Career Tools | Visible x [Has Heart]: Bridging the Gap Between Design & Social Causes

Click here for member tickets.
Click here to register for non-members tickets.

*AIGA members save 50% on tickets to Career Tools. Want discounted tickets and other exclusive member benefits? Become an AIGA member today! Visit for more information.*

This Career Tools event will feature a moderated discussion between VISIBLE board member Cara Ungar and [HAS HEART] co-founders, Tyler Way and Kendra Clapp Olguin. They will discuss the process of setting up a non-profit, finding partnerships and funding, and all the nuts and bolts of getting their respective projects off the ground.

The event will also include a short recap with Judith Burger, a Portland-area military veteran who participated in [HAS HEART]’s 50 States project. She’ll share her experience collaborating with [HAS HEART] and give crucial insight into what it’s like being a “client” of a non-profit that brings creatives and veterans together. Click here to watch Judith’s HERO[series] filmed at Nike HQ with artist, Rich Tu.

This Career Tools is geared towards anyone seeking advice on advancing their social good-related passion project.

Join us for a morning of learning the ins and outs of starting a non-profit and working with groups from under-served communities. Snag your ticket now and join us Friday morning, May 18 from 8–9:30 AM. We will greet you with coffee and donuts at CENTRL Office’s east-side location. See you there!

Featured Guests

Tyler Way is living and working on the road conducting the “50 States: Veterans + Artists United” working tour. His responsibilities include all-things creative for [HAS HEART], including brand development/management, website design, product design, social media marketing, photography, and more. Throughout the tour, Tyler will be coordinating project planning efforts with partners and participants, working with each Veteran and artist through the HERO[series] design process, and building collaborative products with the various [HAS HEART] partners.

Tyler is an artist, having created original artwork for individuals including Phil Knight, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Rip Hamilton, and others. He is also a footwear designer, having designed and developed men’s footwear for an international lifestyle brand from 2012–2017. Above all, Tyler was the first artist that worked with the first Veteran on a t-shirt design.

The “50 States: Veterans + Artists United” tour’s co-pilot is Kendra Clapp Olguin, whose background includes fashion, event planning, and journalism. Beyond her years of experience as a high-end fashion buyer for a multi-million dollar lifestyle boutique, Kendra also specializes in communications with a passion for storytelling. A graduate from the University of Michigan in Communications and Spanish, some of Kendra’s main responsibilities include sharing Veterans’ stories, lead PR and communications efforts with media and project partners, and assist in styling and creating content throughout the journey.

​Cara Ungar is board chair at the Visible Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing equitable access to the work of the creative industry. Cara's got an extensive background in academic, nonprofit, and creative agency sectors. She earned her PhD in Rhetoric and Cultural Studies​ at Miami University. After teaching for several years, Cara opted for public service. She spearheaded the concept and content strategy for the Oregon Historical Society's digital initiative (the Oregon History Project) and eventually accepted a position as Executive Director at Oregon Humanities. Cara has applied her know-how at local agencies like Instrument, Uncorked, Connective DX and eROI and for clients such as Nike's Girl Effect, the SPOON Foundation, MamaCash, Google, the Emerson Collective and the Oregon College Savings Plan. She's currently a Senior Digital Strategist at eROI.

What can I learn at Career Tools?

At each Career Tools, a different speaker talks about practices they've developed to succeed. These presentations and discussions include managing your studio and business, developing client relationships, public speaking and presentation skills, and adopting new practices and procedures to deliver projects. Expect tools you can take away and implement immediately.

Event Sponsors:

52 LTD
52 Limited
is a digital resource company connecting creative + technology talent with leading brands, marketing and engineering departments, start-ups, design firms, advertising and interactive agencies. 52 Limited began as Portland's only locally-owned creative staffing agency and now serves some of the world's most recognizable and forward-thinking companies in Portland, Seattle and San Francisco.

is a collaborative, co-working space in Portland, OR. They provide flexible, full-service office space for some of Portland's leading entrepreneurs, free agents, start ups, and work groups. Located on both sides of the river, in the Pearl district’s historic GE Supply Co. building, and in the Slate at the Burnside bridgehead at Couch and MLK, in the Central Eastside.

When & Where
Fri, May 18, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PDT
CENTRL Office Eastside
329 Northeast Couch Street
Portland, OR 97232