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Announcing the Portland Stamp Company

Dear friends of Plazm ~ Many of you know my business partner and creative director Niko Courtelis who returned to Portland from New York a few years ago. But did you know he’s a passionate collector of stamps? An artist and designer … Continue reading

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Try to draw like Rembrandt and you’re doomed to failure

In Part 2 of our OnCreativity interview with design legend Milton Glaser we discuss being in design as a profession, what is inspiring, and what it means to be a “creative” person. With the “OnCreativity” series, Plazm explores the nature … Continue reading

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Bill Plympton: “Look at the world like you’ve never seen it before…”

On Creativity sits down with legendary animator and award-winning filmmaker Bill Plympton, as he discusses the creative process, having the mind of a child and drawing for 12 hours a day. Bill Plympton was nominated for an academy award for … Continue reading

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The Sorrento Sessions: “Next wave graphic design & branding”

What is the role of graphic design in shaping culture and community of the Pacific Northwest? And how can designers make an positive social and ecological impact? I am looking forward to participating in this visually-driven panel in Seattle next week. … Continue reading

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Bud or Bud Light: Designing a Brand

I will be doing a presentation at the Cannabis Creative Conference this Wednesday. It is an interesting time for this industry in Oregon with the maturation of medical and the birth of recreational categories. There are many challenges and opportunities ahead. I … Continue reading

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Survival

I did a PechaKucha presentation in Portland recently. The seven minute piece is now online, so I am sharing it here.  The theme for the night was Survival. I talk about surviving a bike accident resulting in a traumatic brain injury and about … Continue reading

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Doing Better: How I Broke My Brain and Changed My Mind

When I set out on my bike for my normal ride to work toward the Steel Bridge on May 18, 2012, my to-do list was packed with stuff—call designers for Plazm, the magazine I art direct; manage global retail campaign … Continue reading

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State of Wonder

This Saturday at noon Plazm Art Director Joshua Berger and co-editor Tiffany Lee Brown will be interviewed on OPB’s State of Wonder program with April Baer. OPB will be having a love-fest this week in honor of Valentine’s Day. There … Continue reading

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Plazm at Liquid Space PDX: Drinks, design, & discussion

As Plazm exhibit inaugurates Liquid Agency’s experimental gallery in Portland, three luminaries of the city’s creative scene engage in conversation. Join Plazm art director Joshua Berger, artist Kate Bingaman-Burt, and Namita Wiggers, director and curator of the Museum of Contemporary … Continue reading

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22 years of Plazm / 10,000x edit

This version takes about two minutes to watch. If you’d like to enjoy the full-length version, please visit the post prior to this. That one takes about two hours to watch. I guess it’s like a Hollywood movie preview. It … Continue reading

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