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The second African American Footwear Forum (AAFF) will be held in Portland on Saturday, August 10, and Stephen Green, Director of Operations of Pensole Footwear Design Academy, shared the inspiration and intention of the semi-annual event and why they’re bringing it here to Portland.
We spoke with four of the upcoming graduates of the PSU Graphic Design Program—Bingbing Zhang, Ben Child, DJ McKnight, and Yebin Ha—about how their design expectations evolved with their formal education and what they hope to do with all of those fresh skills.
This year, we partnered with PNCA's senior Graphic Design class to create a vibrant visual installation based on our itineraries. Their activation serves as a hub for attendees to explore DWP programming.
It’s easy to see the issue with Native symbols being used for profit, but there’s less discussion around the systems that made this appropriation possible. Join OPB’s “State of Wonder,” in conjunction with the PSU Native American Student and Community Center, in unpacking these structures in The Native Perspective Missing from Design.
OMFGCO is throwing a super amazing yard sale! There will be a ton of great stuff––even some handcrafted wares made by their own team members.
Create and communicate your own graphics, artwork, and messaging with Pacific Coast Sign Supply. During this Open House, you’ll be able to create artwork from your pet’s portrait and view live demos of printing and engraving processes, plus see some new tech in action.
Holst Architecture is sure to delight with a VR station, an interactive display of their Portland Winter Lights Festival installation, and a coloring station. There will also be tasty tacos, drinks, and ice cream!
Seizure Palace’s old-school screen printing produces vibrant and tactile prints and posters. Visit this iconic shop to enjoy some art and beverages while learning the magic behind their process.
A cafe for everyone! Come for inspiration and leave with a belly full of delicious drinks and snacks—maybe even meet some new friends. Whether you rise and grind or need a break from your routine, Coffee Beer is a nice spot to be.
VR can be as productive as it is fun. The Wild, an immersive collaboration platform, shows us how at their Design Week Portland Open House.