Design Week Portland–Calligraphy Workshop & ACLU Benefit

Client: Paperfinger Calligraphy
Services: Event Strategy, Fundraising, Strategic Partnership


Working closely with calligrapher Bryn Chernoff, the WPA team crafted an engaging and memorable fundraiser, that also served as a promotional event for her business. As veterans of the Design Week Portland events, we know that many design professionals are looking for ways to use their skills to give back to the community. We developed a structure for the event that gave attendees an introduction to modern calligraphy, and in partnership with the ACLU rep, directed them to write beautiful messages to their representatives that aligned with ACLU's priorities.  Through our partnerships, we were able to secure donations of fabulous food and wine for the event. We were situated in the heart of downtown at the beautiful event space, The Cleaners donated by the Ace Hotel, which made a lovely atmosphere for relaxed networking.