About Dave

Dave McMacken was born in Spokane, WA. Raised, loved and lived in Spokane; Cle Elum Motel; West Seattle (High Point Laundry); South Beach Newport, Or (The Sandman Motel) and graduated from Newport High School, class of '63 … off to LA and The Art Center College of Design, opened a rock studio. The Institute for Better Vision. moving on from LA to Idylwild, Redlands, Eagle Rock (twice); Laurel Canyon, Sierra Madre (got married to Jude), left LA in 1980 moving to Durango, CO, immediately back to California > Sonoma. Staying put til 2002 … moving to the big island, Papikou, Hawaii. Moved to Torrington, CT over the next 6 years, next back to Oregon, Portland and finally Astoria,OR. WOW!

Now in Astoria I work in my home studio and at my gallery/studio, Ratz & Company with my wife Jude, a wild pack of dogs, Joe the giant kitty and a yellow-napped amazon parrot. Its been a gas and is still a work in progress.

Clients include:  Budwieser, Coors, Joe Camel, almost all the record companies, a big shout out to Frank Zappa, Steven Spielberg's 1941, Lucas Films and Games, Lots of GAMES, Beaver Creek/Vail Resorts, State of Illinois Tourism Board, Sonoma Wineries, Calif Avocados, Channel 4 BBC, BMW Europe, The Field Museum and The Newberry Library Chicago, Pest management magazine, Grasshopper Junction Marijauna, Jefferson County Cannabis and Bill Brooks (Dos Heuvos Locos).


Dave in his Astoria, Oregon studio.