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Robert Brunner - 2016 Portland Creative Conference speaker
Robert Brunner (2016)
Robert Brunner   Product Designer (Apple PowerBook, Beats Headphones, other)   @rdbrunner Ammunition Group Named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” Robert Brunner is the designer of such iconic products as the Apple PowerBook and Beats headphones; and co-author of the book “Do You Matter? How Great Design Will Make People Love Your Company.”...
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Spike Lee - 1995 Portland Creative Conference speaker
Spike Lee (1995)

Producer, director, writer and actor Spike Lee’s production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983. He made his directorial debut with She’s Gotta Have It (1986), and has since directed such films as Do the Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992), The Original Kings of Comedy (2000), 25th…

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Dan Wieden - 2009 Portland Creative Conference
Dan Wieden (2009)

Co-Founder & CEO, Wieden + Kennedy In 1982 four young and ambitious people took a card table, a few chairs and several cardboard file cabinets and began what would become one of the most respected advertising agencies in the world. One of those four was Dan Wieden, co-founder, president, and creative director of Wieden+Kennedy, a company…

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Bibi McGill - 2015 Portland Creative Conference speaker
Bibi McGill (2015)

Musician, Yogi, Entrepreneur Bibi McGill is much more than the woman behind the blazing guitar riffs that have elevated Beyoncé’s live performances to the next level. As the touring guitarist and Musical Director of Beyoncé’s 10-piece, all-female band, Bibi showcases her ability to rock her own original compositions within the framework of Beyoncé hits, all…

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Jay Meschter - 2008 Portland Creative Conference speaker
Jay Meschter (2008)

Industrial Designer Jay Meschter has worked as an industrial designer for the past 18 years, spending the first part of his career with the Apple Design Group, and the latter half with Nike. Jay is currently a director in the Nike Innovation Kitchen, an experimental group within Nike that focuses exclusively on innovation. His discussion…

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Silas Weir Mitchell - 2015 Portland Creative Conference speaker
Silas Weir Mitchell (2015)

Actor Silas Weir Mitchell stars in NBC’s acclaimed drama series “Grimm” as Monroe, a reformed Blutbad who is Nick’s reluctant informant. Mitchell has worked steadily during his time in Los Angeles, making over 100 television guest appearances on series including “My Name is Earl,” “The Mentalist,” “Numb3rs,” “Burn Notice” and “Prison Break.” He has also…

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Chelsea Cain - 2015 Portland Creative Conference speaker
Chelsea Cain (2015)

Author Chelsea Cain is the author of The New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thriller series (Heartsick, Sweetheart, Evil at Heart, The Night Season, Kill You Twice, and Let Me Go), and the Kick Lannigan series (One Kick, and the upcoming Kick Back). Her Portland-based thrillers, described by The New York Times as “steamy…

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Stanley Hainsworth - 2015 Portland Creative Conference speaker
Stanley Hainsworth (2015)

Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Tether Underneath that highly unorthodox shock of follicular iconoclasm lies the turbocharged brain of a highly attuned branding machine. Stanley mastered the art of brand storycraft while serving as a creative lead at three of the great brands of our time: Nike, Lego, and Starbucks, where he was VP…

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D'wayne Edwards - 2015 Portland Creative Conference speaker
D’Wayne Edwards (2015)

Founder of PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy Over the course of his 26-year career, D’Wayne has received numerous design awards, voted one of Fast Company Magazines Most Creative Business People in 2014, owns over 30 patents and designed over 500 styles for premiere athletes such as Derek Jeter, Carmelo Anthony and Michael Jordan. In 2010 D’Wayne…

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Courtney Taylor-Taylor - 2011 Portland Creative Conference speaker
Courtney Taylor-Taylor (2011)

Co-Founder of the Dandy Warhols Courtney co-founded The Dandy Warhols in 1994 with Peter Holmstrom, Eric Hedford and Zia McCabe and is the lead singer/songwriter with over a hundred songwriting credits across nine studio albums and four EPs. He has directed a number of the band’s music videos, including All The Money or The Simple…

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