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Be Honest: May 2nd at W+K!

Above: You are invited to BE HONEST!

We would like to invite you to the 6th annual PSUGD Be Honest student portfolio showcase organized by Friends of Graphic Design and hosted at Wieden + Kennedy! (224 NW 13th AVE)

Doors open at 4:30! Public Welcome!

Be Honest is the Portland State University Graphic Design annual student portfolio showcase. It’s not just for graduating seniors, but for ALL levels of graphic design students that want to participate and share their work.

It’s part portfolio show, part party, part open house, part alumni reunion, part awards, part lectures and ALL FUN. And we want you to join in with us! 

This year, 138 sophomores, juniors and seniors are excited to share their work and engage with Portland’s creative community. Be Honest serves as a valuable opportunity for students to gain experience presenting their work and we would love for your feedback and support.

Portfolios are open to the public and will be on view from 4:30-7:30.


Above: Good Market returns!

Also, Be sure to stop by our Good Market Pop-Up Shop on the first floor of W+K. GOOD Market is Friends of Graphic Design’s pop up shop at Be Honest, featuring one-of-a-kind goods that you can purchase from Portland State graphic design students!

Above: 5×5 Presentations at 7:30 in the W+K Atrium

Also, did you know that instead of ONE talk we are going to have the very first Be Honest 5×5? What’s a 5×5? It’s where a roster of local design professionals talk about what’s on their mind by showing & talking about 5 images in 5 minutes.

ALL5x5Above: Confirmed speakers are Mira Kaddoura​, Pat Castaldo​, Laura Whipple​, Aaron Draplin​Andy Pressman​, Joshua Berger​, Tsilli PinesTina Snow LeBob Smith​, and Georgia Frances King​!  

TL;DR Version:
What: 6th Annual Be Honest Student Portfolio Showcase
When: Portfolio viewing & Good Market 4:30-7:30 / 5×5 Talks 7:30-9
Where: Wieden+Kennedy, 224 NW 13th AVE
Who: YOU! See you there!

Free and open to the public!
BE HONEST on Facebook 

Thanks to our sponsors Deschutes Brewery, MC Laser Labs, Arrex and our hosts Wieden+Kennedy. Also, to Will Bryant for 300 tote bags!


Posted in FoGD Student Group

Show & Tell: Jennifer Daniel


Please help us welcome Jennifer Daniel for this week’s Show & Tell! Join us in room 320 at noon on Thursday, April 23rd as we beam Jennifer in for a video chat from San Francisco.

Jennifer Daniel is a visual journalist at the New York Times where she designs diagrams, builds interactive graphics, and illustrates all kinds of  things including but not limited to hot dogs and anthropomorphic

above: spread from her new book Information Graphics: SPACE

Pursuing a career in illustration she left Kansas and moved to New York where her work has since been published in a variety of publications including The New York Times, Wired, and New York Magazine. Recognized by many fancy awards including D&AD’s Gold Pencil  (London), Art Directors Club Gold Cube (New York), and Society of Publication Design Gold Medal (New York) Jennifer also teaches Visual Narratives for SVA master’s program and occasionally speaks at design conferences—most recently in Milan, Stockholm, and Berlin. Jennifer moved to San Francisco last year but still has all her clocks set to New York time.

She is also an aficionado of ascii art & Garfield

above: Graphic for the cover of NYT’s Arts and Leisure Holiday Special Section.

above: Bloomberg Businessweek cover illustration



above: Emoji Ligatures

See more of her work HERE!


Posted in Show and Tell Series

Volunteer for Be Honest!


Because we are completely responsible for setting up, tearing down, and cleaning up the space which was generously donated to us, we will need volunteers to help! Please use the link below to sign up to help with set-up (begins at 12pm) and tear-down (begins at 9pm) on the day of the event.

We’ll also need volunteers to help with production (folding programs, trimming name tags, making buttons, etc.) on the Thursday before Be Honest (April 30th at 4pm), as well as a security team and photography team during the event.

Let’s make this happen! Sign Up HERE!

Posted in FoGD Student Group

Yes Men at PSU! This Friday!


Friday, April 24, 7:00pm
Shattuck Hall Annex
free & open to the public

The Yes Men will be lecturing at Portland State University School of Art + Design! Join us!

The Yes Men are a group who use any means necessary to agree their way into the fortified compounds of commerce, and then smuggle out the stories of their undercover escapades to provide a public glimpse at the behind-the-scenes world of big business.

Free Workshop for A + D students  (20 spots available)
Friday, April 24, 12:30-2:30 pm

Posted in PSU Students

Sophomore Help Sessions are HERE!

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Sign-ups are now open for the 2015 Sophomore Portfolio Review Help Sessions! Help sessions will give you a chance to talk to at least two instructors about your work. They can help you select/eliminate pieces and give you feedback on how to develop others.

April 24 (Friday), 11–4pm
May 8 (Friday), 11–4pm
May 22 (Friday), 11–4pm

Portfolio Review Help Session Sign-Up (

Space is limited so sign up soon and please just sign up for one slot.


Posted in News, Sophomore Review