We Make Celebrates, A Design Conference On The Process Of Making

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New Portland Design Conference Celebrates the Process of Making

On Oct. 2, WeMake, Portland’s best-known non-profit creative collective, will bring world-renowned local and international makers to its inaugural one-day conference, WeMake Celebrates, on Oct. 2, 2015 at The Armory in the city’s Pearl District. Proceeds from the event will be donated to help continue support of local art, design, and creative education.

The day’s discussions about the process of making will also include six world-renowned keynote artists, a panel discussion featuring local makers and new-idea demos presented by entrepreneurs/designers.

The master of ceremonies is Adam R. Garcia, who runs The Pressure – a multidisciplinary creative studio based in Portland.

Keynote speakers include:
Gemma O'Brien (Sydney Australia, Typographer/Illustrator)
http://jackywinter.com/artists/gemma-obrien/
In addition to showing in galleries around the world, Gemma has created typography for some big name accounts including Adobe, Volcom, Heineken and the New York Times.

OMFGCO (Portland, Graphic Designers)
http://www.omfgco.com/
Brand builders are like rain drops in Portland, but OMFGCO’s works stands out. Clients include The Ace Hotel, Stumptown Roasters and the Portland Timbers.

Timothy Goodman (Brooklyn, Designer, Illustrator, Art Director)
http://tgoodman.com/
Timothy is known for his collaboration with Jessica Walsh on the book “40 Days of Dating: An Experiment.” His modern prose written in his own handwriting is seen on everything from t-shirts to store windows to gallery walls.

Veronica Corzo-Duchardt (Chicago, Artist, Designer, Printmaker)
http://www.winterbureau.com/about/
Veronica is a time traveler. Based in Chicago, she creates glimpses into eras, professions and personalities with her found-object collections. She also designs for commercial clients and has shown work at worldwide.

Paul Octavious (Chicago, Photographer, Designer)
http://pauloctavious.com/
Paul shows people a whole new world through his lens. His moving and stills images transport and emote with humor and simplicity. He’s work has been seen everywhere from The New York Times to The Paris Review, but on Oct. 2, he’s speaking in Portland for the first time. He also is an Instagram god.

The full lineup is evolving and available online at http://www.wemakepdx.com/wemake-celebrates

WeMake has given back to Portland’s aspiring young creatives (raising more than $30,000 for arts and music education groups All Hands Raised, PSU Friendtership Prowus and Schoolhouse Supplies) through an annual community-driven project called Put A Bird In It, which was part of Portland Design Week.
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