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BEACON IS A PRINTED AND DIGITAL MAGAZINE OF INSPIRED IDEAS FROM CREATIVES AROUND THE WORLD.

BEACON IS INDEPENDENTLY PUBLISHED IN PORTLAND, OREGON BY CRIB DESIGN HOUSE.

BEACON IS PRINTED OUT OF A SMALL BUSINESS IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA.

BEACON HAS PUBLISHED WORK FROM OVER 14 COUNTRIES.

BEACON IS 100% ADVERTISEMENT FREE.

THE TEAM

CHACHA SANDS

Editor In Chief + Creative Director

As founder of Crib Design House and creator of Beacon, Chacha Sands is committed to creative collaborations and ambitious entrepreneurial endeavors.  She is passionate about creating space, celebrating talent, and exploring what is possible.

ZACH WESTERMAN

Director of Design

Zach Westerman is a forward-thinking, creative dude based in the Chicago area. Dedicated to communicating great ideas, daily, through all things audio/visual.

BRITT MOHR

Director of Visual Content

Las Vegas born and PNW raised, Britt Mohr, is a scatterbrained visual artist, ranging from film production to graphic design. She studied film production at Portland State University and found her creativity flowed into art direction and cinematography. Curiosity and eagerness lead to exploring other visual arts like graphic design and illustration. Her inspirations include anything from bold simplicity to loud expressive design.

KAILLA COOMES

Director of Written Content

Kailla Coomes has lived in Oregon for 14 years and considers herself an Oregonian. She has written for Portland Monthly and Portland Interview Magazine. Creative writing is her jam and would love nothing more than to to publish a book of poetry someday. Every person has a story and Kailla’s passion lies in making sure those stories are told.



REID KILLE

Director of Film Production | Lead Graphic Designer No. 07 Two Faced

From Massachusetts to Oregon, Reid has experienced a range of environments that influence what he puts forward in his film, photography, and design. Although his artistic interests seemingly change every day, one thing has stayed constant — his ambition to learn.

reidkille.weebly.com

STEPHANIE GUY

Senior Designer | Lead Graphic Designer for No. 08 Nail Biter

Stephanie Guy graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a BA in Sociology/Anthropology. She has been a lifelong, primarily analog, artist working in pen and ink.

stephanieguyart.com


NATHAN BERGFELT

Senior Designer | Lead Graphic Designer No. 06 Cold Feet

Nathan was raised in Napa, and educated at the University of Oregon, where he focused on Illustration and Branding. He constantly seeks to tell new stories through a range of mixed medias. He's currently adventuring in the forests of Portland, while keeping true to his roots by loving wine.

nathanbergfelt.com

OLYA BELLERI

Intern | Lead Graphic Designer for No. 09 Tan Lans

CAMERON OLSZEWSKI

Intern | Graphic Designer

Cameron is a recent graduate from the graphic design program at Portland State University and prides on visual identity and seeing things from a different perspective. As a multi-tasker he enjoys working on many projects at once. In my free-time I enjoy playing and seeing local music in the PDX area. His guilty pleasures are cheesy puns and funyuns. When he grows up, he wants to be a standup comedian.

cameronolszewski.com

APHELION CRAMPTON

Intern | Digital Communications

COLLABORATORS:

GWIZSKI + Omega Supreme Records
Eight Flat Frequencies
MG Productions
A Beat Happening