graphic designer, maker, digital artist, illustrator, photographer, copywriter, stylist
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Charissa Drengsen grew up making mud pies under oak trees and trespassing in abandoned old Gold Country buildings. She loves rusty metal and weathered wood, Irish linen and button jars. Tree hugger. MFA. Makes wishes on hay trucks.

"My development as an artist and a maker has been deeply influenced by a life… Read More
Charissa Drengsen grew up making mud pies under oak trees and trespassing in abandoned old Gold Country buildings. She loves rusty metal and weathered wood, Irish linen and button jars. Tree hugger. MFA. Makes wishes on hay trucks.

"My development as an artist and a maker has been deeply influenced by a life on the west coast, and it's inclusion in the Pacific Rim global community. A love of loose edges, things weathered by time and the elements, being in relationship with materials rather than dominating them completely, surfing change, being in the present. Not surprisingly this aesthetic has also been the way I have approached the development of my career as ana rtist. Keep moving, reinvent the wheel, find what works, build empires from junk yard salvage. I believe in redemption, in messy passages leading to buried treasure, sustainability as a life style, and in the beauty of imperfection. I look forward to each relationship encountered in my work and the journey we will craft together. Read Less
  • Owner, Designer, Maker
    Curly-cue Design — Petaluma, CA, USA
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    Marin Waldorf School — San Rafael, CA, USA
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    Phoenix Theater — Petaluma, CA, USA
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    RetroMynx — Petaluma, CA, USA
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