Changing Course


In conjunction with Design Week Portland 2019 LWD Portland presented a curated story telling event titled “Changing Course”


Changing Course // Short stories from designers and creatives who redefined their intent to include the unexpected

The audience was entertained with 8 quick, short stories from storytellers describing a moment in their career or design process when straying from their initial intent offered an unanticipated outcome.

Storytellers shared a wide variety of stories that incorporated surprising opportunities, from embracing the happy accidents of design, to major career and business shifts.

This event was energetic, educational, entertaining and engaging for all types of designers, makers, and entrepreneurs.



1001 Southeast Morrison Street
Portland, Oregon 97214



    • Laura Whipple – CEO / Co-Founder of Scout Books – @scoutbooks
    • Danielle Lipsky – Industrial Designer / Snowboard Designer – @danilipsky
    • Alison Wu – Stylist / Recipe Developer / Lifestyle Blogger / Founder of Wu Haus – @alison__wu


Guest DJ – Lil Grenadine – @lil.grenadine


Curators – Theresa Minor + Lindsey Brockhouse

Event Support – Emily Steen + Kate Kiser

Event Graphic By: Sophie Electra Walsh –

Photo Credit: Nic Raingsey Photography / @nicraingseyphoto 



Thank you to Holocene, Design Week Portland, and our sponsors:

Media Sponsor: GRAY Magazine

DWP, REDe, MeyerPro and our generous volunteers!