About:

Born in Portland, Oregon, Jesse LeDoux worked for many years as an art director for Seattle-based Sub Pop Records where he created iconic album and poster artwork for such artists as the Shins ('Best album packaging' Grammy nominee for Chutes Too Narrow), Iron and Wine and Death Cab for Cutie before leaving in 2004 to focus on his client-based and personal work at LeDouxville. Parallel to working on commercial illustration and collaborative projects for such clients as Nike, Disney, Giro, Penguin UK, Rome Snowboards and Target, he has exhibited internationally. His work was included in the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial (2007), an installation at the University of Maryland (2008), and has work in the permanent collection of the Experience Music Project (Seattle, WA), Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Cleveland, OH), and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa, Japan). He currently lives and works in Seattle, WA.


Teaching / Lectures:

Visiting Instructor
Spring 2012 - School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
Spring 2011 - School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
Winter 2008 - Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD
Fall 2006 - Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
Spring 2004 - School of Visual Concepts, Seattle 

Lectures
Winter 2011 - Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle
Winter 2008 - Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
Fall 2006 - AIGA Design Revival, Pleasant Hill, KY
Spring 2006 - UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA
Spring 2006 - RISD, Providence, RI
Fall 2003 - Consolidated Works Arts Center, Seattle


Awards:

Grammy nomination 'Best Album Packaging' for The Shins "Chutes too Narrow" CD 2005

Ottawa International Animation Festival - "Hey! Come Out and Play" animation official selection 2008

Publications:

Books

Roger Gastman, Zio Fulcher & Jamie Rivadeneira, "Hello Kitty, Hello Art," Abrams

Mick Farren & Dennis Loren, "Classic Rock Posters," Omnibus Press

Robert Klanten & Hendrik Hellige, "Illustrators Unlimited - The Essence of Contemporary Illustration," Gestalten

Paul Budnitz, "I Am Plastic Too," Abrams

Lou Andrea Savoir & Paz Diman, "Invitation and Promotion Design," Collins Design

Pictoplasma, "The New Character Encyclopaedia," Pictoplasma

Amir Fallah, "Archive," Beautiful/Decay and Scion

David Carter, "Color in Design," Harper Collins

Jacob Covey, "Beasts! A Modern Bestiary," Fantagraphics

John Foster, "New Masters of Poster Design," Rockport

John Foster, "Maximum Page Design," HOW

Mark Wasserman, "Re:THINK Re:Design Re:Construct," HOW Design Books

Spencer Drate, "45RPM - a visual history," Princeton Architectural Press

Magazines

Yusuke Hanai. "HOPE." Blue Magazine, Tokyo. May 2011

Effie Lin. "Feature." DPI Magazine, Taiwan. January 2010

Andy Ralph. “cover story.” New Reform. Jan. 2006. 

Colin Berry. “From Sub Pop on his way to the top.” CMYK, Winter 2005.

David Gonzalez. “Cover feature” Beautiful/Decay. Winter 2005.

James Mercer. “Sound Design.” Magnet. Jan/Feb 2005.

PRINT. “Regional Design Annual.” 2004.

Evan Sult. “No Jacket Required.” DIW Magazine. Aug 2004. 

Sue Apfelbaum. “Serious Bliss.” RES Magazine. Jan 2004.

Lanny Sommese. “Showroom: Patent Pending Design.” Novum. Dec 2003.

PRINT. “Regional Design Annual.” 2003.

Max Wallace. “Interview.” SPREAD Magazine. Oct 2002.

PRINT. “Regional Design Annual.” 2002.

PRINT. “Regional Design Annual.” 2001.

PRINT. “Regional Design Annual.” 2000.

Exhibitions:

2011

"Yo Gabba Gabba gallery show" - Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles, CA

"Atmospheric Conditions" - LeDouxville Space, Seattle, WA

"Middle Footprint" (with Robert Hardgrave) - LeDouxville Space, Seattle, WA 

2010

"Manifest Equality" - Los Angeles, CA

"Small Favors" - Giant Robot, New York, NY

"Where On Earth Have You Been?" - Streetlab, Amsterdam Netherlands

"Mental Mazes" - Double Punch, San Francisco, CA

"Friends + Family" - Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY

"Megane Exhibition" - Public/Image.3d - Tokyo, Japan

"Perfect Forecast" - Schmancy - Seattle, WA

"Small Gift: 50 Years of Sanrio" - Barker Hangar - Santa Monica, CA

2009

"For the Love of..." - Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA

"Santos Surf Festival" - Santos Surf Museum, Santos, Brazil

"Playground" - Outre Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

"Squeegeed" - Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, MI

"Exit Strategy" - Rotofugi, Chicago, IL 

2008

"Masters of Balance" - University of Maryland, College Park, MD

"Printed Matter 3" - Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA

"Creature Comforts" - Sunshine Studio, Tokyo, Japan 

2007

"Back for Seconds" - Gallery 1988, San Francisco, CA

"Rad Bones" (2 person show with Keith Shore) - Giant Robot, NYC, NY

"Printed Matter 2" - Giant Robot, NYC, NY

"I Am 8-Bit" - Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, CA

"Picks of the Harvest" - Thinkspace, Los Angeles, CA

"Look Behind You" - Giant Robot, NYC, NY

"Charity by Numbers" - Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA

"Wurstminster Dog Show" - Wurst Gallery, Portland, OR

"The Return of Sanity" - Andenken Gallery, Denver, CO

"Design Triennial" - Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, NYC, NY 

2006

"Archive" - Scion Gallery, Culver City, CA

"The Doom Bringerers" - Firecracker Studios, Madison, WI

"Submit to Print" - Andenken Gallery, Denver, CO

"Sweetest Taboo" - Roq la Rue, Seattle, WA

"Grand Opening" - Kong, Mexico City 

2005

"Prints!" - Kidrobot, Los Angeles, CA

"Munny Show" - Drive In Studios, NYC, NY 

2004

"20 Bills" - Garage Sale Gallery, Anacortes, WA

"The Design Work of Jeff Kleinsmith and Jesse LeDoux" - Powell’s Books, Portland, OR.

"Complimentary Headache. Ruta Maya" - Austin, TX.

"Gleaming the Screen" - Transformer Gallery, Washington DC. 

2003

"Mundo Gigantico del Rock" - Roq la Rue, Seattle, WA. 

2002

"Paper, Scissors, ROCK" - Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA