About

ARTJADEN Brand

ARTJADEN creates greeting cards and fine art prints, along with enamel pins and embroidered patches. Imagery is playful and colorful, expressing everyday objects, food, nature, and witty sayings. The mark of the hand is evident in our personal stylized fonts and whimsical illustrations.

Illustrations and Designs are all original works by the ladyboss herself Abigail Renola Tjaden.

Our apparel collection features illustrations created in house and silkscreened onto each garment. Find it here.

Love From The Hood™

The start of this very collection came from literally riding around in our neighborhood in Southeast Portland, OR. We love our streets, this hood, and duh the mountain too. From the phrase ‘Love from the Hood’, we desire to create a more trustworthy world through our art making.

The Ladyboss

Abigail Renola Tjaden. Check it, her initials spell ART! She is the
owner, designer, and illustrator of ARTJADEN.

She doesn’t just dabble or doodle. Abigail has her MFA in Studio Arts from University of Idaho, Moscow, ID and her BFA in Fine Arts from Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN.

Originally from the land of ten thousand lakes, she has been calling Portland, OR home since 2011. In 2013 Abigail started her own business ARTJADEN! When she isn’t creating, Abigail loves spending time hip hop dancing, traveling to new places, loving her neighbors, meeting up with friends and family, eating pizza and thinking about pizza. Just kidding on that last bit, but she does enjoy a good Hawaiian pie!

Illustrator

Sketchbook and pen in hand, Abigail is drawing wherever she goes. All images are hand drawn and scanned into the computer, ya know old school like. Freelance work and commissioned pieces are some of her favorite projects to work on.

Three descriptive words to describe her illustration style are: playful, colorful and witty.

Educator

Being in the classroom is not foreign to Abigail. In fact she loves engaging with students and teaching learners of all ages.

Along with having her MFA and BFA degrees in art, she also has her B.S. degree in Secondary Education from Bemidji State University. For two years, she taught at Fred Moore Center For The Arts Middle School in Anoka, MN. This K-12 art licensure allowed her to instruct classes in ceramics, art history, printmaking, and drawing.

While in graduate school she taught foundation courses in drawing and design, plus beginning printmaking to undergraduate students.

Each summer since 2012 she teaches at Pacific Northwest College of Art through their smARTworks camps for kids. Collaborative and immersive art projects make for fun weeks.

Another noteworthy teaching opportunity was leading a relief printmaking workshop at a gallery in Tunisia, North Africa. See the work here.

Would you like Abigail to come into your classroom, give a presentation at your workplace, or teach a workshop? Contact her here.