AIGA Women Lead
Design for Good
Events & Recaps
On Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 52 Limited, illustration star Lisa Congdon and moderator Kate Bingaman-Burt delivered the game-changing session we hoped for at Career Tools: Fake It Till You Make It.
Lisa Holmes is a graphic/web designer, author, outdoor enthusiast, and previous AIGA Portland board member. For over 20 years she has been co-owner of Yulan Studio, providing graphic design for environmental and outdoor recreation organizations.
After a decade of friendship and two MFAs in Painting, Rachel Warkentin and Lindsay Jordan Kretchun decided to embark on a new adventure together, founding a handmade porcelain jewelry and homeware collection called Barrow.
Michelle Erickson is the illustrator and writer behind Mishka Marie, a line of cards, prints, and other illustrated items that we can’t get enough of. She uses watercolors to first create the shapes of her subject matter, then completes her drawings with ink, letting the initial (and often accidental) contours and color variations guide the outcome.
Jackie Thomson is the brains and hands behind the bold, striking textiles of Loom Room. With a client roster that includes Oregon Humanities Magazine, TOMS Shoes, YOXI, MySpace, and HGTV.com, Jackie’s on a roll.
On Thursday, September 24, the 3% Conference was hosted at the Pacific Northwest College of the Arts' impressive new home. A blend of designers, photographers, directors, producers; it was an influential gathering ready to bring awareness to that ratio of male to female creatives in advertising and media.
One of the earliest contemporary designers I was introduced to as I was starting to scratch the surface of my design education was Paula Scher. The work she was creating was electric, animated, and new to me.
Though women outnumber men in both design school and design disciplines, there are far more men occupying leadership roles in the creative industry. This is a problem, and not just for the ladies. Men and women alike should be asking why. Why aren’t more women leading, and what can we do about it?