Our May 2013 presentation was…

A picture of Michael Parenteau

The estimable Michael Parenteau.Tickets


UX/UI designers often pigeon hole design into being such a *specialization* that we isolate ourselves from people who may have great insight on the problems we are trying to solve. And all too often, this stems from the self-proclaimed idea that we are either right or left-brained types of people. I don’t know about you… but I haven’t met any half-brained people lately.

Let’s talk about the ways to branch out of our tight circles and engage in collaboration with people who think different from ourselves. And let’s get over the idea that we are unable to (or shouldn’t) learn stuff because we think a certain way.

Our Presenter, Michael Parenteau

Michael has been on a creative path since his first box of crayons. He is a husband, father… and devoted to making really cool things! Born in Massachussets, but grew up all over, Michael has been to 49 of the 50 states. He’s walked across the country and has been known to leave a trail of art hanging on the walls of those who’ve provided hospitality.

Michael works like everything’s in a sketchbook & likes to embrace happy accidents. He believes that misplaced pixels are merely opportunities mid-process.

Our Venue, ISITE Design

ISITE Design is our home for the next 11 months (at least!) and we’re very happy to be there. ISITE is located at 2030 NW Pettygrove St, Portland, OR 97209.

Parking is available on the street and across the street in the Conway parking lot. Conway allows ISITE to use the lot after 5pm, so no worries on towing!

Come on in the front door and go straight back to the conference room on the left.