Hi, I'm Tsilli Pines, and this is the website that stitches together all of my various endeavors. I'm a designer and artist living and working in Portland, Oregon.
I'm the founding Co-Director of Design Week Portland and Host of CreativeMornings in Portland. I've been working as a Graphic / Interactive Designer and Art Director for over a decade. My work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, HOW, and Print. My commercial projects have primarily been with the folks at FINE, first in San Francisco, and more recently in Portland. I've designed award-winning projects for Francis Ford Coppola and David Bowie, among others. I taught at Parsons while living and working in New York, and I really enjoyed that.
In 2006, I started making Jewish marriage contracts under the name New Ketubah, where I seek to marry a traditional art form with modern design. I also run Alef Betty, a collection that gives Jewish visual culture a contemporary spin. A solo show of my series, "The Figures," exhibited in Portland in May of 2008.
I create cards for the people I love, and still shoot Polaroids. I've been making calendar desktops almost every month since 2003. If you'd like to get a monthly update about my doings, sign up for my love letters here.