A DESIGN CONFERENCE ABOUT THE PROCESS OF MAKING


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND / SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3RD 2015

Over the last three years, WeMake has given back to Portland’s aspiring young creatives (raising over $30,000 for arts and music education) through our community-driven project called Put A Bird In It, and our anniversary celebration—WeMake Celebrates. To continue with this tradition and to inspire design-in-action, WeMake has extended the platform into a full day of creative dialogue. We’ve brought together design thinkers known locally, nationally, and internationally. This curated group of diverse speakers has been chosen from the design and maker communities because they are forging their own creative paths and making a mark in their respective industries.

Day 1/ FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND
Creative Dialogue on the Process of Making
6 Keynote Speakers, Panels, Demos, and a Maker Market 

Gather at THE ARMORY for a full day of creative dialogue with a diverse panel of makers, designers, and illustrators. WeMake Celebrates sets the stage with local, national, and international design thinkers to talk about process and what inspires creativity. 

* We'll celebrate into the night with an after-party and paper show sponsored by West Coast Paper - WCP Solutions. 

GEMMA O'BRIEN / Sydney Typographer, Illustrator, Letterer

GEMMA O'BRIEN / Sydney
Typographer, Illustrator, Letterer

OMFGCO / Portland Graphic Designers , Makers

OMFGCO / Portland
Graphic Designers , Makers

PAUL OCTAVIOUS / Chicago Photographer, Designer

PAUL OCTAVIOUS / Chicago
Photographer, Designer

TIMOTHY GOODMAN / Brooklyn Designer, Illustrator, Art Director

TIMOTHY GOODMAN / Brooklyn
Designer, Illustrator,
Art Director

VERONICA CORZO-DUCHARDT / Chicago Artist, Designer, Printmaker

VERONICA CORZO-DUCHARDT / Chicago
A
rtist, Designer, Printmaker

LEAH NOBLE DAVIDSON / Portland Design Researcher, Author, Poet +

LEAH NOBLE DAVIDSON / Portland
Design Researcher, Author, Poet +

SAM HUFF / Portland Creative Director

SAM HUFF / Portland
Creative Director

BEN KLEBBA / Portland Furniture Maker, Designer, Craftsman

BEN KLEBBA / Portland
Furniture Maker, Designer, Craftsman

LISA JONES, Portland Ceramist, Designer

LISA JONES, Portland
Ceramist, Designer

JOLBY & FRIENDS / Portland Graphic Designers, Illustrators

JOLBY & FRIENDS / Portland
Graphic Designers, Illustrators

BETSY CROSS / Portland Jewelry Designer

BETSY CROSS / Portland
Jewelry Designer

APRIL BAER / Portland Host of OPB State of Wonder Panel Moderator

APRIL BAER / Portland
Host of OPB State of Wonder
Panel Moderator

IAN COYLE / Portland Creative Director, Interaction Developer

IAN COYLE / Portland
Creative Director, Interaction Developer

ADAM GARCIA / Portland Creative Director, Designer, Illustrator

ADAM GARCIA / Portland
Creative Director, Designer, Illustrator

PATRICK TRIATO / Portland Product Designer, Mechanical Engineer

PATRICK TRIATO / Portland
Product Designer, Mechanical Engineer


Day 2/ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3RD
WORKSHOPS

  • Lettering workshop with Gemma O'Brien 10-1pm
  • Adobe Shapes workshop with Jolby & Friends 2:30-4pm
    *Separate tickets are required for workshops and space will be limited.

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