Abigail Renola Tjaden is an illustrator, designer, professor, and entrepreneur. Originally from Minnesota, she has been calling Portland, Oregon home for the past eleven years. Abigail has her MFA and BFA in fine arts, as well as a BS degree in secondary education. She is an adjunct professor at Portland State University, teaching digital tools and silkscreening in the graphic design department. Recently, she was a finalist for an award in Women in Excellence and Creative Entrepreneurship at Elevate, a women’s conference. She will have her first published book coming in Nov 2023.
In 2013, after a transformation trip to Tunisia, North Africa, Abigail started her own business: ARTJADEN. Back in Portland, at a house called Fort Awesome, she began hand printing apparel and illustrating greeting cards. She has since collaborated and illustrated for numerous brands, a featured artist in markets coast to coast. Her work can be found in local shops around the country.
Notable experiences include painting a mural at a non profit in Costa Rica, juried into an international art residency program called SÍM in Reykjavík, Iceland, a featured exhibitor twice at The National Stationery Show in New York City, and creating visual journaling sessions for Instrument, a Portland-New York business creative agency.