Allison Chan
(b. 1995, Honolulu) Designer, artist, cook, and sometimes farmer from the Pacific Northwest, based in Northern California. Devoted to nurturing slowness, deep flavor, and communal abundance in all areas of life.
Select Clients
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
Recidiviz
Sandspiel
Permanent AgricultureIDEO CoLab
NASA JPL
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle Design Festival
Internet.org Google
Cooking
State Bird Provisions, San Francisco
Kamaya, Kamiyama, Japan
Chez Panisse, Berkeley
Joodooboo, Oakland
Ramen Shop, Oakland
Jo’s Modern Thai, Oakland
Contact
hi@allisonchan.info
@llisonchan
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2020–
Ocean to Forest, Death to Life

Every year, tens of thousands of salmon migrate back through the Salish Sea to spawn and die in their ancestral rivers and streams. Retracing the earth’s magnetic and chemical pathways over hundreds of miles, salmon return home to birth new life and pass onto the next. Oceanic phosphorus and nitrogen from their bones then fertilize the riverbeds, feeding generations of forests and fauna across the Pacific Northwest. In this sacred ritual, death becomes life.

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