The Art Institute of Portland

The Art Institute of Portland offers programs in Advertising, Design Management, Design Studies, Design Visualization, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Apparel Accessory Design, Apparel Design, Fashion Marketing, Digital Film & Video, Game Art & Design, Media Arts & Animation, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, Visual & Game Programming, Web Design & Interactive Media, Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry, and Culinary Management.
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  • AM Northwest Design Challenge

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    Four fashion designers from The Art Institute of Portland compete on AM Northwest Design Challenge!

    Mondays and Fridays at 9am, January 23rd to February 27th.

    Meet the designers:

    Germaine Barnard
    Bachelor of Fine Arts Apparel Design,
    minor in Sustainability
    Fall 2011 graduate

    As a little girl, Germaine Barnard learned from her mom how to sew. Originally from Pleasant Hill, Calif., Germaine decided to pursue a career in fashion after high school. At The Art Institute of Portland, Germaine threw herself into the program and loved every minute of it. A huge fan of working as a team, she worked with several other students last year to design and construct separate collections for an eco-friendly fashion show at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee. She loves to read, and pulls from literature for design inspiration.

    Lindsay Chapel
    Bachelor of Fine Arts Apparel Design
    Fall 2011 graduate

    Lindsay Chapel is a designer that is dedicated to bringing beauty and excitement into the world. She lives by the motto "those who seek beauty will find it." She explores creative concepts through provocative vibrant colors and non-traditional silhouettes. She likes to marry forward contemporary details with classic ideals. Through fashion Lindsay aims to become inspired in order to continue inspiring others.

    Natayla Hebert
    Bachelor of Fine Arts Apparel Design
    Summer 2011 graduate

    After watching the Drew Barrymore film "Ever After" as an eight year old, Natalya Hebert knew that she wanted to be a designer. Her conviction was so great that Natalya enrolled at The Art Institute of Portland even before high school graduation. She has thrived as a designer despite several obstacles. In fact, a minor setback involving car trouble led her to the junkyard and the idea behind her senior collection. Night Junkie is a unique mix of roughness, raw color, and her own interpretation of the formality of the pleat.

    Amy Sim
    Bachelor of Fine Arts Apparel Design
    Current student

    Amy Sim began sewing on her mother's Singer Featherweight sewing machine at the age of nine. Throughout junior high and high school, Amy developed her skills and created the majority of her wardrobe. She headed to Oregon State University to major in Apparel Design, where a college professor suggested that a more "practical" degree would be Home Economics Education. Amy listened to that advice and changed her major. For many years, Amy's passion for fashion design was put on the back burner as she raised two sons and became a certified instructor and owner of a Jazzercise franchise. When her sons were in college, Amy made the bold decision to return to school and pursue her dream degree in Apparel Design. Her expertise shows in the beautiful workmanship of the garments she creates. Amy is inspired by the classic fashion icons Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Jacqueline Kennedy, and aspires to design special pieces with clean lines, supreme quality and exquisite details. Amy resides in Portland with her husband Tim, her "biggest fan." Sons, Brennan, 24, is in the MBA program at The University of South Alabama, and Garrett, 21, is a senior at The University of Oregon where he plays basketball for the Ducks.

  • October at The Steven Goldman Gallery - Song of Tea

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    The Art Institute of Portland is proud to announce the dedication of our gallery to Dr. Steven Goldman. In honor of his many years of dedicated service as President of The Art Institute of Portland the gallery has been renamed The Steven Goldman Gallery. “Song of Tea” will be the gallery’s inaugural exhibition.

    The Steven Goldman Gallery at The Art Institute of Portland and The International Culinary School present “Song of Tea”.

    Everyday more than 3 billion cups of tea are prepared across the planet making tea the world’s single most widely consumed beverage (unadorned water aside). “Song of Tea” is a look at six of the most influential tea producing and consuming countries, and an examination of the cultural influence and history of tea in China, Japan, India, England, Morocco and South America through writings, objects and ceremony.

    Please join us for the Opening Reception for a sampling of fine teas prepared by Steven Smith Teamaker, Tao of Tea and Marrakesh Restaurant, and a Gongfu tea ceremony also courtesy of Tao of Tea. To pair with the various brews the International Culinary School will be serving a selection of special tea snacks from around the globe.

    On October 15th we invite you to join us again in the gallery at 1pm as Jan Waldmann performs a formal Japanese tea ceremony and leads us in a discussion in the Japanese way of tea.

    The first bowl moistens my lips and throat.
    The second bowl banishes my loneliness
    and melancholy.
    The third bowl penetrates my whitened entrails,
    finding nothing except a literary core of
    five thousand scrolls.
    The fourth bowl raises a slight perspiration.
    The fifth bowl purifies my flesh and bones.
    The sixth bowl makes me one with the immortal,
    feathered spirits.
    The seventh bowl I need not drink, feeling only
    a pure wind rushing beneath my wings.

    Lu Tong (790 ~ 835)
    Excerpt from the “Song of Tea”

    The Art Institute of Portland would like to thank Tao of Tea, Steven Smith Teamaker, Marrakesh Restaurant, One Green World, Jan Waldmann and the Japanese Consulate for their support.

    October 6 – October 30, 2011

    First Thursday, October 6th, 6 – 8 pm

    The Steven Goldman Gallery
    1122 NW Davis Street
    Portland, OR 97209


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    The Art Institute of Portland Gallery presents “Double Take: A Classic Revision”

    Literally drawing from The Portland Art Museum’s exhibition, Allure of the Automobile, our summer Transportation Studio Industrial Design class has been working on re-imagining titans of classic automobile design for a contemporary audience. Initially the designers worked on-site at the Museum, learning the lines and developing an understanding of the history of their chosen vehicle. On returning to the studio they began to manipulate the bloodlines, updating and evolving the characteristics while maintaining a sense of heritage in the vehicle. In this, the last stage of the project, our designers will be installing their concept work in the gallery space; their sketches made at the Museum, the concept work derived, and the final piece – an automotive tape drawing. One of the industry’s oldest design techniques, a tape drawing allows the designer to style the defining lines of a car on a large sale and make immediate adjustments by simply shifting the tape.

    Our designers will begin their tape drawings at the start of the exhibition and continue to build them throughout the month. We are encouraging our audience to engage and explore the design process of one of our nations most iconic industries by joining us over the course of the month and watch the process unfold first hand.

    Featuring the work of:
    Berin B., Kurt Budke, John Reed Dunn, Daniel Fink, Chris Hill, Jake Harwood, Tom Tice, Chris Rickmon, Larry Selbiger and Matt Thornton

    Additionally, The Art Institute of Portland is proud to include our entry for the 2011 Portland Adult Soapbox Derby. Five Industrial Design Students entered the highly competitive, deceptively whimsical, and potentially deadly annual showdown. With their very first try the team placed as runner up for Rookie of the Year and 3rd best in engineering (this year’s winner tasted victory for the first time in 12 years). It is a far cry from a couple of orange crates and some baby-buggie wheels.

    Featuring the work of:
    Kathryn Adams, Rob LaCosse, Rob McCullough, Ben Nicholes and Scott Saunders

    September 1 – October 1, 2011
    Reception for the Designers
    Thursday, September 15th, 6 – 8 pm

    The Art Institute of Portland Gallery
    1122 NW Davis Street
    Portland, OR 97209


  • The Art Institute of Portland Gallery presents “In House”, an exhibition of photography from our own Photography Department faculty. Six different visions through the lens see the trail of manifest destiny, conversations among tribal trees, an architectural of sweep bone, utopian community building, an intensive purity of expression, and a past process drawn into a digital future.

    Featuring works by Alexis Abrams, David Brunn, Russ Dodd, Shawn Linehan, Paul Thacker, and Julie Verdini.

    Alexis Abrams is an arts educator and documentary photographer, currently based in Portland, Oregon. Her recent work looks at the Western United States from an Easterly vantage point, drawing out the sense of promise and purpose invested in the geologies and histories by two centuries of romantic frontierism. Most recently, Abrams’ images have been featured in exhibits at the Black American West Museum in Denver, CO, and published in The Elements of Photography by Angela Faris-Belt.

    David Brunn’s wide-ranging career has allowed him to become an expert in all aspects of photography. He is currently working on the development of a modern process daguerreotype using the traditional silver plated copper and incorporating digital pigment printing in pursuit of the correct density and exposure for a contemporary "mirror with a memory". Brunn’s work is included in many public and private collections including the George Eastman House, Apple, and the Portland Art Museum.

    Russ Dodd, a native of Colorado and transplanted to the Pacific Northwest 30 years ago, is a painter, illustrator, printmaker, and photographer. His current body of work stems from a curiosity for the comparative anatomy of canines. As a serious dog trainer and student of canine behavior, Dodd found himself accumulating a variety canine skulls and utilizes photography as an avenue to explore the architecture of the bones. Dodd's fine art prints and paintings are in numerous private collections as well as art museums including the Portland Art Museum and the George Eastman House Museum of Photography.

    Shawn Linehan is a North Carolinian native, who now calls Portland, Oregon her home. Her photography focuses on organic farming, sustainable businesses, and eco-friendly subjects as a means to examine habits of consumption in the community and in her own life. Linehan's career in the arts has included stints as an elementary school art teacher, commercial photographer, and Graphics Specialist at specialty lens manufacturer LensBaby.

    Paul Thacker lives and works in his north-light studio on his Sauvie Island farm. From behind the lens he strives to home in on the primary elements of a subject, to listen to the core resonance of a composition and to essentially "get out of the way" of the truth of the moment. Thacker began as a professional photographic printmaker he has built a successful career in documentary photography, commercial work and editorial portraiture. In October 2011, Paul will travel as an invited guest lecturer to Photo District News' Photo Plus Expo 2011 in New York City.

    Julie Verdini is originally an East Coaster transplanted many years ago to live in and photograph the majestic Pacific Northwest. Verdini’s preferred subjects are the modern landscape, processes of healing, narration and symbology often binding these elements together in her photography of trees. Verdini has worked as a camera technician under award-winning camera engineer Bernie O’Doherty as well as an assistant to Fredrick Goodich ASC, a Senior Lecturer at AFI.

    When: August 4 – August 27, 2011
    Opening Reception
    Thursday, August 4, 6-8pm

    Where: The Art Institute of Portland
    1122 NW Davis Street

    Contact: Caitlin Moore

    Alexis Abrams Dad, Yosemite National Park, 2010, 13" x 19"

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    Our own Justin Auld will be showing new work this upcoming 1st Thursday at MoHDI Gallery Space, 625 NW Everett #108, in the Everett Station Lofts.

    6-9pm Thursday, August 4th 2011

    "These are what I have coined Quantum paintings and drawings.
    The work starts with an element of chance or unpredictability within a fixed window of possibilities. I begin each work with a separation of intent and control. This is the quantum experience, allowing chance, movement and time to intersect to lay the groundwork for the imagery. Next I pick out, from what has been laid down, the shapes and images that I see. I'm sculpting the random act to pull out what has been created by infinite variables of force and action.
    The intent of my adding hints of forms is to invite the viewer to explore their own unconsciousness through the general suggestion of images in the cloud forms. I've planted seeds from my own visions to allow the bridge for others. The painting will grow and change depending on the viewer's own associations and history. At different times different images will appear.
    I invite the user to embrace this detachment from solid definite imagery as it reflects the true nature of matter and energy, being constantly changing and morphing."

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    image: Justin Auld, Quantum Painting #19 oil on masonite 48" x 24" 2011


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    The Art Institute of Portland Gallery presents “85 + sunny”, a seasonal collection of picnic perfect, locally inspired, designed and fabricated creations. From modern takes on the traditional basket and ingenious new kit for tricking out your handbuilt bike in seasonal style to delectable handcrafted comestibles this is how Portland gears up for enjoying those cherished full days of summer.

    Featuring Pink Slip Jam, Unbound Pickling, Salt Fire Time, Molly J. Walter, Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Walnut Studio, North St. Bags, Appetite Home, Non-Perishable Goods, Pendleton, Thomas Paul, West End Bikes and more.

    Please join us on July 7th from 6 – 8 for the opening of “85 + sunny”, an exhibition celebrating Portland creativity in the summer and add your favorite picnicking spot to our Portland parks wall or discover a new spot for yourself.

    What: “85 + sunny”
    When: July 7 – July 31, 2011
    Opening Reception, Thursday, July 7, 6-8pm
    Where: 1122 NW Davis Street, Portland, OR 97209


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    The Art Institute of Portland presents
    Curated by Chroma - Jennifer Porter & Martha I. Wallulis
    The Art Institute of Portland, 1122 NW Davis Street, Portland OR, 97209
    March 3, 2011 – April 3, 2011
    Monday – Saturday 8am – 8pm, Sunday 10am – 8pm

    Opening Reception - March 3rd, 6pm - 9pm


    Image: Chuck Gordon, “Phaistos, Underwater City”,1987 Colored pencil & watercolor, 22.5” x 22.5”

  • PixelPool/Ai Portland First Thursday Student Exhibition

    What’s It All About?
    PixelPool is partnering with The Art Institute for a First Thursday event on APRIL 7TH.

    Many leading creative firms and industry leaders will be invited to the event where three Art Institute students – chosen by PixelPool’s President – will showcase their original artwork in an exhibition.

    Want To Get Involved?
    PixelPool will be visiting The Art Institute on Wednesday, Feb. 23 to meet with students and view their existing work. To get involved in the exhibition come to the Open Space between 10am to 2pm with three examples of your work in printed form.

    The Project
    Three finalists will participate in a project to create a piece of art for the exhibition. The basic parameter of the project is to visualize, using digital content, what Portland would look like in 100 years if humans disappeared today.

  • “Felt Spaces” Felt work by Annin Barrett and Tash Wesp

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    Felt work by Annin Barrett and Tash Wesp shows at the Gallery at The Art Institute of Portland in this exhibit about the world’s oldest fabric. Incredibly adaptable, wool felt can become anything from art to clothing to houses. Felt Spaces explores the varied possibilities of felt design.

    Inspired by a summer sabbatical trip to Kyrgystan to research felt, Annin Barrett presents her felted wool landscapes as well as shyrdak rugs collected from Kochkor and Bishkek. She will be teaching a felt design course at The Art Institute of Portland in Spring 2011.

    Tash Wesp creates one-of-a-kind felt clothing, hats, toys, and a wild and woolly felt installation for the gallery. With a background in the circus, she brings a love of creative mayhem to her studio work. Specializing in nuno felt designs, she teaches workshops and lives in Newport.

    February 3-27, 2011
    1122 NW Davis Street, Portland, OR 97209

  • First Thursday Reception

    January 6, 2011

    The Gallery at the Art Institute of Portland presents "Quantum Paintings" by Justin Auld. In this pastoral series of cloudscapes Auld explores the depth of individual interpretation. Auld begins his process with a calculatedly randomized gesture, throwing a paint soaked rag on masonite. He then lays down a progression of aesthetic decisions based on the shapes he finds in that first mark, building a landscape, a fixed location, out of elements of chance and creating a quasi-quantum experience along that intersection of the infinite variables in the rag mark and his own subsequent actions. He invites the viewer to share in that sense of infinite possibility by incorporating some of the core discoveries he made at the start of the work into the clouds that dominate the picture plane, encouraging the viewer to find their own shapes and images.

    Justin Auld received his MFA from PSU in 2005 and has been showing in Portland since 2000. Auld is currently an instructor at the Art Institute of Portland.
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  • Alumni Success Story: Hive FX's Jessica Butler

    Life moves pretty fast when you’re watching customers test the limits of Applebee’s "All You Can Eat Riblets" promotion.

    Except it doesn’t move fast. It moves slow. Actually, slower than slow. It moves at a speed that makes tortoises look like hares. At least that’s what it felt like for Jessica Butler.

    Jessica worked at Applebee’s for eight years – first while as an undergrad at the University of Oregon (her first degree) in Eugene, then when she moved to Portland. Eventually, Jessica enrolled in the Media Arts and Animation program, from which she graduated in 2010.

    Interestingly, her animation career began with a failed interview at Bent Image Lab. While she didn’t get the job, she made a good enough impression that Bent called her the next time there was an opening. Before long other companies in town were asking Jessica to do work for them. Sometimes it was glamorous work; other times it was catering for a company party. She took PA jobs even when it meant she wouldn’t have time to sleep between Applebee’s, working on set and going to class. At all times Jessica looked at opportunities to make a name for herself in this small animation town.

    Nowadays Jessica is a Producer for Hive-FX, where she manages a team of 3D artists while also cultivating relationships with high profile clients like Nike, R West, and Staircase Productions. When asked about the most impactful part of her education, Jessica takes note of her foundation classes and critiques. “As a producer, being able to understand and comment on an artist’s work intelligently is invaluable.”

    Jessica sees the 3D world continuing to blossom in the future. “3D work is becoming more and more realistic and the demand is high. I expect the field to continue to grow exponentially with lighting and texture artists being the most valuable assets.”

    As long as no one asks Hive to render 3D riblets, the future looks bright.

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  • 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar

    December 5th, 2010

    If you want to give great design this holiday season, stop by our Holiday Bazaar and shop for gifts handmade by The Art Institute of Portland's creative community -- benefiting the Creative Arts Scholarship Fund!

    We'll have jewelry, original art, knitted goods, cards, apparel, and some amazing re-purposed home goods courtesy of our Trash to Cash Industrial Design class!

    Open to the public (that means you) during the following hours:

    First Thursday, December 2: 5:30pm-9pm
    Friday, December 3: 10am-5pm
    Saturday, December 4: 10am-5pm

    Cash only, please!

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  • Alumni Success Story: Columbia Sportswear's Katelyn Reeling

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    We're always proud of the alums from the Art Institute of Portland, but we're especially proud of the ones who clean the popcorn machine after the portfolio show. No job was ever too big or too small for 2009 Apparel Design graduate Katelyn Reeling. It's no surprise, then, to see her succeed in the business world. To see her national success story, click here. Otherwise, read below for more on Katelyn.
    What do you do when you’ve found your dream job before you’ve even turned 22? That’s the question AI 2009 graduate Katelyn Reeling asks herself these days. Having moved from tiny Bishop, California to Portland specifically so she could go to school in the nation’s active wear capital, you can imagine the euphoria she felt when she began working as an Associate Apparel Designer at Columbia Sportswear last year.

    Yet the path to Katelyn’s dream job wasn’t always clear. She graduated in March, 2009 in as bleak an economic climate as any in the past 50 years. After several online applications yielded no results she decided to take a part-time job at the Columbia retail store in the Portland airport. The idea was to stay busy and do something related to her field. Even though it may have seemed like a step backwards at the time – you don’t exactly need a degree in apparel design to work in retail – it was this decision that ultimately led to Katelyn landing her dream job.
    After a few months, things took a turn for the better. Katelyn impressed her supervisors at the retail store. The economy began to improve. Suddenly the Columbia corporate office – which had been on a hiring freeze – was hiring again. As an employee at the retail store, Katelyn’s name was now in the Columbia computer system. This time she applied and her application rose to the top. She was hired as an intern. She showed talent, enthusiasm and as luck would have it, a full-time position opened in her department. Katelyn interviewed and was hired. In nine months she went from a part-time employee to a full-time Associate Apparel Designer.

    This isn’t the kind of story that will work for everyone. There is never a guarantee of being promoted from a company’s retail store to their corporate headquarters. However, what Katelyn did is what the savvy ones do: she sized up the situation and, though working in retail wasn’t her dream job, she knew the overall product was something of interest to her. Within a few months she went from selling that product to actually helping design it.

    Katelyn’s advice, not surprisingly, is to keep trying new things and always look for purpose in them. When in school, she recognized that every class – even the ones she didn’t like – had a purpose. Down the road, this mindset paid off. Now she just has to figure out what to do next.

  • Alumni Success Story: Team Bondi's Luc Cote

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    This past Thursday, November 11th, Rockstar games released a trailer for their 2011 release L.A. Noire. This is relevant because the main character was principally designed by 2008 GAD alum Luc Cote.
    Luc estimates having designed 75% of the characters used in the trailer. Read Luc's success story below:
    Luc Cote lives in a beachtown in Australia, designing characters for Team Bondi and the Rockstar video game LA Noire. He was hired directly out of AIPd, moved to the other side of the world and all because he learned something very important:

    “My education, and where I want to take my life, is up to me,” Luc says, “I can do anything I want. All I have to do is follow through with it.”

    It’s not like Luc sat around on his first day of school saying “I am awesome and I am going to dominate this school and four years from now I will be sitting on the beach designing characters for video games.” No, he started by listening. He knew his teachers had industry experience and knew they were being direct with sharing their experiences and expectations. Some students are frightened by this. Luc was empowered. He knew his instructors and advisors knew what they were talking about, so he asked them questions. He worked on both his modeling and his research. Soon his 3D skills impressed a company located in another hemisphere.

    Luc knows the possibilities are endless in the gaming industry. “I can work all over the world. And the industry hires from all over the world. I can live anywhere, while getting paid to do what I love doing. Ultimately I can go wherever I want and do whatever I want.”

    “It’s up to us to make it happen. We just have to make it.”

  • Filmusik and Will Vinton present "The Little Prince"

    November 10, 2010

    Filmusik and Will Vinton present “The Little Prince” a classic claymation film with the sound created in the theatre. LIVE MUSIC, LIVE VOICE ACTORS, LIVE SOUND EFFECTS.

    The Little Prince is both a charming and lyrical work of animation and a piece of Oregon film history. Filmusik brings together the original artists including the voice of the Little Prince, Michele Mariana for a live performance that celebrates Portland film.

    Filmusik: The Little Prince
    Nov. 11th & 12th 7pm
    Nov. 14th 2pm
    Hollywood Theatre
    Info and tickets at <>
    $10 Discounted Tickets for Students

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  • Alumni Success Story: Rebecca Dallas

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    One of the true misnomers of being a student (and person, really) is the idea that the "successful people" never doubt themselves. This is simply false. Every student at this school experiences doubt. Once the doubt creeps in, it's a matter of how you respond to it. For this very reason, one of my favorite success stories from this school is Rebecca Dallas. Read her story of overcoming doubt below, then check out her national success story.

    Nike receives thousands of resumes daily. With that kind of demand to work there, you can imagine how big a compliment it is to receive a phone call from them specifically to recruit you.

    Of course, if you’re Rebecca Dallas (B.S. Design Management, 2008), you don’t have to imagine that. With Rebecca it actually happened.

    So why did Nike call? Did she win a contest? Did they mistakenly call Rebecca Dallas instead of Rebecca Dulles?

    In truth Nike called her for two reasons: because of her talent and because they already knew her. While at The Art Institute, Rebecca did contract work for Nike. She did contract work because she kept in touch with a Nike employee she had met for coffee. She met a Nike employee for coffee because she asked her instructors if they knew anyone at Nike. She asked her instructors if they knew anyone at Nike because…well, that’s just the kind of thing Rebecca Dallas does.

    Rebecca isn’t super talented in everything. Heck, she almost failed out of the ID program her first year at AI. She is, however, insanely driven to succeed and be involved. She was always the student who asked enough questions in class to be sure she understood everything. She was a school ambassador, a peer mentor and a member of Brash Creative. As soon as she discovered Design Management, everything clicked. The idea of being the liaison between the creative side and the business side fit her perfectly.

    “I like to make work as personable as possible,” Rebecca says and indeed being personable is crucial to her position as Production Specialist at Nike. Rebecca's day is spent managing and producing product imagery assets with internal and external Nike teams.

    Once the imagery has been produced, she then distributes it across Nike and Nike Affiliated websites (such as the Nike store, Air Jordan, Livestrong, and UMBRO). She orders samples, approves images and talks to people all over the world. Whether she is on a conference call to Belgium or emailing someone in her own building, Rebecca ensures the best of what Nike can offer is available to consumers in the digital market.

    Rebecca sees her college major as one that will be of utmost importance in the future. “I see a need for Design Managers developing. The creative world needs people in power that can act strategically but think creatively. We are a new breed and will be a useful tool for the creative world to embrace and the rigid world to challenge.”

    And as for advice she’d give to the thousands of people who apply to Nike every day? It has a lot to do with your talent and drive, and not much to do with being a specific type of person.

    “I’m not Miss Sporty Spice. I don’t know athletes. I’m a rocker chick with tattoos. You don’t have to be an athlete to work at Nike. You just have to be true to yourself and confident in your abilities.”

  • Free Events in Portland: Oct 22-24

    All weekend

    Davis Graveyard: The haunting continues through early November. 8703 SE 43rd Ave in Milwaukie.
    Saturday, October 23

    West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta: Watch people paddle across the lake in giant, hollow-out pumpkins. Plus live music, costume contest, a bevy of other giant vegetables on display, and more. Lake of the Tualatin Commons, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Races start at 2:00 pm.

    Live “Thriller” Performance: Watch a mass performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at Pioneer Courthouse Square at 4:00 pm. There’s a $5 donation if you wish to dance; free for spectators. There will be a family-friendly bike ride that leads to this performance; read about the ride here.

    Zombie Walk: Be a part of this ghoulish parade, or observe and hope they won’t notice you. The event begins after the “Thriller” performance at 4:00 pm.

    Farmington Gardens Halloween Family Festival: Enjoy games, a maze, a scavenger hunt, and more. Costumes are encouraged, and pets are welcomed as well. 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

    Community Action Energy Fair: Workshops on energy, safety, and health topics. Kids activities. Free hot dog lunch. Lincoln Street Elementary School, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.

    Lincoln Peirce, author and illustrator of the bestselling series “Big Nate,” will speak at Borders at Bridgeport Village, 2:00 pm. Best for ages 8-12.
    Sunday, October 24

    Wonder Woman Day: The event includes local and national artists signing comics and sketching, silent auction, costumed superheroes and science fiction characters, and more. Excalibur Comics, noon to 6:00 pm.

    Day of the Dead Traditions and Crafts: Learn about the symbolism of a Day of the Dead altar, and decorate skeletons to adorn it. Troutdale Library, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

    Celebration of Paulann Petersen, Oregon’s newest poet laureate: Guest speakers, a Flash Choir performance, and a special reading by Paulann Petersen. Reception will follow. Central Library, 2:00 pm.

    More free events

    For more free and low-cost events, check PDX Pipeline, Dave Knows Portland, and Portland on the Cheap.

    For kids events, check UrbanMamas and PDX Kids Calendar.

    For free concerts, see Concert Co-op.

    (Via Around the Sun)

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  • Form|Function Fashion Show

    Form Function Fashion Show -2010 Portland Architecture + Design Festival
    October 29, 2010
    The American Institute of Architects Portland and the Center for Architecture present the first-ever FORM FUNCTION FASHION SHOW as part of the second annual Portland Architecture + Design Festival. Tickets are limited to 100! Only $20 // $10 with student

    Taking a cue from all design disciplines, this fashion show will explore a broader understanding of how the human form and proportion influence design.

    Join us at the Center for Architecture for this intimate showcase of beautiful designs and contribute to the conversation.

    Featuring Portland Fashion Designers:
    Adam Arnold
    Liza Rietz
    Dawn Sharp
    Emily Ryan Sword + Fern
    Stage design by Portland artists Damien Gilley
    and William Beck


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  • Welcome New Students!

    Welcome Week Events
    October 4 - 9, 2010

    Monday, October 4
    Event: Sundaes on Monday
    Time: 4:45-5:45 pm
    Location: Open Space, 2nd floor

    Tuesday, October 5
    Event: Q & A with 3rd and 4th years
    Time: 4:45-5:45 pm
    Location: Room 263

    Wednesday, October 6
    Event: Lunch with Academic Advisors, Student Financial Services, and Scholarship Coordinator
    Time: 11:45 am-12:30 pm
    Location: Room 263

    Event: Student Involvement Fair
    Time: 4:45-5:45 pm
    Location: Open Space, 2nd floor

    Thursday, October 7
    Event: Poster Sale
    Time: 10 am-6 pm
    Location: Student Commons

    Event: All Campus Picnic
    Time: 4:45-6:00 pm
    Location: Culinary Arts building

    Friday, October 8
    Event: Student Film Festival (presented by STAC)
    Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
    Location: Open Space, 2nd floor

    Saturday, October 9
    Event: Tour of Portland
    Time: 10 am
    Location: Meet in school lobby

    Event: Casino Night
    Time: 7:00-10:00 pm
    Location: Open Space, 2nd floor

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  • Summer Graduation and Portfolio Show

    September 17, 2010

    The quarterly Portfolio Show at The Art Institute of Portland is a great chance to see what’s on the minds of emerging designers and what the latest trends are in the design world. It’s also an opportunity for the college to share with the community the amazing creativity and talent our students have developed during their studies. This event is open to the public.

    11:30am-1:00pm Business preview

    1:00pm-3:00pm open to the general public

    The graduation ceremony follows the portfolio show at 4:00 pm.

    Graduation will be held at the Governor Hotel.

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AIPD 2010 - 2011 CALENDAR


9.3.10 September Holiday

9.6.10 Labor Day

11.25 & 11.26.10 Thanksgiving

12.23 & 12.24.10 Winter Holiday

12.31.10 New Years Eve


Summer 2010
7.12.2010 - 9.25.2010

Fall 2010
10.4.2010 - 12.18.2010

Winter 2011
1.10.2011 - 3.26.2011

Spring 2011
4.4.2011 - 6.18.2011

Summer 2011
7.11.2011 - 9.18.2011


Runway shots may be seen HERE

Backstage and pre-show shots may be seen HERE

Paparazzi and red carpet shots may be seen HERE