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Join us for an evening with Steve Sandstrom as he shares “some things I’ve learned from people much smarter with a few other thoughts and a personal rant thrown in because the truth is I haven't really retained much of what it is I’ve learned from those smarter people.”
About Steve Sandstrom
Steve Sandstrom is Creative Director and founder of Sandstrom Partners in Portland, Oregon. Clients have included Tazo, Converse, Levi’s, ESPN, Miller Brewing, Coca-Cola, Nike, Brown-Forman, Steppenwolf Theatre, Smith Teamaker and St-Germain.
His work has been featured in many publications including Graphis, Communication Arts, Adweek, The New York Times Magazine, ID, Novum (Germany), Metropolis, Creativity and numerous books about branding, design and packaging.
He has won numerous industry awards including The One Show, Graphis Top Ten in Design, D&AD, Communication Arts, ID, Clio’s, Andy’s, Kelly’s, Belding’s, Type Director’s, New York Art Director’s, FAB, London International Advertising and the American Advertising Federation. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Portland Advertising Federation in 2007.
Steve currently serves on the Board of The One Club, the preeminent organization supporting the top creative communications in the country.
Admission includes complimentary small-batch wine and beer from the Pacific Northwest, hors d’oevres, and treats from Portland’s Alma Chocolate. Presented by Designspeaks, 52 Limited, and Ace Hotels.
About Sandstrom Partners
Sandstrom Partners is a strategic brand design firm specializing in the creation and revitalization of thought-leading brands. In our experience, being a thought leader is the most efficient way to establish brand equity. To accomplish this, we create brand identity systems, package design, strategy, research, environments, websites, and party hats. Clients are a virtual who's who of the world's great brands; adidas, Levi Strauss, Coca-Cola, Converse, Bulliet Bourbon, Minute Maid, Gerber, etc. For a full list visit: http://www.sandstrompartners.com/client-list
Designspeaks exists to encourage people to talk about design. Our purpose aims to explore design within the multidisciplinary: architecture, brand, communications, experience, film, fashion, graphic, and industrial. To establish an interface within the context of real life. To support the most compelling regional voices in design. To talk it through.
Designspeaks is aligned with the Ace Hotel properties in Portland, Seattle, New York, and Palm Springs. Each local event celebrates talent practicing in the immediate region. Previous speakers include Seattle’s Modern Dog (in Portland and Seattle), professor and filmmaker Andrea Marks, dean of Northwest design, the redoubtable Byron Ferris, Communications Arts editor Patrick Coyne, creative director Jelly Helm, designer and entrepreneur Aaron Draplin (in Portland and Seattle), educator and illustrator Frank Chimero, design style-makers The Official Manufacturing Company (OMFGCo), local design pioneers The Felt Hat, and the inimitable Invisible Creature.
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DESIGNSPEAKS exists to explore design within the multidisciplinary: architecture, brand, communications, experience, film, graphic, and industrial. We establish an interface within the context of real life, supporting the most compelling voices in design, and talk through to the heart of the practice.