Author Archives: Kate Bingaman-Burt

Fall FRESH! December 2nd at Baerlic Brewing

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The Portland State Graphic Design program is raising the roof at Baerlic Brewing Co to showcase our senior portfolios. Join us on December 2nd from 5:30-8:30 for portfolio exhibition to say hello and review the work of 9 FRESH graduates. FRESH requires registration. If you are interested in working with one of our grads, please contact instructor Jason Sturgill ( for information.

Want a sneak peek? Check out their portfolios HERE!

Posted in Community, PSU Graduates, PSU Students

Join Fir!

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Do you think in color? FIR Northwest is currently interviewing Art Directors for a two class credit internship for winter term. We are a non-profit advertising agency run by Portland State students. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to by 11.24.15. Go to to find out more about what we do.

Posted in Community

Join Friendtorship!


ART 333 Friendtorship is a design / arts and mentorship course. Friendtorship aims to increase access to design and arts learning for underserved high school students, empowering them to engage in experiential creative processes that better their communities. No pre-reqs. M/W noon-2:50pm. Contact Lis Charman for questions.

Posted in PSU Students

Making Stuff and Throwing Stuff Away

Making Stuff & Throwing Stuff Away is a graphic design student-centered discussion about our role as stuff-makers in a world saturated with stuff already. Hosted by PSUGD student Nina Berry, the talk will include a few short films, some great ideas being shared, and some intense snacking. Be there!

Posted in Events, FoGD Student Group

New Winter Class: Design & Social Practice

Winter 2016

Art 299/399

Tuesdays and Thursdays

This course explores the cross-disciplinary connections between graphic design and socially engaged art. Both disciplines are collaborative and place emphasis on audience/user experience. Topics covered include public intervention, site-specific interaction, and participatory modes of production—from print to web. Building from short exercises to more complex assignments, this course equips students to conceptualize, problem solve, and implement socially conscious art/design projects. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively to execute projects.

If anyone has questions, they can email

Posted in In The Classroom