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 Awards19, FWA30, The One Show3, Cannes Lions3, and SXSW3 among others. It has been featured by numerous publications from Fast Company, to Communication Arts, 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.