design, facilitation, & public engagement strategies

We build culture. WPA works with clients to develop, produce, and promote their creative work, and develop organizational culture. Using tactics from socially engaged art, human centered design, and branding, we help our clients discover, embody, and aestheticize what matters most to them.

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We employ our values

relational

integrated

collaborative 

experiential

ethical

feminist

strategic

responsive

aesthetic

curious

mindful

embodied

Meet the collective


Erica Thomas

Erica is an artist, producer, and designer. She combines her experience in contemporary art and design with a deep commitment to social justice to produce innovative solutions with clients and collaborators.  

Erica specializes in strategy, written and visual content, exhibitions and experiences, producing and consulting on public art, large-scale events, and community based projects. She holds an MFA in Contemporary Art and Social Practice and has over a decade of experience as a producer, project manager, and art director. 

You can learn more about her individual art practice at ericamerylthomas.com .

Emily Fitzgerald

Emily is a creative consultant, socially-engaged artist, photographer, and storyteller. Through her consulting and art practice she focuses on integrating the relational and visual to elevate engagement, invoke curiosity, and demonstrate multi-dimensionality. Her work is responsive, participatory, and site-specific—seeking to shift systems of power, and build meaningful connection. Emily brings large-scale art installations into non-traditional, public and unexpected places in order to deepen our understanding, reframe our ways of relating to one another, and to inspire dialogue around complex issues.

In addition to creative consulting, Emily teaches Art, Photography, and Design Thinking at Portland State University. Her recent creative collaborations have included partnerships with TriMet, the Portland Art Museum, Hollywood Senior Center, Zenger Farm, King Public School, Multnomah County Health Clinics, Beaumont Middle School, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, and the City of Portland. Artist website at: efitzgerald.com

Contact us to learn more.

811 East Burnside #124  
Portland, OR 97214