ethan östling

Los Angeles based designer born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm currently studying, running, jumping, working, & making my way towards a BFA in graphic design at California Institute of the Arts.

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T-Shirt Show 2020!

Promotional material, organization, and production for the annual CalArts Graphic Design T-Shirt Show alongside Tiana Li and Chandler Sutton.

Moral Wayfinding Micro-Signage

Mini temporary signage installed in Towsley Canyon with the goal of encouraging hikers to practice environmental respect, made for a wayfinding workshop with Shannon Harvey and Gail Swanlund.

BFA2 solos poster

Promotional poster for the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance's annual BFA2 Solo Concert recital.

How Many Times?

Javascript-based calculation website attempting to recontextualize the absurd wealth of many present-day billionaires.

REDCAT: Studio Fall 2019

REDCAT quarterly event poster made in collaboration with Tiana Li.

Clique Web Interviews

Web design and coding for a hypothetical culture-forward interview website featuring queer experimental musicians.


Brief publication and process specimen for a layered typeface based off of Berthold Wolpe's “Albertus”.

CACA Flyers

Flyers and promotional material for the CalArts Collage Association, a club which meets every friday for an evening of collagemaking and fun conversation.

REDCAT: Playful Perversions

REDCAT poster for screening of Gabriel Abrantes' “Playful Perversions” short films event, made in collaboration with Tiana Li.

ANIMAL issue 1

The inaugural issue of a new publication focused around ideas of collective identity and communal action. Initiated for Caryn Aono's Type II course, it culminated in the physical production of 15 copies of the final, 30 page first issue of the magazine. written, edited, compiled, designed, printed, cut, and hand stapled by me, featuring a myriad of smiley faces illustrated by my friends and peers.

Summer Mix Series

A loose collection of mixtapes and mixtape covers made during Summer 2019, for specific friends and occasions.

alaskan atlas

A critical look at the oil industry and its impact upon the natural environment of Alaska. Research and imagery were gathered from a wide variety of sources and then compiled into a cohesive analysis of how oil has shaped Alaska's economy while simultaneously destroying its natural wonder.

GD BBQ 2018

A colorful set of flyers made with Tiana Li for the annual graphic design program barbeque at CalArts.

Shirts 2019—2020

Hand screenprinted t-shirts for a variety of events and topics.

Design Index

A fully researched design textbook/resource, covering everything from historical and contemporary designers to design principles and schools of thought.