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Ethan Pestaño is a Portland based

Art Director + Visual Designer,

Currently @ Arts & Letters

My two front teeth are fake.

You may expect some wild story, about the daring adventures in my youth. But in reality – my mouth guard wasn't sized properly in peewee football. That was also the moment I knew I wasn't NFL bound. Now I think, and I make. That's probably just as cool.

Here's some other cool things:

Ran into Kanye West at my school. Mom says I'm good at Kareoke. Detroit-style pizza aficionado. NBA Twitter guy. Strategy video game nerd. Sneakerhead, that only wears hard bottoms. Gemini. ENTJ-A 
(take those last two however you want).


College for Creative Studies

BFA, Advertising Design

Walter B Ford II. Award of Excellence



Student Advertising

2022 Communication Arts, Shortlist (2)

2021 Young Ones One Show, Merit

2021 AAF Student Addy, Gold (3)

2021 AAF Student Addy, Silver

2021 The D Show, Silver

2021 The D Show, Shortlist (3)

2021 NY Festivals, Shortlist

Student Industrial Design

2020 Beats by Dre x AMBUSH Workshop

2019 adidas Creator Lab Winner

Student Studio Art

2017 Scholastic Gold Keys


Arts & Letters, Richmond


2021 — Present

Anomaly, New York

Art Director Intern

Summer 2021

R/GA, New York

Visual Design Apprentice

Spring 2021


Doner, Detroit

Art Director Intern

Fall 2020


Doner, Detroit

Design Intern


Altair, Detroit

Design Intern


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