Portfolio Day with AIGA Portland: Be the Conversation
1:00pm - 4:30pm
330 SE Martin Luther King Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
Reserve a spot. Show your work. Get real feedback.
Price to attend | $10 members, $20 non-members
Price to reserve a table spot (limited to 60 people) | $10 members, $40 non-members
Free drinks! But please help us offset the trash by bringing your own mug.
Whether you’re a practicing designer, budding professional or ambitious student, Portfolio Day with AIGA Portland is an awesome way to hone your creative talent while improving your presentation and interview skills. There will be a panel discussion focused on the topic “How I Got Here” which you won’t want to miss.
So clear your Saturday afternoon for some invaluable advice and networking. Noted industry experts will be waiting to help push your work to the next level.
Kristin Rogers Brown (moderator)
Kristin Rogers Brown is a designer, creative director, problem solver, and educator who believes that form, function, and delight are at the root of all good design. A former VP of AIGA Portland, she currently works as a freelance designer, art director for Bitch Media (publishers of Bitch: A feminist response to pop culture), and creative director for the Bear Deluxe magazine. She has built and led creative teams large and small, bringing together diverse international and local creative teams in publishing, brand strategy, identity, and web design. Kristin also teaches the portfolio class in the illustration department at PNCA (Pacific Northwest College of Art), and mentors undergraduate thesis students and masters’ students in the MFA program in Collaborative Design. www.kristinrogersbrown.com
Principal Creative at Jackalope. jackalopestudios.com
Heather Barta is co-founder of CircleTriangleSquare, a design firm specializing in brand development for the hospitality industry, along with a niche in special-event branding. An award winning designer who has worked for over 20 years in the field, she brings real-word client experience to the classroom. As a professional who creates standout brands through strategy, unique design solutions and creative problem solving, her classes at Pacific Northwest College of Art include a solid design overview along with practical applications for day-to-day design challenges. www.circletrianglesquare.com
As founding partner, Ryan Durant heads brand strategy, design and client services for OVO. Internationally awarded, and with 12 years of experience in design, brand development and art direction, Durant has had the pleasure of working with top brands in a variety of industries. He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, with a BFA in Visual Communication, summa cum laude. Durant has spoken at a number of Universities on communication, culture and branding and is a press contributor to AdAge, The Arizona Republic and The Business Journal. www.brandsbyovo.com
Scout & Co. is the creative studio of Erica Hassinger. She has spent more than 13 years working with a wide range of clients including Nike, Salomon Snowboards, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, Portland Opera, Portland State University, and Deschutes Brewery. Her work has been recognized by Communication Arts, Print, HOW, and ID magazine. scoutandco.com
Amy Hillman is a user experience designer in Portland, OR who spends her time researching and designing for the complicated intersections of human behavior and evolving technologies. As a designer and creative director she has led teams for companies including Ziba Design, Vertigo, Nike, Fiserv and Kaiser Permanente. Past clients include Technicolor, Dreamworks Animation, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble and Hewlett-Packard. Amy holds a BFA in graphic design and art history, has taught painting and ceramics courses, and believes the best digital designers keep one foot firmly grounded in the tactile, non-digital world.
Digital Design Director at Wieden+Kennedy wk.com
Jeremy Pelley is a Thing Maker originally from Lubbock, Texas, but has been working and living in Portland, Oregon since 2005. He is a principal and co-owner of the Official Manufacturing Company, where he and his two partners focus on a wide range of different types of design and problem solving. He was once referred to as “one of the most intense laid back dudes I have ever met” by Jelly Helm. He flosses, both literally and metaphorically. omfgco.com
Senior Designer at Wieden+Kennedy wk.com
Shoam began his creative career like many others, enjoying the pure pleasure of drawing — and going through the slightly ego-crushing experience of art education — to realize his current path as a multifaceted designer whose portfolio includes environmental design, branding, interactive, print and conceptual scribbles. Shoam has worked at Downstream, Second Story and Nemo Design, designing for dozens of clients including Nike, University of Oregon, Specialized, HP, Nintendo, Microsoft, Brooks and Ann Sacks. He is now an independent art director/designer focused on working with local agencies and building a client list of local restaurants, breweries and distillers to connect with his passion for tasty eats, drinks and enjoying life. shoamthomas.com
Jen Thomas is Principal at the Beauty Shop. Jen’s work has been featured by Core 77, Portland AIGA’s SHIFT 7, and the 2010 Webvisionary Awards. Jen is also a co-founder of Study Partner, a design teaching alliance and idea lab. She received her BFA in graphic design from California College of the Arts and teaches graphic design at Pacific Northwest College of Art. thebeauty-shop.com sdypart.com
After being told he could never make a living drawing pictures and telling stories, Mark happily proved the critics wrong by making a career doing both. Mark began his twenty-plus year career in New York first as an Art Director eventually becoming a Creative Director developing and overseeing integrated campaigns at Ogilvy & Mather, Grey, Bates USA and J. Walter Thompson. His responsibilities included Fortune 500 brands: American Express, Duracell, Hershey’s, Seagram’s, Sports Illustrated, Procter & Gamble, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. Mark returns to his native west coast where the sun sets as it was intended, over the Pacific Ocean. He joins his first client-side company as Director of Creative Services for Cambia Health Solutions here in Portland, Oregon.
Special Thanks to: and Image Pressworks