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Our Future Works

Our Future Works is a conversation and community event for priority BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) college students (and recent grads) studying art and design in the Portland Metro Area — students attending community colleges, state universities, private colleges and beyond. Students will connect with local professionals in the creative industries (W+K, Kamp Grizzly and Nike among others) in a series of group conversations.

To keep conversations relevant — attendees will vote on discussion topics before the event. After our conversations, everyone is invited to capture their response in a short creative activity.

OFW aims to connect BIPOC students to pros and peers to build their professional networks and be inspired.

*Please note that OFW is a priority BIPOC + allies student / recent grad event. Ticket holders will receive Zoom meeting ID and password information a week before the event.

Thanks to our supporters RACC (The Regional Arts and Culture Council) and W+K and our partners: Comma PSU, Design Portland and PNCA.

Our Pros

Denise Hernandez, Designer, The Beauty Shop and Visible HQ

Gaby Tirta Jenkins, Designer, City of Portland

Euri Oh, Designer, Nike

Jamon Sin, Designer

Jordan Hoagbin, Brand Designer II, Nike

Kelly Ongkowidjojo, Designer + Art Director

Nagini Reddy, Designer, Kamp Grizzly

Norm McCuller, Senior Designer, Owen Jones

Stephen Lee, Assistant Professor, PSUGD, Comma co-advisor

Titania Tran, Writer, W+K

More pros announced soon and may shift due to scheduling!


Friday, October 30, 2020






Precious Bugarin Design

Precious Bugarin is a creative director, designer and educator. She uses design as a language for equity to connect nonprofits to supporters, students to design aspirations, entrepreneurs to bigger audiences and diverse voices through creative events.