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 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


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 $60,000 to arts and music education.

The talk will be moderated by friend and former sXc artists,
Brett Stenson!

sXc with Eric Nyffeler, moderated by Brett Stenson.

Eric Nyffeler is a designer and who specializes in editorial and commercial illustration, screen printed posters, and branding. His gritty geometry, analog textures, and mid-century whimsy has helped to work with an array of clients, including: 

Adweek, Airbnb, Austin City Limits/PBS, Bon Appétit Magazine, CBS Films, ESPN, Facebook, Fast Company, Nike, National Public Radio, Portland Art Museum, Target, The Washington Post and Whole Foods Market.

He's also worked with the music industry, and has designed for The Avett Brothers, The Black Keys, The Decemberists, Philip Glass, Gotye, The Head & The Heart, Iron & Wine, Mogwai, The Mountain Goats, Phish, and The Roots to name a few. 


For 2018, each of our sXc artists will be creating a limited edition 9x9 silk screened poster, printed by Seizure Palace. All attendees will receive a poster as part of their entry. 

RECAP: WeMake Celebrates: A Design Conference About The Process of Making

On Friday, Oct. 13, the WeMake team hosted our third conference – WeMake Celebrates – at The Armory in Portland's Pearl District. This year, we explored the experiments instrumental in the creative process and heard the stories of some amazing creatives making their own paths.

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