April 19, 2022
6:00-8:00 PM

Location: Aloft Providence Downtown, 191 Dorrance St., Providence, RI 02903
Fee: Free
Refreshments: Cash Bar

April 2022 Clambake with Jerry Batista and Jason Pamental

Please join us for our first in-person Clambake of 2022! We’re so excited to partner with Aloft at their WXYZ Lounge, and welcome guest speakers Jason Pamental and Jerry Batista. Grab a beverage and listen to our speakers discuss their approaches to design from their respective interests within the fields of architecture, web design, typography, and 3D visualization. Jason Pamental is a Principal Designer at Chewy.com, and Jerry Batista is the founder of Traza Design and Bucklin Plaza. 2 designers, 15 minutes each, immeasurable inspiration. While there are no actual clams at this event, together we stew in the amazingness of the design process and all the yummy results.

Stephen Durkee

Jerry Batista, Founder, Traza Design

As Architectural Designers, Traza Design specializes in space efficiency and 3D visualization across residential and light commercial projects. By understanding fundamental business practices and the psychology of people, Jerry is a great collaborator of “the big vision”.

His goals as a designer also play a role in being a Real Estate Developer. Jerry has committed himself to being part of shaping Rhode Island into the destination that residents would grow to enjoy, and for outsiders to desire to be a part of. Bucklin Plaza is a 40k SF Project in West End Providence, being spearheaded by Jerry and his family.

Before branching off on his own, Jerry was the Design Director for Design Ergonomics, a Dental Design firm that specialized in Designing, Training and Equipping America’s top 1% of Dental Offices.

In addition to his work, Jerry is jack of all trades and enjoys weekend home projects and building stage designs for his church.


Jason Pamental

Jason Pamental, Principal Designer, Chewy.com

Jason is a Principal Designer at Chewy.com, helping lead their design system efforts across ecommerce, enterprise, and native mobile app experiences. Prior to joining Chewy, he led the team in creating a new web platform for the State of Rhode Island; redefined the typography and design system for the State of Georgia Digital Service; and helped numerous type foundries, web browsers, and software companies figure out how to make the most of the new variable font format in their products and brands.

Jason also researches and writes on typography for the web: he’s author of Responsive Typography from O’Reilly, as well as articles for .Net Magazine, PRINT Magazine, HOW, Monotype.com, TYPE Magazine, and others. He’s also a frequent guest on podcasts, and an author of online courses for Aquent’s Gymnasium platform and Front-end Masters, and has presented at over 100 national and international conferences. He also had the honor of being inducted into the Rhode Island Design Hall of Fame in 2019.

The real story: mainly he just follows Tillie around Turner Reservoir, posting photos on Instagram.

Jason Pamental

Aloft Providence Downtown 

Feel the vibe, the excitement, the exhilaration that is Aloft Providence Downtown, home of Providence’s hottest new rooftop bar, Blu Violet Roofbar. Immerse yourself in this innovative, untraditional atmosphere, perfectly placed within the Providence Innovation and Design District along the Providence River. This hotel offers downtown visitors a stylish, energizing spot near the area’s best dining, attractions, and waterfront activities. With 175 loft style rooms, 5 suites and two ultra modern meeting rooms, Aloft is designed for the forward thinker. Come and take in the downtown and river views while feeling the beat of live performances from the WXYZ Lounge, or sip handcrafted cocktails on the Backyard Terrace—the ideal setting to unwind or gather with colleagues, family, and friends. We can’t wait to see you there!