All Participants MUST be at W+K by 2pm and ready to set up your table. It takes more time than you may expect to have everything set up.
VIP Invite Only guests will begin arriving at 5:00. The list of visitors includes people from Wieden Kennedy, Nike, Plazm, Big Giant, OMFGCo, and more. This period of the evening is a little slower, quiet, and allows for more in depth conversations to be had with some really great people from our community. If there is someone special that you would like to come to the invite only portion of the evening, send an email to Kate and she will send a personal invitation to that person!
During the event we will be serving beer and snacks for our guests. We’ll also have a Good Editions table selling prints and a general information/welcome table for PSUGD/FoGD
We will not have access to power supply or wifi, so make sure you’re charged up and prepared if you plan to show any work on your tablet or laptop.
Parking in the Pearl is a pain, so carpool, use public transportation, or have someone give you a ride.
We will be responsible for total clean up of the space, so we would like to have LOTS of volunteers for tear down/clean up.
Each student will have a 3ft wide by 1.5 ft deep area to display their work. It’s not much, so please plan ahead and carefully consider what you want to show. Take a look at photos from previous years to see how students set up their tables and displayed their work. LINK, LINK, LINK
Full table size is 6 ft wide, which means they’re split in two, which means you can pick a table buddy within your grade level! See next item.
Tables are first come first serve! Tables will be grouped by grade level (Sophomore, Junior, Senior).
Bring your own materials to decorate your table. Maybe consider building upward to make your work more noticeable. Remember to bring tape, binder clips, string, etc. Whatever you think you might need to set up. Try doing a table “dress rehearsal” at home!
Dress Code / Etiquette
Less casual than an interview, more formal than everyday. “Creative Casual”
Wear comfy shoes! You’ll be standing most of the night!
Be Nice! Some people will be wearing name tags, but others won’t! Treat everyone kindly, you never know who you may be speaking to.
Be prepared to talk about your work!
Some past Be Honest students have suggested you bring in process work or sketch books! Ask specific questions about your work to get feedback.
Are You Ready Checklist?
Do you have takeaways? (business cards, post cards, prints, buttons, other super creative things!)
Is your website up to date?
Are you prepared to discuss your work/Have specific questions to receive feedback?
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!
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!!!
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!
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.
Unfortunately Lotta’s Show & Tell has been cancelled — we hope to have her chat with us next term! Go have a look at her website and just relish in her beautiful work :)
We’re wrapping up this term’s Show & Tell line-up with a web chit chat with Lotta Nieminen!
Lotta Nieminen is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director from Helsinki, Finland. She has studied graphic design and illustration at the University of Art and Design Helsinki and the Rhode Island School of Design, and has worked as a freelancer in both fields since 2006. After working for fashion magazine Trendi, Pentagram Design and RoAndCo Studio, Lotta is now a full-time freelancer based in New York City.
In 2010, Lotta received the Art Directors Club Young Guns award and was selected by Print magazine for its annual New Visual Artists review, highlighting 20 international rising designers under the age of 30. In early 2012 she received the esteemed Junior Award at the Best of the Year advertising and design competition in Finland. Lotta has given talks at the Apple Store in New York, the Rhode Island School of Design and La Cambre University in Brussels, Belgium. She has illustrated for the likes of clients such as Hermès, New York Times, Volkswagen, IBM, United Airlines, International Herald Tribune, Monocle, Newsweek, Wired UK and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Hope to see you at noon on Mar 6th in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over on Facebook. Show & Tell is free and open to the public!
Where Are They Now is a new feature where we’ll be checking in with PSUGD alumni and see what they’ve been up to since leaving school.Up first is Aaron Rayburn!
Aaron is a cross-disciplinary art director working in Portland, Oregon. He is also Principle Director of a film collective called Taiga (www.wearetaiga.com), and co-founder of Fortport.com.
When did you graduate?
I actually left the program in 2010 to go to work, though I loved my experience at PSU - I was an older student and knew what I wanted early on, so I chose to jump right into the industry after I completed my design courses. I recommend graduating. Your mother will appreciate it.
What have you been up to since then?
I’ve been incubating, working, following the sun, traveling, starting businesses, failing, jumping in and out of agencies, going to art shows, exploring my shortcomings, dreaming about clouds, basically I’m trying to touch lightning without getting too burnt. Burnt! Is that proper grammar?
For work I have a small studio where I act as Art Director for a few brands I care about. The work is based on cultural research, ideas, and graphic design. Mostly I want to make work to share with the people I love.
The act of work compels me because I am in love with all matter in the universe.
How did PSUGD prepare you for where you are now?
My time at PSUGD was one of the most empowering seasons in my life. It prepared me to teach myself what I need to know. My two main influences were Kate Bingaman-Burt and Liz Charman, they both fixed a pair of strong wings on my back, deliberately, over my years in the program. They do that with any student that is hungry to learn. It comes naturally to them. Take their classes and show up prepared, the course of your career will be much clearer if you do.
Do you miss anything about PSUGD?
I am not really a nostalgic type of human, but I do miss seeing the same scared, eager, frustrated set of students every day. Even though it’s school, you can still treat it like a hustle. There’s something nice about showing up everyday and getting your clock totally cleaned. As in, “uh how will I ever get good at this” - but not stopping even though your work may be totally shit.
Any advice for current students? Yes!
Look around you, your classmates are the design industry’s next set of talent. Be completely nice to everyone. You may hire or work for them very soon. Even the jerks, this is a really small town and industry. Learn about respect, it takes a few years, but always act in the realm of respect. Always.
Don’t limit yourself to graphic design. This industry is so young, you’re probably going to create your career anyway.
Let go of the idea that you have to be good at all aspects of design. No one is. Do what you are good at and get better at it.
If you don’t know what you are good at, you’ve got to make a TON of work over the next 2-4 years to find out what you are good at. Being prolific is fun, make it bad, make it often, so long as you are producing, you’re growing.
Take time to think outside of design. It’s insular by nature, so thinking outside of design will set you ahead immediately.
Use the brutal honesty of the internet to gauge the value/impact of your work. If the internet is silent, you may not be doing it right. It will tell you how you are doing, and for goodness sake don’t take it personally. Grow skin thicker than the exterior or a tank, immediately!
Be wary of situations that don’t have tension. Tension makes work better.
Do work for free, but never for someone who tells you it will be a good portfolio piece. Those days are over.
Look at trendy work, but more importantly, make classic work while you are a student. You need a foundation. Trendy work will collapse around you like a house of cards if you don’t know the rules of design. It’s not boring, trust me.
Make lots of decisions, you’re about to be paid for your decision making power, so start now. Asking what everyone else thinks can be a crutch, it’s ok if you pick the wrong thing. You’re a student! Beta-state forever!
Show up on time. Show up prepared. This is the basis of everything you will ever make.
Don’t work only when inspired. Work when it’s time to work.
The Beauty Shop is a boutique creative studio in Portland, Oregon, specializing in brand identity, print, and interactive design with a clean, minimalist aesthetic. They love working with people one-on-one, at a time when they are evaluating how they’re going to represent themselves to the world.
Hope to see you at noon on Feb 27th in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over on Facebook. Show & Tell is free and open to the public!
Jason Santa Maria is a Graphic Designer living in sunny Brooklyn, New York. He’s the co-founder and creative director of the collaborative writing platform Editorially; a faculty member in the MFA Interaction Design program at SVA; a co-founder of A Book Apart; and the founder of Typedia, a shared encyclopedia of typefaces online. Previously, he served as vice president of AIGA/NY and as creative director for A List Apart and Typekit. He’s worked for clients such as AIGA, The Chicago Tribune, Housing Works, Miramax Films, The New York Stock Exchange, PBS, The United Nations, and WordPress, with a focus on designing websites that balance beauty and usability.
Hope to see you at noon on Feb 20th in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over on Facebook. Show & Tell is free and open to the public!
There are still spots available for the upcoming Letterpress Workshop at the IPRC, lead by PSUGD student+letterpress wizard Chloe Fields!
Learn to set moveable lead type and print on a table-top hand press in the IPRC print shop. You’ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historical process. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100 year old equipment! Successful completion of this one day class allows IPRC members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing!
Good Editions is an online store for PSUGD the graphic design program at Portland State University. Our intention is to create a portal that showcases the incredible work coming from students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the program. All proceeds from sold work will be donated to PSUGD to pay for things like workshops and guest speakers.
How does it work?
Each term, Good Editions will feature three artists who will donate a limited edition print to sell in the shop. In addition, each artist will curate 3 pieces of student-submitted work to sell alongside theirs in the shop. Printing and shipping is generously handled by our amazing friends at BuyOlympia.
PSU Faculty Will Bryant and Kate Bingaman-Burt along with Frank Chimero have organized a group exhibition of work influenced by Talking Heads. The opening is this Thursday at Land Gallery from 6-9. Come out and see work from over 80 different illustrators, designers and artists. Check out some sneak peeks of the work over on the show blog!
Opening reception is Thursday February 13, 2014. Pieces will be available online after the opening at BuyOlympia.com.
This week’s Show & Tell guest speaker is Frank Chimero! He’ll be visiting us in person all the way from Brooklyn, NY (how lucky are we?!).
Our event is funded in part by the PSU Speakers Board, which requires that we have people pick up free tickets through the PSU box office. Please stop by the Box Office in Smith Memorial Student Union or order them online.
To top this all off — there will be FREE PIZZA!!! Everything is FREE we just need you all to grab tickets for the event. Please and thank you <3
In 2010, Frank received the Art Directors Club Young Guns award. That same year, he was selected by Print Magazine for its annual New Visual Artists issue, highlighting twenty designers under the age of thirty.
As a teacher, he has worked with undergraduates at Portland State and Missouri State University teaching typography, design systems, information design, and thesis courses. He has also taught graduate students at SVA’s Masters of Interaction Design department.
Hope to see you at noon on Feb 13th in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over on Facebook. Show & Tell is free and open to the public! Click here for tickets
Join us Thursday for Show & Tell with sign-painter, illustrator, printer, and all-around excellent person, BT Livermore!
BT Livermore was born in Minnesota, and like all Minnesotans, is covered head to toe with a downy layer of fur with which to keep warm during the winter. In 2005, he decided to trade in six months of snow for six months of rain and now lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon. His work is heavy on typography, tongue-in-cheek humor, and with recurrent themes of “kind capitalism.” It has also been described as “a modern take on a drug-crazed, 1930s brain” and “vaudeville awesome."
In May of 2010, BT graduated from Pacific Northwest College of Art with a BFA degree in Illustration; a nice addition to his collection which also includes an AAS degree in Web Design from Minneapolis Community and Technical College from 2003.
He has been screenprinting, and self-publishing comics and art books consistently since 2005. His books include: B is for Beard, The Life & Times of Baby Otto Zeplin, BEARFIGHT, and Fadge. He also co-runs the mustache wax company Man’s Face Stuff.
Hope to see you at noon on Feb 6th in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over on Facebook. Show & Tell is free and open to the public!
OFFICIAL AESTHETIC APPARATUS BIOGRAPHY Aesthetic Apparatus took seed when Dan Ibarra & Michael Byzewski first met in 1998 as designers at Planet Propaganda (formerly Planet Design Company) in Madison, Wisconsin. Combining their mutual interest in printmaking and music, the two began to build a groundwork of limited edition hand-printed concert posters that would gain them enough recognition nationally and internationally to convince them in 2002 to uproot to the twin cities and turn their measly late-night beer-fueled hobby into a full-time graphic design studio. As a fully-functioning studio – able to handle a full spectrum of design projects along with the posters they love so much – Aesthetic Apparatus has created work for clients such as Blue Q, Stella Artois, Harper Collins, American Cancer Society and Criterion Collection as well as bands such as Cake, Frank Black, Spoon, The Hold Steady, The New Pornographers, Dinosaur Jr, Grizzly Bear and more. Their work has been featured in Print, Step Into Design, Communication Arts, Creative Review, HOW, Print, Rolling Stone, Swindle, Jane Magazine, Readymade Magazine along with handfuls of design book publications and the recent Chronicle Books rock art bible The Art of Modern Rock.
UN-OFFICIAL (BUT BETTER) AESTHETIC APPARATUS BIO Often considered Minneapolis’ best totally unknown design super team, Aesthetic Apparatus was founded around 1999 in Madison, Wisconsin by Dan Ibarra and Michael Byzewski as a fun side project from their “real” jobs. Over the years their limited edition, screen printed concert posters have secretly snuck into the hearts and minds of a small, rather silent group of socially awkward music and design nerds. Now, Aesthetic Apparatus is a full time, full-fledged, insanely unstoppable, and occasionally award winning design mega-studio. They will break your heart and drink your blood.
What's The Big Idea? A workshop with Andrew Dickson
What’s the big idea?
Ideas are great, but in advertising it’s easy to confuse ideas with executions. Let’s spend some time understanding how insights lead to larger ideas that can inform an entire advertising campaign, and then break into groups, apply what we’ve learned, and share our thinking with the larger group.
Your instructor Andrew Dickson knows a little something about writing. He writes ads for Wieden+Kennedy, performances for the PICA Time Based Arts Festival, as well as a screenplay here, a magazine article there, and a few hundred emails a day. He’s also no slouch in the getting up in front of an audience department, hosting the Moth StorySLAM once a month and auctioneering for organizations like Disjecta, the IPRC and Harper’s Playground.He also ran the WK12 program for three years. See more of Andrew’s work over on his website
To participate you must be a graphic design major at Portland State University and have successfully completed 118 & 120.
The workshop will be held next Friday, January 31st from 10am–12pm.
Our Portland, Oregon headquarters include an integrated printing plant, design studio, editorial offices, and a book manufacturing facility. Within its walls, we combine craft and ingenuity to produce results of the highest quality.
Fueled by a passion for ink, paper, and collaboration, Pinball powers Scout Books and its editorial arm Good Ink, as well as a variety of custom projects. With all of these endeavors, we use 100% recycled papers, vegetable-based inks, and renewable energy sources.
Over the past decade, we’ve had the pleasure of working with hundreds of amazing people and businesses all over the world, and logged thousands of hours producing our library of projects.
Our ultimate goal is the manufacture of beautiful, meaningful things.
Hope to see you at noon on January 16th in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over on OrgSync & Facebook. Show & Tell is free and open to the public!
We’re excited to feature surface pattern designer and author Jessica Swift in our first workshop of 2014. Jessica’s work is bright and joyful, and her patterns grace a myriad of items, from rain boots to fabric to phone cases. Her work has been featured by Design*Sponge and the New York…
This past October was pretty exciting for us. Did you know we launched our very first issue of WeMake Magazine? For 2014 we’re going to be publishing a new issue each quarter (for all devices!) and we’re…
Adi’s work is inspired by collaboration, art history, foliage, architecture, outsider art, growing up in the flattened Midwest, relations in color and the use of new materials.
Client list includes: Wieden + Kennedy, Apple, Adult Swim, Pizza Hut, Toyota, Dewar’s, Nixon, Hampton Inn, Peeps, RCA, Sony Music, The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Magazine, Tostitos, Airwick, M. Ward, Ra Ra Riot, Universal Records, Motown Records,Toro Lawnmowers, RSA Productions, Suave, Good Magazine, Columbia University, UC Irvine, Nickelodeon, Native Shoes, etc.
Hope to see you at noon on January 9th in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over on OrgSync & Facebook. Show & Tell is free and open to the public!
We have a special winter break edition of Call to Draw that will last the entire month of December! While we’re all relaxing and enjoying the egg nog season, put your imagination to work and consider what too much egg nog looks like. Or indulge in a bit of egg nog and illustrate your experience. As always, interpret how you wish!
Check out last week’s Call to Draw submissions on Tagboard
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We’re pumped to end this term with a great Show & Tell with Alexander Barrett. He is a copywriter and illustrator currently living in China and working for Wieden & Kennedy. He has worked at Google Creative Labs, Warner Brothers Creative Lab and Adult Swim.
He has also had experience as a Ben & Jerry’s Tour Guide.
Let’s all watch some of his excellent videos from the Travel Portland series and get super excited about our time with him!
He also has an excellent Instagram stream that you should surely follow. @tuffstuff
Hope to see you at noon on December 5th in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over on Facebook. Show & Tell is free and open to the public!
Join PSU Graphic Design students and Centennial Park School high school students as we celebrate with a gallery show at WeMake’s new headquarters, Tillamook Station! Swing by for snacks and drinks, say hello to artists, and help support art as positive social change. Work available for purchase.
Friendtorship brings together Portland State University, Graphic Design students and high school students from Centennial Park School (CPS) to collaborate on creative projects, build strong relationships, and have fun. This program aims to increase access to design and arts learning for under-served high school students. CPS is a alternative public high school in Southeast Portland. CPS serves the community by providing quality educational programs to students who were not maximizing their potential within the traditional high school setting.
Thursday, December 5TH, 2013 6 PM – 9 PM Tillamook Station 665 North Tillamook Street | Portland, Ore. (Parking is a bit limited. 5 min walk from Albina/Mississippi MAX Station. 7 min walk from Streetcar.) Click Here to RSVP on Facebook
Join us for the first FoGD mentorship event of the year! If you’ve been paired with a mentor/mentee, swing by for a meet-up. This will be a great opportunity to meet your mentor/mentee and talk about the portfolio process.
…THERE WILL BE NACHOS! …AND A YOUTUBE PLAYLISTING! (share with us your favorite YouTube video(s), we’re making a playlist to giggle our booties off)
This week we’re pumped to have Co-founder of Poler, Benji Wagner, come hang out with us for Show & Tell!
From their website: Poler Outdoor Stuff makes gear for people that are travelers, couch surfers, regular surfers, skateboarders, snowboarders, bicyclists, parents, kids, car campers and anyone else looking for something that looks good, is a good value and is all about having fun on road trips and in the outdoors.
Recently they’ve collaborated with Nike SB on a full apparel line and produced this lifestyle video.
This week we’re excited to have Tuesday Bassen for a video Show & Tell, with Q&A! Tuesday Bassen is an Illustrator and Designer living in New York City. She is currently the Senior Designer at Tinybop designing and illustrating educational apps for children.
Tuesday’s clients include: Snapple, NY Times, The Washington Post, Playboy, United Nations, FIAT, Target, American Greetings, GOOD, Little Otsu, Etsy, Time Out, Design*Sponge, TEDx, Mott’s, Dr Pepper, Grand Street, Code and Theory, 360i, Paperless Post.
Hope to see you at noon on Nov 14th in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over Facebook. Show & Tell is free and open to the public!
Your illustrations for last week’s prompt, Cat Tats, were amazing! Thanks to everyone for participating and making the first prompt a major success. If you haven’t seen all of the submissions, check out our tagboard and follow along!
This week’s Call to Draw prompt is ISLAND!
Parameters: Square Format, high resolution, a new prompt every Thursday. Have fun!
Located in Portland, Oregon, Uncorked Studios is a digital product agency focused on the relationship between mobile environments and the physical world. They concept, design, build, iterate, and test across a variety of systems and platforms.
Please join us as we welcome Chief Creative Officer David Ewald! A founding member of the company, David leads the team to pursue design excellence across all Uncorked projects. His tenacity for user-centered design remains the core belief that inspires our team to build products that make life designed.
David has helped shape the strategy and design vision for Uncorked’s clients including LEGO, Samsung, Intel, and Google Creative Lab. Additionally, David provided his branding expertise to Safecast, an organization co-founded by Uncorked Studios following the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. His previous work for Target, Cartoon Network, Nike, HP and Matador Records built a foundation for his unique blend of entrepreneurship and interaction design.
Hope to see you at noon on Nov 7th in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over Facebook. Show & Tell is free and open to the public!
The Friends of Graphic Design are putting a call out to collaborate with us on a weekly illustration series! Each week we’ll get an illustration prompt and PSUGD students will respond with their illustration to #calltodraw.
This week: Illustrate a cat tat! Cat tattoos, cats with tattoos, tattoos with cat tattoos, cats & tats 4evz.
Keetra Dean Dixon is coming to PSU! She’ll be on campus Thursday for Show & Tell and Friday for a workshop. If you’re not alright signed up for the workshop, get on the waiting list! Let’s pack the room for her Show & Tell, and give her a huge welcome to PSU.
Designer and artist Keetra Dean Dixon divides her time between public installations, exhibits, lecturing and commercial projects. She has been recognized on several fronts including a US presidential award, a place in the permanent design collection at the SFMOMA, and the honorable ranking of ADC Young Gun. She has been featured in numerous publications and exhibits, including feature articles in Etapes Magazine and commissioned works for the ’09 U.S. Presidential Inauguration and the ’12 Olympic games. Dixon has held solo exhibits at the Kessel Kramer Gallery: KKOutlet, shown at the Walker Art Center & the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. In 2013 Dixon will be a featured speaker at TYPO SF and partaking in INCONGRUOUS, a residency for brazen experimentation in design practices at the NYC Museum of Arts and Design.
Keetra current lives in NYC. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Minneapolis College of Art + Design in 1999 and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2006.
Hope to see you at noon on Nov 1st in room 320 in the Art Building (2000 SW 5th AVE). RSVP over Facebook. Show & Tell is free and open to the public!
We would like to invite you to a Show & Tell with Aaron Draplin this Thursday, October 17th at NOON in room 320 in the Art Building. IN PERSON! Let’s do this!
The Draplin Design Co. finally stepped out on its own four hairy feet in the fall of 2004. Some 9 years later, he’s proud to report that he’s managed to “keep everything out of the red.” He rolls up his sleeves for Coal Headwear, the Union Binding Company, Snowboard Magazine, Field Notes memo books, Ride Snowboards, Forum Snowboards, Grenade Gloves, Chunklet Magazine, Cobra Dogs, Absinthe Films, NemoDesign, Gnu Snowboards, RVL7 Apparel, Burton Snowboards, K2 Snowboards, Bonfire Snowboarding Apparel, South American Snow Sessions, as well as all sorts of one-off logos, t-shirt graphics and what not.