Sean Joseph Klassen

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Hello. I’m a multidisciplinary designer and musician based in Portland, OR. Currently, I direct and manage a team of designers and writers at Instrument.
        We focus on strategic vision, user experience design, and brand systems for future Alphabet products and initiatives. I also lead internal programs focused on mentorship and community outreach. Here are a few examples of my work...



My design work has recieved industry honors from The Webby Awards×19, FWA×30, The One Show×3, Cannes Lions×3, and SXSW×3 among others. It has been featured by numerous publications from Fast Company, to Communication Arts, to The New York Times.
        I’ve also been a design juror for The Webby Awards, FWA, AIGA, and Communication Arts Interactive Annual.






Outside of my day job, I compose and record music with analog synthesizers and overdriven guitars.  I’m starting to release songs under the name Former Lives.




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