Escape Collective | About Us
Design and fabrication agency out of Portland, Oregon specializing in geodesic domes and motorcycles.
geodesic domes, custom motorcycles, fabrication, manufacturing, design, branding, art, tenting, structures, events, portland oregon
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About Us


Escape Collective is a team of designers, artists, engineers, builders, and sewers. Friends before business partners, their mission is to promote escapism through creative practice driven by curiosity and adventure.

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Hill Hudson

Hill Hudson

Amidst the clatter of rusted metal you find Hill’s hands building the foundations for every project. It’s his mentality as a professional illustrator, and whether its welding, glass-blowing or motorcycle building, his eyes are always fixed on the task. (

Andy Carlson

Andy Carlson

Creating bold lines and marks that hold the pieces together, Andy is a brand builder and web guru. He’s a particularly driven individual whose work spans the many mediums that turn the gears of creative endeavors. (

Kara Jean Caldwell

Kara Jean Caldwell

Always exploring for a new way to see things, Kara discovers and creates beauty in any found object. A seamstress, artist, and lover of nature, she crafts experiences that incite joy and excitement.

Conor Kennedy

Conor Kennedy

His head engulfed by drill bits and diagrams, Conor is a mechanical engineer that fuses science and art to create resilient structures or ad-hoc fixes. He’ll always be found at the top of everything, figuring out how the world works.

Marshall Birnbaum

Marshall Birnbaum

Marshall is a hyper-faceted multi-disciplined partner-in-design inspired by helping grow the collective’s ideas from concept to reality. He currently manages the Artist in Residency program at Summit.

Trevor Thorpe

Trevor Thorpe

Trevor is an Alaskan native that graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Business but has taken that as a foundation to grow his own industrial design prowess. He is now a lead fabricator and partner with the collective.

Previous Clients

 Advisors & Collaborators

Joshua Weinstein
CEO of Fitwall

James Crowe
Crowe Metal Co.

David Keene 

Kyle Hartelt

Adam Dexter

CSO of Omni


The Cobalt Group
Business Consulting

Hillary Murphy

Jay Yun
Soekan Design


Griffin Loop

Blake Hudson
Hewed Fabrication

Cameron Spies
Radiation City

Lizzy Elison
Radiation City

Andi Bixel
Drip Edibles

Peter Giese
Founder of Soekan

Joal Stein

Joseph L. Lanker

Grant Blakeslee 

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