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We have two officer positions open for next year. Each of these positions are eligible for a $300 per term Leadership Award, through SALP. To be eligible for the officer positions, you must be registered for at least 6 credits (not including summer term) and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
Oh, and serving as an officer in the Friends of Graphic Design KICKS ASS! Each of the officers, regardless of their role or title, becomes an integral part of the design program at Portland State. We set up mentors, organize events, and generally make the design students at Portland State look amazing. We’re looking for enthusiastic, dedicated students who LOVE graphic design and who want to make this the best design program on the planet. Easy, right? Here are the open positions for next year:
Your job is to procure the cash money, create a budget, and plan! You’ll work closely with SALP and the OBC. The ideal candidate will be organized and timely, but also personable. You should also be fairly adept at filling out paperwork.
The Events Coordinator works closely with the Treasurer to create an event budget for the year. This person also plans, oversees, and collaborates in effort to make our events AWESOME! The major event of the year is the 5th annual Be Honest. The ideal candidate is a planner, detail oriented, friendly, enthusiastic, and professional.
Graduating Spring 2014 or after would be ideal!—it is not a requirement, but we would love for this elected officer to be able to stay with us through the 2013-2014 school year.
Please send the following questions and a photo to email@example.com by Thursday, June 6th at 5:00pm. Voting will be held 5:00 June 6th through 5:00 Thursday, June 13th ) and new officers will be announced on Thursday Evening on June 13th! We look forward to your applications!
(Include your photo for the blog post)
Year in program:
What term do you plan on graduating?
Position applying for:
Why are you interested in art and design?
What makes you qualified for the position?
What is your favorite part about FoGD?
What do you think could be improved?
How will you contribute to the future success of the group?
Please include any links to your website, flickr, twitter, facebook, etc that you want to share with the group.
Feel free to include other information like you hobbies, your favorite font, your favorite artists, your weirdest talent, etc.
Application due: Thursday, June 6th, 5:00pm
Polls open: Thursday, June 6th, 5:00pm
Officer Announced: Thursday, June 13th
For Show & Tell this week we welcome Andy Pressman of Rumors Studio!
Rumors is a graphic design studio producing print, interactive, and identity work. We approach each project from the ground up, working closely with our clients on conceptualization and planning before moving on to design and development.
Typically we partner with cultural, institutional, and editorial clients such as the American Institute of Architects, the AIGA, Bard College, Bidoun, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Columbia University, Good magazine, the Helsinki Design Lab,Metropolis magazine, The New York Times, Princeton University, MoMA PS1, Talking Points Memo, and Verso Books. The studio’s work has been included in the Brno Design Biennial, exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, and awarded by the AIGA, Printmagazine, and the Society of Publication Designers.
Andy Pressman, principal, graduated from the Cooper Union in New York City. He has taught graphic design at Parsons School of Art, and information design at the Cooper Union. He now lives in Portland, OR.
Hope to see you at noon on May 23rd in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over Facebook.
PSUGD Senior, Thomas Cober, is organizing an annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament for all current and former PSUGD students and faculty, FOGD 3X3. It will take place on Sunday June 9th at a venue to be announced. A website for the event is currently being developed, you can visit FOGD3X3.COM to sign up!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Players of any skill level are able to participate or play. There are 3 ways you can participate.
1. Make a Team!
Get 3 of your friends together and take on other teams in the tournament. Each team must have at least 3 players and are allowed one alternate for a maximum of 4. Teams are required to provide photos for their player cards and possible web profiles.
2. Join the All-Stars!
Do you just want to play for fun, but are intimidated by that guy who has a name for his trademark move? Then this is the option for you! Every game will have at least one All-Star who is unaligned with a team. Whichever team is losing will be the team who gets an All-Star extra player. You will receive an official double sided All-Star headband to indicate which team you are playing for. So get in there and help double team, pick and roll, and shoot for the little guy.
3. Other help!
This option is for anyone who would like to help keep score, referee, make a gatorade run, or any other help might be needed for the tournament.
The Epicenter is a community resource organization that serves the town of Green River, Utah (pop. 953). We are committed to creating positive change locally by proving resources to homeowners, renters, small businesses, and through active involvement in our community.
Hope to see you at noon on May 16th in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over Facebook.
Jen Wick came to design by way of cut-up paper and Letraset rub-on type while making zines in high school. After working as a photocopy enthusiast at an office supply store, Jen then kick-started her career in the design industry as the lead pre-press designer at an offset printing shop. In 2000, she was hired as Art Director of the weekly culture rag Portland Mercury, where she toiled for 5 years, and in 2007, she signed on as a Senior Designer at Sagacity Media. In 2010, she launched her own design studio in Northeast Portland.
Jen earned a B.A. from the Evergreen State College in serigraphy and art, and an M.F.A.from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Graphic and Interactive Design.
Jen approaches design with curiosity and a spirit of collaboration, a sense of humor, and a desire for clear concepts. You might also find her away from the computer, taking a run with her tiny pug, Mimi Meatsworth, blending fruits and nuts in a high-powered Vitamix blender, or crashing your annual office karaoke party.
Hope to see you at noon on May 9th in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over Facebook.
Wednesday, May 8, 5pm–8pm
PSU Art Building, Room 320
Similarly Different experiments with the visualization of points of view, through remote communication and collaboration. Student designers in Farnham, Surrey, UK and Portland, Oregon, USA worked together to make images representing aspects of their own cultures and towns.
Featuring Student Work by:
We hope to see you there! RSVP here!
Guys, if you like people chewing in your ear and reading fortune cookies in racist voices, then THIS is the show for you!!! We debrief, debunk, and delouse BE HONEST! Then we devolve into a swear-fest/fortune-cookie-off. Plus Cornmeal Pizza, French Class, the films of Danny Boyle and MORRRRRE on this week’s FoGDcast! Listen here!
HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?
SHOW & TELL
SOPHOMORE TO COUNTDOWN
THING OF THE WEEK
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As promised, here’s a run down of what was discussed at the Be Honest Participants meeting today.
Schedule & Logistics
2:00 Set up Volunteers
5:00–6:30 Invite Only guests
6:30–8:00 Student Showcase
8:00–9:00 Tad Carpenter
9:00–10:30 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.
Pattern People is a surface design studio founded by designers Claudia Brown and Jessie Whipple Vickery who came together with a mutual appreciation of pattern and a shared vision. Collectively they bring their illustrations to all types of surfaces from fashion to interiors.
We specialize in creating designs using paint, ink, graphite, and pixels for a range of projects and products – from wrap-around residential murals to perfume packaging for the likes of Estée Lauder, Adidas and Godiva Chocolate. We offer a selection of services from consultation to completion including commissioned designs to our ready-made print collection.
Our daily inspiration and visual resources are shared on our blog which is dedicated to the appreciation and application of print design. The blog features a wealth of valuable resources from trends in fashion and interiors to color palettes, DIY guides, book reviews and more to inspire, inform and educate pattern lovers of all ages.
Pattern People is based in Portland, Oregon.
Hope to see you at noon on April 25th in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over Facebook.