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).