About

Hello, I'm Stuart Coates

I'm a design and hospitality enthusiast living in Portland, Oregon. I've spent the last four years making people feel welcome to be where they are. Since 2015, that's with Ace Hotel and Knot Springs.

Working 60 hours a week and finding incredible flight deals has allowed me to take a trip every six weeks on average. Between 2015-2016, I travelled roughly 64,500 miles over 37 flights. That's the equivalent of circling the globe two and a half times. These short 4-7 day bursts of travel keep me happy, healthy, and humble. 

I seek to work in environments that require creativity, critical thinking, and urgency and with those that foster iteration, teamwork, experimentation, and community.

If you want chat about working on a project, drop me a line.