Hi, I’m Taryn, a designer in Portland, Oregon. Currently an Associate Creative Director at Instrument.

I love new projects and internet friends. Feel free to get in touch.

t +971 258 6901
@ taryncowart 
2018–Present Instrument
2017–2018 Rumors
2014–2017 Atelier Ace
2011–2014 Scout Books
2010 BFA Design, Minor Women’s & Gender Studies, UNC Greensboro
Winter 2020
Brand, Interface, and Prototype, Portland State University
Spring 2019
Creative Research
Fall 2018
Ideation and Concepting
Winter 2018
Art 471, Design Thesis I, Portland State University

August, 2019
My colleague Violet Peña and I are doing a residency at The Strange Foundation in upstate New York. If you’re around, say hi!

June 2019
I wrote a short piece for Desk Lunch.

Some colleagues at Instrument and I worked on a piece for Figma’s blog, designsystems.com — Why we build design systems: an agency’s perspective

October 2018
Doing a Show & Tell at PSUGD

July 2018
Reading Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown and trying to be an adult who writes things. Clarifying my design methodology. Scheming with Sarah Baugh. Reading the news. Growing melons, broccoli and tomatoes — red, black, and yellow-striped ones.

Not seeking work but always seeking friends. ☺︎