Creative direction, event curation, graphic design
What started as one of my journal entries turned into a celebration of artists that are often left out of the spotlight. I led the creative direction for Yellow Party, a celebration of tenderness and joy, featuring all Black queer artists in Portland, Oregon. Along with designing content for the event, I coordinated the production, artist management, and community reach-out efforts.
Creative direction, event programming, graphic design.
What I did
Designed the online and social experience for a party that celebrates queer Black artists in Portland, Oregon.
The Game Plan
I had the idea for Yellow Party in the cold of Portland February, when many of the people in my community were in the height of season depression and winter gloom. I wanted to create an experience where people could come together to create art in a loved and intimate space.
I reached out to Black artists that I deeply admired, and curated a gathering of art that would allow us to celebrate joy, self-care, and community.
I collaborated with community organizations and venues in Portland to secure a space and audio needs, and hosted the event at Louiza, a third-generation Black-owned cafe.
I designed social materials to center play, tenderness, and color.
We had over 150 guests attend Yellow Party. As an artist myself, a huge value of mine is to pay artists for their time and labour. Through community support and a vigorous fundraising strategy, all of the artists were paid while celebrating with their community.