Hear from innovators who are changing the game for their communities by expanding the impact of design.
The best design comes from creative thinkers who are living and breathing the world they’re designing for, with the ability to practice real-time empathy and be the voice for their own underrepresented communities. When it comes to innovations that affect the way we move, work, and learn, design can reach more than a select few when more talented individuals are at the helm. From apparel, to accessibility, to the outdoors, these designers are forging new paths to make the world better for everyone.
Join us on September 18th at Uncorked Studios to hear individuals who have become that missing designer as they are pushing the previously-held limits in the design fields and opening the industry to new and better design.
About the Speakers
Jocelyn Rice • Apparel Designer, Columbia Sportswear
Jocelyn has been designing apparel in the Outdoor Sports and Lifestyle industry for over 9 years. Her designs have been featured in OK Magazine, Vogue, Jackson Hole Magazine and won multiple awards including Ski Magazine’s Gear of the Year and Outside Magazine’s Best Jacket of the Year. Deeply committed to creating a more equitable and inclusive industry, Jocelyn is spearheading inclusion efforts in her current role as category designer of Columbia Sportswear’s Hunting and Fishing line by using her passion for equity design to challenge the Outdoor Recreation Industry to think about who is represented and considered when designing product.
Ozzie Gonzalez • Urban Ecologist & Candidate for Portland Mayor, Trimet District 2 Representative, RACC Board Member, and Founder of P3 Consulting
Ozzie is an urban ecologist and change-maker who has already made his mark on the world and, according to his wife of 19 years, is “just getting warmed up.” Trained as an Environmental Scientist and Architect, Ozzie has dedicated his career to designing solutions for cities that bridge environmental health with community prosperity and has helped re-define the role cities can play in creating a sustainable world. He is also in an active campaign to become Portland’s next Mayor. Ozzie is a founding member of the US Green Building Council’s 1st LEED User Group and currently represents the 2nd District on the Trimet Board.
Eve Hampton • MC, Adaptive Sports Northwest
Eve Hampton grew up in the Seattle-area and attended the University of Arizona in Tucson on academic and athletic scholarships for the university’s women’s wheelchair basketball team. After graduating summa cum laude, Eve received her Master’s degree in counseling from Arizona State University. Before moving back to the Pacific Northwest and becoming a mother, she was an academic advisor for Public Health undergraduates at the University of Arizona. Eve currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and three-year-old son, Ari and is the Sports & Recreation Program Manager for local non-profit, Adaptive Sports Northwest.
Abibat Durosimi • Celebrity Makeup Artist / Beauty + Wellness Enthusiast, Tabiba Styles, BLOOM BEAUTY COLLECTIVE, My Hi Yoga
Abibat Durosimi is a multi-faceted entrepreneur. As a Natural Hair Stylist & Celebrity Makeup Artist with over 15 years of experience. She has been invited to be a key makeup artist for performers such as the late iconic Prince, Misty Copeland, Lalah Hathaway, Nicole Scherzinger, Esperanza Spalding, and Liv Warfield just to name a few. Her artistry has been featured in TIME Magazine, Essence, Oregon Bride, Portland Bride & Groom Magazine, Disorder Magazine (UK), and more. Apart from making her clients and followers look and feel good, she’s a single mother of two incredible children, that has built an amazing venture called BLOOM BEAUTY COLLECTIVE in 2017.
Rebecca Alexander • Founder, AllGo
Rebecca Alexander is the founder of AllGo, a community review platform where plus-size people rate the comfort and accessibility of public places so others can know what it’s like before going out. Rebecca hopes AllGo will expand the way designers think about making spaces and objects for people to include people living in large bodies. Rebecca is also the author of A Kids Book About Body Image, which will be released in November 2019.
$20 tickets in advance, $25 at the door. This is a cash-free event. Doors open at 6:00 pm, program begins at 6:30 pm, outdoor cocktails at 7:30pm. Food and beverages will be served.
What is Summer Story Hour?
Design is often used to tell a story. Design Museum Portland’s Summer Story Hour offers the opportunity to share tales of creativity and exploration, live and onstage. Each event features a theme and a group of storytellers who share a unique experience adhering to that theme, drawing from the tellers interpretation. Whether it’s a student’s first forays or an established professional’s years of practice, their range of perspectives offer an audience inspiration, commonality, and good fun.