Community By Design Speaker Series Presents "Why Portland? Why Now" A Panel Presentation From The Founders Of Hinge Digital

Portland, OR (PressExposure) January 14, 2010 -- The Art Institute of Portland is proud to present the second installment of our Community by Design Speaker Series with Roland Gauthier, Michael Kuehn,and Alex Tysowsky of Hinge Digital. With over three decades of experience at studios thatinclude Disney, Sony Imageworks, and Laika, their body of work consists of films and animated features like, Spiderman, Open Season, The Matrix, and Harry Potter, as well as commercials for M&€™s, Ben & Jerry’s, and Honda.

Please join us as Roland, Michael, and Alex discuss why they’ve chosen Portland, OR to house their animation and visual effects studio, the benefits of our local market, and the challenges that exist when marketing a creative business in a tough economy.


128 NW Eleventh Ave Doors open at 7:00pm Lecture begins at 7:30pm Tickets $10 | Admittance fee waived for students Spaces limited, to reserve your tickets email:

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About The Art Institute of Portland

The Art Institute of Portland is one of The Art Institutes (, a system of more than 45 education institutions located throughout North America. Offering undergraduate design education, The Art Institute of Portland ( provides programs the areas of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts, with 23 different programs of study and a minor in sustainability for select programs. The college seeks to be an innovative center for design, a lively supporter of the arts and a positive community partner in the city of Portland, the state of Oregon and the greater Pacific Northwest.

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Press Release Submitted On: January 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm
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