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.
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!