Schedule

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.

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Sunday April 7

Morning

April 7, 2019 / 10:00am1:00pm / Festival Event

Cannabis Floral Arrangements & Color Theory with Make & Mary™ and Jill Mason of Starflower

Arranging using the season colors and cannabis as our muse

Make & Mary™
April 7, 2019 / 10:00am11:30am / Festival Event

Dance Church™

Dance Church™

Bone Velvet Arts Formation
April 7, 2019 / 10:00am1:00pm / Festival Event

Indigo Vat Basics

Lets talk about the magic of indigo from plant to dye vat.

R A W Textiles
April 7, 2019 / 11:00am2:00pm / Festival Event

Unparalleled Product Design: Sneaker Scientists

Sports Product Design Workshops

Department of Product Design, University of Oregon
April 7, 2019 / 11:00am1:00pm / Festival Event

2022 Gait Augmentation Seminar: an exercise in things taken too far

A satirical workout about privacy and disguising your walk.

Institute For Comedic Inquiry

Afternoon

April 7, 2019 / 12:00pm3:00pm / Festival Event

Lents: Creative Design Solutions for Southeast Foster (An Action-Oriented Community Conversation)

A community conversation and design charrette with and within Lents

University of Oregon School of Architecture and Environment Portland
April 7, 2019 / 1:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

Make a Chocolate Sculpture

Learn about chocolate techniques, craft elements to create a sculpture.

Chocolate Craft Studio
April 7, 2019 / 1:00pm4:00pm / Festival Event

The Sound of the Genuine

A concertshop on embodied listening amidst the cacophony of our times

Dramatic Changes: The Center for Sound Relationships
April 7, 2019 / 1:00pm3:30pm / Festival Event

Bio-inspired Design for a Sustainable World - 1

Learn from a pinecone and discover bio-inspired design for sustainability.

Green Crane Innovation + Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Evening

April 7, 2019 / 6:00pm10:00pm / Festival Event

Create for a Cause

Create compelling, cause-driven multimedia stories. Win fame and glory.

WE Communications

Monday April 8

Morning

April 8, 2019 / 10:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

The 4 Macro Trends you need to know

Staying relevant in the age of acceleration.

Daniela Caine - Creative Director and Creative* Leadership Coach

Afternoon

April 8, 2019 / 2:00pm4:00pm / Festival Event

adidas Maker Lab

Come explore the adidas MakerLab

adidas
April 8, 2019 / 3:00pm6:00pm / Festival Event

WORKSHOP – Design for Affordability, Resiliency, + Sustainability

WORKSHOP – Design for Affordability, Resiliency, + Sustainability

PDX Main St. Design Initiative

Evening

April 8, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Unparalleled Product Design: Sneaker Jam

Sports Product Design Workshops

Department of Product Design, University of Oregon
April 8, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

The Art of Footwear: Last Patternmaking

Learn the first step in making properly fitted, functioning shoes.

University of Oregon-Sports Product Management Program
April 8, 2019 / 5:30pm7:30pm / Festival Event

Accessible Design: Empathy in a World with No Averages

An interactive exploration of accessible design

Phase2
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Women + The Future

Immersive experience in AR and VR led by a panel of amazing ladies

Ladies' Night PDX & 52 Limited
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm7:30pm / Festival Event

The Power of Color in Design

How to use color to capture your consumer and nail your design.

Living Room Realty

Tuesday April 9

Morning

April 9, 2019 / 9:00am11:00am / Festival Event

The Future of Waste: How Portland Can Lead

Translate global insights into local actions in this low-waste workshop.

MADO x SuperDeep Studio
April 9, 2019 / 9:30am11:30am / Festival Event

Are We Ready for Robots?

Hands on Workshop combining Design Thinking and Change Management

Changeship and Kristin Burnett
April 9, 2019 / 10:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Designing for Fun and Functionality: 99 Ways to Make a Pipe

Designing for Fun and Functionality

Overcup Press
April 9, 2019 / 11:00am2:00pm / Festival Event

Leveraging Disruptive Content for Your Brand

Discussion about how to best connect with your ideal audience online.

XPND Interactive
April 9, 2019 / 11:30am1:00pm / Festival Event

Designing your Story in AR/VR for Maximum Impact and Engagement with Frank Spillers

Use storytelling and accessibility to create meaningful social VR/AR.

Interaction Design Foundation

Afternoon

April 9, 2019 / 2:00pm4:00pm / Festival Event

adidas Maker Lab

Come explore the adidas MakerLab

adidas
April 9, 2019 / 3:30pm6:00pm / Festival Event

Bio-inspired Design for a Sustainable World - 2

Learn from a pinecone and discover bio-inspired design for sustainability.

Green Crane Innovation + Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Evening

April 9, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Unparalleled Product Design: Biomechanics

Sports Product Design Workshops

Department of Product Design, University of Oregon
April 9, 2019 / 5:30pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Whole House Remodel Workshop

Learn and be inspired about whole house remodels.

ARCIFORM
April 9, 2019 / 5:30pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Designing with Purpose: Using design as a force for change

A panel for those who dare to stand for something greater than business.

Latitude
April 9, 2019 / 7:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Social Impact Design Workshop

What happens design is unleashed on the city?

Social Impact Lab

Wednesday April 10

Morning

April 10, 2019 / 9:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Designing an Irresistible Workplace

Organizational culture "bootcamps" to inspire your team's best performance

The PEAK Fleet
April 10, 2019 / 9:30am12:00pm / Festival Event

Leadership Skills for a Feedback Rich Creative Culture

Improv-based workshop for building skills for a feedback-rich culture.

Oyster
April 10, 2019 / 10:30am1:00pm / Festival Event

1,000 Little Tweaks: Prototyping Early to Create Great Digital Products

1,000 Little Tweaks: Prototyping Early to Create Great Digital Products

Work & Co

Afternoon

April 10, 2019 / 3:00pm4:30pm / Festival Event

Hand Drafting for Interior Design

Learn the basics of hand drafting for Interior Design

Vicki Simon Interior Design
April 10, 2019 / 3:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

Designing Equity - Leveraging the AIA Guides for Equitable Practice

Hands-on workshop for creating your equitable workplace and design practice

AIA Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
April 10, 2019 / 4:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

The Otherworldly Goddess Tote: Customize your tote with NDA Leather, Barrow PDX, and Holy Voids

The Otherworldly Goddess Tote: Block Printing, Leather work, and more!

Holy Voids, NDA Leather, and Barrow PDX

Evening

April 10, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Unparalleled Product Design: Sport, Meet Fashion

Sports Product Design Workshops

Department of Product Design, University of Oregon
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Inclusion by Design

Explore how we can reshape our approach to design to be inclusive for all.

Gensler and The Joinery
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Leatherworking: Make a Marbled Leather Field Notes Cover

Make a marbled leather Field Notes cover. Marble & hand-sew leather!

Brass Button Events
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm9:30pm / Festival Event

Evolution of the Napkin Sketch

How to turn your ideas into impactful wall graphics, displays and decor.

Infinity Images
April 10, 2019 / 6:30pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Making Design Matter: A panel discussion on measuring what we design

Find out what happens when we measure what we design

b:ask collective

Thursday April 11

Morning

April 11, 2019 / 6:00am9:00am / Festival Event

Momentum Mornings: PDX

A morning dose of inspiration to build momentum for the things that matter.

MMNTM Labs
April 11, 2019 / 9:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Designing an Irresistible Workplace

Organizational culture workshop to inspire your team's best performance

The PEAK Fleet
April 11, 2019 / 9:00am10:30am / Festival Event

The Art & Science of Visual Recording

Delight your clients and take your communication to new visual heights!

XPLANE & OMSI
April 11, 2019 / 9:00am10:30am / Festival Event

Public Speaking for Designers

Learn how to design a talk and tips for feeling confident while speaking

Women Talk Design
April 11, 2019 / 9:30am1:30pm / Festival Event

WHY? Brand Foundations for Small Business

A series of guided brand exercises geared towards growing your business.

OK Studio
April 11, 2019 / 10:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Wayfinding Workshop: An Introduction to Design for (Real) Life

Learn ways to incorporate design into real life — starting with yours.

Spark Expedition

Afternoon

April 11, 2019 / 1:00pm4:00pm / Festival Event

Wildcraft Studio School @ adidas Maker Lab: Leatherworking 101

Learn the basics of leather working and hand-stitching

adidas Maker Lab and Wildcraft
April 11, 2019 / 4:00pm6:00pm / Festival Event

Retail Environment Design Workshop: A Pop-Up!

Participants work in teams to brainstorm and prototype a retail concept!

EYELEVEL

Evening

April 11, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Unparalleled Product Design: JavHack

Sports Product Design Workshops

Department of Product Design, University of Oregon
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

From 'oh, fuck', to 'fuck ya!' -- a creative's guide to running a profitable business

KNOW YOUR NUMBERS -- debunking the intimidation around business finance

Homeroom
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

UNBLOCKED

An investigation into modern techniques for recognizing and unblocking

Tender Loving Empire
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Frames In Motion

An epic exquisite corpse collaboration

oddfellows
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm11:00pm / Festival Event

Census 2020: Creatives For the Count Workshop

Calling all creatives to strengthen democracy:Make content for 2020 Census!

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Census Open Innovation Labs, collective of local and national census outreach organizations

Friday April 12

All Day

April 12, 2019 / 9:00am7:00pm / Festival Event

Pretty with Purpose: How to be real, be strong, and make an impact.

Six short but sweet, dynamic keynotes and breakouts to get your purpose on.

HUB Collective Ltd.
April 12, 2019 / 9:00am3:30pm / Festival Event

Urban Sketching: Using Drawing to Become a Better Designer

Feed your muse by drawing inspiration from the real world

Portland Sketcher

Morning

April 12, 2019 / 9:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Drawing in 3D: A Beginners Introduction to SketchUp (WinOS)

Learn SketchUp. Create great 3D designs.

SketchUp

Afternoon

April 12, 2019 / 2:00pm4:30pm / Festival Event

Performing Interaction Design

Interaction is performative, design methods are static. Come shake it up!

The Institute for Comedic Inquiry (IFCI) and plus & greater than (+&>)
April 12, 2019 / 2:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

Drawing in 3D: A Beginners Introduction to SketchUp (MacOS)

Learn SketchUp. Create great 3D designs.

SketchUp
April 12, 2019 / 2:00pm4:00pm / Festival Event

adidas Maker Lab

Come explore the adidas MakerLab

adidas

Evening

April 12, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Unparalleled Product Design: Sports Product Trivia

Sports Product Design Workshops

Department of Product Design, University of Oregon
April 12, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Express Yourself: A Modern Embroidery Workshop to Mend and Customize Your Clothes

Stitch,mend,extend the life of your clothes with style in this fun workshop

Amy L. Frazer, Design and Illustration

Saturday April 13

All Day

April 13, 2019 / 10:00am3:00pm / Festival Event

Hand Lettering Workshop - Sign Painting 101

Hand Lettering Workshop - Sign Painting 101

Studio Signs & Pictorial Displays, Inc.
April 13, 2019 / 11:30am6:00pm / Festival Event

Design Equity Tournament

Design a logo in a day to benefit Portland in Color

Visible

Morning

April 13, 2019 / 10:00am1:00pm / Festival Event

Building an ADU from Idea to Occupancy

Understanding ADU financing, permitting, design & the construction process.

Aforma
April 13, 2019 / 10:00am12:30pm / Festival Event

Learn to Sew: The Portsmith Waxed Canvas and Leather Tote

Make a waxed canvas & leather tote in a few hours! No experience necessary!

Klum House
April 13, 2019 / 10:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Manage Your Time, Manage Your Creativity

How to reclaim your time for creative energy and creative projects.

11:11 Supply
April 13, 2019 / 11:00am3:00pm / Festival Event

Consider the Chair

Discuss Enzo Mari's furniture designs and build a chair from recycled wood.

To Be Determined

Afternoon

April 13, 2019 / 1:30pm3:30pm / Festival Event

Destructive Idealism: Empowering Local Community

A workshop on rethinking resilience and empowering local action.

University of Oregon Ecological Design Center
April 13, 2019 / 2:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

Learn to Make: Waxed Canvas & Leather Dopp Kit

Make a waxed canvas & leather dopp kit in a few hours!

Klum House
April 13, 2019 / 3:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

Design in One Contemporary Photographer's Work

Contemporary Design in Visual Art

Larry Cwik Photographic Fine Art

Evening

April 13, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Unparalleled Product Design: Extreme T-Shirt

Sports Product Design Workshops

Department of Product Design, University of Oregon