Welcome, Kalin!

Kalin with his family.

Kalin grew up in Portland before heading out east to attend Whitman College. There, he pursued a wide variety of interests including astrophysics, environmental studies and politics. His academic and extracurricular pursuits were spurred by his passion to engage with large-scale environmental problems–an interest that he still holds today.

After a year of AmeriCorps in New Jersey, Kalin made the move back to Portland where he started working with the public involvement firm, JLA. He quickly developed a focus in graphic design and digital engagement and worked to develop new ways to involve the public in policy making processes. He’s excited to bring his digital design experience to a new and exciting category of work at Fat Pencil.

When not at work, Kalin is probably outside. Whether it’s cross country skiing in the winter, riding his bike, hiking a section of the PCT, or enjoying his garden with family in the summer, Kalin loves to spend time outside of the office relaxing in nature.

Favorite Books

“The River Why” by David James Duncan; “Boy’s Life” by Robert McCammon; “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Robert M. Pirsig.


Elise Cramer is a Designer at Fat Pencil Studio