Swanson Studio

TEAM

Marcus Swanson Owner • Photographer • Director • DP Team member from the start Click to read more.

Marcus Swanson

Owner • Photographer • Director • DP
Team member from the start

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Pam lauwerens Executive Producer Team member since 2016 If Swanson Studio was a train, then Pam Lauwerens is the conductor that keeps it moving on schedule. Born in the Netherlands, her resume boasts international agency experience, in-depth product development prowess, and creative finesse (she’s known as the “crafting extraordinaire” around these parts) — all cultivated during her years working with companies including Nike, Lululemon, Phillips, and Apple. For Pam, it’s all about connecting with clients; building relationships, breaking through roadblocks, and delivering results that always exceed expectations.

Pam lauwerens

Executive Producer
Team member since 2016

If Swanson Studio was a train, then Pam Lauwerens is the conductor that keeps it moving on schedule.

Born in the Netherlands, her resume boasts international agency experience, in-depth product development prowess, and creative finesse (she’s known as the “crafting extraordinaire” around these parts) — all cultivated during her years working with companies including Nike, Lululemon, Phillips, and Apple.

For Pam, it’s all about connecting with clients; building relationships, breaking through roadblocks, and delivering results that always exceed expectations.

jillian holmboe Lead Creative • Senior Retoucher • Digital Tech Team member since 2013 As a child, Jillian’s favorite part of the elementary school science fair was designing graphics for the report’s cover page — never mind building the baking-soda volcano. Today, she’s turned that passion into a career. After earning a degree from the Art Institute of Portland and diving headfirst into the industry, she has continued to curate a stunning portfolio of work with top-tier clients and companies around the globe.

jillian holmboe

Lead Creative • Senior Retoucher • Digital Tech
Team member since 2013

As a child, Jillian’s favorite part of the elementary school science fair was designing graphics for the report’s cover page — never mind building the baking-soda volcano.

Today, she’s turned that passion into a career. After earning a degree from the Art Institute of Portland and diving headfirst into the industry, she has continued to curate a stunning portfolio of work with top-tier clients and companies around the globe.

tyler ashlock Photographer Team member since 2003 Click to read more.

tyler ashlock

Photographer
Team member since 2003

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BRITTANY KELLEY Still & Motion Producer Team member since 2017 “Do what you love, and love what you do” is the mantra that Brittany Kelley lives by. To Brittany, being a great producer is all about utilizing both sides of the brain to get the job done; it’s about bridging the gap between that exists between creative and analytical to find solutions. It's a skillset she's developed through her experience producing videos for Nike and other Portland-based production companies. But above all, she believes the most important quality of a producer is the ability to leave a smile on a client's face at the end of the day.

BRITTANY KELLEY

Still & Motion Producer
Team member since 2017

“Do what you love, and love what you do” is the mantra that Brittany Kelley lives by.

To Brittany, being a great producer is all about utilizing both sides of the brain to get the job done; it’s about bridging the gap between that exists between creative and analytical to find solutions. It's a skillset she's developed through her experience producing videos for Nike and other Portland-based production companies.

But above all, she believes the most important quality of a producer is the ability to leave a smile on a client's face at the end of the day.

jolene taschner Retoucher • QC Lead Team member since 2014 It all began the day Michigan-native Jolene’s father handed her a camera. It was love at first snap. She knew instantly that she was meant to have a career in photography. With hands-on experience earned during photo school and years of work in athletic product photography, Jolene lends a photographer’s eye to the retouching process — a job that regularly calls for her meticulous attention to detail and knack for technology.

jolene taschner

Retoucher • QC Lead
Team member since 2014

It all began the day Michigan-native Jolene’s father handed her a camera. It was love at first snap. She knew instantly that she was meant to have a career in photography.

With hands-on experience earned during photo school and years of work in athletic product photography, Jolene lends a photographer’s eye to the retouching process — a job that regularly calls for her meticulous attention to detail and knack for technology.

jOSHUA SOTO Marketing & Social Media Coordinator Team member since 2017 The only thing Josh appreciates more than a quality pair of designer loafers is good grammar. With a versatile “MacGyver” approach to content and marketing, he merges professional copywriting, digital editing, and design experience to get the job done. Utilizing an intrinsic millennial expertise for all things internet and a new media education from Oregon State University, he’s also known as our in-house social media captain.  

jOSHUA SOTO

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator
Team member since 2017

The only thing Josh appreciates more than a quality pair of designer loafers is good grammar.

With a versatile “MacGyver” approach to content and marketing, he merges professional copywriting, digital editing, and design experience to get the job done. Utilizing an intrinsic millennial expertise for all things internet and a new media education from Oregon State University, he’s also known as our in-house social media captain.
 

paul wegman Photographer Team member since 2015 Click to read more.

paul wegman

Photographer
Team member since 2015

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karl kuchs Photo Assistant • Prop Maker Team member since 2014 There’s a saying around here: “Karl can do it all.” As the studio’s de facto prop maker, photo assistant, tech wizard, and utility player, Karl looks at studio projects from the perspective of an engineer. Bringing an expansive knowledge of robotics and inventive technology to the table, his creative approach doesn’t just wander outside of the box — it shatters it.

karl kuchs

Photo Assistant • Prop Maker
Team member since 2014

There’s a saying around here: “Karl can do it all.”

As the studio’s de facto prop maker, photo assistant, tech wizard, and utility player, Karl looks at studio projects from the perspective of an engineer.

Bringing an expansive knowledge of robotics and inventive technology to the table, his creative approach doesn’t just wander outside of the box — it shatters it.

nikki berlin Controller & Office Manager Team member since 2010 Nikki describes herself as a “numbers person,” but we’d take it a step further and define her as a “masterful multitasker.” Nothing puts a smile on her face like solving a tough puzzle. She’s the type to take every challenge head-on without breaking a sweat. From logistics to permits and number-crunching, she’s got it covered; it’s a work-ethic she attributes to a lifetime of training for competitive synchronized swimming.

nikki berlin

Controller & Office Manager
Team member since 2010

Nikki describes herself as a “numbers person,” but we’d take it a step further and define her as a “masterful multitasker.”

Nothing puts a smile on her face like solving a tough puzzle. She’s the type to take every challenge head-on without breaking a sweat. From logistics to permits and number-crunching, she’s got it covered; it’s a work-ethic she attributes to a lifetime of training for competitive synchronized swimming.