The Art of Poster Design

May 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

How do you distill a feature-length film into a single compelling image? Join Akiko Stehrenberger, visual artist and prolific film poster designer for a workshop on creating film posters that invite and intrigue audiences. In this workshop, Akiko will walk participants through a case study of one of her projects, give a brief tour of her broader collection of work and also lead the class through the initial steps to develop poster design ideas for a project of their own. There will be time at the end of the class for a Q+A.

Akiko Stehrenberger is a 15-time CLIO award-winning movie poster illustrator and designer, who works with directors, movie studios, advertising, and movie advertising agencies.

She was deemed “Poster Girl” by Interview magazine in 2011, Creative Review dedicated their January 2011 Monograph to her illustrated movie posters, her poster for “Bad Milo” was featured on the Conan show, and Vanity Fair included her “Funny Games” and “Kiss of the Damned” posters in their “Best Movie Posters of All Time” list.

Tuition: $60

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.