Crown Union
Nowel Pawliw

Nowel Pawliw – Owner & Creative Director

Crown Union LLC is Nowel Pawliw and his team of creatives. We not only design and collaborate with your internal team, but also compose and manage external teams of designers, web developers, photographers, models, writers and other right brained nomads and eclectics. Regardless of the project scope, we can make it happen with an army of one, or the union of many.

With a degree in Graphic Design, Nowel has gained experience working for web and print design studios across the continent. He pursued his dream of working in the action-sports industry by freelancing in Southern California for Crank Brothers. He was then hired on with Orage and moved to Montreal, Quebec. He later took his career one step further by moving to Sun Valley, Idaho to work for Scott Sports. Here, he became Co-Art Director, leading a team of designers in creating graphics for the winter sport, motorsport and cycling divisions. Nowel left Scott Sports to work independently for some of the biggest brands of today, and the up-and-coming brands of tomorrow to create apparel designs, products graphics, marketing materials and online experiences. From global clients such as Dakine, Hurley and Smith Optics, to the local start-ups down the street, Nowel has continually sought to understand business problems and to provide solutions through visual communication.

Nowel Pawliw

Nowel Pawliw – Owner & Creative Director

Crown Union LLC is Nowel Pawliw and his team of creatives. We not only design and collaborate with your internal team, but also compose and manage external teams of designers, web developers, photographers, models, writers and other right brained nomads and eclectics. Regardless of the project scope, we can make it happen with an army of one, or the union of many.

With a degree in Graphic Design, Nowel has gained experience working for web and print design studios across the continent. He pursued his dream of working in the action-sports industry by working in Southern California for Crank Brothers. He was then hired on with Orage and moved to Montreal, Quebec. He later took his career one step further by moving to Sun Valley, Idaho to work for Scott Sports. Here, he became Co-Art Director, leading a team of designers in creating graphics for the winter sport, motorsport and cycling divisions. Nowel left Scott Sports to work independently for some of the biggest brands of today, and the up-and-coming brands of tomorrow to create apparel designs, products graphics, marketing materials and online experiences. From global clients such as Dakine, Hurley and Smith Optics, to the local start-ups down the street, Nowel has continually sought to understand business problems and to provide solutions through visual communication.

Joseph Adorante

Joseph Adorante – Graphic Designer

Originally from California, Joseph Adorante not only brings an interest in the outdoors, but in the products used while outside as well. He is intrigued by how brands choose to represent themselves visually, and the process that they take to come to that conclusion; having a great appreciation for companies that are effortlessly authentic and genuine. Having graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Graphic Design, Joseph enjoys taking an in-depth and thorough approach to the design process in order to create work that is both impactful and intuitive.

Walter Gerald

Walter Gerald – Graphic Designer

Hailing from South Carolina, Walt found his way to the mountain west after college, graduating from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Advertising. He believes that creative inspiration can be found anywhere and is always on the hunt for the next great idea. He also enjoys ‘making it pop.’

Ashley Cating

Ashley Cating – Graphic Designer

Straight from Louisiana, Ashley Cating brings a keen enthusiasm to our team. Despite her flat land origins, Ashley’s passion for adventure brought her all the way here to the mountains of Sun Valley. With a broad skillset, and an in-depth education from Louisiana Tech University, she’s primed and ready to tackle any visual problem you can throw at her. 

Joseph Adorante

Joseph Adorante – Graphic Designer

Originally from California, Joseph Adorante not only brings an interest in the outdoors, but in the products used while outside as well. He is intrigued by how brands choose to represent themselves visually, and the process that they take to come to that conclusion; having a great appreciation for companies that are effortlessly authentic and genuine. Having graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Graphic Design, Joseph enjoys taking an in-depth and thorough approach to the design process in order to create work that is both impactful and intuitive.

Walter Gerald

Walter Gerald – Graphic Designer

Hailing from South Carolina, Walt found his way to the mountain west after college, graduating from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Advertising. He believes that creative inspiration can be found anywhere and is always on the hunt for the next great idea. He also enjoys ‘making it pop.’

Ashley Cating

Ashley Cating – Graphic Designer

Straight from Louisiana, Ashley Cating brings a keen enthusiasm to our team. Despite her flat land origins, Ashley’s passion for adventure brought her all the way here to the mountains of Sun Valley. With a broad skillset, and an in-depth education from Louisiana Tech University, she’s primed and ready to tackle any visual problem you can throw at her. 

Our Work

Wattie Ink. t-shirt design

Apparel Graphics

Reynolds Cycling Road Wheel Decal Graphic Design

Product Graphics

Massv print graphic design

Print Design

Dakine Print Advertising

Advertising

Brands We've Worked With

Hurley

Smith

Dakine

Mobius

Viathon

Ghost

Reynolds Cycling

Wattie Ink

Gregory

Kali Protectives

First Lite

Haro BMX

null

Crankbrothers

Scott Sports

Warrior

Arctic Cat

Polaris Racing

Dalbello

Rudy Project

Orage

CHUMS

Chimera

Faction

Obrien Wakeboards

Club Ride

Wagner Custom Skis

Swiftwick

SAXX Underwear Company

Fidlock