Be Honest promo image with disco ball
Be Honest promo image with disco ball
Be Honest promo image with disco ball

Saturday
May 13, 2017

Saturday
May 13, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

5:00–8:00pm, Student Showcase
8:00–9:00pm, Panel Discussion

5:00–8:00pm, Student Showcase
8:00–9:00pm, Panel Discussion

5:00–8:00pm
Student Showcase

8:00–9:00pm
Panel Discussion

Hosted at Wieden+Kennedy
224 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR

RSVP Here

Be Honest 2017 is the 8th annual Portland State University Graphic Design (PSUGD) student portfolio showcase! It's part portfolio show, part party, part open house, part alumni reunion, part pop-up shop, part panel discussion, and ALL FUN.


Be Honest serves as a valuable opportunity for Portland State University graphic design students to gain experience presenting their work and engaging with the community, and for creative professionals to provide their feedback and support. Come and celebrate with us, and check out all the great things coming out of the PSUGD program!



Hosted at Wieden+Kennedy
224 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR

RSVP Here


Hosted at Wieden+Kennedy
224 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR

RSVP Here

Student design work

Photo by Ashley Vaughn

That One Time...

8:00–9:00pm, Panel Discussion

8:00–9:00pm
Panel Discussion

8:00–9:00pm
Panel Discussion

A dialogue revolving around all the awkward times and anxieties that we face in the design world, with the goal of making it less intimidating. It's about to get real, y'all.

Panelists

Nishat Akhtar
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Precious Bugarin
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Steve Denekas
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Fritz Mesenbrink
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Jeremy Pelley
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Rory Phillips
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Nick Stokes
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GOOD Market

5:00–8:00pm, Pop-up Shop

Friends of Graphic Design's pop-up shop featuring one-of-a-kind goods from PSUGD students, is also back at Be Honest with art prints, cards, zines, posters, jewelry, stickers, buttons, and much more available for sale. All proceeds from sales go directly to the student designers!

Luke AcevedoHard-working, thoughtful designer with a eye on the small details. I work to solve problems, and enjoy seeing ideas come to life.
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Rawz Addison-FaletogoWith my X-acto always by my side, I'm Rawz, a graphic designer that loves all things craft, paper and print.
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Tyler AlexanderTyler Alexander’s design practice originated out of necessity from his participation in booking shows, releasing records, and making fliers in the punk scene, and his body of work is influenced by that same DIY ethos. He currently serves as the lead designer and art editor at Pathos Literary Magazine, and owns a small Risograph publishing studio for local musicians and artists using a self repaired and maintained FR3950.
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Jessica ArlichJessica particularly enjoys coding websites and package design. She also loves books and cats.
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Kaye AyranI am interested in branding, illustration, web design, and advertising. Culture and nature are sources of inspiration. I love colors, textures, and am drawn to creativity.
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Morgan BaileyI am currently a sophomore in the graphic design program originally from Merced, California. I have a passion for exploring new techniques when creating and designing.
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Sydney BardoleI'm an illustrator and graphic design student based in Portland, Or. With a background in conservation I love creating pieces that encourage learning for all ages.
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Jodie BeechemJodie is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Portland, OR.
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Kristin BellSeeker of knowledge. Designer, artist, writer, maker, thinker.
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Angela BellantI'm currently a full-time PSU GD student. I love illustration and pushing myself to try new styles in design. I find inspiration in nature and in my fish and border collie, Marley.
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Ashley BranchThrough my work, I want to challenge thought processes and blur the lines between art and design, while telling a clear story to my audience.
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Walton BrushAstrologically a Leo, geographically in Oregon, by trade a designer, artist and maker who likes nature, Sci-Fi, and run on sentences :)
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Nini BuiMy name is Nini Bui and I am a story teller at heart who finds inspiration from family stories, pop culture, nature, personal experiences, etc. I strive to use my skills as a graphic designer to continue to create and share stories that will make people happy, educate people, and provoke new ideas and questions.
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Maia BuzbeeGraphic design is how I entertain as many of my obsessions at once as possible. I'm inspired by color, paper, flowers, texture, emotion, mermaids, words, drag queens, and my mom.
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Jon CannonJon is a Texan that likes to draw letters and illustrate things. Sometimes both at the same time.
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James CaseyI'm interested in all things print and type, experimentation, collaboration, and social engagement.
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Tatyana ChapinI am happily exploring my styles while building my design portfolio. Currently interested in page design, learning pattern development and am drawn to clean, modern design with a pop of color.
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Kyle CharlsonKyle is a born and raised Oregonian graphic designer who enjoys being bold, like a good cup of coffee, but yet simplistic like an equilateral triangle. His primary focus within graphic design is branding, packaging, and web design.
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Vee Chenting Qiana curious wormhole traveller
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Gabrielle CooleyGaby is a person with a desire to explore about the world around her. She is deeply inspired to illustrate, and loves chatting over a nice cup of tea with some scrumptious scones.
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Alex CooperMany years of travel and exploration of many media have led to my non-conforming style of design, with fortes in illustration and photography. With many fine art, writing, and film passion projects firing on the back burner, she's excited to be able to work in the design industry, and have time to return to contributing to the global conversation that is art and design.
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Catie CooperAspiring graphic designer and photographer, current burger slanger at Killer Burger. Will trade shift burger for critiques.
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Hannah Faye CooperAspiring graphic designer, dog mom, and disability advocate.
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Ashleigh CummingsI'm an artist and student designer who wants to learn all the things, read all the books, travel all the places, and pet all the cats.
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Luke DavaisMy name is Luke and I like to make stuff.
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Corynn Del CoreIllustrator and designer, full time art nerd.
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Maggie DenhamI am a designer in Portland, OR who enjoys designing for social change and thinking about ways to simplify life. When I'm not designing things, I'm usually either spending way to much time on instagram or walking around in the wilderness.
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Angela DinhI'm part senior in graphic design, part crazy bird lady, part video game nerd.
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Lisa DornI'm always striving to be better, learn new skills, and explore different perspectives. If I pause I see things I didn't see before.
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Michael DornerBorn in Pretoria, South Africa, Michael Dorner has emerged as a highly enthusiastic artist in numerous mediums.
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Shannon DunlopShannon Dunlop is a Senior in the program. She is interested in building branding systems, publication design, and fashion/apparel design.
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Damaris DusciucAs a child I knew I wanted to work in a creative field because whenever I saw a magazine or book design that I liked, I shoved my face in it (with affection). If I could be locked away in a studio to create all day, I would.
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Cole EdmonsonAn engineering-turned-design major with a passion for people and making things happen. I look forward to geeking out about design and creativity with you! :D
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Nimi EinsteinNimi Einstein is a problem solver and all around curious person who is interested in creating design that engages communities to make meaningful impact.
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Maxwell EttelHi, I'm Max. I'm a sophomore in the PSU graphic design program. I enjoy working in Illustrator, Photoshop and inDesign to create my work.
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Eileen EwingCurrently residing in Portland Oregon, I’m a design student at Portland State University attending my third year in the program. Interested in typography, branding, and generally creating things.
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Chloe FearingHi, I'm Chloe! I'm a sucker for publication design & wacky illustrations. When I'm not behind a computer screen I like to spend my time outside... and with dogs.
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FoxArtist + elusive persona. Currently designer for Portland Radio Project + Oloris Publishing. I <3 Enya and Salad Fingers
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Carli FroniusHi! I enjoy educational, informative design. I like to show off the beauty of complex subjects through simplistic illustrations and branding. Photography is also a large inspiration for my work.
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Kady FugereKady is comfortable behind a camera, spends way too much time curating her instagram, an okay graphic designer and best friend to all dogs.
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Stephanie GaoI am a legit designer.
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Anya GearhartWhen she's not mixing a band at a bar somewhere in Portland, Anya is mixing color and image and type in a coffeeshop somewhere in Portland. Similar creative principles, different working beverages.
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Marissa GinsbergI'm a graphic design student and I'm also working on my advertising minor. I have a love for packaging, branding, and typography.
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Grace GiordanoHey there, my name is Grace, but people also call me Graceface! I'm little goofy and enjoy dancing to Disney music... Alone. - Cheers!
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Lyndsey GlazeLyndsey is passionate about using design to create good things and connect good people.
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Rachel GoldsteinRachel is a free-spirited designer, illustrator and pattern maker who makes every project a party.
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Jessea GraysonA determined and passionate creative trying to make a difference in the world.
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Demetria GutierrezDemetria is a designer & illustrator consciously considering environmental and social impact.
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Franki HaberFranki Haber is a designer with interests in surface design, illustration, and packaging. She can also bake a mean brioche.
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Drew HankinsThere are few things more wonderful than a fresh pair of underwear...
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Kaitlin HendersonKaitlin is a California native and lover of mimosas and her cat. Sometimes she makes things. Often, she overuses the color pink but she's leaning into it.
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Brennan HiddeTwo years ago, after 10 years working as a retail Optician, I decided to finally pursue what it means for me to become a creator and a maker. Today, I cannot imagine a more edifying experience than bringing into existence that which previously had no life. I'm a Portland native with an incredible wife/life partner and two rascally little boys.
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Ella HigginsTwenty-something illustrator / designer residing in eternal doom n' gloom
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Sabrina HiseySabrina Hisey, born in Granite Falls Washington resides in the creative hotspot of Portland Oregon. Spending most of her time between college, work, and her graphic design career; she is extremely talented with multiple hobbies.
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Madeline HollomonI'm a Portland native who is constantly inspired by my surrounding environment, architecture, music, art, sustainability, and connecting with my community through design.
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Jennifer HollowayGreetings! Jennifer Holloway is a 35 year old single mom from Stayton, Oregon who transferred from Chemeketa to Portland State University in fall of 2015. I worked at Safeway last summer as a cashier and have been working on completing my BS in graphic design. I have about a year and one term left at PSU.
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Ben HortonSome like it hot! Ben Horton prefers a milder climate, but can appreciate the affection other individuals may feel toward high temperatures.
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Lauren HurrleLauren enjoys hanging out with birds, feeding birds, photographing birds, dreaming of birds, and being a bird. When she's not involved with birds, she's interested in UX, UI, and web design, as well as clean, minimalist design and illustration.
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Kaela IngleOregon transplant and expert dog petter. Though I'm still finding my voice as a designer I am heavily influenced by the people around me, my love of all things Japan, and my growing stationary collection.
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Tippy JacksonDesigner and aspiring code monkey that strives to put the experience first. Also really loves space and cows.
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Kailyn JaneKailyn Jane is a graphic designer and illustrator.
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Matt JatipDesigner & Illustrator
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Johnnie JeffersonHello! My name is Johnnie and I am from a one horse town in southern Oregon called Eagle Point. I came to the big bad city of Portland five years ago to study at PSU and have since developed a deepened interest and appreciation for editorial design and branding work.
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Allison KasariI love to illustrate and am very interested in branding as well as product design. I am currently pursuing a bachelor's in Graphic design as well as a minor in Mathematics.
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Euri KashiwagiI'm Euri and I am a first generation Japanese-American, partially from New York but pretty much a Portlander. I've always been illustrating, but I am working hard to learn what design is about.
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Chloe KendallConstant-maker and over-thinker who can't decide whether she is more in love with editorials, screen printing, or the internet.
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Shannon KiddShannon really digs illustrating and reading about vegetables.
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Elena KimSophomore graphic design student.
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Maryana KuznetsovaI am a process-driven individual who loves exploring various topics and designing with greater meaning. I'm fascinated with the world of advertising and the different approaches used to communicate the key message.
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Lexi LarsonLexi Larson is a 26-year-old Sophomore who juggles full time work, and full time school in order to follow her dreams. She values strong work ethic, and positive attitudes.
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Lucy LaubeI love hand drawn illustrations, graphic design, and experimenting with photography. I want to pursue branding and packaging as a future career.
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Peter LeI am currently a student at Portland State University where I am honing my craft as a graphic designer. I am always striving to learn new things in order to gather a cache of techniques that can be used to solve different problems.
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Tricia LeachDesigner and web developer, who favors working with typography, color, pattern design, and good craft. Also passionate about building community, New Zealand travel, and crafting the perfect spreadsheet. Currently learning Arduino to build a light installation for thesis, and seeking summer opportunities.
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Dana LeungAims to balance elegance and quirkiness in her designs. Likes burritos and popcorn.
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Brooke LewisI'm an illustrator, designer, and aspiring code junkie. Currently working as a production artist and chugging through school.
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Mengyan Li             Designer & Illustrator             
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Dominique LiefI am majoring in both Japanese and Graphic Design, and I am also enrolled in the University Honors College. I currently work as a comic typesetter and I would love to work hard to become a translator or graphic designer for a Japanese business one day. If I wasn't majoring in Graphic Design and Japanese, my third passion is Sexology, specifically in a psychological and neurological sense.
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Jasmin LimbaughThis bio just might be the most stressful part of Be Honest...
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Lily LoBassoI am a student at Portland State University with an interest in page and web design, branding and logo design, and typography and type design. After college, I dream of balancing a freelance career and traveling the world.
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Megan LofquistI am an aspiring graphic designer with an ever-growing passion for art. I cant wait to share my work with everyone.
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Rian LongAvid doodler. Future husky puppy owner. Bowl cut 1995-2010.
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Suzana MarjanovicSuzana Marjanovic is a PNW-based designer, photographer, audiophile, travel fiend & wilderness junkie who loves making things.
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Morgan Ann MarshallMorgan Ann is an illustrator and graphic designer focusing primarily in page design, digital illustration, and color theory. When she isn't working on projects in the Graphic Design Program, you can find her painting murals in North East Portland and obsessing over color/design as seen out the Bus 44 window.
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Franky MartinOregonian born and raised. I have worked maintenance at a theme park, scraped rust off of roller coasters, emptied garbage cans on the beach, slept homeless in Southern California, cleaned dishes at a college biology lab, and worked as a graphic designer. You can guess what job I want to continue.
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Sage McElroyHello! I am a visual + interactive designer who is most excited about creating platforms and experiences that people can interact with, whether that be in a digital or physical setting. Ultimately, my main goal is to create immersive experiences that are unique and engaging to a wide range of audiences.
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Gabi McKenzieHey! I'm a graphic designer focused on branding, type, and UX thinking, and I love tactile things and making stuff by hand. I love mid century stationary, notes you find in books at estate sales, doodling unflattering portraits, neighborhood kitties, a good notebook, and pastries of all shapes and sizes.
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Deidra McKnightAfter being a yearbook member in High School I knew I wanted to be a Graphic Designer. My name is Deidra McKnight, but I do often go by D.J., and I am pursuing a BA degree in Graphic Design at Portland State University.
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Nicolas MeierHi, I am Nic. I am interested in typography and the breadth of its implementations. I am fascinated by the book object as well as the website/phone app. I am also drawn to design itself as a form of inquiry. I want to improve my practice of design that captures my interest in story, thinking, experimenting, theory, writing, and putting this into the best form. I also like to have conversations about design, too.
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Haley MillsI am majoring in graphic design, but pursuing acting professionally when I graduate. *Fun fact* Alan Rickman was a graphic designer before he was an actor. #goals
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AJ MinnisI am designer and storyteller currently living and working in Portland, OR.
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Caleb MisclevitzCaleb Misclevitz is smart and quiet. An interdisciplinary designer who thinks everything is sentimental.
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Ryan MorseRyan Morse is a graphic designer and Illustrator from Sitka, Alaska. He enjoys designing for social and environmentally-beneficial causes and going hiking.
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India MyersHi! I am an Aquarius sun and Virgo moon who often looks to nature for inspiration. I love fashion, layout design, and playing with typography.
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Jonny NanpeiAll work and no play makes Jonny a dull boy.
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Skylar NguyenSkylar is a multi-disciplinary designer who enjoys experimenting through various mediums and collaborations to create bold, playful, and impactful work.
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Duy NguyenI was born and raised here in Portland, OR and have been interested in design for a very long time. My interest was sparked when I took a design class in high school and learned the scope of graphic design in our everyday life.
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Euri Oh21/F/Portland. Loves pie.
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Aaron OsbornAaron is an illustrator and designer. Most like a border collie. Draws lots of moons.
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Kassie Panther     plays well with others     
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Patricia ParsonsI love storytelling and having conversations through design. I want to be a mermaid and cats are the best!
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Katie PearceI'm a design major who loves her cats and pro wrestling. I started with Mario Paint on the Super Nintendo and I've been learning and making ever since.
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Sam PennerSam is a Portland native interested in branding and layout design. Some of his favorite designers are Tad Carpenter, Aaron Draplin, and Dan Stiles.
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Stefan PerkinsStefan is a designer & musician who grew up splitting his time between the Midwest & the U.K. A film & literature enthusiast, he seeks quality relationships with quality humans and always welcomes the absurd. Stefan has a degree in photography & is president of the A.L.F. fan club.
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Kimber PetersonWith a passion for cats, tea, and typography Kimber Peterson is inspired by clean lines and a modern aesthetic. She hopes to use her design skills to make the world a more organized place.
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Amy PuckettI'm an Oregon native and graphic design student. I enjoy design and photography, but my interests do not stop there. Among a plethora of other things, I also appreciate traveling, learning, kindness, and cats.
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Dan PurvisDan is an illustrator and designer on a quest to learn, create, have fun and connect with others.
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Gretchen RaguseI'm a graphic designer with a love for page layout, patterns and people! I live, learn and work in Portland, OR and will be graduating from PSU in spring.
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Jose Ramirez I'm a Graphic Designer that loves to be outside my comfort zone, with a passion for sports and an imaginative mind to design.
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Nagini ReddyNagini Reddy is a Graphic Design student at Portland State University & a lover of colors, patterns, interactions, experiences, UX & UI, wild page layouts, and digital design elements. She is constantly learning and exploring the intersections of Art + Design, Film, Fashion, and Society.
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Violet ReedAspiring freelance illustrator and portrait enthusiast, born and raised in PDX.
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Brennen ReedDesign for the common good.
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Tina RoachIf I had to Be Honest, I'd say I'm open-minded, daring, creative, detail-obsessed and passionate about making things. Although brainstorming concepts is always my favorite part.
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Marisa Roberts-HauptmanI love illustration, tomfoolery, and making people laugh. I'm at my best when I can do all 3 at once.
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Mirela SabevaMirela is an extremely anxious graphic designer, illustrator, painter and dog lover from Bulgaria. She dreams of doing design work on a beach in Bora Bora with a colorful drink in hand.
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Jacob SalazarI am a Sophomore in the PSU Graphic Design program from Glide, Oregon. I plan on going through the Portfolio Review in Spring 2017.
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Jamon SinJamon Sin is a designer, thinker, and soft-spoken individual that is building his creative foundation at Portland State University. His work is inspired by minimalism, photography, and architecture.
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Erika SkillePortland native who likes creating work that manages to be efficient while also visually stimulating. Clean, and simple is my go-to along with a subtle, or not so subtle, use of color.
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Nicholas SpauldingI am a sophomore at Portland State University pursuing graphic design.
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Heidi St.ClairGood at making questionable decisions, better at making illustrations.
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Rosie StruveHer marketable skills include thinking a lot, writing words, arranging text boxes on pages, scanning things, cutting and folding paper, choosing names for css classes, and drilling holes in wood endlessly.
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Kiersta SzeI'm a designer, photographer, and illustrator with a vibrant and playful style. Prior to studying Graphic Design at PSU, I ran a wedding & portrait photography business for seven years. With a passion for collaboration, I value diligent creative partners and enjoy the process from concept to execution.
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Misha TahirMulticultural student that values a multidisciplinary approach to creativity. I love to learn and I geek out about art history—Basquiat and Warhol have been my phone wallpaper since 2014. Most often you'll find me at Stumptown, headphones tuned to hip hop, daydreaming about the next cool thing to make.
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Anh TonI am Annie, an ambitious problem solver with a passion for design.
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Marika Van de KampI am a Sophomore in the Portland State Graphic Design program from Bellingham, Washington.
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Gavin Van HoutenIllustrator and designer, love to problem solve through art. I also love sloths.
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Corey VasquezSophomore graphic design student
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Leland VaughanLeland is a designer and illustrator interested in social practice art, representation, intersectionality, and design as an agent of positive social change.
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Edlyn WangI can list out at least 20 shades of green.
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Skyler WeissenfluhAn Oregon native with a passion for graphic design, video games and illustration.
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Karen WhiteGraphic Designer • Photographer • Visual Explorer
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James WilsonJames is a graphic designer and photography living and working out of Portland, Oregon. His interests in design range from researching unique and innovative interface design, to creating brands identities.
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Mallary WilsonStarted the Graphic Design program last fall and loving every minute. Except for the parts where I'm freaking out. Give and take.
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Frank WinterbourneSophomore graphic design student
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Lydia Wojack-WestLydia is a graphic design student who is interested in illustration, comic arts, and graphics. Lydia enjoys incorporating humor into her work.
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Emily WoodNerd, doodler, and hedgehog owner. I love combining the digital and physical worlds of design (digical?) to put my weird, yet oddly cute style into everything I do.
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Wameng YangInspired by food, video games, and cats.
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Shiina YasuharaI love illustrations and incorporating them in my design. My dream is to travel around the world and see different cultures and works of art.
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Bingbing ZhangHey! This is Bingbing! I am a sophomore at Portland State University.
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Ivy Zhu                 Hi, I am Ivy!                 
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Mimi ZinkDesignin' & Illustratin'
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