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* ‘looks bright’ so long as you’re talking strictly about events and promos

The summer months of heat and slumber are coming to an end. Don’t fret, though… we’ve got quite a lineup of events to turn your attention from the outdoors inward as the temps cool and the smoke clears. In the meantime, check out the promos and events we’ve whipped up for you.

PROMOS / Enrich your mind while saving money


  • We are partnering with Top Level Design to provide free .design domains to our friends. This includes free email for the first year and forever-free WHOIS Privacy and SSL certs.
  • Our pals at the annual Portland Creative Conference will discount tickets 20% if you enter “52LTD” as your promo code.
  • WeMake brings inspiring local and international makers, designers, artists and performers to The Armory’s stage on Oct. 13 to share insights about experiments in the creative process and raise funds for local arts education. Get tickets for the WeMake Conference and save money with our promo.


EVENTS / Start planning your fall calendar

Duane-KingCareer Tools with Duane King
Friday, September 22

Turning Passion Projects into Profit.

Visionary Creative Director (and all-around nice guy) Duane King explains how to bridge the gap between personal interests and meaningful client work. You’ll learn how to prepare and strategize a campaign using the careful arrangement of your constraints, passions, and possibilities. A grand way to start the morning.

JasonBuilt Up Festival: A Founder’s Quest To Tame The Beast
Thursday, September 28

Presenting Jason Bolt as part of the Built Up Festival.

The physical and emotional toll of bringing a business into existence can wreak havoc on a founder’s life and ability to lead. What do you do when business is growing but everything else feels like it’s spiraling quickly out of control? Join Jason Bolt, CEO of Revant Optics, for this special Built Up Festival presentation on how he pulled himself out of the muck and mire of fading motivation by turning to a surprising source – his customers.

Daniel-MugDesignspeaks: Design As The Scientific Method
Thursday, October 12

Catch Design As The Scientific Method at Ziba.

Designspeaks presents Daniel Burka, a design partner at Google’s venture capital arm, as he shows how some of the world’s most innovative companies are solving core problems by applying design in a lab-like testing environment combining rigor and speed. You won’t want to miss this special Designspeaks in the beautiful Ziba space!