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Hammer Museum, UCLA: Lunchtime Art Talk on Barbara T. Smith

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 Barbara T. Smith is led by Aram Moshayedi, curator.


Location: Look for signs or ask a Visitor Experience Representative.

Where Hammer Museum at UCLA
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
90024 Map


When Wed, Jun 28
12:30 pm

AMA Los Angeles – Sharpen Your Skills: Staying Current is Essential to Marketing Success

Join the AMA on Thursday, June 29 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. to learn from AMA Los Angeles chapter president Philip Rebentisch and GA instructors about critical educational topics like: Continuing Education Benefits, Staying Competitive in the Marketplace, Digital Marketing, Social Media Innovations & Trends, Job Search Strategies, Professional Development, and Working with Recruiters.


Guest Speakers include Bilal Kaiser, Founder &+ Principle of Agency Guacamole, Jessica Joy Reveles, Writer, Editor for J Squared Communications, and Lisa Rocchetti, Sr. Manager of Career Outcomes, Customer Success and Partner Services at General Assembly.

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

Cost Free for AMA members, $10 Students, $15 Non-Members

When Thu, Jun 29
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

U of O Workshop: Shaping Light with Folded Surfaces

Explore how surfaces can be manipulated to bounce light in interesting ways.  Simple cuts and folds can create complex patterns of flaps or pockets to catch light.  Self-clasping hooks can pull flexible sheets into saddle forms that juxtapose convex and concave edges. Examine how lighting can transform appearances when capturing photos of work in progress.


Workshop will be lead by UO Architecture Prof. Nancy Cheng and Pro-tempore instructor Marziah Rajabzadeh of ZAAD Studio, who excels in parametric design and digital visualization.  Methods to shape light with folded surfaces were developed through teaching in Australia, Germany, China and the U.S.


They’ll bring the materials, techniques and images of some forms to try.  Just bring your enthusiasm, imagination and openness to new possibilities. For more information see  or contact Nancy Cheng at

Where PLACE studio
735 NW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 Map

Cost Free

When Sat, Jul 08
12 pm - 3 pm

The Contemporary Austin: Teacher Workshop – Summer Studio Spectacular

Be part of a wonderful week of studio experimentation and art looking at The Contemporary Austin, with guest artist workshops, studio explorations, sculpture park tours, and more!

This is a studio-based teacher workshop for all types of educators. No art experience is required, just an open mind!
Summer Studio Spectacular meets at Laguna Gloria, July 10–14 (Monday through Friday), from 10A to 2P each day.

Where The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center & Laguna Gloria
700 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 Map

Cost Members: $60 , Non-Members: $70

When Mon, Jul 10
10 AM - 2 PM daily

Portland Advertising Federation: Athletic + Outdoor Industry

Join the Portland Advertising Federation for a spirited conversation about Oregon’s dynamic athletic and outdoor industry, home to more than 800 companies, employing 15,000 people and adding billions to the state’s economy.


Explore the vital role Portland’s ad community plays in supporting the industry, as well as its future advertising needs, with a panel of experts including Bobbi Parisi, VP of Marketing at Leatherman Tool Group, Jordan Delapoer, director of brand strategy at North, and others. Bring your best questions, enjoy a few refreshments and stick around to mingle.

Where Polara Studio
614 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon, 97214 Map

Cost $10 Students, $25 PAF members, $35 Non-PAF members

When Tue, Jul 11
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Studio Tour: Oddfellows

Join AIGA Portland as they venture into Portland’s creative spaces to discover the hidden wonders within the local design community. We are extremely excited to get a behind the scenes peek at where great design and illustration meet motion, sound and storytelling. Oddfellows’ roster of talent has provided unique visuals for brands like NestCartoon Network, and AirBnB. Their stunning visuals and creative problem solving approaches create a MUST attend Studio Tour.

Where Oddfellows
3514 N Vancouver Ave. Suite 330
Portland, OR 97227 Map

Cost $10 for non-AIGA members, $5 for AIGA members

When Wed, Jul 12
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

dMob dLux

Keep the creative juices flowing after the Oddfellows studio tour!


dMob is a free social event launched by AIGA Portland. On the 2nd Wednesday of every other month, often following an AIGA Studio Tour nearby, it’s the place to connect with people driving Portland’s energetic design community. With #dMobCollabs, local creatives are invited to help craft a unique experience and fresh visuals for dMob.


So, you know it’s summer when it’s dMob dLux, the annual BYOTee screen-printing party. On July 12th, they’ll be out back on the Rontoms patio for an evening of printing and drinking! You can look forward to screen-printing by Nathan Reimer of The Make House, featuring designs from local Portland illustrators, including: Jodie Beechem, Lincoln Design, and Emek Studios.


Screen-printing is FREE if you bring your own tee. Blank shirts will also be available for purchase, and proceeds will be donated to The Right Brain Initiative! So remember, BYOTee and your summertime party vibes!


***Event is free and registration is not required***

Where Rontoms
600 East Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214 Map

Cost BYOT, or T-shirts available for purchase

When Wed, Jul 12
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production

It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, the hands of industrious workers and various ingenious machines and tools brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer.

Graphic Means explores graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s—from linecaster to photocom position, from paste-up to PDF. Made with an all-women crew, Levit’s film also reveals the growing community of women filmmakers in Portland. Briar Levit will introduce the film.

Where Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205 Map

Cost $6 - $9

When Wed, Jul 12
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Past Events

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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.