GA – Jennifer Portis


Jennifer Portis

Media Professional and Creative Entrepreneur

Media professional and founder/director of the pdxDMC, Portland’s premiere digital marketing conference.

• Program Development
• Event Direction
• Innovation / Design
• Strategic Planning
• Budget Management
• Market Research
• Digital Marketing Strategies
• Sponsor Acquisition
• Media Director / Producer

Media Professional and Creative Entrepreneur. Founder/Director, Portland’s premiere digital marketing conference, pdxDMC. Hired/mentored 40 expert instructors from companies such as Anvil Media Inc, Liquid Agency, Intel, Mambo Media in digital media program. Career consulting in current digital skills. Member Oregon’s Creative Economy Council, WebVisions Advisory board, Board of Directors (international media nonprofit), local TV pilot segment producer. Fluent in Italian/French.



Portland State University | Portland, OR

Program Manager, Multimedia Professional Program  02/2001 – Present

Design, develop and manage cutting-edge digital media self-support courses, conferences and certificates, including non-credit/graduate/undergraduate curriculum,  manage $500k budgets, oversee program assistants, instructor training, career advising to over 700 students,  nonprofit project development, wide networking with industry associations and businesses.

Consultant, Producer | Portland, OR

Video Production/Graphic & Web Design  01/2000 – Present

Produce media, including research, project planning, script writing/directing, editing including digital effects and computer animation.  Design of website architecture and User Experience.

Art Institute| Portland, OR

Video Production, Adjunct Instructor  09/1999 – 03/2000

Instruction in video production, including preproduction, production and post-production process, review of audio capture and edit, digital effects and storytelling.

Oregon Health Sciences University | Portland, OR

Administration/Production  1987 – 1999

Executive admin team at the School of Dentistry and Child Development & Rehabilitation Center.  Public relations and office management, organizational skills, leadership, systems review and development, media production.



Masters, Communication/Theology/Culture, cum laude
BA, Art History/Romance Languages
Art & Museum Studies, Rome & Ancedonia, Italy
Certificate of Completion, Digital Marketing Strategies
Western Seminary
University of Oregon
Temple University
Portland State University




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