Ireland. I'm open for collaborations, freelance work, pizza parties, old time music jams and Northwest adventures. Get in touch!

xo Skye