Work Portfolio

I work as a sculptor and independent artist, as an art teacher, and as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. Below is a portfolio of my works and services. Please scroll down and click the links for details.

Shields

My main focus at the moment is the Shield-Shop, where I work on expanding the hybrid-market for custom sports equipment and fine art. My shields are designed for Battle Games as a full-contact sport, and feature custom durable fine artwork.

I complete all of the artwork, with the occasional assistance from apprentices and my partner, Seth. All of the sculpture and finish work is completed using techniques I learned while at the University of Oregon studying Art, and also from growing up working in both theater and home construction. Click here for our Shield Gallery.

Teaching

In the 2014-2015 school year I had the pleasure of teaching art at the Oregon Artist School (OAS), which focuses on personalized and rigorous fine art education for children and youth, ages 4-16. OAS is unique in both the focused format, and in that it offers materials and classes in Chinese. I taught drawing, painting, and oil painting to groups of 8-12 kids, of mixed ages from 4-10, in 90 minute after-school classes. My students all chose to take art as an after-school activity and I very much enjoyed this environment.

From 2013-2014 I taught at  Art for Life, an after-school-care program that offered an arts curriculum, along with recreation, and tutoring. My job was to teach fine art, creative thinking, and teamwork to children K-5 within the Portland Public Schools. Primarily we focused on introducing new materials and methods to young artists. I liked the variety and volume of work and kids in this environment, especially the outdoor education opportunities. I also enjoyed teaching more than one art medium.

Artist Assisting: Sculpture

I have worked as an artist assistant for two large-scale sculptors in based in Portland. While at the U of O I learned metal and shop skills from the Arts and Theater departments, and I applied those skills by cold grinding for Pete Beeman and David Willis. Below is more information on what I contributed, and the projects we worked on.

Winter/Spring 2013:Artist Assistant for Pete Beeman Artworks. Grinding, cutting, routing, etc. various metal parts for large-scale moving sculptures, helping create prototypes in the wood shop, misc. work. Pieces worked on:

Fall 2012: Artist assistant for David Willis Glass  working on cold-work for 6 feet glass daisies. Carving 2 ft long glass petals to custom fit the rounded daisy centers for a traveling. public work.

Advertising and Design

Most of my freelance work is in digital design and branding for PDX consumable companies. I also work on social media advising and content. Please click the link below for my press kit, and contact me if you have any questions or a project you’d like to discuss. Past works, branding and in print:

Click the link below for more work:
S. Cramer Graphic Division Press Kit

Some Clients Past and Present:

Sun Forest Construction
Swan Amity Studios
Other World Events
Kaempf Professional Staffing
Plithacorn Productions
Gruner
KASK

Illustration

I also offer limited illustration services and am currently working on a children’s book for step-families with my talented older sister, Caroline Cramer. More info coming soon this winter and in 2017. Below are a few past works.

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