About ADX

ADX is a hub for collaboration where individuals and organizations make and learn. By sharing tools, knowledge, and experience, we’re doing things better – working together. Our makerspace, learning center, and custom fabrication shop allow anyone to bring their idea to life. In our 24,000-square foot facility, high-profile designers work alongside students, retirees share their knowledge with novice builders, and entrepreneurs collaborate with hobbyists.

Share Knowledge

Our classes are open to both members and the general public, allowing anyone to take their skills to the next level.

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Share Tools

Anyone can join our community and gain access to our woodshop, metal shop, and digital design lab.

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Share Space

Hobbyists and professionals alike work side-by-side on our factory floor and in our wood, metal, jewelry, screen printing and digital fabrication shops

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History of ADX

While immersed in Portland’s creative community, founder Kelley Roy identified a strong need for shared tools, space, and knowledge in our growing maker culture. In June 2011, Kelley and a small band of thinkers and makers took over a warehouse in the heart of SE Portland and established Art Design Portland, or ADX for short.

In the years following our launch, ADX has incubated over 100 businesses, helped 200 crowd-funded projects reach their goals, and provided a home-away-from-home for thousands of designers, builders, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, and artists. What began as a D.I.Y, bootstrapped makerspace has quickly become a local hub for both artists and artisans, pioneering a new model for both education and the modern sharing economy.

Makerspace Team

Sarah Marshall

General Manager

Timothy Hamilton

Education Coordinator
Primary Print Instructor

GG Gunn

Membership Manager

Brian Fogg

Facilities Manager

Addie Burnett

Education Assistant

Dani Ramsby

 Graphic Designer

Lindsey Snell

Primary Jewelry Instructor

Lyndsey Rieple

Instructor

David Perry

Primary Wood Instructor

David Dowling

Primary Metal Instructor

Sean Lai

Instructor

Ryder Sherwood

Instructor

Sami Wolhiser

Primary Digital Instructor

Zach McGarvey

Instructor

Fabrication Team

Nathan Hanley

Fabrication Manager

Cameron Hernandez

Fabricator

Makena McClusky

Fabricator

Dan Sowders

Fabricator

James Mitchell

Fabricator

Daniel Jeffers

Fabricator

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