Mason Rodrickc

The Portmanteaumancer

As a designer, I get to see the work through an uncommon lens. As an illustrator, I get to create uncommon elements that didn’t previously exist. As a self appointed portmanteamancer, I get to help those around me examine our language with the freedom that they should, and the logic that they shouldn’t.

There’s a thing called a chrysalis, you may know it as a cocoon. It’s an in-between state, sturdy and steady as it is, content as it seems, it’s going somewhere. 

I’ll quote my therapist when I say, “Where are you going with this?”

I’ve been many things in Salt Lake City over the years, primarily a creative, occasionally a rabble-rouser, but I’ve always been a part of whatever alternative scenes Utah can muster. After moving to Utah at 14, I sought out the arts in the city, and I found the music. I started taking tickets at the door at Kilby Court when I was 16, I was then immersed in a world of creatives I knew I wanted to be a part of.

After getting an illustration degree from SLCC, many doors opened for me. From my first design job at SLUG MAG as a layout designer, to illustrating covers for Salt Lake City Weekly. I’m independent at my core, as a thinker, as an artist, as a designer. 

I bring with me the energy of a wild card, the precision of a production minded designer, and file naming conventions you can write home about. As I’ve learned and grown over the years, I’ve emerged from that chrysalis with a rock solid, trauma-aware, ethically minded core that continues to expand and evolve in order to make life better for whoever comes after me. 

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Typically tea, occasionally coffee, most often it’s my dog, then my cat, and then my rabbit, all accompanied by my loving partner’s smile. Being able to create professionally helps, too.

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