Peter McKinnon

The Artist

I have been doing artwork from an early age. I created this online Cedar Skye gallery to show some of my work. In my career as a graphic designer, At the beginning of my career I worked for two great design firms in Seattle, then went on to work with marketing departments at Microsoft and AT&T. During my stint as a graphic designer at Microsoft, I designed product logos, print materials, publications and packaging for Windows and Office software. When I left Microsoft, I worked for a start-up to help them launch their brand by creating marketing materials and designing their ecommerce website. I currently design websites and consult on design projects for various businesses throughout the Seattle area.



I was raised in the Seattle area, the son of an interior designer father and a locally known astrologist mother both raised in Washington state. In high school, I dreamed of becoming an actor, but shifted my focus to graphic design after my father encouraged me to pursue my creative talent in art. After graduating from the Art Institute of Seattle, I worked for the design firms of Ted Mader and Associates and Van Dyke Design. During my years within design firms, I designed book covers, brochures, signs, logos and annual reports for large corporations. Among other familiar projects, I designed the entire bus system map for Community Transit in Everett Washington. All along the way I have maintained a passion for art, specifically watercolor paintings, illustration and Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop generated photographic, art and illustrations.