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Spring 2015 FRESH at Revolution Hall

Interested in working with our newest grads? contact kateb@pdx.edu for an invite to the Spring 2015 FRESH portfolio show!

FRESH

This scrappy state school is going fancy as we invade the newly renovated Revolution Hall (which used to be Washington High School) to showcase our graduating work. Come out and see 37 seniors share what they have been up to over the last few years. Also, come a take a peek at the incredible Revolution Hall. WOW!

Formal invite language below. This is how Ivy League schools do it, right?

“On June the Tenth, in the year of our Lord Two-Thousand and Fifteen, the elite of Portland’s Graphic Design community will gather to impart their knowledge on the young minds graduating from Portland State University. The Wardens of the Graphic Design programme request your presence at the proceedings, in order to help guide and foster their burgeoning talents. Come rub elbows with America’s future. Pinkies up, ladies and gentlemen.”

Pinkies up, INDEED. Hope to see you on the 10th!

Again, this is an invite only event. If you are interested in working with one of our grads, please contact kateb@pdx.edu for registration information. 

Spring 2015 Graduating Seniors!
Alex Despain
Andrea Kerr
Angela Saylors
Bryan Zentz
Benjamin Woodcock
Bianca Hansrote
Briana Romancier
Bryony Redhead
Chaylee Brown
Corey Bade
Daniel Cole
Deborah Lee
Donna Truong
Elizabeth Jackson
Eric Howe
Erik Berglund
Gregor Holtz
Holly Stout
Jesse Weeg
Jessica Lyons
Jessie Hewett
Jordan Hoagbin
Kadie Kobielusz
Kyle Vsetecka
Kyle Zadina
Kylie Freeman 
Lanakila MacNaughton
Megan Odell
Reid Stubblefield
Rico Macias-Zepeda
Romeo Salazar
Sarah Cadwell
Seth Gale
Shaun Doniger
Thomas Moore
Vanessa Despain
Zack Franceschi

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Show + Tell: Arzu Ozkal

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Arzu is visiting us from San Diego State. Come out and say hello for our LAST Show & Tell of the year!

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Arzu Ozkal (M.F.A, SUNY Buffalo, 2005; B.A, Bilkent University, 1998) is interdisciplinary artist, designer and researcher whose work focus on design’s role in looking for forms of creative and critical outcomes through social participation. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at San Diego State University. Prior to joining San Diego State University in Fall 2011, she spent three years on the faculty of the Art Department at Oberlin College teaching new media practices. Since 2011, Ozkal has been working together with women from Turkey, Europe and USA to design platforms of social exchange. Ozkal co-edited with Dr. Claudia Pederson, Gün: Women’s Networks a DIY book project investigating informal networks and their extension into digital media with the aim of gaining understanding of the sociocultural conditions impacting women’s participation in contemporary culture (2013).

Her lecture will present three iterations of the project “Gün”, which she has been facilitating for the past three years. She will talk about the first gathering that took place in Istanbul, Turkey during ISEA 2011, a second one in Athens, Greece, which was part of the Home/s Exhibition at Benaki Museum in 2013, and the final one at a Design Inquiry residency in Vinalhaven, Maine in 2014.

“Gün(s)” are informal hubs of social networks where women exchange recipes and skills; share opinions and remedies, and discuss issues and concerns about their local communities. “Gün” draws from the Turkish tradition of women’s social gatherings and it literally means day; sun; sunlight, sunshine; daytime; today, present; time; age, period; good times; date; at-home day.

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3- http://contrary.info/access_2014/

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Turkish Social Life + Design Thinking Workshop

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Turkish Social Life + Design Thinking
In this workshop participants will produce a collaboratively generated publication in just three hours. Participants will learn about traditional Turkish social activities and culture and consider how these practices relate to their own lives. Through a variety of creative prompts, participants will make these cross-cultural connections through drawing, collage and other means.

About the Instructor:
Arzu Ozkal (M.F.A, SUNY Buffalo, 2005; B.A, Bilkent University, 1998) is interdisciplinary artist, designer and researcher whose work focus on design’s role in looking for forms of creative and critical outcomes through social participation. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at San Diego State University. Prior to joining San Diego State University in Fall 2011, she spent three years on the faculty of the Art Department at Oberlin College teaching new media practices. Since 2011, Ozkal has been working together with women from Turkey, Europe and USA to design platforms of social exchange. Ozkal co-edited with Dr. Claudia Pederson, Gün: Women’s Networks a DIY book project investigating informal networks and their extension into digital media with the aim of gaining understanding of the sociocultural conditions impacting women’s participation in contemporary culture (2013).

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Show & Tell: XPlane

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We are welcoming Associate Creative Director Tim May and Junior Designer (and PSUGD alumni) Jeffery Frankenhauser to talk with us more about X-PLANE!

XPLANE is a Business Design Consultancy. They have been helping large organizations clarify, communicate, and achieve their goals since 1993. XPLANE leverages visual thinking, human-centered design, co-creation, and multi-disciplinary teams to help clients solve complex problems and accelerate immediate and lasting results. X-PLANE combines the strategy and organizational strength of a consulting firm with the creative power of a design studio. They have worked with over 50 of the Fortune 500, and many of the world’s largest organizations, though their unique approach and methodologies can be applied to any type of organization.

XPLANE is based in Portland, OR and Amsterdam.

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Freestyle Inkjet Seminar

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Through lecture and interactive participation you will learn: the technical points and aesthetic differences of a wide range of inkjet media, the technical aspects, myths and mysteries of digital printing, and how to turn ordinary images into extraordinary prints.

Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design
Mediatheque
511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR, 97209   [map]

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