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February dMob: Drink & Draw | Nucleus Portland

For this month’s dMobCollabs we’ve teamed up with Nucleus Portland to bring you dMob: Drink & Draw! They’re hosting us in their beautiful gallery space located in SE Portland on Hawthorne Boulevard. Whether you share the same passion for art and design, visiting the gallery, or checking out your first dMob, you are invited to view the current exhibition, enjoy beer at the bar, and draw. We will have some supplies available during the event, but please feel free to bring along your own!

Where Nucleus Portland
1445 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR 97214 Map

Cost Free

When Wed, Feb 21
6:00 - 9:00 PM

Lunchtime Art Talk on Lara Favaretto

Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The Hammer’s curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections. This talk on Lara Favaretto is led by Anne Ellegood, senior curator.

Where 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Map

Cost Free

When Wed, Feb 21
12:30 PM


Join us for a speed networking event featuring prominent folks working in advertising, marketing, tech and startups. Enjoy complimentary refreshments provided by Graffiti Wine.

Seats are limited; RSVP required.

Moderated by: Max Ramirez, Founder of The Advertising Society

Where General Assembly Santa Monica
1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401 Map

Cost Free

When Wed, Feb 21
6:00 - 9:00 PM

Girl Boss Mafia Happy Hour

Come and meet other female entrepreneuers!

Eat a catered pizza meal and get a drink for $15! The event is free, but an event donation of $5+ is greatly appreciated. Come get some free prizes and grow your bad ass girl boss network.

Where Unit-D Pizzeria
2406 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78722 Map

Cost Free

When Wed, Feb 21
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers, Powered by PechaKucha

It’s our third typographic show n’ tell event, powered by PechaKucha. 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.


Join us and our friends at the Los Angeles Is Just My Type Meetup for a fast-paced night of type inspiration featuring established typographers and budding designers alike.

Where 1520 2nd Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 Map

Cost Free

When Thu, Feb 22
6:30 - 9:00 PM

Extremely Happy Hour at DevelopmentNow

February’s Extremely Happy Hour is at DevelopmentNow. DevelopmentNow is a creative digital development company made up of seasoned developers, technologists and strategists in Portland, Chicago, and Seattle.


Snacks, drinks, mingle and repeat! Don’t forget to bring your business cards.

Where DevelopmentNow
9 Southeast 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97214 Map

Cost $0 - $5

When Thu, Feb 22
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Patagonia Action Works Launch Event

Your professional skills have led you into an engaged career. Now it’s time to put those skills to use for our planet. Come learn about Patagonia Action Works, a new digital tool designed to support, among many other things, skills-based volunteering. Joining us is Patagonia’s senior graphic designer, Geoffrey‘s nonprofit engagement manager, Tyler Manley, and local Patagonia grantee, Oregon Natural Desert Association. Listen to stories of skills-based volunteering and how it has impacted our environmental wins, and engage with other Oregon based organizations.

Where Patagonia
1106 W Burnside St.
Portland, Oregon Map

Cost Free

When Thu, Feb 22
7:00 - 10:00 PM

Knowledge Design for Intelligent Cities — Mobility

Join us for a conversation on the past, present and future of Artificial Design and Cities, led by individuals in the city, self-driving and AI innovation spaces, coming together to discuss unheard concerns. What is our vision for AI in the city, what does that look like and how is that different from today? How are we reinforcing or changing power in the city space through Artificial Intelligence? How can all voices be heard?

Guest speakers:
Kate Mayerson, West Hollywood Innovation Lab
Andrea Thomas, Mobileye Intel Autonomous Car Group’s Silicon Valley Innovation Center

Christine Meinders + Selwa Sweidan, Articial Knowing

Where Bendix Building
1206 S. Maples Ave.
Suite 1032
Los Angeles, CA 90015 Map

Cost $0 - $10

When Sat, Feb 24
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Past Events

RuNT: Build Brands. Give Back.

A good brand delivers a good product, but a better one gives back to the community that built it. We’re bringing together three that exist by virtue of those around them; whether they were Kickstarted, designed to improve their city, or make every effort to give back to environmental causes, each recognizes their stake in the sort of corporate responsibility we need more of.

A portion of proceeds will go to Explore Austin.

Laura Nettleton, Explore Austin
Haley Robison, Kammok

Adam Saraceno, Peak Design


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®

slightly burnt house

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: 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.