Next week is Design Week Portland! There are a TON of design related events going on we are highly encouraging active participation from the PSUGD students to ENGAGE with the incredible programming.
BUT…WHERE IN THE HECK SHOULD YOU START?
Yeah, we know…there are A LOT of events. Yeah, we know…there are A LOT of events that are SOLD OUT. Yeah, we know…it can be a bit overwhelming with all of the options. So, we want to help a bit by highlighting a few events that we think are especially cool (and not just because some of these events feature faculty, alumni and current PSUGD students…though our intense involvement in this week is pretty darn cool too). LET’S INVADE DESIGN WEEK PORTLAND PSUGD!
MONDAY, October 7th:
Design Week Portland Headquarters: 1227 NW Davis (all day)
Don’t know where to start? Start your journey at the DWP HQ which have taken over PIE for the week. Pick up some stickers, an event scoutbook and an open house map. The HQ will be staffed with knowledgable helpers who are excited to assist in planning your week. If you use Instagram or Twitter, remember to tag everything #dwpdx and throw in a #psugd tag for an extra good social media measure. The HQ will be open every day of DWP.
Always With Honor Icon Building Workshop: 1990 SW 5th AVE room 160 (12-2pm) PSUGD loves Always with Honor. The workshop is TOTALLY sold out, but this event will be happening in the Art Annex from 12-2 in room 160. If you want to catch a glimpse of the action, stop by and and soak in the knowledge via osmosis. Or just wave high and stop being creepy.
DWP Opening Party: The Plant 939 SE Alder (7-11pm)
This can’t be missed! What a way to kick off the week. The $10 registration fee comes with two free drinks, multiple dj sets, a bevy of food trucks, and a gaggle of making stations. The opening DJ set will be curated by faculty Will Bryant and Jen Delos Reyes. Seriously: Don’t Miss This. Also, the Opening Party is in the same building as our friends OMFGCO (Fritz is an alumni too!)…pretty sure that their doors will be open. Say hi. They haven’t bitten anyone in a real long time.
TUESDAY, October 8th
Davis Street Residency: Featuring Jason Sturgill: 724 NW Davis (11-4pm)
Faculty Jason Sturgill is setting up shop with his RISO Printer all week long in the Museum of Contemporary Craft Gallery Store. Swing by and say hi and learn about RISO Printing.
Megabolt Presents: Design For Good: 2000 SW 5th AVE room 320 (12-2pm)
This event is sold out, but we are hyping it anyway because Megabolt is helping PSUGD have their very first fundraiser! Invisible Creature, Jolby and Adam Garcia will be lending their artwork and lending a hand to all of the workshop participants to pull editioned screenprints! OH YEAH, Steven Kasprzyk from Megabolt, Josh Kenyon from Jolby and Adam Garcia are all PSUGD Faculty.
Southwest Open Houses: ALL OVER the SW (4-7pm)
Get out and explore! Highlights include: Crafty Wonderland (where you can get temporarily inked by Jolby and upcoming Show & Tell Lecture Speaker BT Livermore), help create the world’s largest wall of emotive cats over at XPLANE, drool over some custom painted Herman Miller furniture at Pacific Furnishings, and of course don’t forget to support PSUGD and the newly formed A+D Projects as we throw open our doors and exhibit some of the best student work!
Megabolt Presents: Invisible Creature: 2000 SW 5th AVE room 320 (7-8pm)
This event is sold out too, but sign up for the waitlist…we MIGHT just be releasing some tickets later on this weekend. Megabolt is proud to present the Seattle graphic design duo: Invisible Creature for a talk about their work as well as their pro bono project Heartwork. Posters from the afternoon workshop will be for sale after the lecture. Registration not needed for poster purchase.
Getting to Know Youtube: Hollywood Theater 4122 NE Sandy (7-9pm)
Jason Sturgill is curating this DWP edition of Getting to Know Youtube. Presenters include Adam Garcia, Jelly Helm and Cabel Sasser.
Test Print: Workshop with Andy Pressman and Scott Ponik: Yale Union 800 SE 10th AVE (7-9pm)
This workshop is sold out, but jump on the waitlist. Someone might drop and then you will have the chance to participate! Andy Pressman is new faculty this year at PSUGD too!
Share Document: Ampersand Gallery 2916 NE Alberta St (7:30-9:30pm)
Clifton Burt and Alumni Nicole Lavelle have organized a live reading from a handful writers in Portland who contribute to the discussion about design, and a printed book to capture the evening’s pieces.
Design Is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli: Hollywood Theater 4122 NE Sandy (9:30)
Did you know that DWP is also running a FILM FESTIVAL? Check out all of the movies that are running this week and end your nights with a quality design film.
WEDNESDAY, October 9th
We have several PSUGD Faculty running workshops today, but they are all sold out! (Thanks to Briar Levit & Precious Bugarin, Rory Phillips and Josh Kenyon from Jolby for running such super events!) Don’t be sad if you were not able to nab a spot…there are still PLENTY of things to do today!
Northwest Open Houses: ALL OVER the NW (4-7pm)
Take a few minutes to coordinate your schedule. Lots of retail to explore along with taking a peek at Liquid, Citizen and Needmore Designs. Also, PNCA‘s doors will be open. Stop in and say HELLO.
Blurred Lines: A Curated Exploration of the Future of Interaction (7-11pm)
Blurred Lines takes on the weighty challenge of interaction – where it’s going and how technology and the design of physical spaces are impacting individual and shared experiences.
Marty Neumeier Presents Metaskills (7:30-10:30pm)
Five Talents for the Robotic Age. A 45-minute talk by Marty Neumeier.
Far Out Isn’t Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (9:30-11:30pm)
Part of Design Week Portland: Film
THURSDAY, October 10th
Show & Tell with Jason Blackheart: 2000 SW 5th AVE (12-1pm)
Sign up on the waitlist…very likely that we will release more tickets this weekend. This event is free and Jason is new faculty at PSUGD too! Word on the street is that Virb is setting up a Smoothie Cart in front of the Art Building before Show & Tell as well!
NORTH/NORTHEAST Open Houses: ALL OVER the N and NE (4-7pm)
So many good places! Fill your schedule! Pop in at Beam & Anchor, Kinfolk, Second Story, Sockeye, MFA Applied Craft and Design and Pigeon Toe Ceramic to name a few! Upcoming Show & Tell Speaker The Beauty Shop has their doors open and stop in at Same Page Studios to say hello to faculty Briar Levit, Kate Giambrone and Julianna Johnson!
Virb+Big Cartel Happy Hour: RonToms (5-8pm)
Been itching to start up that new business? Creating an awesome product line but not sure how to get it out to buyers? Just want to hang out with some cool folks? Big Cartel and Virb are teaming up for a happy hour at local favorite hangout Rontoms where you can come meet and mingle with other designers, artists, and creators.
AEPDX & COLORCUBIC present: Reel Review / Kontrast: Disjecta (6-10pm)
For those of you interested in animation and motion graphics check this event out!
Designing Women Panel Discussion and Petcha Kucha (6:30-8:30pm)
Co-sponsored by Bitch Media and Museum of Contemporary Craft, this event is a two-fold investigation into conversations relating to women in the field of design, both as creators and as consumers.
Home Brewed by Design: One Grand Gallery (6-midnight)
Homebrewed by Design is an event that pairs aspiring homebrewers with independent graphic designers in Portland to design them a label for their beer. Organized by Faculty Jason Sturgill and MFA Social Practice Alumni Eric Steen.
The Academy Film Archive Presents Saul Bass on Film: Commercials, Titles, Shorts and Rarities: Hollywood Theater (two showings: 7:00 and another at 9:30)
Part of Design Week Portland: Film
FRIDAY, October 11th
Creative Mornings: Drew Endy / Designing with Biology. (8:30-10am)
Registration opens at 9am on 10/7…set your alarm clocks to snag a ticket!
Content: A Publication Party at the IPRC (4-9pm)
This publication party will showcase 20 tables filled with printed content created by a wide variety of designers, writers, and makers.
SOUTHEAST OPEN HOUSES: All OVER the SE (4-7)
This is the largest open house night yet. So much to see, but be sure to stop in and say hello to past and current Show & Tell speakers Factory North, Pinball Publishing, Magnetic North and KeeganMeegan!
Portland Writers on Design: Ziba (6-8pm)
Join five Portland writers as they tell five stories, each explaining one way that design has makes the city feel the way it does.
There are an amazing amount of shows to attend tonight. Here are a few to check out: PSUGD student Andy Carlson is hosting a Geodesic Dome and Motorcycle Show, Faculty Will Bryant and Eric Trine present STAYCATION, The IPRC and Pinball Publishing presents CONTENT: A Publication Party, No Bones for Halftones Screenprinting Party, Emily Martin is at Land Gallery, and the Immaculate Order of Makers presents: Design. Make. Show.
SATURDAY, October 11th
Portland Letterpress Fair: Em Space Book Arts Center (12-7pm)
Learn about Letterpress and get to know your local printers!
Sign Painters: The Hollywood Theater (2:30-4:30pm)
WeMake’s SketchXchange with Laika at Sandbox Studios (4:30 to 7:30pm)
Join WeMake for a special edition of our monthly design event,sketchXchange featuring the award-winning animation studio LAIKA and director Nelson Lowry. WeMake is organized by faculty Yvonne Perez Emerson.
WeMake Celebrates at Sandbox Studios (7:30pm)
It’s the last party of the week! Come out! Celebrate the process of making, the spirit of community and design in action. Proceeds from this event will go to support All Hands Raised First Octave, a grant to raise money for arts and music education in the under-served Portland and Multnomah schools. Highlighting the event is Put A Bird In It.