50th Annual Rosey Awards: Wednesday, November 7 @ 5:30pm at the Gerding Theater in the Portland Armory

6 11 2007

On November 7th, 2007, The Portland Advertising Federation (PAF) is hosting the 50th annual Rosey Awards. This exclusive show celebrates some of the most kick &@! advertising work in the Northwest. Staying true to the the community mantra, “Keep Portland Weird“, is one thing we can count on from some of the big player’s in town.

The PAF and The Art Institute of Portland gallery have joined forces this year & will be featuring the award winning work exclusively from November 8-28.

The Art Institute of Portland

1122 NW Davis St

Portland, OR 97209

503 228 6528

October 22- 26, 2007: Evolution of a Sustainable Society featuring EcoCharge

17 10 2007

Join the Evolution of a Sustainable Society @ The Art Institute of Portland: Oct. 22 – 26, 2007. In an effort to bring further attention to the importance of conservation and preservation of our local and global resources, The Art Institute of Portland will be hosting Environmental Awareness Week. This week long event will feature forward thinking community speakers, hosting a sustainable living fair with several exhibitors, and screening significant and impassioned films devoted to environmental awareness.

To attend this event , visit
The Art Institute of Portland @
1122 NW Davis St. Portland, OR 97209

Schedule of events

The Evolution of a Sustainable Society will be featuring EcoCharge – a free standing module that uses renewable energy to charge portable electronic devices. EcoCharge is the classic example of finding a new way to solve an existing problem. In an earlier post, I explored the idea of using renewable energy to charge cell phones.

“Imagine you’re traveling and your charger is packed away in your suitcase, you have less than a bar left on your phone, a two hour layover at the airport and at least 5 phone calls to make between now and the time your plane takes off. It’s a challenge just to find an electrical outlet to plug your laptop into, much less a space to charge your cellphone (one that includes the charger itself!).”

The EcoCharge concept has grown to in include charging services for cell phones, PDA’s and laptops – all while using renewable energy sources. Below are some samples of the brand collateral that have been developed to date.


ecocharge machine details

ecocharge machine mock up with detailed view


ecocharge website mock up by Kristin Wall

ecocharge website mock up


ecocharge print advertisement by Kristin Wall

ecocharge print advertisement II by Kristin Wall

ecocharge print advertisements

An Official Graduate!

28 09 2007

After three long years, I can finally say that I’m an official graduate! My time spent at AiPD taught me the meaning of long-term endurance. I like to think of it as a triathlon for the mind.

I can proudly say I accepted my dipolma in style – that is NO shoes, barefoot baby! I had been picturing this day for months & it was every bit surreal as I’d imagined. I was on such a high (probably induced from the infamous polyester graduation robe). I have officially left the nest!

None of this would’ve been possible without the support of my husband, family & friends. I owe much of my gratitude to my partner in crime. His ability to endure the long evenings I spent glued to my computer, listening to endless babble about ideas for new projects & supporting every project I took on (and there were many!) allowed me to grow in ways I never thought possible. Thank you.

Here’s a small sample of my final portfolio. Enjoy!

Kristin Wall sample portfolio (PDF)

September 14th 2007: The Art Institute of Portland Graduate Portfolio Show

5 09 2007

The Art Institute of Portland Graduate Portfolio Show is less than two weeks away – Friday September 14th 2007!

I’ve been attending the graduate portfolio show for the past 2+ years, eagerly anticipating the work of my fellow students, learning from their successes & failures. Now it’s my turn.

I enrolled in the Advertising program at AiPD in the fall of 2004 and for the past 3+ years it’s been a constant struggle to find a balance between school (in & out of the classroom), work and being a wife & a mom. There have been many sleepless nights to say the least and many sacrifices made along the way, but I knew the payoff would be priceless.

During my time at AiPD, I’ve had the opportunity to accomplish some pretty amazing things. Two notable items worth mentioning:

  1. Recipient of the Gold Student ADDY award in March 2007 for a cervical cancer awareness public service announcement
  2. Founder, VP of brashcreative (a student organized advertising agency that works with Portland businesses to develop integrated creative solutions)

Words can’t describe how good it feels to finally finish my BS and at the same time help create a legacy that other students will benefit from in the years to come.

In the last few days before graduation, I’m trying to stay sane and must remind myself that it’s ok to sleep. The infamous portfolio will live on…


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