Our Team

Deer Island Studio, a media production & design agency, was founded in 2017 by Trav Williams (a commercial photographer & videographer), and Ryan JP (an established illustrator and graphic designer). Our intent was to merge the skills of various creatives into a cohesive business that could offer more full-service attention to the clients we support.
We have a pool of individuals with which we work on client projects, including other graphic designers, voice artists, musicians, architects, photographers, web designers, and printers.
We generally prefer to work with nonprofits doing good in the world, and businesses that support positive change, especially around food, agriculture, and community-building.

 
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Trav Williams

Trav grew up on a farm on the North Oregon coast, herding zucchini and fighting off daity cows. While he graduated culinary school and has degrees in agroecology and anthropology, it is photography that has remained a consistent career focus throughout his life.
Through personal projects and professional tasks, he has documented hundreds of farms and farmers of all sizes and types around the United States. Currently he lives on the North Oregon Coast, and is plotting a return to his homestead.

Ryan Pedersen

Ryan is an artist. He works in multiple mediums to produce illustrations, brand design, and graphics for clients of all scales. He is frequently able to produce design that is far and above expectations.
He has produced almost all of the logos and illustrative art found througout the Deer Island site.
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Collaborators & Team

 Dave Young  • voice artist & audio production specialist   35-year broadcast veteran with in-house voice studio and audio production facility. Feature-film acting roles and innumerable broadcast programming and commercial credits.

Dave Young

voice artist & audio production specialist

35-year broadcast veteran with in-house voice studio and audio production facility. Feature-film acting roles and innumerable broadcast programming and commercial credits.

 Elena Cronin  • graphic designer   Elena is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator specializing in print design, identity, and custom illustration. A background in fine art and a love of Scandinavian minimalism and geometry are among the qualities that inform her work.  •design.elenacronin.com

Elena Cronin

graphic designer

Elena is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator specializing in print design, identity, and custom illustration. A background in fine art and a love of Scandinavian minimalism and geometry are among the qualities that inform her work.

•design.elenacronin.com

 Justin Bailie  • photographer   Justin is an Oregon-based conservation, food culture, adventure & lifestyle photographer based out of Nehalem, Oregon. He shoots a wide variety of imagery, including outdoor adventure, lifestyle, travel, portraits, nature and conservation. He regularly works with clients such as Sunset, Travel Oregon, Nature Conservancy, Mont-Bell, Patagonia and Outside.  •www.justinbailie.com

Justin Bailie

photographer

Justin is an Oregon-based conservation, food culture, adventure & lifestyle photographer based out of Nehalem, Oregon. He shoots a wide variety of imagery, including outdoor adventure, lifestyle, travel, portraits, nature and conservation. He regularly works with clients such as Sunset, Travel Oregon, Nature Conservancy, Mont-Bell, Patagonia and Outside.

•www.justinbailie.com

 Aaron Scovel  • printer & print design   Aaron works on our large-format printing on many materials, including signage, banners, wall displays, and branding for vehicles & businesses.    

Aaron Scovel

printer & print design

Aaron works on our large-format printing on many materials, including signage, banners, wall displays, and branding for vehicles & businesses. 

 

 Ceci Lauerman  • writer & editor   Ceci's background is in brand management and development. She has been director or head of marketing for Visa, Levi Strauss, and Eddie Bauer, and now is an independent content developer.

Ceci Lauerman

writer & editor

Ceci's background is in brand management and development. She has been director or head of marketing for Visa, Levi Strauss, and Eddie Bauer, and now is an independent content developer.