A DESIGN CONFERENCE ABOUT THE PROCESS OF MAKING

This year we explore Experiments in Process.
Before there is ever success or failure, there are experiments.


FRIDAY, 13 OCTOBER / SATURDAY, 14 OCTOBER

WeMake Celebrates supports design-in-action with our third annual design conference on the process of making. Since 2011, we have showcased more than 600 makers and built a community to connect thousands of creative people.  Along the way, we have awarded more than $50,000 through WeMake Celebrates to fund arts and music education. 


    6 KEYNOTES, 5X5, HANDS-ON MAKING +

    Gather at THE ARMORY for a full day of creative dialogue with a diverse panel of makers. WeMake Celebrates brings together local, national, and international design thinkers to talk about process, what inspires creativity, and some of the failed experiments along the way.  

    KELLI ANDERSON / Brooklyn Interaction Artist, Tinkerer

    KELLI ANDERSON / Brooklyn
    Interaction Artist, Tinkerer

    CRAIG WINSLOW / Portland Experiential Designer

    CRAIG WINSLOW / Portland
    Experiential Designer

    MANUJA WALDIA / India/Portland Illustrator, Graphic Designer

    MANUJA WALDIA / India/Portland
    Illustrator, Graphic Designer

    ADAM J. KURTZ / Toronto/Brooklyn Designer, Artist, Author

    ADAM J. KURTZ / Toronto/Brooklyn
    Designer, Artist, Author

    NICHOLAS MISANI/ Milan/NYC Graphic Designer, Letterer

    NICHOLAS MISANI/ Milan/NYC
    Graphic Designer, Letterer

    LUKE CHOICE / Australia/LA Graphic Design, 3D Illustration

    LUKE CHOICE / Australia/LA
    Graphic Design, 3D Illustration

    ASA BREE SIERACKI / Portland Nail Artist, Painter

    ASA BREE SIERACKI / Portland
    Nail Artist, Painter

    IAN WILLIAMS / Portland Designer, Coffee Shop Owner

    IAN WILLIAMS / Portland
    Designer, Coffee Shop Owner

    TYESHA SNOW / Portland Experience Design, Storytelling

    TYESHA SNOW / Portland
    Experience Design, Storytelling

    SAUL KOLL / Portland Guitar Maker, Musician

    SAUL KOLL / Portland
    Guitar Maker, Musician

    ANTHONY SCOTT / Portland Photographer, Enginenthusiast

    ANTHONY SCOTT / Portland
    Photographer, Enginenthusiast

    B. FRAYN MASTERS / Portland Writer, Storyteller, Producer +

    B. FRAYN MASTERS / Portland
    Writer, Storyteller, Producer +

    URAL THOMAS / Portland Musician, Storyteller

    URAL THOMAS / Portland
    Musician, Storyteller

    ELLIE LUM / Portland Maker, Teacher

    ELLIE LUM / Portland
    Maker, Teacher

    JOLBY & FRIENDS / Portland Co-Founders / Creative Directors

    JOLBY & FRIENDS / Portland
    Co-Founders / Creative Directors

    DAVID BYNUM / Portland Industrial Designer, 3D Specialist

    DAVID BYNUM / Portland
    Industrial Designer, 3D Specialist


    DAY 2  WORKSHOPS / SATURDAY, 14 OCTOBER

    The second day is packed with hands-on experiences. Limited tickets are now available!

    *Separate tickets are required for workshops and space will be limited.


    YOU ARE GIVING BACK!

    WeMake is donating proceeds from this year's conference to: 

    • MARROW, a radical education, arts, and activism space, centering young people
    • p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.
    • Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls builds girls’ self-esteem through music creation and performance. 
    • Schoolhouse Supplies is an award-winning nonprofit that supports public education in Portland by giving students and teachers free classroom supplies.