Scorpio ☀︎ Capricorn ↑ Virgo ☽ Creative director, educator, eternal goofball.
Hey, I’m Taryn. I lead a ★ Cosmic ♥︎ creative team at a digital agency called Instrument in Portland, Oregon, and teach at Portland State University.

During my time at Instrument, I’ve worked on digital products for incredible companies, re-named a disinformation technology start-up, facilitated a play based on a very wild few days on Slack, and written an article for Figma’s designsystems.com. Before that I worked at a design and technology studio called Rumors, created soulful spaces with Ace Hotel, and freelanced a whole lot.

I’m a well-rounded design leader with a digital focus, and have worked on everything from product vision sprints to brand overhauls and book covers — a proud generalist. I’ve been spending my 2020–2021 working on a top-secret product and trying to provide stability, momentum, and care to my team. ☻

Thanks for stopping by.
Teaching:

Winter 2018–Present
DES 470, Design Thesis I, PSU

Winter 2020
WKSP, Brand, Interface, and Prototype, PSU

Fall 2019
DES 441, Interaction Design, PSU

Winter 2018
ART 470, Design Thesis I, PSU

And:

I gave my first talk at First Round in Winter 2020.

My colleague Violet Peña and I did a residency at The Strange Foundation in upstate New York.