Bentforkz
Ethan Wright-Magoon

Beautiful Experiences // Motivation for Organizations

Howdy! I’m Ethan. I tend to create things.

I love being a creative – the challenge of visual storytelling, of connecting a user-first design aesthetic to authentic brand narratives – it’s been my passion for over 20 years.

The métier of talent and pushing creative boundaries

Apr98 – Now
Bentforkz, LLC
Designer & Founder
UX/UI design & development, Appreciative Inquiry (AI), print design & production, branding.
Midland, TX

Mar18 – Now
I20 Wildlife Preserve
Dir. of Design Strategy
UX design, branding, copywriting, photography, art direction,
Appreciative Inquiry (AI), visual identity.
Midland, TX

Aug15 – Now
ZDCA Design
Independent Creative
UX/UI design & development, identity & brand consulting, creative direction, print design & production.
Santa Rosa, CA

May14 – Now
Esker Creative
Co-Founder & Designer
Higher-Ed based web design & development, Appreciative Inquiry (AI), branding, visual identity.
Portland, ME | Midland, TX

Nov12 – Now
Colby College
Independent Creative
Print design & production, web design & development, identity & brand consulting, visual identity.
Waterville, ME

Nov12 – Now
Syracuse University
Independent Creative
Web design & development, Appreciative Inquiry (AI), creative direction, project management.
Syracuse, NY

Feb09 – Sep12
Bates College
Director of Creative Technology
Branding, creative direction, web design & development, analytics & marketing, social media, team leader.
Lewiston, ME

Jul07 – Now
Briggs Advertising
Senior Creative & Developer
Branding, creative direction, web design & development, print design, new business development, and photography.
Bath, ME

Jun06 – Jul07
Cameo Marketing, Inc.
Design Manager
3D modeling & rendering, exhibit design & fabrication, creative direction, new business development, and photography.
New Gloucester, ME

Aug04 – May06
Kepware Technologies
Marketing Director
Marketing & creative direction, visual identity, print design & production, web design & development, and copywriting.
Portland, ME

Dec02 – Aug04
Advanced MicroSystems
Art Director & Web Developer
Creative direction, print & web design, web development, identity & brand consulting, IT consulting.
Lewiston, ME

Feb00 – Jul02
Virtual Design, Inc.
Art Director & Senior Creative
Creative direction, print design & production, web design & development, new business development.
Portland, ME

May99 – Mar00
Bowdoin College
Graphic Designer (via Mahan Graphics)
Print design & production, illustration, identity & brand consulting, creative direction, and photography.
Brunswick, ME

May99 – Mar00
Mahan Graphics
Production Designer
Print design & production, illustration, identity & brand consulting, creative direction, and photography.
Bath, ME

Contact Info

ethan@bentforkz.com

+1 (207) 841-7362

www.bentforkz.com


Ethos & Values

I am a creative self-starter with a positive vision, inspired by a zeal for forward-thinking design. I create compelling solutions, catalyze effective process, and will cultivate a team bias toward action. I think deeply about the small details and thrive on strategic know-how. I am ready to join a group of like-minded people who will challenge my talents and push creative boundaries.


Software & Technology

Sketch, Coda, Espresso, Adobe Creative Cloud, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, iMovie, GarageBand, Microsoft Office, HTML, PHP, CSS, JavaScript & JQuery, MySQL, cPanel, Apple/OSX, Windows, MAMP, Ubuntu & Linux.


Living The Dream

I spend my own time single-speed mountain biking, trail running, road cycling, rock climbing, homebrewing, and nordic skiing. I currently live and work in the hardscrabble town of Midland, Texas with my wife Emily, daughters Cora and Sofia, and two dogs Daisy and Lupe. Some day soon, we all hope to move to New Mexico.


Online Profiles

linkedin.com/in/bentforkz

facebook.com/ethan.magoon

pinterest.com/bentforkz

twitter.com/bentforkz