RISO fun at Outlet with Kate Bingaman-Burt
#TDKtuesdays is a monthly (or more!) design meet-up, aimed at design students, grads, and professionals. It happens around the world on the 1st Tuesday of the month, with varying design activities (drinking beer, comparing kerning, studio tours, informal industry talks, spontaneous design excursions, magazine swaps and much more) and is organised by local design students and grads themselves.
TDK will be joining Kate Bingaman-Burt for a night of collaborative RISO FUN!
AIGA Women Lead Holiday Pop-Up
Join us for our Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Enso Winery on November 30th to showcase a host of talented female entrepreneurs selling their wares. This is your chance to ask burning questions in a low-key atmosphere and have an exclusive shopping experience, void of the holiday hustle and bustle. There will be light fare and wine for purchase, and fun activities to Celebrate, Cultivate, and Connect with Portland’s talented women.
AIGA Women Lead Holiday Pop-Up
The holiday season is approaching and AIGA Portland’s Women Lead team has you covered! Join us for our Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Enso Winery on November 30th to showcase a host of talented female entrepreneurs selling their wares. We’ll mingle, watch informal demos, chat about process and how to run a successful business. This is your chance to ask burning questions in a low-key atmosphere and have an exclusive shopping experience, void of the holiday hustle and bustle. There will be light fare and wine for purchase, and fun activities to Celebrate, Cultivate, and Connect with Portland’s talented women.
Must be 21+ to attend.
Free to all. **RSVP required.
Mini Pop-Up Shop Includes:
8th Annual Athletic & Outdoor Industry Celebration
ON DECEMBER 7TH, THEY PITCH THEIR IDEA. YOU VOTE FOR THE BEST.
We partnered with Oregon Angel Fund (OAF) for the “In the Running” Pitch Competition to find and support the next generation of A&O talent.
After 4 weeks of open applications we now have our 12 semi-finalists! Over the next week, OAF will be providing private 1:1 coaching to select the 6 finalists who will pitch their idea to YOU at our Annual Event on December 7th at Terrazign. The finalists will get 3 minutes to pitch their idea to you, then you’ll vote and choose the winner!
Get your tickets for December 7th to find out the final 6 and vote for the winner!
RuNT. Blunt Talk: Cannabis and Design
Join us for a round of Lightning Talks by cannabis product designers, cultural strategists and storytellers, a no holds barred Q&A, and of course, tacos.
Presented by The Creative Party®
RuNT. Priced Out
Portland faces a critical lack of housing inventory, and what’s here is getting more expensive: rents rose 34% between 2010 and 2015 alone. What does this mean for the future of creative work in this city? What will happen if the artists and creative thinkers who make our city vibrant can no longer afford to live or work here? With filmmaker Alain LeTourneau, 1000 Friends of Oregon’s Madeline Kovacs, Neighborhood Partnerships’ Alison McIntosh, and ADX Portland founder Kelley Roy.
RuNT. Alcohol Content
We explored the unique challenges to branding and marketing America’s most popular poison that, critics might say, already sells itself. With R/GA’s Dave Burg, Preacher’s Rob Baird, Hops & Grain founder Josh Hare, Butler Bros’ Jeremy Spencer, and McGarrah Jessee’s Aimee Roberge.
Holiday Party 2016
Winter weather couldn’t stop us from getting together, enjoying seasonal libations, and pointing–lots of and lots of pointing. Welcome back, holidays. Who loves ya baby?
RuNT. Humanizing Technology with Mark Wyner
Don’t look now, but your life depends on user experience design. Smartphones lead us around by the hand, we strap computers to body parts like it’s going out of style, and autonomous cars are already on the road. Thankfully, Mark Wyner is determined to humanize those experiences.
RUNT. The Brewing of a Brand
A good brand sets you apart, tells your story, distinguishes your product, assures your customers…and it better look great while it’s at it. Regardless of brand recipe, in the beer business you need the brew to back it up. We heard the story–both the struggles and successes–of brewers and beer branders as they walked us down the path they’re taking to leave their mark.
Merry Creative Party Party
We gathered the troops at TILT in the Pearl to eat tater tots, drink seasonal cocktails and be merry. Like way, way merry.
RUNT. Be Part of the “Seen”
Four of LA’s most influential creative-industry hiring managers discussed what they love, hate, and ignore about portfolios, and the people who present them. Our panel included Owen Williams—a creative recruiter at advertising agency 72andSunny, Raymond Sanchez—a creative director with BLKBX Creative Group, Bridget Prophet—a freelance creative director whose work includes global campaigns for JetBlue, Mercedes-Benz, American Express, AT&T, Apple, and Starbucks, and Peter Buck—the former creative director at Kastner & Partners and new creative director at Spark 44.
RUNT. Accidentally Awesome with Matthew A. Rhoades
Matt Rhoades is a man on a mission. During his two decades of exceptional creative leadership, no product has been more uniquely crafted than his career itself. Matt is a former global creative director at Nike, an advisor/faculty member at PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy in Portland, and the founder of his own creative agency: Mattelab.com. As a classic overachiever, Matt decided fours years ago to go back to grad school to get his MBA. Not everyone would do it that way, but screw the order of operations!
World Bad LinkedIn Photo Day
Each August, we shock the world by flipping vanity the bird and showing everyone our bad side. This year, you all looked atrocious, abhorrent, BAD—but we couldn’t look away. Click the link below to see the best of the best, and learn how to participate next summer.
Extremely Happy Hour at M+P
Summer kicked off with Extremely Happy Hour at the remodeled offices of Mathys+Potestio, the staffing firm behind thousands of happily employed people and the infamous World Bad LinkedIn Photo Day. Folks schmoozed, boozed, and had their photo taken for the contest in August.
RUNT. The Great Resume Debate 2015
A year later, we again posed the question: what makes a great resume? Three of Portland’s top creative industry recruiters told us what they thought. What changed in a year’s time? Andy Shearer of adidas, Rick Watson of Citizen, and Moira Losch of Swift described what they look for, what they dislike, and what each considers a “great” resume. TLDR: teal.
The line between UI and UX is blurry. One billion new smartphones are sold every year. How are designers adapting their skills to reach the masses, what skills are needed, and what paths can you take in your career? adidas Interaction Designer Scotty Mazariegos and Downstream Sr. Designer Maggie Bethke told us all about their design process, and how they came to work in the field.
The Creative “Holiday” Party 2.0
What even is a “holiday” anyway? Regardless, it was an absolute blast partying with all our wonderful contractors, their friends and our families.
RUNT. CORIZONTAL with Mark Lewman
Every creative confronts the challenge of how to differentiate your work, define yourself and score that magic gig. Mark Lewman is a creative director and partner at Nemo Design whose unconventional career has been condensed into a 45ish minute illustrated hot geyser of advice, inspiration, mistakes, comebacks and worthwhile clichés.
RUNT. Big Brands? Big Deal!
You hear it all the time. Portfolios and resumes featuring big brands are better than those without. Big brands are cool, right? They’re global after all. But does it really matter? And if it does, how do those of us without this experience overcome, or get it? We dispeled the myths and exposed who works at these big brands and how they got there….what do they know that you don’t?
RUNT. The Great Resume Debate
What makes a great resume? It depends on who you ask, so we asked three seasoned creative recruiters what they thought. David Gurley of Wieden+Kennedy, Andy Shearer of adidas, and Rick Watson of Citizen described what they look for, what they dislike, and what each considers a “great” resume. They also shared their favorite “Hall of Shame” stories. Let’s hope your resume was not one of them.
The Creative Party Holiday Party…2013
We laughed, we saw old friends and colleagues, we took photos with complete strangers, and may have had a beer or two. Oh my, what a time.
RUNT. What Employers Want
The real scoop on what employers look for when hiring in the creative industry. Creative Agency Owner Kate Ertman, Vizify Creative Director Jason Blackheart, Global Creative Director at Thunderhead Matt Adams, and Senior Recruiter for Knowledge Universe Sara Stowe provided insight through presentations from their perspective followed by a panel discussion led by Steve Potestio, partner of Mathys+Potestio.
CUD: Portland Inspired
Produced, in partnership, by Sockeye and M+P, CUD was a hands-on happening. A benefit with schmoozing, live music and beer. Attendees paid five bucks for a canvas space to paint whatever inspired them about Portland. Then we auctioned those off. All donations were matched, and used to buy art supplies for the Boys & Girls Club of Portland.