Erik Moe is a writer and artist based in Washington, D.C. He works with commercial clients worldwide on editorial, communications and design.
Erik Moe’s artistic and literary work examines landscape, time and culture through creative writing, walks, drawings, and maps. His practice is an interdisciplinary and collaborative one, often combining forms in contexts outside the gallery or the printed/electronic page: poetry written to guide walks, text sampled in to paintings and maps, and community dialogue generated by and for movement. Dialogue on social and environmental issues guide his process and interest in creating collectively authored works. In 2015, Erik founded Future Cartographic, an umbrella for collaborative creative and literary works on these themes, and a home for imagining our role in creating a utopia beyond our grandchildren’s lifetimes.
As a communications advisor and editorial contributor, Erik has developed opinion pieces and written on film and culture since 2003. His work, and work developed collaboratively for his clients, has been published in CNN.com, Elle, Huffington Post, Atlas Obscura and elsewhere. As a graphic designer and art director, he has created branding for social justice nonprofits, pizza trucks and a presidential candidate. As a digital strategist he has directed national teams working for economic justice and electoral victories.