BENTFORKZ

IDENTIFY. IDEATE. INSPIRE.

ETHAN WRIGHT–MAGOON

I love being a creative and the challenge of visual storytelling. My passion for over 20 years is connecting a design aesthetic to authentic brand narratives.

DESIGN

UX/UI Design
Print + Production
Wayfinding + Environmental

CODING

WordPress Themes + Plugins
PHP / HTML / CSS / MySql
JQuery + JavaScript

CONTENT

Photography
Copywriting
Build/Fabrication

BRANDING

Visual Identity
Marketing + Analytics
Communications

STRATEGY

Appreciative Inquiry
Results-Only Work
Design Thinking

APR98 – NOW

Bentforkz, LLC

Designer + Founder

Midland, TX

MAR18 – JUN20

I20 WILDLIFE PRESERVE

DIR. OF DESIGN STRATEGY

Midland, TX

FEB09 – SEP12

BATES COLLEGE

DIR. OF CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Lewiston, ME

AUG15 – AUG19

ZDCA CREATIVE

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

Santa Rosa, CA

NOV12 – MAY14

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

INDEPENDENT CREATIVE

SYRACUSE, NY

JUL07 – AUG15

BRIGGS ADVERTISING

SENIOR DESIGNER + DEVELOPER

BATH, ME

JUN06 – JUL07

CAMEO MARKEING, INC

DIR. OF EXPERIENTIAL DESIGN

NEW GLOUCESTER, ME

AUG04 – MAY06

KEPWARE TECHNOLOGIES

DIR. OF MARKETING COMM.

NEW GLOUCESTER, ME

FEB00 – JUL02

VIRTUAL DESIGN, INC

ART DIRECTOR + DEVELOPER

PORTLAND, ME

I am a self-starter with a generative mindset. With tools like Design Thinking and Appreciative Inquiry in my back pocket, I can navigate ambiguity, empathize with stakeholders, and cultivate a team bias toward action.
I care deeply about design details, thrive on strategic leadership, and often find myself translating organizational vision into reality. It’s a proven mashup of genuine creativity and director-level logic.

EDUCATION

Lyndon State College • Bachelor of Arts
Major – Communications, Graphic Design
Minor Study – Literature, Meteorology, Biology

TECHNOLOGY

• Sketch, Coda, Espresso, Adobe Creative Suite
• WordPress, PHP, CSS, JavaScript & JQuery
• Facebook, Instagram, MailChimp, Podcasting

PERSONAL

• Trail running, mountain biking, photography
• Environmental psychology, biology
• Homebrewing, cooking, xeriscaping

READING

Originals, by Adam Grant
The Nature Fix, by Florence Williams
Hacking Darwin, by Jamie Metzl

AESTHETIC

THE PORTFOLIO

I often – and eagerly – seek out opportunities to pioneer ways of communicating the complex, often juxtaposed. I think holistically about the bold visual design improvements I make to advance the visibility and stature of my clients.

I20 Wildlife PreserveMIDLAND, TX

Hopmonk TavernSONOMA, CA

Esker CreativePORTLAND, ME | MIDLAND, TX

Give Black FoundationDIABOLO, CA

Moonlight BrewingSANTA ROSA, CA

Wayfare Learning CommunityKAMPALA, UGANDA

GreenLeaf ExpressVANCOUVER, BC

Somo Mountain VillageROHNERT PARK, CA

Running On OmCAMBRIDGE, MA

Maine-Dartmouth Family MedicineWATERVILLE, ME

Bates CollegeLEWISTON, ME

Tramuto FoundationOGONQUIT, ME

Syracuse UniversitySYRACUSE, NY

CP Thornton GuitarsSUMNER, ME

Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizen’s CouncilBROOKLYN, NY

TheamUSABRUNSWICK, ME

Scantic River GuitarsDURHAM, ME

International Appalachian TrailMATANE, QC