1. Design Questions with Matt Sundstrom

    Matt Sundstrom works as an art director at Instrument. When not there, he does freelance illustration and design work and creates his own books through Fantom Forest.

    We spoke in the backyard studio he built himself, somewhere in Northeast Portland.

    Have you always known that you had a creative bent?

    Yeah, always. Always interested in drawing, always drew a lot. When I was in junior high school a friend of mine introduced me to comics and I got really excited about that for a long time. I think the stories were fun, but the whole idea of being able to tell a story by reading just the pictures, or just the words together or separately, seemed like a really cool idea. Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics came out right around that same time and really got me thinking about different ways of exploring storytelling other than just passively watching a movie or actively reading a book and having your imagination make up what’s left.

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  2. Hey there! DWP will be here before we know it, and we have some important news:
Registration for all ticketed events begins on Monday, September 1st at 11AM. Sharp.
What does this mean for you?
If you’re interested in a ticketed event, you should make plans to reserve your spot soon. Some events will sell out quickly, and others may have tickets available for a few weeks.
But don’t worry — many events are free and open to the public. You can check out everything here.
Questions? We’re listening.

    Hey there! DWP will be here before we know it, and we have some important news:

    Registration for all ticketed events begins on Monday, September 1st at 11AM. Sharp.

    What does this mean for you?

    If you’re interested in a ticketed event, you should make plans to reserve your spot soon. Some events will sell out quickly, and others may have tickets available for a few weeks.

    But don’t worry — many events are free and open to the public. You can check out everything here.

    Questions? We’re listening.

  3. Introducing Design Questions
Design Week Portland is an opportunity to get a better understanding of exactly what our community is and what it can be, to meet and speak with the people who do the amazing work we see every day. Getting to know more about the personalities, stories and ideas behind that work informs, provides inspiration, and creates opportunities for collaboration.
In the weeks leading up to the main event we’ll be publishing Design Questions, a series of interviews with just some of the multitude of people who are currently shaping the meaning of the phrase ‘Portland design’. 
Caleb Yarian, a recent transplant to Portland working remotely for Fuzzco, is sitting down with a range of local creative minds to learn more about who they are, why they do what they do, and how they think about it. DWP’s valued contributors, Gia Goodrich and Ashley Forrettte, will be providing photography.
We hope these conversations will only whet your appetite for the amazing events we’re lining up for October! The first installment, an interview with Matt Sundstrom, will be up on the blog this Wednesday.

    Introducing Design Questions

    Design Week Portland is an opportunity to get a better understanding of exactly what our community is and what it can be, to meet and speak with the people who do the amazing work we see every day. Getting to know more about the personalities, stories and ideas behind that work informs, provides inspiration, and creates opportunities for collaboration.

    In the weeks leading up to the main event we’ll be publishing Design Questions, a series of interviews with just some of the multitude of people who are currently shaping the meaning of the phrase ‘Portland design’. 

    Caleb Yarian, a recent transplant to Portland working remotely for Fuzzco, is sitting down with a range of local creative minds to learn more about who they are, why they do what they do, and how they think about it. DWP’s valued contributors, Gia Goodrich and Ashley Forrettte, will be providing photography.

    We hope these conversations will only whet your appetite for the amazing events we’re lining up for October! The first installment, an interview with Matt Sundstrom, will be up on the blog this Wednesday.

  4. Design Reminds by Jason Sturgill.

    Design Reminds by Jason Sturgill.

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