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Design Week Portland

Design Week Portland is a week-long, city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. Our mission is to increase appreciation and awareness about design and its far-reaching effects on matters of cultural and social relevance, including community development, education systems, and the economy.

Portland has always been a bit different. And within the last decade or so, the rest of the world has taken notice. Forever pushing forward, our compact city continues to emerge as a dynamic center of creativity, composed of a vital community of designers and makers at its core. We create. We collaborate. We try new things. We grow. And so, to best reflect the culture here, Design Week Portland stitches together the events and happenings that will connect, educate, and inspire.


About our Event

PARASITES: The Power of Design in Evolving Spaces
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
PNCA

Daytime Workshop – tickets
9:30am–4pm
PNCA

Join AIGA Portland with special guest: Pentagram Partner, Eddie Opara; at Pacific Northwest College of Art. British-born Nigerian, Eddie Opara brings his multi-disciplinary background to the Portland scene and invites the community to join him for a daytime workshop of prototyping and making. The workshop will be a hands-on experience that will challenge you to re-image, craft new purposes, and infuse meaning within everyday spaces. Spots in the workshop will be limited to the first 20 enrollees.

Evening Discussion *FREE* – RSVP
6:30pm–9pm
PNCA, Mediatheque

Eddie Opara will follow the workshop with an evening discussion about the meaning and application of design in everyday spaces. He will share case studies and delve into topics of prototyping, experimentation, ideation, and more. Attendees will partake in an engaging dialogue and conversation with Opara, and explore different perspectives on the future practice of Graphic Design.

Check out Opara’s talk at the 2015 AIGA Design Conference: Is it the Size That Counts or How You Use It?


Sponsorship Opportunities

PLATINUM Cash – $7,000 / In-Kind – $14,000

  • Logo projected at event
  • Large logo on event signage
  • Presenting sponsor logo on event web page
  • Listing as presenting sponsor with event in AIGA Portland eNewsletter, press briefs and website
  • Dedicated tweets as presenting sponsor on AIGA Portland’s Twitter stream
  • 8 passes for the evening event

GOLD Cash – $5,000 / In-Kind – $10,000

  • Medium logo on event signage
  • Contributing sponsor logo in event program
  • Contributing sponsor logo on event web page
  • Listing as contributing sponsor with event in AIGA Portland eNewsletter, press briefs and website
  • Dedicated tweets as contributing sponsor on AIGA Portland’s Twitter stream
  • 6 passes for the evening event

SILVER Cash – $2,500 / In-Kind – $5,000

  • Company name listing on event signage
  • Supporting sponsor name listing on event web page
  • 4 passes for the evening event

BRONZE Cash – $1,000 / In-Kind – $2,000

  • Company name listing on event web page
  • 2 passes for the evening event

In-Kind contributions may include:

  • Beer/wine/liquor
  • Food
  • Printing and collateral (could be sponsor branded)
  • Product or service giveaways
  • Videography
  • Live tweeting/social media support
  • Photography

Click here to download a PDF version of our 2017 Design Week Portland Sponsorship Kit.
To sponsor, partner or find out more about the event, email programming@portland.aiga.org

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