Dave Yewman – How To Be a Badass Presenter

Posted on Feb 5, 2016
Dave Yewman – How To Be a Badass Presenter

Dave Yewman is a storyteller. I am a regular contributor to AIGA Portland’s blog and this article appears on their blog here. AIGA Portland’s Career Tools are a series of events aimed to help designers refine and improve their professional practice. It’s 8am Friday morning, and I’m seated with about 80 other attendees in the cozy basement space […]

Jessica Walsh Tells All to AIGA Portland

Posted on Aug 6, 2015
Jessica Walsh Tells All to AIGA Portland

Disclaimer: This blog entry is not meant to be an all-encompassing summary of everything Walsh had to say. It’s simply a more detailed write-up a few days later, of my own take-aways and musings upon reviewing my notes jotted down at the event. “Get off the computer and make shit.” It’s getting close to 7pm […]

Branding Tools for Nonprofits

Posted on Jun 25, 2015
Branding Tools for Nonprofits

  Use these tools to help you be efficient and on-brand as you work with your external and internal marketing teams. These were assembled in honor of the workshop I gave for City Club of Portland in June of 2015, Civic Workshops: Use Brand Strategy to Get Noticed and Communicate Smarter. If you found this blog […]

Portfolio Advice from AIGA Portland’s Career Tools Event

Posted on Jun 22, 2015
Portfolio Advice from AIGA Portland’s Career Tools Event

Portfolio advice was doled out by a panel of four experts at the cutting edge of portfolio building and review, at AIGA Portland’s Career Tools Event for June called The Portfolio Show. I’ve been covering these events by contributing blog posts for AIGA’s blog recently and have really been enjoying giving back to the design community […]

AIGA’s Josh Barrett: Statement of Work Advice

Posted on Mar 31, 2015
AIGA’s Josh Barrett: Statement of Work Advice

AIGA’s Josh Barrett will speak at this week’s AIGA Career Tools Event, and I’ve been asked to cover it with a couple blog posts. I caught up with Josh and was able to ask him some questions in advance to prime people for Friday’s event: April 3, 2015. 8:00am – 9:30am. 52 Ltd. 330 SE Martin Luther King Blvd. […]

Brand Management – The Best Social Channels for Designers

Posted on Feb 9, 2015
Brand Management – The Best Social Channels for Designers

Brand management is vital for career development, so what advice does a social marketing expert have for designers to best manage their brand online? At AIGA Portland‘s recent Career Tools event, 52 LTD hosted Ryan Lewis, founder and president of Bonfire Marketing, to speak on just that. Lewis started by recommending 3 foundational channels to be […]

13 Local Gifts for the Discerning Recipient

Posted on Dec 19, 2014
13 Local Gifts for the Discerning Recipient

13 Local Gifts for the Discerning Recipient is about putting your money back into the local economy and giving unique gifts to the folks on your list. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up 13 ideas for how to do that. DIY Terrarium Workshop Give the gift of a new experience with this class from […]

Grow in 2015

Posted on Dec 18, 2014
Grow in 2015

  Holiday Cards that Grow Flowers This year our holiday cards are wishing you growth in 2015! An evergreen-tree shaped cutout card is made from seedpaper – paper that has been embedded with seeds which can be germinated to grow plants. The seedpaper is made by Botanical Paperworks, who have invested quite a bit of energy […]

Ziba Panel Series #5: Future of Product Design, Young Designers, New Tools

Posted on Oct 13, 2014
Ziba Panel Series #5: Future of Product Design, Young Designers, New Tools

  Ziba Panel Series: Future of Product Design – What happens when you ask 4 thought-leaders in the design community what advice they have for the rest of us designers? Here’s who they are and how they responded to my question on October 10, 2014 at Ziba’s event for Design Week Portland. Moderated by Ziba’s Carl […]