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Curiosity Club: Design Week Portland Edition

This is It - Or is It?

Website: Design Week Portland

Hand-Eye Supply presents the second installment in the Process, Praxis and Pitfalls series. A panel of Curiosity Club Alumni will share tales of tribulation and triumph from their personal, career and creative paths. This year’s focus: the moments of realization that you have arrived on your chosen path and heard your calling... or the moment you've come to realize that you’re several rungs up a ladder you didn't want to climb.


Confirmed Speakers:

Dee Williams - Portland Alternative Dwellings
Dee Williams is a designer, builder and certified tiny house nut! She teaches workshops across the country, with a focus on green building and micro-housing. She’s also authored a how-to e-book, Go House Go, and has consulted with hundreds of people to design and build their own micro homes. She’s been featured in Yes! Magazine, TIME Magazine, on Good Morning America, The New York Times, National Public Radio, PBS, and other media.

Niko Courtelis -
Niko is a creative director, designer, filmmaker and partner of Portland-based PLAZM. He collects postage stamps, typewriters and vintage perforating machines, and uses them to make artistamps, mail and correspondence art. His book Philatelic Atrocities was recently published by Kat Ran Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is an adjunct professor at PNCA. Niko has a daughter and a three-legged turtle.

Dave Selden - 33 Books 
Dave Selden is a Portland, Oregon-based graphic designer and creator of the "33" series of pocket-sized tasting notebooks. He's an avid runner, woodworker and beer geek in his spare time, which is fleeting these days, thanks to the recent arrival of his second child. He hails from the great state of Iowa and smokes his own bacon, two facts which may or may not be related.

Nial McGaughey - Hovercraft Amplifiers  
Nial McGaughey is a Designer, Engineer, and Founder of several Musical Instrument manufacturing companies. He spent over 2 decades breaking things in the video game and software industry with a 'secret other life' playing in bands around the world.

Kate Bingaman-Burt -
Kate makes piles of work about the things that we BUY (and want) and the emotions attached to our STUFF. She also happily think and draw for good people and companies. She has been making work about consumption since 2002, teaching since 2004 and drawing until her hand cramps since 2006 (ouch).  Along with being an educator and illustrator, she organize events, installations, workshops and she probably talks a bit too much.

Earlier Event: September 23
Jill Torberson: Weld Metal Works