Join us as we wrap up our eventful week with an insightful keynote from R/GA VP and Managing Director, Julie Andrews. Hear Julie's connection story, learn about her journey from Brooklyn to Oakland to Portland, and celebrate the transformative power of Portland's tight-knit creative community—all in Wieden+Kennedy's beautiful atrium space.
End the week strong with this incredible event.
Doors open at 5pm. Event begins at 5:30. Light refreshments will be served.
About Julie Andrews:
As VP, Managing Director Julie Andrews leads the R/GA Portland office, delivering innovative, multidisciplinary creative output in collaboration with new and existing client partners. Julie brings over 20 years of expertise in software development and award-winning content production across online and broadcast, gaming, and applications. Her belief in R/GA’s mission to “define a more human future” puts culture-building values at the center of her leadership.
Julie joined R/GA from VIRTUE Worldwide where she was the head of delivery and client operations. In that role, she managed the integration of a traditional agency and a digital agency, combining processes and realigning teams. Prior to this role, Julie was partner, SVP client engagement and operations at Rumble Fox where she managed internal operating budgets and developed creative and technical processes that allow flexibility and adaptability while driving results. Through her career, she has worked with clients, including Unilever, Coca-Cola, GSK, JP Morgan Chase, Lay's, Purina, GM, Dean & Deluca and many more.
As a side project, Julie also worked as the operations and marketing strategist at In Wild Pursuit where she helped women and minority-owned small businesses and sole proprietors scale or exit their businesses. Julie holds a BA in Psychology from Pace University and currently resides in Portland with her wife and their 1 year old Miniature Pinscher Bootsy Collins and 2-year old cattle dog-shepherd, Nyla Rose.
About PDX Design Festival:
PDX Design Festival is a week-long celebration of design in the city of roses. After several long years of isolation and virtual collaboration, Portland's creative community is back and ready to reconnect. Our inaugural theme, chosen by the AIGA Portland community, is connection and echoes these sentiments. This is a can't-miss event for all of Portland.
Events tickets are reserved for festival pass holders—get your all-access festival pass on the PDXDF website.