Roundtable is an open and transparent knowledge sharing event.
We originally conceived of the round table format during a conversation around agency life. The format is designed to be an open and transparent environment to share pragmatic, action-oriented insights, and to share experiences and ideas that we didn’t receive while running agencies.
— Inspiring the sharing of knowledge, experience and resources.
— Empower companies and design communities by sharing our design knowledge, experience and resources.
— Strengthen design communities through open dialogue.
Josh Nissenboim + Helen Rice - Fuzzco
Kristin Dekay, Mike Dekay & Eric Downs - Grain & Mortar
Anthony Lagoon - Underbelly
Ben Cline & Wes Pearce - Rally Interactive
Jeff Yamada & Blake Carroll - Impossible Bureau
Eric Hoffman - Jelly Jar
Randall Smith - Modern 8
Ryan Goodwin - Dinning
Anthony Harmon - TMBR
Brijan Powell - Won't Feint
Jared Strain - Super Top Secret
Christian Hansen - Hint
A joint initiative: Mike Buzzard + Shawn Petersen, and friends.
"Consider everything you do, no matter how small, as an opportunity to create something meaningful."
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Yes that's correct , Semi-Permanent was in Portland.
It was truly an amazing and inspirational event with a ton of creativity in one place for one day, and a wonderful group of speakers including: Chuck Anderson, Terry White, Rei Inamoto, Gary Baseman, Michael Muller, Gmunk, Holly Andres, Stephen Smith and Holly Wales. I was honored and grateful to be a speaker at PDX Semi-Permanent this year. A huge thank you to Murray + Andrew and the Semi-Permanent Crew (Julia, Laura, and Matt) for putting on an amazing event.
Image credits: www.ninaleejohnson.com
I was invited to participate in Google's Design Week Portland Workshop as a design mentor to help students and professional through a extraordinary one day journey in design thinking.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a designer at Google? During this fast-paced, highly collaborative day we explore the tools and techniques Google designers use to create some of the world’s leading products. You’ll experience firsthand how they attack problems, and pick up essential skills for managing creative input and collectively deciding on the best product direction. Workshop attendies also learn how to incorporate user experience research, when to consider engineering prioritization, and how to successfully pitch concept for a product that will improve people’s lives—all in just one day.
I was honored to be invited to speak at Canada's largest design conference Design Thinkers. My presentation was centered around the drive to innovate, the future of digital, and how the combination of personal passion + tinkering is critical to innovation. DesignThinkers 2013 took place in Toronto November 6 and 7. RGD's annual conference, the largest of its kind in Canada, celebrates the power of design thinking, offering inspirational speakers, strategic presentations and a chance to network with industry peers.
Christopher Chapman, Global Innovation at Disney
Darhil Crooks, Creative Director of The Atlantic
Bruce Mau, Bruce Mau Design
Nicholas Felton, Infographic designer
Peter Mendelsund, is the Associate Art Director
Bruce Nussbaum, author of Creative Intelligence
Serious and Dangerously Fun: The Playful Mind - a lunch break workshop presented by Study Partner with Josh Boston.
A one hour session that's focused on producing a set of insights into the playful mind. The hour and a half will be spent investigating playfulness in the creative process by tapping into your creative genius (the 3-5 year old you) through a series of short exercises.
It's a collaborative project, based around the theme of “PLAY” at the end of the workshop, participants will have created a kind of manifesto to share with the creative community. Final output is TBD but will combine the participants insights as a sharable document (deck of cards, poster, book, etc.)
At The Beauty Shop -- 811 E. Burnside Suite 216 Portland, Oregon 97214
I co-developed a pre-college sustainability workshop for Pacific Northwest College of the Arts summer program.
Through the lens of graphic design and social responsibility students learned to find the magically unexpected in recycled, re-used and re-imagined materials.
The workshop translated real-world observations and insights about sustainability and re-use into graphic design. Combining text and images with recycled materials, students will develop their own rich content through writing, collecting, collaging, and experimenting to create a design narrative.
Basic design fundamentals were introduced in addition to social responsibility, sustainability and eco-awareness in graphic design. Students were also introduced to topics such as the principles and elements of design, typography, composition and layout.
What does sustainable design mean to
the next generation of designers?
For our Shift 6 AIGA presentation we conducted a survey and audit that asked PDX design students and recent grads to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences on the topic of sustainable design.
We compiled this data into a “snapshot” of how the next generation of PDX designers are approaching the idea of sustainable design. Our presentation included highlights from the survey, results as infographics, and a summary of where design education is succeeding, and innovating, and where there may be opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of sustainable design practices.
Prototype Design Camp was an innovative three day design camp will bring together a diverse range of talented 11th/12th grade students and professional mentors to collaborate in an intense design challenge to address real-world problems. The camp took place at the annual eTech Ohio Educational Technology Conference in Columbus, Ohio.
I was fortunate enough to help co-develop the daily programing and lead the students and professional mentors through a extraordinary three day journey in design thinking.