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This past Saturday marked the end of Design Week PDX, Portland's annual celebrate of all things designed by makers. The festivals brings together indie illustrators, architects, woodworkers, painters... all into one thriving community to share ideas, party and build new collaborations. As part of the closing party, Nelson Lowry, LAIKA Supervising Production Designer, lead a sketchXchange hosted by WeMake. Nelson showed his work from various stop-motion projects (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Corpse Bride, ParaNorman) and creations from his personal collection.

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Nelson's talk was followed by a silent auction featuring 80+ birdhouses created by local artists and from design giants like adidas, NIKE, W+K. Take a look at all the houses donated to help fund All Hands Raised, a non-profit raising money to keep arts and music education part of Portland schools' curriculum.

LAIKA artists also made 10 birdhouses for the event.ย Browse the strange and beautiful.

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Limited edition posters and screen prints were for sale, too.

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Photos by Jedidiah Fugle.