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Design Museum Mornings: Sneakers With Soul

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Wacom Experience Center

1455 NW Irving St.

Portland, OR 97209

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Learn the unparalleled impact that design can play in the recovery process with Jenn Scholes, Nike designer and member of the Doernbecher Freestyle team.

Join us for the September installation of Design Museum Mornings!

In the journey to recovery, design can assume a unique role—it’s a mode of storytelling unlike any other that allows one to explore their journey while simultaneously developing a symbol of achievement and progress. Portland is home to one of the most inspirational initiative that embodies this concept of design as a tool for recovery, the Doernbecher Freestyle program. Each year, a handful of patients at Doernbecher Children’s hospital pair with a team of Nike designers and developers to produce the sneakers of their dreams. In “the program that doesn’t say no”, kids see their wildest ideas become reality and emerge confident they can conquer any challenge.

Jenn Scholes, senior color designer at Nike, will share her experience working with patient Kira Smith in 2013. Through Victorian textiles, Alice in Wonderland motifs, and endless inspiration, the pair told the story of Kira’s battle and triumph over OCD on a sneaker that ultimately launched Kira’s now thriving fashion career. Seeing the design through to creation marked a powerful experience for Kira and Jenn alike.

It all came down to the storytelling. Great stories come from inspiration, and inspiration creates great stories and Kira had one.” - Jenn Scholes

Taking place at Wacom Experience Center the morning of September 22nd, Jenn will explore the impact of design when applied to the healing journey. Complete with breakfast and coffee, this Design Museum Mornings is not to be missed!

Doors open at 8:30 am; Presentation begins at 9:00 am. Breakfast will be served.


Design Museum Mornings is a monthly event series brought to you by Design Museum Portland. These events are meant to inspire you before your day begins and bring you closer to the Design Museum Portland community. Each event will include a short presentation by a local thought-leader, free breakfast, and great people to wake up with. These events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Portland area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page here for more information.


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