tuesday, december 03 >> "Premier Inspiration blog feature"

Meet our amazing team!

James Staicoff

Principal, Creative Director, & Thinker Upper

Paper Paint Press is Jim Staicoff’s latest design adventure – one where he is able to realize his customizable, Oregon made wallproduct dreams. (You can, too.) His relationships with artists, suppliers, and clients lead to the best products for the best projects. Your projects.

James originally trained as an architect at the University of Kansas, and then, fueled by his attraction to the idea of ornamentation within modernism, established his interior design practice. His hallmark integration of interior architecture, art, furnishings, collateral, and graphics provides unified experiences in distinctive hotels, spas, restaurants, and residences across the land. All of his work is noted for its effortless interplay between design and emotional experience, stories that now boldly play out in the Paper Paint Press collections.

Learn more about James and his great design work.



Chad Evans

Style Captain

Chad is a multidisciplinary designer working primarily at the intersection of branding and interior environments. As a graphic designer with architectural sensibilities, his fine work is expressed through environmental graphics, exhibit design, installation art, interior design, wallcoverings, and set design.

Chad earned a Bachelor of Graphic Design in 2005 from the College of Design at North Carolina State University and has recently worked with the Portland design firm, Ditroen, on projects for Umpqua Bank, Prometheus Group, Burgerville, and Portland Waldorf School. He currently operates as Chad Evans Design focusing on a variety of projects in Portland and elsewhere. Chad's interests include exploring digital fabrication technologies, learning more about design history, and smoking whole pigs.

Learn more about Chad and his design work.


Carol Hickman

Creative Influencer & She Who Names Things

Carol is a unique blend of equal parts leader, diplomat, wordsmith, and pastry chef extraordinaire. Her strong organizational savvy, astute written communications, and poised presentations allow her to keep us in line, on task, and on message. Her recent professional roles have spanned Community Relations Manager, Policy Director, and Program Director for various Portland-based for and nonprofit organizations. She currently serves as Director of Membership and Community Development for the Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington.

Crafting smart messages, forging strong alliances, writing exceptional grants, increasing membership and program awareness, and making a mean lemon tart are some – just some – of her sweet spots. Paper Paint Press relies on Carol’s linguistically inclined and big picture expertise.

Learn more about Carol and her wonderful ways.