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The Science behind sketching with design futurist, Mike Jelinek

Join the team from the Wacom Brand Experience Center in welcoming renowned concept artist Mike Jelinek for this in depth talk on the Science of Sketching.

During this talk Mike will discuss his theories and studies behind MetaSketching and sketching as an externalization of our thinking process, the neuroscience behind it and finally few theories how we can make such process even more efficient. The presentation focuses on the process of forming new ideas across creative disciplines and attempts to bring it into the scientific context of neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Among the other things, the audience will discover how our bodies contribute to the creative process, and how our physical interactions, such as gestures and strokes, represent the integral component of the ideation mechanics.

For more information on Mike and his creative process, please visit his website at and


Tuesday, August 25, 2020


Virtual Event
Wacom Experience Center


ADA accessible. Entry through the single door, under the Wacom sign in the NW Irving st. courtyard between NW 14th and 15th ave.

The Pearl West Building does not offer public parking, guests to the Wacom Brand Experience Center are subject to street parking or the public lot on top (4th floor) of the REI parking lot, located on NW 15th and NW Johnson.




Wacom Experience Center

The Wacom Brand Experience Center is the living room for Portland's creative community. It acts as an innovative facilitation space for all creative minds.

We are open to the public and to anyone looking to take their creativity to the next level. The Wacom Brand Experience Center also hosts a series of events, workshops, lectures and more on topics ranging from software development, thought leadership in the tech industry, and deep dives into the creative process.

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