Established 2006 | Portland, Oregon

Studio Art Direct was founded by Janelle Baglien, an artist, environmental graphic designer and and former anthropologist. The alchemy of this 30 years of experience is our secret sauce for success. Knowing how to communicate with artists and architects, design and build project specific installations, and most importantly, understand the relation humans have to art in architecture is what makes Studio Art Direct the West coast’s premier art design consultants. We bring this unique perspective, vast knowledge and a deep bench of talent to every project we commit to.

Unlike other corporate art consultants, we do much more than hang pictures on the wall.

Many art advisors and publishers are rebranding themselves as art consultants right now but they simply do not know how to handle the complexities of a project from concept to completion, especially with the current trend of art in architecture - large scale installations. Only experience, and a few mistakes along the way, will teach you how to create a design that is extraordinary while meeting budget, timelines, and client goals.

Since 2006, we have placed over 10000 works of art by regional artists in hotels, hospitals, medical office buildings, corporate offices, city gateways, and public buildings. We have been a champion of regional artists working with hundreds of local artists and craftsmen in cities from Seattle to Los Angeles.

What’s our favorite part of the job? Working with designers willing to push the envelop and writing checks to artists!

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“We believe that “plunk art” – art as an afterthought – is a sad waste.  Integration of art and graphics in the early phases of schematic and design development creates extraordinary results, saves money, and provides a seamless and intriguing experience for the end user.”

Janelle Baglien | President

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Carolyn Cruze | Designer & Curator

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Our team | Framers, Printers & Installers

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We are privileged to be featured in the following prestigious publications...

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“You’ll appreciate the vision and attention to detail…”

“Everything down to the hole signage and tee markers have a rural allure. You’ll easily appreciate the vision and attention to detail that went into the entire facility…Langdon Farms Golf Club is an exceptional track that falls right into place with the intended theme.”

— Travis Schoen, President Northwest Golf Guys, Golf Digest Best Places to Play Winner

“Portland’s go-to art curator”

It’s this attention to detail, not to mention her ability to coax artists through the process, that has made Baglien Portland’s go-to art curator for businesses. She can persuade artists to work in a specific color palette or a certain size. She also takes care of the insurance and legal side of the business for them and the artists get paid.”

— Joseph Gallivan, Portland Tribune

“You created remarkably peaceful and nurturing spaces there.”

“Thank you for including poems in this project. Every time I think of Kaiser Westside, I’m filled with admiration and gratitude. You created remarkably peaceful and nurturing spaces there.”

— Paulanne Peterson, Oregon Poet Laureate


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