Hosting at Ziba Design

I’ve been manager of AEPDX, the After Effects User Group of Portland, since 2013. I’ve hosted meetups and put on a lot of events, mostly for Design Week Portland.

Reel Review / 2013

Digital Flyer

It started off with a Reel Review (photos) to showcase Portland’s talented artists. I invited three creative judges to pick their favorite reels out of the two categories: Advanced and Novice.

AEmoji / 2014

Printed Poster / Illustration by Jason Sturgill

Participants were assigned randomly chosen Emoji to help create animations and shorts (photos). Watch video here.

Alphabest / 2016

Printed & Digital Poster

28 participants were given a randomly chosen letter of the alphabet and had to come up with a word that started with that letter to serve as the inspiration. Watch video here.

Draems / 2017

Printed & Digital Poster

Participant created Dream inspired animations and shorts. Watch video here.

Curiosity / 2018

Digital Poster

For my last event the theme was Curiosity. The challenge for participants was to pick a single word title with the letter O in it. Each animation had to start at roughly the same point with a chosen colored dot at the center of the screen.

Retrospective / 2019

Show Title card

For a final send off I was asked to curate a show featuring favorites from the last five years of events to be screened on a huge IMAX screen at OMSI.