Fueled by the passion for learning, sharing, and creating.
This is the foundation of WeMake.

We are a local, non-profit 501 C(3)  that helps to foster art and design in Portland, Oregon's creative community through hands-on experiences, creative dialogue, and design-in-action initiatives. All of our events are focused on the process of making and the spirit of community.

 

Nikki McClure with Mary Kate McDevit

Nikki McClure with Mary Kate McDevit

sketchxchange

sketchXchange is a night of inspiration and drawing. It’s a chance to peek into the sketchbooks of some of our favorite illustrators and learn about their process. Meet our latest guest.

Hand Lettering with BT Livermore

Hand Lettering with BT Livermore

workshops

We coordinate discovery workshops within Portland’s craftsmen community. If you're interested in collaborating with us, or have an idea for a workshop, drop us a line.

WeMake Celebrates

WeMake Celebrates

design in action

We like to give back. In the last three years, with the help of the Portland community we have donated more than $50,000 to arts and music education.

sketchXchange with Zach Yarrington

Join us for a sketchXchange with local designer and muralist Zach Yarrington. Zach will share his process and work, and talk about the challenges and rewards of designing large scale.  All attendees will receive a free Limited Edition Scout Book too! Client work includes: Carhartt, Adidas, TBD Festival, Portland Made, ADX, and more.

We are stoked to have friend Blaine Fontana as the moderator for the event too! 

DATE: FRIDAY NIGHT AUGUST 4TH

COST: FREE


WeMake Celebrates Experiments a design conference on the process of making.

SAVE THE DATE! OCTOBER 13TH, 2017
AT THE ARMORY


Photo courtesy of Scout Books

Photo courtesy of Scout Books

RECAP: sXc with Erik Marinovich

Erik Marinovich spoke to a packed house about vulnerability, sacrifice, and dedication at our June sketchXchange. It was hot, but the hand-letterer blushed over a “Marry, Fu$7, Kill?” - inspired design game called "Collaborate, Collect, Curse" thought up by friend and moderator Nishat Akhtar. Though it’s hard to believe, he claims he still doesn’t know what he’s doing. That’s humble... 


Proudly sponsoring WeMake by supporting the process of making and the spirit of community.

 
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