Jonathan Ascher
2934 SE Clinton Street
Portland, OR 97202


I have created graphic designs and original art for Fortune 500 companies as well as local businesses and individuals. I've worked in the fields of pre-press, editorial illustration, comics and web design.

I have certain specific expertise with regard to web design. Beyond the superficial look and interactivity of a web page, I have a unique experience and understanding of how to optimize a site's performance to connect with a target audience. The bells and whistles of a site can be fun, but I am a designer who focuses on getting a page to function under the hood first. After all, a website only serves its purpose when it finds an audience with the right users.


1995-99 Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Rhode Island School of Design
1 semester of 2-d, 3-D and web design, Santa Monica College: Academy of Entertainment & Technology


2007: Magazine ads, Bent Image Lab, client: Lux Soap
I composited stills from tv commercial created by Bent, and updated the look to reflect the latest line of Lux Soap, for a series of magazine ads.

2007: Logo Design, Maple XO jewelry
Portland local business

2007: Logo Design, It's In the Bag!

Portland local business

2007: Website design:
Web design and search optimization for the law offices of Nicole Angelucci, esq.

2006: Skateboard graphics, UDG
Illustrations for longboard designs, for United Design Group.

2005: Tim Mudd CD art/design
Illustrations and package design for 2005 CD release, “When You’ve Got Nothing Else” from Tangled Records

2005: Logo, promotional print ads and website design: It’s Perfect! Gifts
I photographed and designed graphical presentations for the gift-collections of Doreen Young, founder of the It’s Perfect! Brand.
I also created the website,

2005: Poster Illustration, San Diego Democratic Club/SAVE Democracy

2004-05: “Bad Ink,” Cackling Imp Press
I wrote and painted a short story for the comic book anthology trade paperback, “Tales of Hotrod Horror” (available Fall 2005)

2003: Website design:
I created the homepage of Keva Dine, Founder of The Keva Dine Agency, Poot! (Girls Kick Ass!), and co-founder of Foundation Skateboards.

1998: Assistant Website design:
I was hired by Invincible Studios to cross-platform optimize, test and assist in the design and scripting of, the homepage of Lenore comic-creator Roman Dirge.


2000-04: Digital web artist, W3Commerce, Inc. & NCERx

I created hundreds of editorial illustrations, informational graphics and diagrams, as well as designed/built and edited numerous websites during my tenure at W3/NCERx.

I’ve worked on web projects for the following clients while with W3:
American Express Travel Services
Radisson Cruises
Celebrity Cruises
Classic Custom Vacations
Princess Cruises
Zoloft (Pfizer)
Friskies (Nestlé)
Off the Record Vinyl
Radiant Research

1997-99: Art Installer, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design

Duties included displaying art for exhibitions, bartending at receptions.

1997: Design and marketing internship, Harold Sweet Design

I was directly involved in a number of high profile projects for HSD. I collaborated on design and layout, and developed a solid base of experience in prepress design, working from templates and style sheets, dealing with fonts/type, and seeing projects through to final print-output.

I’ve worked for the following clients while with Harold Sweet Design:
California Multimodal, Inc. (CMI)
Venetech Pharmaceudicals
California Electronic Media Association (CEMA)
Bill Dutton Bands

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