Alicia Demellier

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Alicia Demellier

Alicia, a dancer, designer, sometimes photographer, adventurer, taco enthusiast, dog mom, and lover of fun, originally hails from Los Angeles. Alicia intends to combine a life of dance with design to question the social norms and expectations surrounding American social and cultural dance. At least that's what she thinks she's doing. Alicia holds a B.F.A. from Northeastern State University in Graphic Design.

Katy Mitchell

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Katy Mitchell

Katy Mitchell is a designer and maker interested in the interactions between people and their urban environments. Her studio process emphasizes functionality and storytelling through thoughtful and playful design. She holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art where she also studied Printmaking and Book Arts.

http://www.katy-mitchell.com

Ophir El-Boher

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Ophir El-Boher

Ophir El-Boher is a fashion designer focused on the ecological, economic and social aspects of apparel. She is exploring ways to create a profitable, ethical and sustainable model for fashion and apparel. She believes that if done correctly, fashion can inspire and lead to positive change. She brings diverse experiences from various cultures to her practice and to interactions at PNCA. Ophir holds a B.Ed. in Design from Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv.

Andrew Mears

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Andrew Mears

Andrew is a communications strategist at one of the world’s leading creative agencies. As a designer, Andrew is interested in the relationships between people and primarily ways in which designers can engineer products, services, and experiences that create and enhance relationships beyond the superficial ‘acquaintance’ or ‘ally’ mindset. As a designer, his purpose is to design concepts and systems that address the deepest realms of human-to-human emotional vulnerability and interconnectivity.

Amelia Bauerly

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Amelia Bauerly

Amelia Bauerly is a working UX designer. She hopes that she can use her studies at PNCA to transition her work towards solving problems that are more ‘real’ than ‘virtual’. To that end, she is interested in deepening her understanding of the structural causes of inequality. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Carleton College and a M.A. in Philosophy from King’s College London.

Amber Marsh

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Amber Marsh

Amber Marsh brings seven years experience as a graphic designer in the outdoor recreation industry, with a passion for wood-working. She is invested in the outdoors and is transitioning her career into creating a cleaner, greener, more sustainable planet. Her area of focus is designing more durable outdoor gear and extending product lifecycles. Amber holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Plymouth State University.

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Celina Coppetti

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Celina Coppetti

Celina Coppetti is a painter, sculptor, and urban gardening enthusiast. She is currently interested in the intersection between hands-on making, sustainable life skills, and community-building, and aims to provide makers and tinkerers with a place to play and grow. Celina brings experience in design, marketing and branding, and education. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Humboldt State University.

http://celinacoppetti.com

Joel Newman

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Joel Newman

Joel is a craftsman and designer interested in sustainability, creative reuse and design for longevity and repair. He thinks planned obsolescence is no fun at all. Interests and experience range from painting and graphic design to bicycle design and fabrication. Born and raised in Oregon, he earned a B.A. in Studio Art from Lewis and Clark College.

www.linkedin.com/in/joel-newman

Amanda Schurr

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Amanda Schurr

Amanda Schurr is a pop culture editor/journalist from the Southeast who holds a B.A. in Film Theory/Criticism from New College of Florida. She is pursuing research on the future of place- and time-asynchronous work. She is working toward an M.F.A. in pursuit of a “dare-to-be-great situation,” and maybe easing back on the movie quotes. Maybe.

http://www.pastemagazine.com/writers?name=amanda+schurr

Michelle Vorce

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Michelle Vorce

Michelle Vorce is an artist / designer who works across disciplines mixing traditional and digital mediums. Her process balances creative and analytical thinking to facilitate a visual language that translates ideas through communication, design, illustration, print, and language. Michelle is interested in the cultural and economic significance of design in our contemporary, tactile, and digital world. She holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from University of Montevallo.

http://michellevorce.com

http://michellevorce.tumblr.com/

Kailey Fry

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Kailey Fry

Kailey Fry is a Project Associate at Samara Group, ​where she brings her background in industrial scientific photography and collaborative design to help facilitate clear and valuable communication between creatives, scientists, clients, the public and administrators. With skill in visual thinking, systems thinking and the blending of science and art, she creates engaging materials and experiences across multiple fields and disciplines. When not at work, Kailey enjoys wet plate photography, and advocating for patients with Type 1 Diabetes and other endocrine disease.

Olivia Guthling

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Olivia Guthling

Olivia Güthling is Olivia is Project Lead at Samara Group, a cross-disciplinary environmental consulting firm. She specializes in communications, marketing, and storytelling. Her work threads the power of human experience throughout the lifespan of a project from concept to design and the user experience. Olivia was born in Berlin and graduated with honors in Visual Communication Design on the University of Applied Science in Potsdam. In 2011 she was at Bahçesehir University Istanbul as exchange student. Olivia received her MFA in Collaborative Design as Fulbright Scholar.

Jake McIntire

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Jake McIntire

Jake McIntire is a design strategist and urban curator. He is Founder and Lead Designer at Union Creative Agency in Ogden, Utah. Jake works at the intersection of art, design, entrepreneurship, and urban theory to form better communities and urban environments. His master’s in Collaborative Design was the design and roll-out of Union, an industrial coworking space designed to catalyze economic development and neighborhood renewal.

Alicia Navarrette

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Alicia Navarrette

Alicia Navarrette is a lifestyle experience designer, and currently Design Director at Vanilla Bikes. She is founder of IRBN, a design consultancy, and publisher of Interface, a publication the examines trends on fashion, architecture and tech. Alicia moved to Portland from the Adirondacks in New York State in 2001 and obtained her BA from Portland State University in Art History and Studio Practices in 2009. She has collaborated with Portland musicians, working on various projects and performances, playing bass guitar.

Shannon Paine

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Shannon Paine

Shannon Paine is a social designer working at the interface of urban planning, cultural empowerment and front-end software development. She works for the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) on their Jade District project, chairing the communications committee. Shannon Paine received her B.A. in Digital Art, with minors in Chinese and Computer Information Technology at the University of Oregon.

Jessica Riehl

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Jessica Riehl

Jessica Riehl is a professional photographer and designer at Samara Group. She uses collaborative design processes to gain insight and empower change. She employs visual and systems thinking, storytelling, ethnographic research, cameras, sharpies, and Post-it notes. Jessica is an entrepreneur, environmental advocate, and former Naval Officer. She holds an MS and BS in Environmental Science from John Hopkins and Oregon State Universities.

Crystal Rome

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Crystal Rome

Crystal Rome is a Senior Experience Designer at Business Innovation Factory. She is fascinated by how human behavior, the environment we are creating, and the decisions we make interact to shape our future. She utilizes complex systems modeling, critical analysis, user centered-design, and collaborative problem solving to investigate the edge of what is possible and find ways to wrangle large scale challenges into human scaled action.

Melody Rowell

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Melody Rowell

Melody Rowell is an experimental comic and consultant with a passion for helping individuals find their unique voice via stand-up comedy. Largely inspired by Huizinga’s conceptual Magic Circle, Melody creates a safe space for people to realize their value while exploring comedy as a way to exude confidence in their life endeavors. Melody has personally found her voice through stand-up, and provides an avenue for others to experience the same opportunity.

Jessica Stein

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Jessica Stein

Jessica Stein is an artist and designer whose background includes studies in fine arts, environmental studies, and philosophy. She has worked for a variety of educational organizations, including: The Portland Children’s Museum, The Boys & Girls Club, and currently the Sun School. Jessica’s expertise involves the application of yoga and meditation for the creative process.

Emilie Skytta

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Emilie Skytta

Emilie Skytta is a graphic designer, data analyst, strategic planner, fundraiser, event planner and marketing manager. Emilie has been Communications Director at Siteworks, Co-Founder and VP of Cooperative Systems at Shaxpir, cloud-based word-processing software.She holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from Appalachian State University where she concentrated in fiber arts, printmaking and metalsmithing.

Emma Dorothy Conley

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Emma Dorothy Conley

Emma Dorothy Conley is Producer for The Center of Genomic Gastronomy, has showed in the Strange Weather exhibition at Dublin’s Science Gallery, and is currently doing an Artist Residency at V2_ Institute for Unstable Media in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 

Laura DeVito

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Laura DeVito

Laura DeVito is Editorial Specialist at PNCA’s Untitled magazine, a Board Member for the Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, an Artist Coordinator for We Love Clean Rivers, and has been a Signal Fire Artist in Residence. 

Joan Lundell

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Joan Lundell

Joan Lundell is a UX Designer for Empirical UX, placed 1st in AT&T Hackathon with an Interactive Exhibit designed for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and has been an Artist in Residence for Bud Clark Commons.

Katie Mays

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Katie Mays

Katie Mays is a Program Support Specialist at JOIN, a non-profit organization that uses a “housing first” approach to achieve their goal of rapid re-housing. Katie also does freelance graphic design for social justice organizations..

Danielle Olson

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Danielle Olson

Danielle Olson is a visual strategist who specializes in information design and graphic recording. Currently she is Communications and Content Manager for Hatch Innovation Lab, a 501c3 social enterprise that empowers citizens to launch enterprises that improve their communities.

Chelsea Stephen

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Chelsea Stephen

Chelsea Stephen is an illustrator who launched a successful Kickstarter in 2014 for a series of books “Anchored in Deep Water,” a collaborative project with the Fisher Poets and others involved in the commercial fishing industry.

Colin Cheong

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Colin Cheong

Colin Cheong is a Lecturer in the Contextual Studies department in Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design. Colin believes design can incite, inspire and instigate innovation. In today's social and commercial landscape, design thinking is vital and of utmost importance because design thinking at its heart lies empathy and understanding of "the other".

Matty McCasland

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Matty McCasland

Matty McCasland is a social media specialist for Waves Project. Matty focuses on graphic design, narrative, and disruption.  He is a philosophically driven cultural participant and observer with mad research skills. His approach is that of mindfully disruptive design theory and praxis.

Luke Zimmerman

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Luke Zimmerman

Luke Zimmerman is Adjunct Professor of Art and Design at George Fox University where he works with drawing, painting, and creative processes. As a teacher he is interested in the interplay between solid foundational skills, clarity of visual language and the emerging artist’s unique creative voice.

Asa Wright

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Asa Wright

Asa Wright is an enrolled member of the Klamath Tribes and was born and raised in southern Oregon. Asa is an artist, designer, activist, and social entrepreneur. Asa has worked in the public health field for the last 12 years with non-profit organizations who serve urban and reservation based Native American populations.  He believes in the power and resiliency of culture for positive social change.

Jake Richardson

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Jake Richardson

Jake Richardson specializes in brand identity and collaborative problem solving. He uses research, ideation, visual communication, design thinking, photography and ethnography to approach projects with deep understanding. Jake adapts his expertise and style to many types of endeavors - from art exhibitions or corporate work. He is a Senior Designer at Comcast, and was previously designer-in-residence at Natalie Jeremijenko’s Environmental Health Clinic in NYC, and Senior Designer at SYPartners.

Sean Tichnell

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Sean Tichnell

Sean Tichnell is Events and Promotions Manager for the McMinnville Downtown Association, and is applying his arts/design skill set to sustainable organic farming on his 50-acres farm in Yamhill County. A multi-talented artist, designer, chef, and farmer Sean promotes design and systems thinking in the creation and practice of more thoughtful, sustainable, and socially and environmentally responsible ways of living.

Dave Laubenthal

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Dave Laubenthal

Dave Laubenthal is Director of Creative Services at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Previously he was Launch Director at Design Museum Portland, and designed PNCA’s BridgeLab for his MFA thesis. He has exhibited in ShowPDX multiple years.

Sharon Dvora

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Sharon Dvora

Sharon Dvora is an art teacher at Waldport High on the Oregon Coast, and has also taught at the Green School, Esalen Institute, and Southern Oregon University.

Santigie Fofana-Dura

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Santigie Fofana-Dura

Santigie Fofana-Dura is arts integration coach at The Right Brain Initiative. He also teaches robotics at EG Robotics, and was awarded the Youth Champion Award by Multnomah Youth Commission for his work with the community.

Halley Roberts

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Halley Roberts

Halley Roberts is a photographer, designer, naturalist in San Francisco, and visual designer at X (formerly Google X). Her recent and current clients include Huertas NYC, Pali Swim, Sea Chant, Filson, Snow Peak, Edgevale, The Clymb, Madewell, and Topo Designs.

Lauren Schaefer

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Lauren Schaefer

Lauren Schaefer is a Float Helm at Float On, the largest float tank operation in the country.