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Portland, OR

Jordan A. Smith is a freelance designer in Portland, OR.


A collection of projects and extracurricular activities I partake in.

the lost year

Jordan Smith

The goal of this blog has been to share the creations and adventures that take place away from a computer screen. The last year has been a lost one. I have been crafting. I've been getting outdoors. The evidence is all there on Instagram, but my blog has been like a bikini body. When it's in great shape, you want to go swimming all the time. But the old site felt like I just got done eating Thanksgiving dinner.

Now that jordanasmith.com has been made over, I feel like sharing the highlights of the last, lost year:

Knit | Jordan A. Smith

I knitted an oversized scarf a la every pin in the Fall of 2012. I never wore it because it looked prettier folded on my mid-century dresser. 

Mason Jar Planters | Jordan A. Smith

I spray-painted mason jars and planted herbs inside them. The cold, rainy spring took my cilantro as its first victim. The basil and rosemary struggle to this day.

Terrarium | Jordan A. Smith

I also created two terrariums with my craft group at work. All of the plants in the terrariums have perished in an over-watered death except for one.

Radishes | Jordan A. Smith

I planted radishes, zucchini, and snow peas on the roof of Colle + McVoy. Aside from the zucchini, most of the radishes and snow peas have survived.

If you're keeping score, I'm 4-6 in the horticulture game. Both Arlie and Etta are still alive though.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake | Jordan A. Smith

I butchered this beautiful rendition of a pineapple upside-down cake

Red Wing, MN | Jordan A. Smith

When I last left you, I was falling off auto-belays without grace. Now I'm only gently weeping on sport lead routes in Red Wing, MN. Cleaning dirty fingernails, coating my climbing shoes with Gold Bond foot powder and checking for ticks has become a celebrated weekend ritual.

Cinco De Mayhem | Jordan A. Smith

Finally, I helped create an Arrested Development-inspired pinata for Cinco de Mayhem, a destructive exhibit by CO Exhibitions and Burlesque North America.  Bryan Unger, Jared A. May, Brad Olson, Juliana Nagan and I had a blast finding inspiration in rewatching every episode (okay, we were also preparing for the upcoming fourth season). When our pinata was decimated, Buster's left hand fell out to Seal's Rose on the Grave.

I'm elated to be back. There are more knick-knacks to spray-paint, collaborations and doggie baked goods to be had. And I have three packs of land camera film for my upcoming trip to Portland. See you soon!