Hello Portland! We've got some gr8 stuff coming up these next few weeks. Make sure to check out the calendar on the TDK website! #TDKtuesdays is this coming Tuesday the 4th - a Design Book Swap at Lucky Lab NW! Bring some of your beloved design books to swap with some other cool design kids - 7pm. Love cute clothing and boutique shops? Local retail compnay Shop Adorn is hiring for a 12 week internship position. Check it out on LinkedIn. Stay tuned via Facebook for other events coming up this month.
— Ellen Skiff
Get the low down on your fav Portland creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
Steve Cousins, who recently just became Creative Director at Cinco Design, explains to us the steps involved during a week of coming into a new job. He also tells us the importance of cultural fit, while just as important - being a good writer and not just a good designer. And the rewarding feeling design gives you when you can create such positive, fulfilling, and transformational experiences.
"If you’ve seen it before, so has everyone else, so take risk in your work". The very talented illustrator - Brett Stenson of Jolby & Friends tells us. Brett also informs us about the incredible design scene in Portland, how the community there fosters creativity and support of one another, along with a bunch of other great resources and advice.
Melissa Rachel Black
We catch-up with the Portland based illustrator Melissa Rachel Black. Melissa shares with us her earliest creative memory, some really inspiring advice on how to make it as an illustrator and what the future holds. (FYI - Melissa did an interview with TDK back in the Byron warehouse in 2012!)
We chat with newbie Portland Illustrator Cole Bryant. Cole tells us about his favourite passion projects and collabs, where he thinks design is heading in the next five years and also leaves us with some killer advice on how to break into the industry as a student!
Black Belt Agency
We get the pleasure of talking shop Aaron Rayburn of Black Belt Agency. Aaron tells us how his creativity saved his Mom's life, gives some great advice for all you students out there and informs us on the internship program that they run :) Some seriously hot work.
Adidas (Antonio Brasko)
We got to chat with Antonio Brasko, in charge of Global Brand at Adidas in Portland, as well as running his own company with multiple clients, and a side project that went viral... We chat about what his job entails, his massive project Brandalism, and how he fits it all into 24hrs! If you’ve ever considered working for a big brand inhouse, definitely worth watching. Thanks for your time Antonio!
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