Skip to main content


The Portland Art Institute hosted an Industry Presentation Night on June 3rd. Eight local professionals presented using the Pecha Kucha format—20 slides, 20 seconds each. Close to 100 people attended. Stephanie Battista spoke about receiving feedback in a professional environment.

“One of the most difficult parts of my day is receiving feedback effectively. I mess it up—or should I say, ‘we as designers mess it up more than you can imagine.’

Feedback is the thing that can make you or break you as a design leader, creative director, or project manager. It’s the one thing that, if you get it right, will change the trajectory of your career path.”