Portland Chapter

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TILT - Handcrafted Food & Drink, Built For The American Workforce
1355 Northwest Everett Street

Join us for a social to connect with like minded designers and fabricators. Connect with others working in the field of Experiential Graphic Design.

Not sure what EGD is? Stop by and strike up a conversation to learn more.
Please RSVP through Eventbrite.

Portland Center Stage
128 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

Join us for a round table discussion with artisan Peter Andrusko about the collaborative relationship between designer and artisan.

A designer's vision must be realized by the hands that build it. The designer /artisan relationship can be one of collaboration, mutual respect and inspiration. Peter Andrusko along with with designers Debbie Shaw and Karen Ryan will share case studies demonstrating the power of craft and design collaboration.

Case Studies -
Gerding Theatre at the Armory
Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
The Confluence Project

Peter is the principal artisan at Andrusko Group with over 20 years of experience in stone, glass, wood and metal work. His work can be found at noted projects throughout the Portland area and the US. 

Please RSVP through eventbrite.

Meet our 2015 Sponsor!
Meyer Architectural Signs & Graphics
14975 SW 74th Avenue  Portland, OR 97224

With over 30 years of fabrication and installation experience, Meyer Architectural Signs & Graphics has one of the largest facilities dedicated to the production of quality custom architectural, wayfinding, code, ADA, and safety signage in Portland and the Pacific Northwest. Recent projects include VillaSport in Beaverton OR and Discovery Hall at University of Washington, Bothell.

Our 2015 Portland Chapter Sponsor welcomes us to meet, share and learn more. Please join us to give Meyer a big THANK YOU for their support!

Members and non-members welcome. Please RSVP through Eventbrite.

The Picnic House | 723 SW Salmon St

Downtown Portland streets are lined with twinkling lights and the Christmas tree is up in Pioneer Square. It is that time of year! Take in all the magic on your way to our gathering. It is a causal evening to reconnect before the holidays and thank our sponsor, Tube Art Group, for a wonderful year. Light hors d'oeuvres and first round of drinks provided.

Email [email protected] with questions. RSVP through Eventbrite.

As the sun set on October 7th, hundreds of Portlanders joined us for our largest event of the year held during Design Week Portland.

SEGD Portland invited seven design teams, two of which were student groups, to create temporary installations along the Portland Open Space Sequence, designed by Lawrence Halprin and constructed between 1966 and 1970. Typography, color, image, form, light and sound converged for one magical, moon lit evening to raise public awareness about this historic cultural resource comprised of four interconnected parks, fountains and civic spaces. The event explored and promoted inter-disciplinary design thinking, collaboration and placemaking in public spaces.

A magical evening transpired...

Design Week Portland event map

The Ira Keller Fountain - "We Are All in This Together"
Installation by: Mayer/Reed

River Sculpture

Revolution in the Landscape

Water pattern

Following the river

We are all in this together

Promenade 1 - "Words that Flow"
Installation by: Portland State University, Graphic Design

waterfall of words

words that flow

Pettygrove Park - "Dancers in the Park"
Installation by: Sticky Co.

Dancers in the park

Promenade 2 - "Against the Current"
Installation by: Pacific Northwest College of Art, Animated Arts Department



Lovejoy Fountain - "Perform"
Installation by: Second Story

Lovejoy Fountain

Luminecent string


Promenade 3 - "Urban Nature"
Installation by: Stefan Lesueur

The Source - "Begin/End"
Installation by: Gamut Arts & Third Angle New Music

Begin/End at the Source

Thank you to all the design teams for an amazing evening and thank you to our sponsors for making this happen!
Planar - Event Sponsor
Tube Art Group - 2014 Sponsor

Photos: Bruce Forster


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