Semi-Permanent & Design is Kinky comes to Portland

Posted on Feb 4th, 2013 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Guest post by Yvonne Perez Emerson

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The folks over at Semi Permanent recently reached out to me about their new design conference coming to Portland, Oregon this March 13th.

Guess what?
 They are looking for volunteers to help run the event. Of course I told them that the Portland State graphic design students would be perfect for the job!

What is Semi-Permanent? Semi Permanent is a one day international conference featuring 8 speakers from all creative fields with satellite events. You’ll see interactive work, illustrators, photographers plus headlining their events. Starting in Sydney, Australia in 2003, the event has established itself over the last ten years as a leader in presentations and exhibitions throughout the creative world. With annual events hosted in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, and Brisbane, plus events in New York, London, Wellington, Perth and Hong Kong to name a few.

I think it’s awesome that they have chosen Portland as one of the hot spots this year. I’m equally stoked to see the work of Instrument and hear my friend, and their Creative Director, Shawn Petersen speak. Instrument is a digital house that does fantastic work. One of my favorite projects is the branding they created for Google Developers, which you should definitely check out!

Also headlining is Bradley Munkowitz of GMUNK ! GMUNK is the motion house behind the TRON title sequence, plus so much more! If you have ever done a title sequence project, or are interested in motion graphics, Munkowitz would be someone you need to see!! Super excited about this one, can you tell?

Here is the rest of the line up, with more to follow.
Holly Andres– A Portland based Photographer
London based designer and artist Stephan Smith of Neasden Control Centre
London based illustrator Holly Whales

So how do you get involved? Email hello@semipermanent.com and make sure you put in the subject line, “Portland Volunteer”.

Why should you volunteer?
1] It’s going to be an awesome event.
2] You’ll get in free, ( a $70 discount)
3] You can add this to your work experience on your resume! Yay!

The Logistics
Date: March 13, 2012
Where: The Armory

Hope to see you there!