What’s Happening This Week! Adam Garcia, Sketch Exchange, GOOD Ideas for Cities Recap

Thursday, February 23rd
Show & Tell with Adam Garcia (IN REAL LIFE)
Noon | Room 160

Open to the public!  

Until November 2011, Adam was working in Nike’s Global Brand Design department doing art direction and design across packaging, retail, brand strategy, visual centers and product launches. Previously he was a designer in at Nike Sportswear. In his spare time he works as the creative director for Minneapolis’ event/crew Wants VS Needs and as an art director for various record labels. He als does editorial illustration for national and local publications and works with small businesses and musicians doing branding and consultancy. 

From October 2007 until October 2009, he was a senior designer at 160over90, a branding agency in Philadelphia. Before that, he was the Art Director at the record label Rhymesayers Entertainment in Minneapolis.


Friday, February 24th
"Uncharted Territory" Workshop with Adam Garcia
11am - 4pm | Room 160

Workshop is limited to graphic design majors only. Because of the skills needed for this workshop seats are limited to those that have already taken or are already enrolled in 118. Workshops are funded by the art department and are only promoted by FoGD. 

For this workshop, Adam will be working with students to create a magazine that will be submitted into an art show themed, “Uncharted Territory.” This is a great opportunity to collaborate together with Adam and other students to create a byproduct of the workshop that will be displayed during the week of TED PDX. TED is all about inspiration, creativity, and the importance of collaboration to create a better tomorrow. What better than a collaboration with those that will be creating it?

The day will organically decide the format, content, etcetera, by documenting the dialogue around this idea of the future of creativity and the future of creatives. Whether parts of the “magazine” become about individual ideals, inspiration, forecasting, or just general brainstorming about what a designer’s role (or lack thereof) shall be in the upcoming years, content generated the day of, and documentation, there will be more than enough fodder for the publication. 

It’s about dialogue and collaboration, so the more the merrier. If you stop by and have an idea or discuss, you’re contributing to the book.  

Friday, February 24th
SketchXchange with Jolby 
6PM - 9PM
Leftbank Project 240 N Broadway PortlandOR 97227

Space is limited, sign up here!  

SketchXchange is a chance to peep into the sketchbooks of some of our favorite local illustrators, hear what inspires their work and learn about the process they use to create. Bring your own sketchbook, mingle, have a beverage and draw in a few sketchbooks. There are no rules or themes unless you have one for your book. Just pens, pencils, sketchbooks and friends. This isn’t a slide show event, guest illustrators will be sharing their actual sketchbooks and you’ll have an opportunity to purchase some of their work.

So come join us for an intimate night amongst friends drawing. If you come to enough SketchXChanges you could potentially have a whole sketchbook filled with illustrations by many people in our community. One lucky participant will even get a drawing done in their sketchbook by the guest illustrator! 


Ideas for Cities - Portland

Ideas for Cities - Portland

Ideas for Cities - Portland

GOOD Ideas for Cities

The GOOD Ideas for Cities was a great success! It was inspiring to see how design can affect our city for the better. Special thanks to Alissa Walker and GOOD Magazine for having us! 

View more photos from the event here!

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