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 create strategic vision, user experience design, and brand systems for future Alphabet products and initiatives. I also lead internal programs focused on mentorship, sponsorship, and community outreach. 

My design work has recieved industry honors from The Webby Awards, FWA, The One Show, Cannes Lions, and SXSW among others. It has been featured by numerous publications and outlets from Fast Company to The New York Times.
        I’ve 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.