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Manda Borealis is a Portland-based art director, graphic designer, illustrator, and creative branding genius consultant.

I am schooled in electronic mass communications, trained in brand development, and am fascinated by the culture-changing power of design. With more than a decade of experience in design and illustration, my work has empowered brands to effectively influence the culture around it. Using creative brand strategies, I partner with large and small companies to find targeted media that’s impactful and purposeful.

My life passion has always been art in any form. My roots are in studio painting and illustration. As a Feminist and Mother, I am intrigued by the tango of feminine and masculine energies, and how it impacts the modern realms of love and abuse; within relationships with others and ourselves. Through painting and illustration, I explore my personal experiences within these realms by showcasing the balance of the dark and the light.

I guess you can say I have many hands in many cookie jars… I thrive in multi-faceted worlds and there’s no other way I can exist.

Digital Design Nerd

Design, art direct, and develop websites, apps, online ads, e-newsletters and emails for both large and small companies. 

Legit Multi-media Artist

Expert experience with Adobe Creative Suite. Illustrate by hand, mouse and Wacom tablet. Nails most likely splattered with acrylic paint.

easy-going 'tude

Western gal raised in the South, living in the great PNW. Always fascinated by the culture-changing power of design.  


Work closely with clients to create vision, conceive designs and consistently meet deadlines and requirements.


Generate ideas and concepts to fulfill the client’s brief; producing sketches, storyboards, and comps to communicate ideas to the client.


The truth is: I’m a Wonder Woman, and some days I’m an Angry Woman, and some days I’m a Crazy Woman.

Looking for an experienced graphic designer and illustrator in Portland, Oregon?

As a business owner, you want your design to match your company’s identity. My main goal as a designer is to make something unique for each client, and I do that by digging deep to get to the heart of what you want.