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2009 Portland

WHEN:

Saturday, March 7, 2009

This event has passed.

WHERE:

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
503-226-2811
www.portlandartmuseum.org

JUDGES:

Aaron Draplin

AARON DRAPLIN
Founder/President, Draplin & Partner, Wilderness

After getting a degree from Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Draplin served as Art Director for Snowboarder magazine and Senior Designer at Cinco Design Office. The Draplin Design Co. stepped out on its own four hairy feet in 2004. He rolls up his sleeves for the likes of Coal Headwear, Union Binding Company, Snowboard magazine, Grenade Gloves, Forum snowboards, Ride snowboards and Field Notes.


Draplin Design Co.

Kat Topaz

KAT TOPAZ
Founder, Topaz Design

Kat Topaz is a publication designer known nationally for her work. In Portland, she created the design for Mix magazine. Nationally, she has redesigned over 25 alt-weeklies, including the San Francisco Bay Guardian and Boston’s Weekly Dig. People tell her that her passion for type is contagious.


Topaz Design

Mark Searcy

MARK SEARCY
Art Director-Portland Mercury

Mark Searcy co-founded Art Prostitute, the award-winning art and design publication and gallery based in Dallas, TX. Mark also taught design at the University of North Texas and Texas A&M-Commerce. In 2007, Mark uprooted himself from Dallas, leaving Art Prostitute in the stead of his business partner, and moved to the mountains of Portland, Oregon where he is currently the art director for the Portland Mercury.


www.thisdotcomtaken.com

Michael Klein

MICHAEL KLEIN
Design Director for Originals - Adidas

Rebecca Huston

REBECCA HUSTON
Director of Design Strategy-Twenty Four Seven

As a founding member of Twenty Four Seven, her philosophy and major responsibility has always been to create and/or leverage strategy that is both forward thinking, yet realistic to implement. Her specialties include: Consumer Insights, Trend Translation, Ideation and Brainstorming, Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Brand Strategy, Communication Strategy and Information Architecture.


www.twentyfour7.com

PORTLAND TEAM:

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TOMMY ALFSON
Student of Design

One of the rare, true natives to Portland, Tommy spent his youth building forts and hunting with BB guns.  Currently working in the world of interior design, while in his final term of the Design Management program at the Art Institute of Portland, he has enjoyed a varied background ranging from graphic design and photography, to styling (The North Face, Ann Taylor, Hurley, Adidas, Nike, Yamaha) and a brief stint making street signs.  Tommy is the one who always gets asked to cook, taps to the beat, never the first one to arrive, can taste the difference, and could wear a different pair of shoes everyday for a month.



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PINEY KAHN
Partner & Founder, milk milk

A veteran of pop culture biz (Capitol Records, Grand Royal/Beastie Boys, DC Shoes, etnies, and Red Bull), Piney founded milk milk (a marketing collective) in 2006 to do what she loves best – connect people. Piney lives in Portland, OR, where she enjoys watching Dr. Who and embarking on ill-advised home improvement projects.

 


Milk Milk


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JASON RESCH
Senior Account Manager, Twenty Four Seven

Jason Resch is a Senior Account Manager for an internationally award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm: Twenty Four Seven. His specialties include research, branding, marketing, and community outreach. His Twenty Four Seven projects range from managing the design/build process of world-class retail stores, shop-in-shops, and retail extensions to research projects that cut across strategy, 2D and 3D. Resch, an art community advocate, also teaches at the Pacific Northwest College of Art within the Communication Design program. www.twentyfour7.com www.pnca.edu




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SHOAM THOMAS
Design Director, Downstream

Shoam is a West coast designer who has worked for the likes of Mattel, Nike, Autodesk, and Nintendo and continues his pursuit of clear graphic communication in current interactive, environmental, and branded display projects. A renaissance man, he can be found in Portland bouncing from record shops to wine bars to clothing stores doing his part to keep the economy afloat.


shoamthomas.com
wearecache.com


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AMANDA KRAFFT
currently unemployed and totally awesome

Born and raised in Alaska (no, she doesn't know Sarah Palin), Amanda is new to the design world with a background in nonprofit work and an uncanny talent for making friends. When she isn't drinking caramel lattes you can find her rippin' up the dance floor, pouring over magazines, and hanging out with her twin sister.




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E2K
Event Producers

From the stadium to the symposium, from a cast of thousands to a single inspirational speaker, e2k applies creativity, state-of-the-art production systems, and technical expertise to every project. We strive to transform events into experiences, shows into magical moments, and clients into partners.

 

http://www.e2k.com/




THE 2D DESIGNS

Nick Cline

Deborah Hebner

Patrick Hennessey

(An)drew Jasperse

Lisa Mirella

Tom O'Toole

Tyler Quarles

Rob Stanton

Tom O'Toole

Nick Cline

Patrick Hennessey

Lisa Mirella

People's Choice Prize

PORTLAND 2D DESIGN CONTESTANTS

NICK CLINE

Nick Cline grew up a middle class white boy who therefore found it relatively easy to spend his formative years making art, skateboarding and mooning school buses. Last year he drove too much, lived in LA, and spent his waking hours working on Sony, adidas, Nike, Bombay Sapphire, and Boost Mobile.


Nick Cline
myColor myIdea

DEBORAH HEBNER

Designer. Female. About 5 feet, 6 inches tall. Deb is a admitted sugar addict and a closet sci-fi fan (shh don't tell anyone). She lives to create. Some like to get that runners high but Deb is constantly jonesing for the next creative high. If you see her twitch and shake, just give her your laptop or some paper and a pencil and slowly walk away.


Deborah Hebner
myColor myIdea

PATRICK HENNESSEY

Patrick Hennessey grew up in Eugene, Oregon. He's a Graphic Design senior at Oregon State University and lives a double life as an undiscovered music producer. He hopes to make his living in Portland when he graduates this spring.



Patrick Hennessey
myColor myIdea

(AN)DREW JASPERSE

I've been in Portland nearly two years.  Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, I started my journey studying jazz.  Between then and August, 2007, the story gets confusing, and ends with me on a plane with two bags worth of the remains of my belongings.  I came in search of mountains and a hot artistic community.


(An)drew Jasperse
myColor myIdea

LISA MIRELLA

I am addicted to color, drawing, kittens, and Mr. Sketch smelly markers.


Sugarskull.net
myColor myIdea

TOM O'TOOLE

Tom O'Toole is a designer, illustrator, and pixel masseur. He obsessively enjoys music, well-crafted turkey sandwiches, and moderately-priced pale ales. Despite his looming stature, and sizable personal credit debt, he is quite a friendly, nerdish character.


myColor myIdea
Tom O'Toole

TYLER QUARLES

Tyler Quarles (Vancouver, Canada) is lucky to pursue a developing career as a freelance creative working in the fields of graphic design, illustration, and photography. He currently splits his time as Western Canada's marketing personality for Volcom Clothing and Art Director for ION magazine. Ya Cut and Paste!


Tylerquarles.com
myColor myIdea

ROB STANTON

Currently I am a designer on the Innovations and Coffee team at Starbucks Global Creative. In my spare time I design and screen print show posters (www.uglybogus.com). I love the the feeling of designing something and personally applying ink to paper.


Rob Stanton
myColor myIdea

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