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Wacom Experience Center

1455 Northwest Irving Street
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

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  • Thursday
    Jun 20 2019
    IFD Master Workshop – Peace Love and Retail: The Art and Science of Selling your Stuff

    Peace, Love and Retail: The Art and Science of Selling Your Stuff, a workshop with global go-to-market expert, David Brown.

    Learn the essentials of how to sell your product from the global go-to-market expert, David Brown. This workshop focuses on getting your product into the hands of the consumer.

    Learn the fundamental criteria for different avenues of your product placement. Begin to ask the right questions, understand your marketplace, and create a sustainable business for both you and the retailer. We’ll concentrate what’s important to retailers of any size and your own selling opportunities. Hone your retail acumen by focusing on sales metrics, sales drivers, and analytics. You’ll leave our workshop equipped with a general understanding of the crazy world of retail, along with a checklist of key points applicable to your distribution method.

    David Brown is a global, go-to-market expert. He has over three decades of commercial marketplace success building and driving profitable brands and creating sustainable business models for future growth. He believes strongly in sales planning, analytics, and new business development, and has a critical understanding of consumer-based, diverse athletic and fashion products after working with brands like NIKE, Jordan, and Geox. David spent over 30 successful years at NIKE, including 4 years as VP of Merchandising where he focused on sales, merchandising and product marketing to grow retailers and distribution in an ultra-competitive marketplace. A versatile expert in his field, David has consulted for start-ups like Wildfang (Portland, OR), worked in international fashion for Geox, Inc. (Italy), and taught courses in Sports Product Management at the University of Oregon.

    This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

    This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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  • Thursday
    Jun 6 2019
    IFD Master Workshop – Entrepreneurship For Designers

    IFD Master Workshop – Entrepreneurship for Designers, with designer Matthew A. Rhoades.

    An entrepreneur is commonly defined as: “A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so”. But what does entrepreneurship really mean for individuals and businesses? Being an entrepreneur sounds amazing, but in reality, it’s a huge challenge.

    This class is aimed at designers who want to form their own design agency, develop and sell their own products, or launch a start-up. Our 2-hour workshop covers how to build a business and marketing plan and how to build a team. You’ll learn about using internal and external resources, networking, operations, and the idea of how to work “on the cheap” to get the most out of everything you do.

    Matthew A. Rhoades is one of the most accomplished and respected design minds in the Pacific Northwest. As a veteran of several global design studios and former Nike Global Creative Director, Matthew’s award-winning career encompasses more than two decades, 40+ patents, 6 world records, and multiple global design awards. Achievement highlights include an IDEA Gold Metal, a Newsweek “Product of the Year,” and designing the Trek Y-Bike, named “Third most influential mountain bike of all time.” In addition to his work as an industrial designer, he holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management and New Product Development and has spent over 18 years as an adjunct professor, faculty member and speaker. He is currently a De Tao Master and Professor of Strategy Design Innovation at the De Tao Group Masters Academy in Shanghai. His experience transcends traditional industrial design products, encompassing digital (UI/UX), brand strategy, cutting-edge innovation, new business strategy, and overall design excellence.

    This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

    This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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  • Thursday
    May 23 2019
    IFD Master Workshop – You are a Brand

    You Are a Brand, with designer, Matthew A. Rhoades.

    Believe it or not, You Are a Brand. Your personality. Your priorities. Every characteristic that defines you.

    Join our brand-building workshop with renowned designer Matthew A. Rhoades to better understand yourself so you can better communicate with others. In psychology, there is the concept that “What you project out is what you get back.” Want to project success? If you can understand your own strengths and weaknesses, this class will help you create a successful narrative to build your own brand.

    Matthew A. Rhoades is one of the most accomplished and respected design minds in the Pacific Northwest. As a veteran of several global design studios and former Nike Global Creative Director, Matthew’s award-winning career encompasses more than two decades, 40+ patents, 6 world records, and multiple global design awards. Achievement highlights include an IDEA Gold Metal, a Newsweek “Product of the Year,” and designing the Trek Y-Bike, named “Third most influential mountain bike of all time.” In addition to his work as an industrial designer, he holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management and New Product Development and has spent over 18 years as an adjunct professor, faculty member and speaker. He is currently a De Tao Master and Professor of Strategy Design Innovation at the De Tao Group Masters Academy in Shanghai. His experience transcends traditional industrial design products, encompassing digital (UI/UX), brand strategy, cutting-edge innovation, new business strategy, and overall design excellence.

    This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

    This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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  • Friday
    May 17 2019
    Wacom Inkathon
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    Wacom Experience Center

    Join the Wacom Inkathon to build new or existing apps that unlock digital ink for your users. Wacom is calling on developers, designers and all other hackers to build great apps that enable digital ink for their users.

    Integrate the Wacom's digital ink solution, the WILL SDK, into an existing app OR a new application to compete for the $15,000+ prizepool. The three challenge tracks are: Ink for Education, Extended Reality (VR/AR), and Blank Canvas (open challenge, not category-specific).

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  • Saturday
    May 4 2019
    IFD Master Workshop – Sustainable Textile Learning Experience

    Sustainable Textile Learning Experience, a workshop with renowned textile artist, Tricia Langman.

    Join Inside Fashion Design and textile artist Tricia Langman for a day-long program designed to take you on a practical and theoretical journey through sustainable and innovative textile practices. Spend the morning exploring the practical application of current and future textile and materials techniques. After a break for lunch, the theory becomes experience as you create and experiment in the afternoon. Students will make leather from a seaweed organic base, weave fabric and enjoy the opportunity to do dip dyeing using plant-based direct dyes.

    Come to discover more about the sustainable materials and techniques that will shape the future landscape of textiles and fashion design!

    This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

    This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 25 2019
    IFD Master Workshop – Building The Dream: Transforming Ideas into Reality

    Building the Dream: Transforming Ideas into Reality, a workshop with global sales, marketing, and product management executive, Jim Chi.

    How to do I make this? Join us for a nuts-and-bolts look at how to turn your idea into a reality. As you prototype a product then scale to go to market, how do you approach manufacturing and operations? Learn what costs to factor in, from financing to procurement of materials and distribution. We’ll closely examine sourcing, supply chain management, manufacturing and more. You don’t get to re-price something after you go to market. Learn to approach this the right way, with a comprehensive assessment of all costs, including planning for additional factors that didn’t quite pan out.

    Global sales, marketing and product management executive, Jim Chi, has held leadership roles with notable brands and retailers like Nike, Home Depot, and Mohawk Industries. Jim started his career in product development and has led teams in marketing, sales, global sourcing, product management and operations. The key to his success across multiple industries has been using analytic-driven decisions as the foundation for creative business solutions. He is a firm believer in balancing the art of product creation and the science of product management. Currently working with early-stage apparel brands, Jim also consults for private equity firms restructuring and scaling up brands in their portfolio.

    This workshop will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

    This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 21 2019
    IFD Master Workshop – The Curvy Gal: Fit and Flair

    Is it your dream to design for Curvy/Plus? Are you filled with ideas for this untapped, underserved and fastest-growing segment of the apparel market? Jumpstart your efforts with an inspiring and information-packed evening featuring two seasoned industry professionals!

    Alyson Clair and LaJean Lawson bring their deep knowledge and years of hands-on and market-leading experience to this workshop, offering an understanding of product design and development and key consumer insights for the current Curvy/Plus market segment. Highlights from this 3-hour course include biometrics of the Curvy/Plus body, fit/sizing, pattern-making considerations, and optimizing style/design lines. Think beyond the initial design to things like line planning, the implications of Curvy/Plus garments in the manufacturing process, and market size and trends. Finally, you’ll discover who the Curvy/Plus shopper is, and how best to communicate and connect with her, as well as trends to watch for in the Curvy/Plus market.

    When it comes to the science and design of sports bras, LaJean Lawson easily qualifies as THE global expert. She’s the only person on the planet with two graduate degrees in sports bra science and more than 30 years of continuous consulting in sports bra design, development, and marketing. Most recently, her research has focused on understanding and meeting the apparel needs and desires of plus/curvy women. LaJean excels in making any subject matter fun, personal and easy-to-understand, and her energy and enthusiasm are contagious. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she presently resides and rides a mean bicycle in the sports apparel mecca of Portland, Oregon.

    Alyson Clair is a native Oregonian and graduated from the Art Institute of Portland with a BS in Apparel Design. She spent her first 4 years in the apparel industry working in a domestic factory, where she obtained practical manufacturing experience pattern making, grading, and marking. She has worked for international brands like Nike, Wilson Tennis, and Champion, with technical proficiency in compression, swim, and spandex. The fit is one of her passions, and she has expertise in Women’s Plus Sizing. Along with her technical design work, she has had a small women’s dress line made in Portland for the last 10 years, focused on knits. In 2014, she wrote The Colette Guide to Sewing with Knits and released their first knit sewing pattern range.

    This workshop will be held at the Wacom Experience Center.

    This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

    Website
  • Saturday
    Mar 16 2019
    IFD Master Workshop – Creating Your Brand Personality

    Your brand has a personality, but how do you create it? Designer and printmaker Belle Bezdicek will take you through a creative workshop to help you define your brand’s characteristics through a series of word webs and short phrases. Learn how to collect visual inspiration to define your brand’s personality by assembling mood boards. Explore concepts using combinations of typography and marks. This workshop will help you create a strong visual start to your brand’s identity through color, texturem, symbols, type and more.

    About Belle Bezdicek For two decades, printmaker, freelance designer and instructor Belle Bezdicek has taught students how to define their personal identities and design their portfolios. She has worked with clients ranging from government agencies to local brewers, helping to create their brands and clarify their messaging. As an artist, she produces limited edition prints and sculptures, which can be found online at Bez & Kin.

    This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center

    This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 28 2019
    IFD Master Workshop – The Art of Color

    Join textile artist Tricia Langman, founder of the successful international textile print design studio Spoogi, for an interactive look into color theory and color psychology. How do color trends emerge? How do you research color using the best process for your brand?

    Explore color selection and how to apply color trends to your brand design strategies. Tricia offers practical advice for using color services like Pantone, selecting colors for digital platforms and social media, and using color in the retail space. Learn from case study examples and a walkthrough of the process Tricia’s studio used to select their colors for 2020.

    Textile artist and designer, Tricia Langman, has over eighteen years of experience designing for prestigious fashion companies worldwide, including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Halston, Kashiyama, Donna Karan, Nike, Anthropologie, Banana Republic and Target. Her work has been featured at the Met’s Costume Institute, and she recently created a limited edition collection for Pendleton Home as part of their guest artist series. Tricia is founder and owner of Spoogi, a successful international print design studio.

    This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center

    This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 16 2018
    Adapt, Iterate, and Grow with Jira

    Want to implement a Jira Service Desk instance? Trying to get a botched project back on the rails? Or, want to share your war stories and prep for the next upgrade? Portland Atlassian User Group teams up with local technologists to answer your questions and share their knowledge about Jira Service Desk.

    Details:

    When? Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 5pm to 7pm PDT

    Where? Wacom Experience Center - 1455 NW Irving St., Portland, OR 97209

    What? Learning and collaboration. Bring an appetite and good questions! Food provided for those who RSVP online (help us plan!)

    Dylan Pederson is a technical consultant who's successfully implemented JSD instances, migrated servers, and completed upgrades for a number of clients. He'll share his process and lessons learned, including the requirements gathering process, testing, backup, upgrade, and more.

    He's joined by Atlassian partner and this month's sponsor Coyote Creek Consulting. Coyote will be offering raffle items and other swag, and guess what, our basket of goodies is now full, too!

    Wacom has kindly offered to host us again, thank you. Members of their tech team will also join to share their insights from their own JSD experiences. Learn to be a good client, if you're outsourcing your JSD tech services, and find out what to look for and ask so your org doesn't get taken advantage of.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 21 2018
    Sketch and Diagram: Using Lucidchart in Jira and Confluence

    Wacom Experience Center

    Joseph will be present on how to enhance your Confluence and JIRA experiences through visual communication with Lucidchart. Sharing best practices and use cases, he'll show how powerful visualizing systems and processes can be for your organizations.

    Lunch provided and drinks provided. Register online to reserve regular or vegetarian lunch.

    Bring a notebook and pen to take notes, business cards to help you connect, and good questions for Joe.

  • Tuesday
    Oct 24 2017
    Wacom Pro Series: Behind the Magic with 9iFX

    Join us, October 24th at the Wacom Experience Center for an exclusie look into one of Portlands most innovative visual effects studios, 9ifx.

    9iFX is a team of visual engineers. As solution providers for FILMS, TV SERIES, BRANDS, and CREATIVE AGENCIES, we bring our years of creative experience, expertise, and craft to ensure our clients’ stories are told without limitations.

    Every project has its challenges, and our job is to clear the roadblocks to success through experienced problem solving. In doing so, we expand the capabilities of our clients. In this “behind the scenes” look at our process, we will dissect the art and technology that went into some of our recent projects. From our work on getting the Emmys to shine, through to our partnerships with Portland agencies and clients, we will demonstrate the tools and techniques that go into our work. We will also discuss some of the challenges we face, and how we overcome them.

    Doors at 5pm.

    Event will kick off at 5:30pm.

    Snacks and drinks on hand to keep you fed and hydrated.

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 20 2017
    Refresh Portland — Tools in the UX Toolbox: Net Promoter Score

    Doors open at 5:30pm, talk starts at 6:00pm.

    How can you influence and shift your organization to embrace a more customer-centered focus? This has been a question and a quest for UX professionals for years. It is a challenging road to be sure. Imagine this challenge at a huge technology company with a deep engineering culture focused on performance data. Qualitative “squishy” metrics may not be persuasive on their own. What can you do to break through and effect change?

    This presentation explores how one group at Intel is using the Net Promoter Score metric to spearhead UX changes. NPS is valued by executives as a simple, easy to understand measure of customer loyalty. It can be a useful tool for your UX toolbox. Barbara will show you how Intel uses this metric as part of a UX practice.

    Our Presenter, Barbara Holmes

    Barbara Holmes has enjoyed a 25+ year career solving problems for clients. Barbara has worked for agencies, for herself as a sole proprietor, for startups, and client side, she is currently a Customer Insights Analyst, Information Architect, with the Intel Corporation.

    From filmmaker, to instructional designer, to information architect and writer, to UX, and now a research focus, Barbara brings the needs and wishes of the customer to all her projects. At Intel she focuses on making sure her primary customers, software developers around the world, have an active voice in how we design and deliver our software products.

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  • Tuesday
    Jul 18 2017
    Portland Atlassian User Group

    The Portland, OR Atlassian User Group is back with new group leads. We'll host our first event to re-invigorate the community, introduce new people, and brainstorm topics and speakers for future events. This is a meet and greet event so come prepared to laugh while enjoying drinks and light snacks. Get to know each other through activities, and bring business cards to enter to win prizes in giveaways.

    Bring your great ideas; influence the next event. We want to know: what you're interested in, what you feel comfortable presenting about, and what you're dying to learn. We'll gather topics, speaker, and date suggestions for our next get-together.

    Location: The event will be hosted by Wacom at their Experience Center (1455 NW Irving St., Suite 110, Portland, or 97209) on July 18, 5 PM PDT.

    Register Online

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 22 2017
    Mike Monteiro: How To Fight Fascism

    IxDA Portland is proud to host Mike Monteiro, in town to fundraise & rouse the weary with his latest call to arms: How To Fight Fascism. Doors open at 6pm for drinks, snacks, catching-up with friends, and checking-out Wacom's swanky new "Experience Center" in the Pearl District. Mike's talk will begin at 7pm and span ~45min, with time after for inspired rabble-rousing.

    ——— All design is political, because all politics are designed. The world is a mess because a certain set of people designed it to be a mess. Now we need a different set of people to design our way out of it. This is not a choice. Regardless of whether this is what we wanted or not fascism is knocking on our front door. This is how we knock back. This event is doubling as a fundraiser for The Trevor Project, Planned Parenthood, and ACLU of Oregon, with IxDA getting the refreshments, so... LET'S DO THIS PORTLAND!!!

    Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design in San Francisco. He prefers elegant, simple sites with clear language that serve a real need. He prefers that designers have strong spines. Mike writes and speaks frequently about the craft and business of design. He loves client services so much he wrote two books on the topic, Design is a Job and You’re My Favorite Client, both from A Book Apart. Mike received the 2014 Net Award for Conference Talk of the Year for his inspirational polemic on responsibility, How Designers Destroyed the World.

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  • Tuesday
    Mar 7 2017
    Beyond The UX Tipping Point w/ Jared Spool

    IxDA Portland is delighted to welcome Jared Spool to the Pacific Northwest, to present his UX Tipping Point talk. Doors open at 6pm for drinks, snacks, catching-up with friends, and checking-out Wacom's swanky new "Experience Center" in the Pearl District. Jared's talk will then span ~45min, with time after for Q&A. We'll also be raffling-off books, and offering a discount code for UIE's upcoming Portland workshop series!

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    The UX Tipping Point

    For the longest time, making a great experience for the user was a business-strategy luxury item. A great product only had to work and ship. A great experience was a nice-to-have, not a requirement. Times have changed. The cost of delivering a product is no longer a barrier to entry. Quality is no longer a differentiator. What’s left? The user’s experience.

    Every part of the organization must be infused with an understanding of great design. Your organization has to cross the UX Tipping Point. You must increase everyone’s exposure to users, communicate a solid experience vision, and install a culture of continual learning. With that, design will become your organization’s competitive advantage.

    Jared will show you and your team:

    • Which path organizations take to become design-infused • How a centralized UX team is a stepping stone to a more UX capable organization • Why the market needs to demand a better experience before it will matter • What your organization will need to do to cross the UX Tipping Point

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    Jared M. Spool is a co-founder of Center Centre and the founder of UIE. In 2016, with Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman, he opened Center Centre, a new design school in Chattanooga, TN to create the next generation of industry-ready UX Designers. They created a revolutionary approach to vocational training, infusing Jared’s decades of UX experience with Leslie’s mastery of experience-based learning methodologies.

    You’ll also find him as the conference chair and keynote speaker at the annual UI Conference and UX Immersion Conference, and he manages to squeeze in a fair amount of writing time. He is author of the book, Web Usability: A Designer’s Guide and co-author of Web Anatomy: Interaction Design Frameworks that Work.

    You’ll find his writing at uie.com. You can also follow his adventures on the Twitters at @jmspool, where he tweets daily about UX design, design strategy, design education, and the wondrous customer service habits of the airline industry.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 18 2016
    RuNT. Humanizing Technology with Mark Wyner

    Don’t look now, but your life depends on user experience design. Smartphones lead us around by the hand, we strap computers to body parts like it’s going out of style, and autonomous cars are already on the road. Thankfully, Mark Wyner is determined to humanize those experiences. As a user experience designer, Mark has architected software for the US Army, Nike, Intel, Chrysler, and more. He has eloquently addressed the need for interfaces we understand and trust, both in writing and as a speaker at events like Webvisions. Come hear about his efforts to work with the machines, before they take over for good.

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