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.
Say Her Name: An Evening of Arts and Action
The #SayHerName movement honors the lives of black women and girls killed by police. Each act of this powerful performance lifts up the voices and stories of women and girls of color through spoken word, song, and dance. Featuring family members of the victims of police violence, the program pays respect to the lives of their loved ones by encouraging us to say their names out loud.
RuNT. Alcohol Content
There are plenty of libations on the market and while you may swear up and down your favorite beer tastes the best, you probably like it for a mix of reasons. It’s the label, the spokesperson; maybe that one commercial made your grandpa snort. We’ll explore 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.
Extremely Happy Hour: Bonfire Marketing
Learn how Bonfire’s solutions stem from hard-earned research and experience; their strategies and campaigns are built to make a lasting impact. They pride themselves on their core specialties, which include marketing research and strategy development, search engine optimization (SEO), content development, digital marketing management, design, social media marketing, and digital advertising.
Designing the Future Self
Today’s design and tech landscape is changing fast. Change brings questions around how we’re evolving as professionals and as people. It also calls for us to reflect often and understand where where we cast ourselves in the future. This event will dive into design methods to explore the future of our design/creative careers as well as personal lives.
CreativeMornings LA: Ann Friedman
Ann Friedman is a freelance journalist who writes about gender, politics, technology, and culture. She is a columnist for New York Magazine and the Los Angeles Times, and a contributing editor to The Gentlewoman. Her work has appeared in a wide range of publications, from The New Republic to ELLE to Lucky Peach to The New York Times. She co-hosts the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, makes hand-drawn pie charts, and sends a popular weekly email newsletter.
PDX Women In Tech Technical Leadership Q&A
The more technical the role, the less women you see in positions of leadership. For this reason, it is important to bring women in these positions to the forefront to share their stories, experiences and answer your questions. Join PDX Women in Tech for a Q&A session with Selena Deckelmann, Head of Firefox Security Engineering at Mozilla with nearly two decades of experience in tech as a contributor, leader, advocate and organizer.
I Heart Justice
I Heart Justice is a joint project of Texas Appleseed and AIGA Austin. It is an opportunity to open dialogues through works of art that reflect some of the pressing justice issues of our day. We invite submissions of works of art (details below) from artists across Texas. Proceeds from the sale of the posters will benefit Texas Appleseed, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest justice center dedicated to promoting social and economic justice for all Texans. Appleseed works to change unjust laws and policies that prevent Texans from realizing their full potential.
COLOR SQUAD Zine Release & Art Opening
A night celebrating teen art and activism with the release of Color Squad’s newest zine Homecooked: A zine about food justice. All proceeds from the sale of our zine will benefit local food justice organizations. This event will also feature posters and t-shirts benefiting Youth Rise TX, an organization focusing on cultivating youth leaders for justice by facilitating discussion around mass incarceration and immigrant detention.
March MIX: Pop Art Design Exhibition Tour
Join like-minded design and art historians for this special edition of the Monthly Mix at the Orange County Museum of Art. We’ll be receiving a guided tour of the soon-closing ‘Pop Art Design’ exhibition, which explores the blurred lines between art, brand, and commerce. Featuring work from the likes of Charles & Ray Eames, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Andy Warhol, Lance Wyman, and more.
SlideShowNight is an informal and casual evening where Newspace members share their work with the wider community. The evening provides time and space for the exchange of ideas over a glass of wine and some snacks. Stop by to enjoy short presentations from a range of photographers. This is a potluck event that is free and open to the public.
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.