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Hussein Al-Baiaty, Design Consultant

Hussein's Story

I came to the United States in 1994 from Saudi Arabia; which is in-itself a true miracle. My parents, six siblings, and I left our home country of Iraq during the regime of Saddam Hussein in 1991 for a desert refugee camp in Saudi Arabia, where we spent the next three and a half years enduring. This unforgettable experience became the fuel for my desire to take advantage of every positive opportunity possible.


The United States has allowed my family and I to live in peace and prosper. I was able to attend Portland State University, study Architecture and Graphic Design, and begin to pursue my passion.


Today, I am a small business owner, and graduate of Portland State University’s School of Architecture. My passion for design and entrepreneurial spirit have allowed me to take printing t-shirts from a hobby to a thriving business. Since 2011, my company The Printory has grown to a full service garment design, screen printing, embroidery, and digital printing business. This platform has continuously allowed me the opportunity to collaborate with schools, non-profits, and local business while developing my own artistic expression focused on seeking knowledge and spreading peace. 


In 2016, I launched Refutees, a needs based donation program, allowing new garments to be donated to local refugee families. The model of “printing with purpose” has been adopted as my company maintains that every order from every customer contributes to this program. I also serve on the Oregon Commission on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs, and volunteer my time to a variety of events and causes throughout the year.


Short Bio

Hussein Al-Baiaty is local Beaverton business owner, and graduate of Portland State University’s School of Architecture. His passion for design and entrepreneurial spirit have allowed him to turn printing t-shirts from a hobby into a thriving business. Since 2011, The Printory has grown to a full service garment design, screen printing, embroidery, and digital printing business. Hussein is serving on the Oregon Commission on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs, and volunteers his time to a variety of events and causes throughout the year.

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