"It's so hard to be humble" — Rihanna

Hello, it's me, Aaron James

Known around these parts as MathDept. I’m an award-winning Freelance Creative Director / Art Director / Brand Builder currently slaying dragons in Portland, OR U.S.A.

I’ve been blessed to have a prolific career journey that started in the music industry and has led me into the cyborg advertising AI-megaplex. What has kept me passionate is working with truly incredible people; building brands, solving problems, creating products and businesses online that have touched millions of people.

You might be thinking, "Sounds good, but I wonder if he's actually worked for any highly-esteemed agencies?" Oh, you mean these agencies? Wieden+Kennedy (Portland), Apple, Google, Kamp Grizzly, BBDO, AKQA, Gold Front, Camp+King, CPB Group LA, Instrument, Öpinionated, Mutt, Publicis and Ogilvy and a bunch of others.

Let me ask you this. Do you have a problem we can tackle? Or an opportunity we can exploit together for fame, fortune and making the world a better place? Please reach out.

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Freelance Creative Directior / Art Direction and Brand Design

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You never know how
you get where you get.

Every Job I've Ever Had

Berry Picker,
Kramer Farms
MT. ANGEL, OR
Paper Boy,
Statesman Journal
SILVERTON, OR
Zucchini Picker,
Barnes Farms
SILVERTON, OR
Grass Seed Cleaner,
(Graveyard) Ioka Farms
SILVERTON, OR
Chicken Coop Builder,
Willamette Egg Farms
CANBY, OR
Shelf Stocker,
(Graveyard) Safeway
SILVERTON, OR
Rock Breaker,
Geoscience Industries
FT. COLLINS, CO
Ham Glazer,
Honeybaked Hams
SALEM, OR
Baseball Pitching Instructor,
Camp Winadu
PITTSFIELD, MA
Choker Setter,
DeSantis Logging
SILVERTON, OR
Beaver Trapper,
Longview Fibre
SILVERTON, OR
Checker,
Hiron's Drugs
EUGENE, OR
Santa Claus,
Smith Family Christmas Party
EUGENE, OR
Busboy,
Red Lion Hotel
EUGENE, OR
Shipping & Receiving,
Rice Studio Supply
BEAVERTON, OR
Attendent,
West Hills Tennis Club
BEAVERTON, OR
Concert Promoter,
Found
PORTLAND, OR
Art Director / Designer,
5 Minute Walk Records
CONCORD, CA
Creative Director,
5 Minute Walk Records
CONCORD, CA
Artist & Repertoire (A&R),
5 Minute Walk Records
CONCORD, CA
Designer / Owner,
MathDept LLC
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Scoreboard Operator,
Oakland Athletics
OAKLAND, CA
Associate Creative Director,
Oregon Lottery
SALEM, OR
Art Director / Partner,
Family Portland
PORTLAND, OR
Freelance Art Director
MathDept LLC
PORTLAND, OR
Art Director,
North
PORTLAND, OR
Freelance Art Director,
Wieden+Kennedy
PORTLAND, OR
Freelance Art Director,
MathDept LLC
PORTLAND, OR
Associate Creative Director,
Riney
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Lead Creative,
Mutt Industries
PORTLAND, OR
Director,
Farm League Film Co.
VENICE, CA
Freelance Art Director,
Wieden+Kennedy
PORTLAND, OR
Co-Owner,
The Hitting Vault
PORTLAND, OR
Co-Owner,
Howler Magazine
PORTLAND, OR
Co-Owner,
Mt. Freelance
PORTLAND, OR
Freelance Creative Director,
MathDept LLC
PORTLAND, OR

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