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Ashod Simonian | Creative Director at North Agency & Co-founder of Imaginary Authors Perfumery

Beauty and communication come in so many shapes, and Ashod juggles a few. As Creative Director at North he smooths along projects and products with the best of them. As co-founder of Imaginary Authors he peddles olfactory stories to customers in need of scents and inspiration.


Your manifesto / rules to live by / motto:

“Make it uncomfortabler.”


How would you describe your work if you left out all the boring parts?

Zany ideas & pretty colors.
 

Pen, pencil or stylus?

There is nothing cooler than ink flowing out of a pen.


Be honest: how often do you clean your desk?

Kind of often. It tends to pile up quick when I am on a project and there is no better feeling than coming back to my desk after a big presentation and starting from scratch.

 

Sonneleder Lasse Pencil Case

The Lasse is large and in charge. Like the big brother to our other Sonnenleder cases, it's the biggest toughest one on the block and will hog all your pencils if you aren't careful. The Lasse is fully decked out with fifteen pencil-sized loops, five mid-sized loops for sharpeners or erasers, and a large flat strap for who knows what (business cards? Credit cards? Slim ink bottle? Bandages for excessive pencil use wounds?). And somehow all that storage fits inside a neat package. In the space of a slim novella you can carry a lifetime of art or writing tools and look impeccably appointed while doing it. The high quality leather is double layered, tough stitched and durable enough to protect your vital items. 

Aaron Draplin | Graphic Artist & Field Notes Co-founder

Aaron Draplin | Graphic Artist & Field Notes Co-founder

Beatrice Thompson | Art Director & Designer at Roundhouse

Beatrice Thompson | Art Director & Designer at Roundhouse

D'wayne Edwards | Founder of Pensole Footwear Design Academy

D'wayne Edwards | Founder of Pensole Footwear Design Academy

Jennifer Armbrust | Designer & Advisor

Jennifer Armbrust | Designer & Advisor

Kate Bingaman-Burt | Educator & Illustrator

Kate Bingaman-Burt | Educator & Illustrator

Olivia Britz-Wheat | Tattoo Artist at Fortune Tattoo

Olivia Britz-Wheat | Tattoo Artist at Fortune Tattoo

Tsilli Pines | Co-founder of Design Week Portland & CreativeMornings Portland

Tsilli Pines | Co-founder of Design Week Portland & CreativeMornings Portland

Ashod Simonian | Creative Director & Co-founder of Imaginary Authors

Ashod Simonian | Creative Director & Co-founder of Imaginary Authors

Calvin Ross Carl | Artist & Creative Lead at Sincerely Truman

Calvin Ross Carl | Artist & Creative Lead at Sincerely Truman

Erik Carlson | Songwriter, Teacher & All-ages Club Owner

Erik Carlson | Songwriter, Teacher & All-ages Club Owner

Jennifer James Wright | Design Director of Ouur Studio

Jennifer James Wright | Design Director of Ouur Studio

Lizy Gershenzon | Brand & Interface Designer at Scribble Tone

Lizy Gershenzon | Brand & Interface Designer at Scribble Tone

Rachel Ancliffe | Apparel Designer

Rachel Ancliffe | Apparel Designer

Tyler Segel | Creative Director at Factory North

Tyler Segel | Creative Director at Factory North

Avantika Bawa | Artist & Professor

Avantika Bawa | Artist & Professor

Carolin Harris | Associate Creative Director at Swift

Carolin Harris | Associate Creative Director at Swift

James Owen | Creative Director 

James Owen | Creative Director 

Justin "Scrappers" Morrison | Creative Worker

Justin "Scrappers" Morrison | Creative Worker

Max Estes | Children's Author & Illustrator

Max Estes | Children's Author & Illustrator

Sasha Burchuk | Web Developer

Sasha Burchuk | Web Developer

Willyum Beck | Art Director at BPN

Willyum Beck | Art Director at BPN