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One week, many voices. The heart and soul of Design Week Portland is in these events, conceived and hosted by the creative community of an entire city.
Lets talk about the magic of indigo from plant to dye vat.
A fun, nonexclusive approach to dancing.
Sports Product Design Workshops
A satirical workout about privacy and disguising your walk.
A community conversation and design charrette with and within Lents
A concertshop on embodied listening amidst the cacophony of our times
Learn about chocolate techniques, craft elements to create a sculpture.
Learn from a pinecone and discover bio-inspired design for sustainability.
Staying relevant in the age of acceleration.
Come explore the adidas MakerLab
WORKSHOP – Design for Affordability, Resiliency, + Sustainability
Learn the first step in making properly fitted, functioning shoes.
An interactive exploration of accessible design
How to use color to capture your consumer and nail your design.
Immersive experience in AR and VR led by a panel of amazing ladies
Translate global insights into local actions in this low-waste workshop.
Designing for Fun and Functionality
Discussion about how to best connect with your ideal audience online.
Use storytelling and accessibility to create meaningful social VR/AR.
Learn and be inspired about whole house remodels.
A panel for those who dare to stand for something greater than business.
What happens design is unleashed on the city?
Organizational culture "bootcamps" to inspire your team's best performance
Improv-based workshop for building skills for a feedback-rich culture.
1,000 Little Tweaks: Prototyping Early to Create Great Digital Products
Learn the basics of hand drafting for Interior Design
Hands-on workshop for creating your equitable workplace and design practice
Explore how we can reshape our approach to design to be inclusive for all.
Make a marbled leather Field Notes cover. Marble & hand-sew leather!
How to turn your ideas into impactful wall graphics, displays and decor.
Find out what happens when we measure what we design
2 days of rad design and 3D print workshops straight from the pros
Learn how to design a talk and tips for feeling confident while speaking
Organizational culture workshop to inspire your team's best performance
Delight your clients and take your communication to new visual heights!
A series of guided brand exercises geared towards growing your business.
Learn ways to incorporate design into real life — starting with yours.
Learn the basics of leather working and hand-stitching
Participants work in teams to brainstorm and prototype a retail concept!
KNOW YOUR NUMBERS -- debunking the intimidation around business finance
An investigation into modern techniques for recognizing and unblocking
An epic exquisite corpse collaboration
Calling all creatives to strengthen democracy:Make content for 2020 Census!
Feed your muse by drawing inspiration from the real world
Six short but sweet, dynamic keynotes and breakouts to get your purpose on.
Learn SketchUp. Create great 3D designs.
Interaction is performative, design methods are static. Come shake it up!
Stitch,mend,extend the life of your clothes with style in this fun workshop
Hand Lettering Workshop - Sign Painting 101
Design a logo in a day to benefit Portland in Color
Understanding ADU financing, permitting, design & the construction process.
How to reclaim your time for creative energy and creative projects.
Make a waxed canvas & leather tote in a few hours! No experience necessary!
Discuss Enzo Mari's furniture designs and build a chair from recycled wood.
A workshop on rethinking resilience and empowering local action.
Make a waxed canvas & leather dopp kit in a few hours!
Contemporary Design in Visual Art
A workshop to help you break your design practice into the third dimension.