Spencer Chapin aka "NALUBUFF"

A Midwest Pacific Islander living in Missouri creating art in the realms of painting, graphic design, illustration and photography. I also beat the drums.

Graphic Design Coordinator - Metropolitan Community College (2008 - present)

Senior Graphic Designer - Arrow Speed Warehouse (2001 -2008)

Broadcast Designer - Fox 4 News Kansas City (2001)

B.A. in Studio Art with emphasis in Graphic Design and Photography - University of Missouri Kansas City - graduated 2001


Christian faith, my family, nature, nineteen eighties cartoons, punk rock, metal and rock n' roll, hiking, camping, reptile and amphibian field guides, creatures of every sort, Encyclopedia Britannica, National Geographic, The Great Wave at Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai, Aztec and Egyptian hieroglyphs, historical documentaries, handmade folk art, antiques, Impressionism art, Renaissance art, wood/metal working and so on.


O’Reilly Auto Parts, Joe’s Crab Shack, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Arrow Speed Warehouse, Performance Corner, Truck Gear, Auto Value Parts Stores, Competition Specialties, CarQuest, Napa Auto Parts, Fox4News WDAF, Taylor Cable Products, Missouri University of Science and Technology, T•Rex Engineering, DLO Water, Thrush, Centerforce, Foster Babcock & Associates, R&R Marketing Consultants, Rubenstein Real Estate Co., Hedges & Company, Dynamic Displays, DCI (Direct Communications Inc.), Sport Compact Car magazine, Modified magazine, 4 Wheel Drive magazine, Praise Chapel Kansas City, Bethany Church (Baton Rouge, LA), Eastern Kansas Oil & Gas Association, Miami Designs, Veritas Marketing Solutions, Life Church (Olathe, KS), First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit, Youth Front, JC Nichols Family, Metropolitan Community College, Hunger End Vending, Bullett Products, Street Side Auto, Specialty Parts Network, Ride 4 Rachel House, Tapestries of Life, Nalubuff Clothing, Truman High School, The Salt Mine, The Special Olympics of Kansas City, Bobcat Oil, The Timothy Project, JBRecordings, First Baptist Church of Wathena, Winters End Audio Productions, The Wood Haus, Ride for Rachel House

Music - Labels/Artists:
Razor&Tie, Strange Music, Norma Jean, Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Sleep Signals, Close Your Eyes, Demon Hunter, Colossus, Breaking Even, Sanctus Real, Glory Fall, the Wrecking, Existem, Exogiant, Jason Watson, Bryce Anderson, Life in Jersey, Abbington, Lazar Wolf, Cardinal, Maywood

Out of Step Books - Slithers and Scales of Inspiration - 2016 (Illustration)

Alternative Press Magazine - September 2013 (Photography)

Outburn Magazine - September 2013 (Photography)

HM Magazine - September 2013 (Photography)


National Council for Marketing and Public Relations Medallion Awards 2023:

Gold - Annual Report, Gold - Outdoor Signage/Displays

Opal & Orchid (Kansas City, MO) - Individual exhibition - November 2022

Raymore City Council Chamber Arts Exhibit (Raymore, MO) - Individual exhibition - July - August 2018

Green House Culture (Lawrence, KS) - Individual exhibition - March - April 2014

CremaLab (Kansas City, MO) - Individual exhibition - August 2013

HM magazine cover award for 2013 (photography) - voted #2 cover

National Council for Marketing and Public Relations Medallion Awards:

Silver in Design - 2012 | Gold in Photography - 2011 | Bronze in Design - 2011 | Bronze in Design - 2011 | Gold in Design - 2010 | Silver in Design - 2010 | Bronze in Design - 2010 | Bronze in Design - 2010 | Bronze in Design - 2010

"Works in Progress" Kansas City Rescue Mission (Kansas City, MO) - June 5, 2010

Featured artist at www.creativemyk.com for August-October 2009

West Side Family Church (Lenexa, KS) - individual exhibition - January-March 2007

Doc's Coffee House (Lee's Summit, MO) - individual exhibition - June 2006

Westport Coffeehouse (Kansas City, MO) - individual exhibition - July 2001

Poor Boy Gallery (Kansas City, MO) - group exhibition - 2001

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