Studio 1030 was an influential design studio in Portland the early 1960s. Located at 316 SW 11th Ave (in what was most recently the Fez Ballroom), Studio 1030 was a shared office space for freelancers, but who sold themselves as a team. Jobs would come in through the Sales Representative, Bud Hjoth who represented all 15 artists. The job would then be assigned according to skill-set, seniority and availability.
Designer Tom Lincoln reflects, “I rented a desk [at Studio 1030]. The older guys would get the assignments and they would have us do paste-ups. I was at an apprentice stage in my life where I would do paste-ups for $10 an hour.” Thanks to the collaborative nature of the creative professionals in Studio 1030, Tom found work and was able to shadow some of the best in the business.
Back row: Ray Rogers, Roy Brear, Bennet Norrbo; Don MacGregor, Joe Cannon, unknown, Don Kopp, Joe Erceg, Ed De Temple, Stan Putman, Dick Wiley.
Front row: Charles Politz, Bud Hjorth, Jack Myers, Marilyn Holsinger
Frank Roehr on Studio 1030's start
recorded via phone, 3/30/12 by Tim Leigh
"Doug Lynch and Don McGregor, after Lynch’s stint at Jantzen, formed a studio, the first around here. Was called Studio 303, and later changed to Studio 1030. Both were illustrators as much as designers and their work — and Portland design — evolved out of illustrative commercial art. People like Bob Reynolds and Irwin McFadden (himself a constructivist designer) were also part of the base.
People like Mark Norrander, Bennett Norrbo, portraitist Dick Wiley, Jack Myers, Bud Hjorth, and Joe Erceg (a true designer) arrived a little later and joined the effort at Studio 1030. "