an is a lifetime PNW resident, working in art & design. Growing up surrounded by subcultures such as skating, BMX, and garage rock directed his art direction and style. While studying digital art at the University of Oregon, he stumbled into a campus job in the fibers department. His supervisor taught screen printing and introduced him to the letterpress studio which quickly blossomed his love for letters and typography, moving it away from graffiti and into more traditional forms of lettering arts such as calligraphy, typesetting, and eventually traditional sign painting. These analog processes now influence his creative process and take up much of his free time. When not in the studio, Ian makes wine with his partner and a variety of local natural wine producers, cycles around town searching for new eats and digging in the crates for old rap and hiphop records.
As an actor, my job is to pursue the deepest levels of empathy. I love to connect with people and hear their stories. Being able to take their stories and turn them into something compelling and beautiful is very fulfilling. And that’s what we do at Solver. We take an idea like a new website, and we ask the client to tell us their story. Instead of imposing our ideals onto our clients, we take the time to absorb their unique and rich life experiences and let that guide us when creating a product that they can be proud to call their own.