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


Before that I worked with Rumors, Atelier Ace, Open Engagement, and lots more. I love new projects and internet friends. Feel free to get in touch.

taryn.cowart@gmail.com 
t +971 258 6901
@ taryncowart 
Worklife Log

November, 2019
Speaking at First Round in February. Tickets are on sale rn.


September, 2019
Creative direction, design for Pace Gallery.


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.
Teaching/Workshops

Winter 2020
WKSP, Brand, Interface, and Prototype, Portland State University

Fall 2019
DES 441, Interaction Design, Portland State University

Spring 2019
Creative Research

Fall 2018
Ideation and Concepting

Winter 2018
ART 471, Design Thesis I, Portland State University