Be Honest! Saturday, May 3rd at Wieden + Kennedy
224 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Schedule & Logistics
12:00 Set up Volunteers arrive
2:00 All Participants Arrive
5:00–6:00 VIP Event
6:00–8:00 Student Showcase
8:00–9:00 Guest Speaker: Dan Cassaro
9:00–10:00 Tear down Volunteers
Dress Code / Etiquette
Are You Ready Checklist?
At this point you’ve worked really hard so have FUN and meet the great people that make up Portland’s creative community!
If I missed anything or you have questions, you can tweet @fogd or comment below.
Hey PSUGD Students! Want to be an extra awesome person and help out at Be Honest? We’re looking for extra hands for decorating & set up, tear down crew, gallery install crew, some friendly folks to represent FoGD at the welcome table and take tickets for the Dan Cassaro talk!
Sign up to volunteer over on SignupGenius! Also, we’re asking that all Be Honest participants will sign up to either help set up or tear down. Pretty please.
Hey all you excellent Be Honest participants! Are you interested in having your work shown in the W+K gallery during Be Honest?! The Friends of Graphic Design are organizing the first Be Honest Gallery Show and would love to feature your work! Anything two-dimensional that can be easily hung with 2 binder clips.
Drop off your work to an FoGD Officer in the Green Room:
Weds April 30th from 3–4pm or Thursday May 1st from 12–2pm, if neither of those times work for you — email us at email@example.com, tweet us @fogd, or comment here!
Hey Be Honest Participants! I bet you have a question or two about what you should expect at Be Honest and how to prepare?! We’re holding an information session this week to give you all the details and answer your questions. Join us right after Show & Tell with Bob Smith on Thursday April 24th at 1pm in Art 320.
An autodidactic freak of nature focusing on the confluence of sport apparel and graphic design (whatever the hell that means), Bob specializes in telling authentic, compelling stories through branded apparel. He has over 15 years in the Performance and Sportswear industry and comes highly recommended by some of the brightest leaders in the field.
Bob fancies himself a cultural anthropologist/sociologist. His curiosity allows him to excel at immersing himself in the culture of a brand and digging out compelling product and retail insights that consistently (and profitably) resound with customers and the media. Bob has experience in virtually every aspect of creating a successful line and bringing it to market, while infusing the teams he works with an infectious enthusiasm.
Bob does work as bobsmith:design, a creative consultancy which brings together insightful design direction, a playful wit, and a commitment to craftsmanship.
Hope to see you at noon on April 24th in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over on Facebook. Show & Tell is free and open to the public!
Week 4 is getting real and projects are happening! Wouldn’t it be nice to have all the time to do all the things? Let’s draw Utopia this week and take a ride on the Spaceship of Imagination…
Parameters: Square Format, high resolution, tag it #calltodraw, a new prompt every Thursday. Have fun!
This week we’re welcoming Jenn Armbrust for Show & Tell!
Jennifer Armbrust is an artist and advisor working and living in Portland, Oregon. She is a graduate of The Evergreen State College where she relieved a BA Critical Theory in 2000. A former designer and gallerist, she currently runs her own creative consultancy, Armbrust & Co. She recently launched Card Carrying Feminist and sometimes gives out free advice.
Hope to see you at noon on April 17th in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over on Facebook. Show & Tell is free and open to the public!
Big news, everybody! We are so excited to announce our first group of guest curators for Good Editions. These fantastic people will be selecting PSUGD student prints to sell alongside their own in the shop. Here’s their bios along with some interviews/videos/etc so you can get to know them better. They’ll be checking out your work!
Dan Cassaro is a native New Yorker and frequent get-the-hell-out-of-New-York-er. He was named an ADC Young Gun in 2011. His works and projects have received accolades from the New Yorker, Fast Company, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, and many major design and illustration publications.
BONUS: HE IS THIS YEARS’ BE HONEST GUEST SPEAKER! WHOA!!!
Check Dan out here:
A southern transplant, Will Bryant’s work weaves together humor with commerce, fun, and positivity. In his sculptural installations, photographic still lives, and commercial illustration projects, there is always a sense of exuberance at play with a colorful palette.
His work has been plastered across T-shirts, record sleeves, posters, magazines, furniture, snowboards, underwear, and also exhibited internationally. He is interested in Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Michael Jordan, anthropomorphism, 90s basketball, SEC football, pets, pop culture, cookie meetings, and even parts of art history.
He works full time in his studio in Portland, OR and teaches part time in the graphic design department at Portland State University.
BONUS: WILL LIVES IN PORTLAND! HE TEACHES AT PSU! WOW!
Check out Will here:
Artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and collages. Since 2007, she has been illustrating for clients including The Museum of Modern Art, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Chronicle Books, The Land of Nod, The Obama Campaign and Simon & Schuster, among others. Lisa is also known for her intricate line drawings and pattern design and has licensed her work for fabric, kitchen linens, wallpaper and bedding. In addition to illustrating full time, Lisa maintains a thriving Etsy shop and writes a popular daily blog of her work, life and inspiration called Today is Going to be Awesome. She is the author of Whatever You Are, Be a Good One and Art, Inc., both set to be released by Chronicle Books in 2014. Lisa periodically shows her work in galleries around the country. In 2011, she had her first major solo show atGallery Hijinks in San Francisco and was in her first museum show at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. She’s an avid cyclist and swimmer. She lives and works in Oakland, California.
BONUS: LISA CONGDON IS GREAT.
Check Lisa out here:
Hey PSUGD students! Now that you’re up to speed on our guest curators, get to work! The deadline to submit for spring term consideration is Friday, April 4th!
Visit http://www.getgoodeditions.com/submission/ for details.