Typography in LA: 20 x 20
Presenters will speak on the topics of hand lettering, custom letterforms, packaging typography, pub sign history, virtual reality, the type of protests and more. PechaKucha, or ‘chit chat’ in Japanese, was developed by Klein Dytham Architecture, in Tokyo back in 2003. PechaKucha nights now run all over the world. It’s a simple quick-fire format–presenters show 20 images, each for 20 seconds.
UX Small Talks: Wearables
Sensors everywhere: how Under Armour is using data to make us smarter about our bodies. UX Small Talks brings themed stories from industry experts to the local Austin design community. 2017 theme is UX for new Tech.
Queer Dance Freakout at the Governor’s Mansion
Everything is freakier in Tex@$$. Come move your body outside the governor’s mansion to show we are not going to take the transphobic and homophobic laws Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick and their adminstration have got in the pipeline. We say NO to anti-transgender bathroom bills. We say NO to marriage equality limitations. We say NO to old men saying what we can and cannot do. We say YES to shaking our asses. We say YES to the freedoms of the body. We say YES to sweating in the streets while we ride the beat. We celebrate a queer identity that is INTERSECTIONAL AND TRANS INCLUSIVE
CreativeMornings PDX: Amina Moreau
Devoted to purposeful storytelling, Amina Moreau is the co-founder of Stillmotion and Muse, two companies that are committed to the meaningful impact of storytelling. Stillmotion has been entrusted in notable circles to tell some pretty darn influential stories, while Muse dedicates itself to educating people of all types about the most effective way to get their word out – with maximum impact.
CreativeMornings LA: Amanda Marsalis
Amanda Marsalis is the child of a flight attendant mother and a pilot father, and as a teenager, often traveled the world with her camera in hand. After attending the California College of Arts and Crafts, she launched a still photography career. Right out of the gate, she was noted one of the best emerging artists by The PDN30 and named a Surface Avant Guardian. In the past decade, her work has taken her all over the world shooting still campaigns for some of the largest brands and publications in the world.
The Art & Science of Social Media w/ Stephanie Duncker
With so many social media platforms out there, the marketing landscape has changed significantly, impacting how we communicate with customers, interact with friends and family and affecting how we buy/sell products. Understanding the opportunities available in this ever-changing landscape is essential for effectively leveraging social media. In this class, we will learn about the different platforms in order to determine which are most effective as well as when to post.
Civilized, a performance by Catherine Egan
“civilized” is an exploration of freezing and thawing and capitalism. As a trio, we take our exploration of Ice as an “object commercial,” and respond to the gallery’s current exhibit, Magda Biernat’s “adrift”. Magda’s photography presents a series of couplets, natural and built, ante/arctic disintegration brought on by manmade climate change. “civilized” examines the melt as a physical dynamic, a structural collapse, and uses ice as a metaphor. This metaphorical ice becomes a lens for visual distortion. The diffraction (or bending) of light (of reality) as it passes through a personal lens, allows us to see whatever we want and ignore the presence of absence.
Designing and Prototyping Your Next App with Adobe XD
Join Adobe expert Brian Wood for a workshop on designing and prototyping apps and websites with Adobe XD. User experience matters. People decide within seconds whether your app or website is useful and engaging. Crafting a great experience requires more than just visual design. Adobe XD is an app for doing it all – wireframing, visual design, interaction design, prototyping, previewing and sharing. In this session with Brian Wood, sponsored by Adobe and Connective DX, we will show you how to design and prototype a complete experience using the new Adobe XD. Learn tips and tricks to immediately be more productive creating a great user experience.
AIGA OC Field Trip: Payoff
Rethinking the relationship people have with their money, Payoff are a team of financial services professionals, research and clinical psychologists, data scientists, neuroscientists, member advocates and technology experts. This broad range of disciplines is re-defining what we think of when we use the term ‘designers’ in the world of fintech, and has landed press coverage in the likes of Forbes, the Wallstreet Journal, and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Creatives Meet Business: Digital Marketing Edition
You keep hearing about how you should advertise online, but have no clue where to start? Have plenty of email addresses but not sure what you should be sharing? Do you speak about Google Analytics and your metrics with an air of mystery and wonder (but you’re really wondering what on earth these things mean)?
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.