Four days left to apply for Camp Firebelly this summer!
"Camp Firebelly connects fresh talent with nonprofits in need. The uniquely collaborative environment is intense but, not actually in tents. Camp offers a rare opportunity t learn firsthand what professional life is like through the socially responsible vision of Firebelly Design."
AIGA Portland presents, “The Business of Graphic Design,” a series of Career Tools breakfast seminars sponsored by Aquent. Whether you’re a student designer or a long-time freelancer, attending these events will hone your business skills, refine your process, and help you be successful even in turbulent times. Presenter Edward Flynn will take you through the first part of the series as he discusses bidding and budgeting, two crucial parts of running a small design business. Learn how to figure out your hourly worth, how to price and bid on jobs, how to win bids, and how to stay on budget.
The event features pre-recorded video interviews with notable Portland creatives including Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design, Jason Duerr of Dropkick Design, Eric Hillerns from Pinch, Kate Ertmann from ADi, and an assortment of other top freelancers and small firm owners here in the Portland area.
Friends of Graphic Design is opening an Etsy Shop!
We want to have a place that students can sell their awesome crafts and projects without needing to open up a whole shop on their own. It will operate under the umbrella of FoGD, so all you have to do is provide us with a picture of the item and a description, pay a small listing fee (to cover etsy and paypal fees), and ship your item when it sells!
To kick off this exciting new venture, we’re hosting an analog Etsy at Be Honest on May 5th. We need your awesome items to fill our shop! For items sold at Be Honest, there won’t be any listing fees, and it’s a great way to showcase your handiwork to a bunch of the creative folks in Portland.
To have your items featured at Be Honest and on our online shop launch, we need your submissions by April 15th (THIS Friday). Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture + description of your item(s), how much you’re going to list it for, and your contact information! You don’t need to be showing work at Be Honest to participate in the Etsy Shop!
SHIFT 6: Ten 5-minute presentations for inspiring sustainable design
$15 members | $25 non-members | $10 student members
Join us Thursday, April 21st for SHIFT 6 — an event to inform, inspire and engage peers, clients and students about sustainable design thinking and practices. Ten presenters will briefly share their observations, ideas and even challenges in shaping the future of visual communications. This evening also includes mingling, Q&A, local snacks, and free beer with your own mug!
The deadline for reserving a spot in Be Honest is right around the corner! Be sure to read the super informative post over at the Friends of Graphic Design Blog to learn more details.
Here are a few things to remember: Don’t be so nervous about showing your work that you don’t show your work. This would be a mistake. Be Honest is a great event designed just for you to showcase the fantastic ideas and work that you are generating and making at PSU. Also remember: the more you talk with people about your work the easier it gets. This event is FUN! It engages you with the community of makers that you live in. You become part of the fabric of this great city by sharing with others. Cheesy? Yes, perhaps, but so true. Please, come join us!
Above: Frantic table arrangement before the doors open at Be Honest! HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?
+ Send us an email (email@example.com). Please give your email the Subject of Be Honest: Showing Work & include your name, email and phone number, and a link to your work in the flickr group: (see below)
+ Post to the FoGD flickr group the 5-10 examples of your work that you will be showing. You must post this work AND email us by April 15.
Above: Michael Eaton’s Be Honest Table!If you decide to participate you will receive a few feet of table space to make your own. You may bring actual projects, portfolio book, a laptop, posters to hang and cards to give away. You might also want to bring a piece of fabric to cover your table. Think of your table space as a mini installation of your work!