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Good Workshops: Ideation & Process with Jolby & Friends

Come join us for the first edition of Good Workshops! 

Jolby & Friends will be joining us to give a talk about ideation and process followed by a small hands-on workshop (so come ready to participate).

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the talk begins promptly at 7:00 pm.

About Jolby & Friends:
We believe that true collaboration is more than just working together. It’s bringing a piece of yourself to the table and abandoning your ego to be a part of something bigger. In our studio collaboration happens at every level of what we do from concept to execution. This is the life of our studio and the identity of who we are: A team of designers, makers, illustrators, thinkers, and wonderers. Never defaulting to one kind of solution, our goal is push the ideas and work to a different place. As a team we accomplish more than any of us could have dreamed on our own. This idea is our foundation and our goal, to collaborate for the better.

About Good Workshops:
Good Workshops is a monthly event held every second Tuesday at Sockeye where PSUGD invites creatives to share their expertise on a topic that will help you become a better maker.

Posted in Workshop

Earlybird Deadline EXTENDED!

Friday, April 10, 2015
Portland State University
Portland, Oregon

Early bird registration ends March 6th! (extended to March 13th) Nab that special $25 student registration fee!

Let’s get down to business! Join us for a stimulating day full of everything you need to fill up your bag of tricks and take charge of your design career. This is the perfect workshop for new designers, students, free-lancers and those starting out in the business.

The Business of Design will cover a wide range of wow-I-really-need-to-know-this-stuff topics, including: setting up a business, invoicing and payment, selecting clients, doing your taxes, writing contracts, licensing your work, and mastering your social media presence.

Learn from local design professionals, ask them questions, see presentations from a panel of speakers, get your portfolio reviewed, and more! Get ready–it’s business time.

8:30 a.m. Registration
9-10 a.m. Starting a Small Studio
Bologna Sandwich
10-10:30 a.m. Pricing and Project Management
Caleb Yarian
10:30-11 a.m. Licensing Your Work
Speaker TBA
11 a.m.-12 noon Choosing the Right Portfolio Site
Thom Hines
12 noon-1 p.m. Lunch and Self-Promo Library
1-2 p.m. Identifying Your Core Values and Ideal Client
Jen Armbrust and Jen Wick
2-2:30 p.m. Mastering Social Media
Will Bryant
2:30-4 p.m. Portfolio Review
with Aaron Rayburn, Jeremy Pelley, and Jen Thomas
Plus mixer with speakers and attendees
Posted in Workshop

Apply Now! Arlene Schnitzer Prize!


First Prize: $5,500
Second Prize: $4,000
Third Prize: $3,000

The Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize is the most important visual arts
prize awarded annually by Portland State University’s School of Art +
Design. It is meant to recognize excellence in visual art created by all
students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees from the School of A+D.

Students must be majoring in programs in the PSU School of Art + Design and
enrolled in half-time or greater status during Spring 2015 (prior winners
of this award are not eligible). Winners will be announced in June 2015 and
must be willing and able to display and help install their work at the
exhibit held in their honor during Fall term 2015. Please note that this
applies to all A+D students creating visual work, not just those pursuing
an undergraduate major or MFA in Art Practice.

A jury consisting of School of Art + Design faculty and professionals from
the visual arts community in the region will judge the submissions and
identify the winners. Three awards will be made, though the jury can, at
its discretion, decide to not make awards should they determine that none
of the entries merit the recognition.

Entries are due on or before Monday April 13, 2015

All submissions will be via * <>*;
$10 fee to Slideroom required.

Slideroom submissions include electronic uploads of the following:

a) A 100 word artist statement

b) A brief (2 minutes maximum) video artist’s statement that discusses the
media and concept you are exploring. This could include process, purpose,
intention and your own academic and professional goals.

c) Upload up to 7 images. An “image” presents a single work. Up to three of
the 7 images can be video or audio clips of no more than 90 seconds. Each
clip must be a single work, or taken from a single work.
Multiple works presented within an image will cause that image to be
disqualified. Exceptions: if one of the presented works is a cohesive
series, then one installation image and one detail image is permitted. If
one of the presented works is a designed campaign or packaging series or
design system, then an image of no more than 4 pieces and one detail image
may be used to represent the system. In no cases will more than a total of
7 images, as defined above, be considered by the jury. Failure to adhere to
the requirements listed above will cause the application to be dismissed.

d) By applying, applicants agree to participate in the award exhibition
the following fall, should they be awarded a prize.

Email questions to * <>*

Posted in Competitions

Show & Tell: The Pressure


Let’s welcome Adam and Anton from The Pressure to the last Show & Tell of the winter term this Thursday in room 320 at noon! (2000 SW 5th AVE)

The Pressure is the studio of creative director, designer and illustrator Adam R. Garcia. After attending the Minneapolis College of Art & Design he worked in the record industry, at branding agencies, at Nike Sportswear designing footwear and most recently in Nike Global Brand Design.

A native of Minneapolis, his work spans aesthetic in the fields of design, identities, direction, illustration, event coordination, gallery exhibits and packaging design.

The studio’s conceptual and process-driven approach creates solutions with a focus on collaboration, community and creative exploration.




Posted in Show and Tell Series

Failure Show Opens This Week


March 9 – 27, 2015
Reception Friday, March 13, 5-8pm

Within the disciplines of art and design, there is an inherent element of risk. Answers are not pre-determined, and outcomes are the natural extension of the biases, influences and processes we undertake. Failure occurs in abundance. We encounter it everywhere from the collapsing of a structure to the deliberate misinformation of agitprop. Even though artists and designers are prone to walk a path of (un)intended consequences, we have also notably used failure in our working practice intentionally. In this exhibition, students from the winter term course on Failure will be exhibiting their various investigations into what failure means socially, personally, and as part of a working practice.

Sadie Burchett • Trace Harris • Piper Hayworth • Shannon Kidd • Nicolas Meier • Ross Mountjoy • Hayden Roma • Cody Rosebrook • Rosemary Williams

AB Lobby Gallery
Art Building, 1st floor
2000 SW 5th Avenue
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Posted in In The Classroom