2022 Experience Portland

Dan Davis

Dan Davis is Manager, Integrated Media at Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, where he has served for 19 years. He suggests, designs, and implements creative media applications and methods to fulfill the Museum’s mission. As the Media Group manager, he advises leadership about new media products, new web technologies, and new ways to build and extend the institution's brand into the virtual environment. 

Dan Davis
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Lalitha Balasubramanian

Lalitha Balasubramanian
Senior Designer, Urbanite (part of the Frost*collective)

Lalitha Balasubramanian is a multi-disciplinary wayfinding and environments designer who uses her rich background in interior design and placemaking to create unified, innovative and exciting spatial experiences through signage, environmental graphics, placemaking and interiors.

Lalitha Balasubramanian
Urbanite (Part of Frost Collective)

Matt Hexemer

Matt is a Global Design Director at Huge Inc. where he connects vision to execution for connected products and environments.  Matt has built multi-disciplinary teams for over 20 yrs, and is seasonal faculty for design strategy at The Institute Without Boundaries in Toronto. He has been awarded over twenty patents and design awards including a Red Dot for Kobo/Rakuten's "Arc EReader" and a Silver Pencil for Scott Sports "Aero Helmet". Matt has also collaborated with global brands including Nike, Google, and Procter & Gamble to reimagine retail and workplace experiences.

Matt Hexemer
Huge

Jeremy FiveCrows

Jeremy has worked in CRITFC’s Public Information Office for 24 years in a variety of positions and roles. He is currently the Communications Director, tasked with helping shape and disseminate external and internal communications for the organization. He is responsible for maintaining the organization’s website, social media presence, media relations, and communications with tribal fishers and tribal members both on- and off-reservation.

Jeremy FiveCrows
None
Portland, OR

Jillene Joseph

Jillene Joseph (Aaniiih) raised four children and a nephew for many years as a single mother and now is in a beautiful and healthy relationship. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in community health education and is currently the Executive Director for the Native Wellness Institute, a national non-profit organization that she and a handful of others founded in 2000.

Jillene Joseph
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Portland, OR

Fartun Abdi

Fartun Abdi is an African Immigrant from Somalia. Due to the civil war, she left the country at a young age. Fartun was the first generation of her family to earn a bachelor’s degree. In 2020, she received her degree in Architecture from Portland State University. She is the new Education Outreach Assistant for AFO. She speaks three languages and considers herself to be a creative and community-driven person.

Fartun Abdi
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Portland, OR

Irene Ng

Irene Ng was born and raised in the small ranching community of Elko, Nevada. She earned a Master of Architecture and Minor in Art while studying at the University of Idaho. After graduating she moved to Portland, OR where she practiced Architecture in the private sector for 15 years. Her portfolio consists of performing arts centers, higher education facilities, and aviation. In 2016, Irene joined the Port of Portland as the Sr Manager of Site and Facility Design.

Irene Ng
Port of Portland
Portland, OR

Kim Knowles

Kim Knowles has over 25 years of experience with arts and design organizations. In addition to guiding the Architects in Schools Program for AFO, she has experience in arts accessibility programming and worked in grants and education for the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Other experience includes further work in arts education and museum education, as well as service on several arts organization panels and committees.

Kim Knowles
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Portland, OR

Téjara Brown

Téjara has followed a dynamic path to work both in the design industry and the social sector where she gained a deeper understanding of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the design and architecture fields. Téjara has served on the IDC Oregon and IIDA Oregon boards and continues to work on developing relationships in the nonprofit, architecture, and design industries. She is currently an Associate and Lead Interior Designer at FFA Architecture and Interiors.

Téjara Brown
None
Portland, OR

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