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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 Nike Well, The National Juvenile Justice Network, Reclaiming Futures, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, and Write Around Portland among others.

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 including development, program management, communications, outreach, and grantmaking. She has particular expertise and passion for arts, culture, media, education, and social justice work. She recently founded Esper House, a communications and management consultancy, and creative services firm.

Organizations she currently works with or has worked with previously include Asian Reporter, Backline, City Club of Portland, KBOO Community Radio, MediaRites, Oregon Public Broadcasting, PDX Parent Magazine, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Shaking the Tree, Unit Souzou. She currently serves on the board of Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon and is a member of Arts Workers for Equity and City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum Committee.