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Precious is a creative director, designer, and educator. She creates brands for business and non-profits, as well as social stationery for clients across the country. Her design work and teaching focuses on branding for social good and the arrangement of effective and beautiful type. She has worked with Mercy Corps, Nike Well, The National Juvenile Justice Network, Reclaiming Futures, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, Portland Parks Foundation and Write Around Portland among others. Most recently she refreshed Design Week Portland's brand with Gaby Tirta Jenkins as studio No One.

She is a senior adjunct professor at Portland State University in the School of Art + Design and has spent the past 20 years teaching students the love of paper, type, and fine craft.

In addition Precious has taught numerous public workshops on typography, paper craft, design, and branding. She was a workshop facilitator at the Alliance for Nonprofit Management's 2015 conference and has run workshops during Design Week Portland since 2013.



Toni Tabora-Roberts has more than 20 years of experience working in the nonprofit and private sectors in a variety of roles, with expertise in program management, communications, community engagement, grant making and strategic planning. She has particular experience and passion for arts, culture, media, education, leadership development, and social justice. Her approach to work with organizations favors team-based collaboration, interpersonal connections, experiential engagement, and culturally responsive, strengths-based facilitation. She founded Esper House, a management, project, and communications consultancy. Toni works with and has worked with a wide range of organizations including Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland Parks Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, City Club of Portland, MediaRites, Shaking the Tree, SocialKraft, Unit Souzou, Oregon Public Broadcasting, KBOO Community Radio, and Center for Asian American Media. She currently serves as Board Vice Chair for APANO Communities United Fund and is a core member of Arts Workers for Equity. She has previously served with City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum Committee, on the Program Committee with Partners in Diversity, and as Board Vice Chair with Bitch Media. She also makes time to play and create through writing, performance, terraria, and whatever strikes. Toni is a proud mama, wife, daughter, and tita.