What’s happening with the business of advertising? What will the post-consumer economy look like? What is going on in sustainability? Jelly Helm is the first to admit that he doesn’t know. But that’s not going to stop him from speculating about it in public, to anyone willing to pay for it. In the spirit of Designspeaks, Jelly’s presentation will be full of cockamamie theories, wishful thinking and (at least some) poetry. He may also give us a sneak peek of the new work he’s done with the Oregon Council for the Humanities, and get all frothy about his newest client, Wikipedia. You’ll be anything but disappointed.
So be sure to join us, to engage with Jelly and others, and consider what has passed and what may come. Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot now.
Members: $8 in advance/$10 at the door
Non-Members: $18 in advance/$20 at the door
A selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. ID required for beer and wine.
About Jelly Helm
Jelly Helm is a writer, designer, film director, creative director, and teacher. His clients include Imperial Woodpecker, Oregon Humanities, Infectious Diseases Research Institute and Wikipedia. He is formerly an executive creative director at Wieden + Kennedy, and founder of W+K 12.
About 52 Ltd.
52 Ltd.—Portland’s homegrown matchmaker of talent and employers in the arena of creative services—received recognition in the 2008 and 2009 lists of Fastest-Growing Private 100 Companies by Portland Business Journal.
52 Limited provides contract freelance employees, full-time placement and custom project teams to a diverse client roster which includes: advertising agencies, design houses, interactive firms, brand marketers, health care organizations and others. For more information on how 52 Limited can help you find work or find talent, please visit
The Designspeaks series, developed by Portland AIGA and in partnership with 52 Limited, showcases the most intriguing designers in the Pacific Northwest. Some of our guest speakers in this quarterly series will be stars and some will have managed to maintain a lower profile, but we can assure you; all will challenge you to think a bit differently about design and its impact on community. We’re continually tweaking this series as an intimate venue for the creative community to connect to others, to see what they are doing and how they’re doing it. There is no specific format for Designspeaks. Basically, it’s a small talks gathering intended to inform, inspire and engage.
Laugh. Cry. Ask questions, please. But whatever you do, join us! Won’t you?
Looking forward to hearing just exactly what Jelly is thinking! Join us!!