PDXDF: WIP + Graphic Arts Center Zine Library Sponsored by Wacom

Showing your design drafts and hearing opinions is an integral part of the design process. Work In Progress is an opportunity to engage in that collaborative process. Improve your communication skills, receive constructive feedback, get fresh perspectives on your work, and hone your presentation skills in a welcoming environment. A festival pass is not required to attend this event.

We welcome high schoolers, college students, recent graduates, young professionals, mid-level, senior, creative directors, and retired designers of all ages to join.

Design professionals will be onsite to review work-each specializing in different disciplines. So come show your work, chat with the pros in your industry, and help others improve too!

In addition to viewing/reviewing design projects, you can check out the pop-up zine library! Graphic Arts Center Zine Library is a pop-up mobile library that features a curated collection of graphic design-based zines and artist books with a focus on graphic design as an art-making tool and risograph printed titles

About the Reviewers

Johnny Levenson: Johnny is currently UX Design Lead for Tasso, Inc., a biotechnology company based in Seattle. Previously, he has lead UX design and research for Tripwire, McAfee, and Intel. Johnny was also past president of AIGA Portland.

Reese Bowes: A cross-disciplinary designer, artist, and performer, Reese’s work engages in holistic and ontological practices that continually question the role of the human being in the designed environment - both the physical and digital. In his professional practice, Reese has collaborated with engineers, research scientists, and other designers at organizations such as Intel Labs, Instrument, Amplified by Design, and Second Story, and he’s also taught music production at PSU’s S.A.M.P, and facilitated workshops in virtual product design and sculpture at PNCA’s Make Think Code Lab.

Cristian Vargas: Cristian is the Founder/Creative Director for JUNTOSpdx. Cristian is also a color and material designer that has worked for a variety of footwear brands including Brooks, adidas, and Keen.

Ali Doucette: Ali is a Portland-based, Philly-raised multidisciplinary designer currently focusing on brand identity and digital experiences.

About the Hosts:

AIGA Portland Education Committee connects with students & faculty from local colleges and Universities. Helps run student mentorship programs, portfolio reviews, and educational programming geared toward mid-career designers.

Graphic Arts Center produces projects and programming that create connection, tangible experience, share progressive work, and benefit the community.

Questions about this event? Contact mentorship@portland.aiga.org

Special thanks to Wacom for sponsoring this event.


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.

When & Where
Fri, Oct 7, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PDT
Wacom Innovation Center
1455 NW Irving St
Portland, OR 97209