About

Maseman is Mason McFee, an artist and designer.

Mason has worked with a variety of clients, including G-Shock, Frank151, Forestbound, Kartwheel Craftsmanship, American Canning, Astral Spirits, Big Commerce, Shiner Beer, Alamo Drafthouse, Design Good, Birds Barbershop, Getaway Motor Club, Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Bearded Lady, Cornerstone Productions, Domy Books, Fader Fort, Converse, TDK, Islands Fold, Grass Hut, Museums Press, Good Press Gallery, Wooden Toy Magazine, Tribeza Magazine, AGLIFF, Spartan, Bows+Arrows, Dublab, Crooks, Iron Age, Guns of Navarone, Cyclopean Records, Style X, 1080, Pump Project, The Hideout, HOPE Campaign, Toms and more.


Mason spent his childhood in a small town in Texas where he collaborated on projects like building tree houses, rolling giant boulders down hills, building skate ramps and jumping bikes into creeks.

He played varsity basketball in high school, drove a 1971 VW and worked as a cave tour guide for multiple years. After graduating from the university, he spent seven years designing and art directing at an Austin ad agency.

Outside of commissions and his personal work, he contracts for a variety of businesses in Austin and elsewhere, creating artwork, design and projects for print and the web.

Some highlights from the past

In 2014, G-SHOCK commissioned Mason to create an original artwork inspired by camouflage for an activation in Dallas and New York. Working with Frank151, Mason created artwork that was applied to a zine, t-shirts and other items which were released in the two cities at launch events.

In 2013, Mason and Rich Cali collaborated on a mural at Fun Fun Fun Fest for Birds Barbershop and Shiner Beer. In 2013, Mason was also a guest contributor for the blog Doodlers Anonymous. Click here to read his posts.

In 2012, he designed and painted a mural in Birds Barbershop’s Burnet location with assistance from Abi Daniel, Aldo Ramos and Anna Gogusey.

In 2010, along with artist and designer Jessica Rose Clark, he co-founded CRUMMY HOUSE, a small print collective that creates small run prints and zines.

Mason collaborated in 2009 with designer and fabricator David Clark on Euclid Meets Cumberland, a pop-up art show.

From 2005 to 2012, he was an art director and designer at an Austin start up advertising and design shop, where his work helped the company achieve many advertising awards. While at the agency, he helped the company form an annual art publication which was distributed at launch parties and included entries from around the world.

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“Still a child at heart, his art oozes with his affection for the outdoors. Outside of his personal work, Mason has worked for seven years designing and art directing at a successful Austin start-up agency. The inner struggle between the graphic design Mason and the art Mason is real. But the work, whatever the medium is realer.”

– Kendrick Daye, Art Nouveau Magazine

Publications

G-SHOCK Profiles
Mason McFee and Jamie Story

Various Zine
THREE

Tribeza
Neighborhoods issue
Feature with Jessica Rose Clark

Museums Press
Museums Press Anthology

Cantanker
Issue 8, Transitions

Tribeza
Design Issue

Beautiful/Decay
Future Perfect Volume 6

Good Press
Change is Good

Anteism
YGWYG
A Collaborative Street Art Effort

Islands Fold
MEBEMEWEBE

Shows and projects

2014

Public/Private, Bearded Lady

Irreverent Eclectic, Madelife

G-SHOCK: Profiles, Centre214 and G-Shock Soho

Rule of Threes, Common House

Various Zine, Longman and Eagle

Chuck Hack, Fader Fort

Handplayed by Moniker Guitars, Up Collective

2013

Love From Texas, Busy-Being

Neu Folk Revival, Lequivive Gallery

Pizza Cat Show, HI5H Gallery

Karate Foot, Common House

21 Helmets, 1 Moto Show – Town Moto
Much Updo About Somethings, Maison de’Toile

Together/Whatever, Common House

2012

Band of Loners, Common House

CH X CH Zine Release and Megazine Launch, Common House

Share Your Beauty, an exhibition by You Are Beautiful

Waller Creek Conservancy, Pool Party

2011

Monster Show 6, Domy Books

The Family Show, Good Press, click to view the show

Boom! All Mediums Come Together to Celebrate Our Differences, AGLIFF

Museums Press Presents at Islington Mill, MUSEUMS PRESS

2010

Domy Monster Show 5, Domy Books

ARTWORK-FRIENDSHIP, Thunderbird Coffee

2009
Holiday Benefit for Blue Dog Rescue, Bows+Arrows and Spartan

Some Kind of Art Exhibition, 1080

2008

Hut on an Island, Grass Hut and Islands Fold

Shining Magazine, Special Issue 1

Mercado Austin, Mercado Austin

Into Infinity, a project by Dublab

Exhibition, 1080

Pump Project, Paraphernalia, Austin, TX

2007

Dreams Are Made of These, The Hideout

Wooden Toy Magazine, Little Wooden Toy Show

Anteism, YGWYG, A Canadian collaborative effort

Other stuff

The Quiet Life – For A Good Cause Contest, 2008

How Design Top 10 Sites for Designers 2010

Fader Fort Artist 2011 for Fiat

Fader Fort Artist 2010 for Converse

HOPE Camapaign, Unplugged in the Sun at Big Red Sun, HOPE Campaign

Art and Sole, TOMS shoe customizing Event, TOMS and Tyler’s

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