Thys Wallwork

Creative Ninja


Seattle, WA

With years of agency experience and a strategic bent, I'm passionate about providing creative design solutions to help your business stand out.My experience ranges from work with retail branding to non-profit marketing, and moves across multiple media platforms.

My top 5 strengths:
• Achiever: strong stamina and work ethic. Takes great pride from being productive.
• Activator: makes things happen by turning thoughts into action.
• Strategic: can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.
• Focused: commits to a direction, follows through, and makes adjustments to stay on track.
• Ideation: able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.

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  • Sr Designer
    Seattle, WA
    Apr 2011 - Present
    Helping develop the Avalara brand into a global presence, and bring all marketing materials (web, print, booth displays, etc) into alignment with the new visual standards.
  • Advisory Board Member
    Poulsbo, WA
    Jul 2010 - Present
    Northwest College of Arts
    Mentor and critique graduating class member's portfolios.
    Provide guidance and feedback on future direction of the college.
  • Owner, Designer
    Seattle Area
    - Present
    Wallwork Design
    Continually pursue unique design opportunities, focusing on identity design and marketing. I enjoy helping companies of all sizes visualize their brand, and reach their customers in a way that they can be proud of.
  • Sr. Designer + Art Studio Manager
    Poulsbo, WA
    Sep 2007 - Jan 2011
    Oversaw 13 designers and production artists (hire, train, and manage)
    Started video department and acted as Producer and Director.
    Created print and pieces for the flagship clients.
    Visual Identity development of client’s brands.
    Contributed in future marketing strategy & planning for clients.
    Member of 8 person Leadership Support Team, answering directly to Executive Team, directing day to day operations for the company.
  • Lead Production Artist + Designer
    Poulsbo, WA
    Sep 2006 - Sep 2007
    Trained production artists in software, processes, and preparing art files for print vendors.
  • Production Artist
    Poulsbo, WA
    Aug 2005 - Sep 2006
    Supported Senior Designers with client changes, and working with vendors.


  • Bachelor of Arts
    Kirkland, WA
    Sep 1995 - Jun 1999
    Northwest University
  • Seattle, WA
    - Present
    School of Visual Concept
    Continually pursuing additional training:
    • Graphic Design
    • Managing Creatives
    • Typography