PSU Graphic Design: In The Classroom

Join the Fall A+D Projects Team!


A+D Projects is the in house design team for the Art+Design School at PSU. Along with managing and executing multiple projects (posters, campaigns, websites, events, self initiated projects & more!) we also go on design related field trips and invite members of the Portland creative community into the classroom. Interested? Talk with Kate Bingaman-Burt for more details and check out the A+D Projects website. Come join the team!

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Video Crash Course with Julie Perini!

Sign up for this one credit workshop this FALL with Julie Perini!
This two-day course will get you started making your own videos. Technical information covered includes: DSLR and other video camera operations, video formats, basic digital video and sound editing using Adobe Premiere, video outputting, and presenting your work online. Course lectures and discussions will focus on: editing techniques, cinematography, ideas about the politics of representation in media, and video’s ubiquity within the context of contemporary art and design. Students will produce a short video during the workshop.

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Thanks Portland Egotist!

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Huge thanks to The Portland Egotist for last week’s super features on our students as we ramped up to Be Honest on Saturday! Always so appreciative of the support!

above: Vanessa Despain

Above: Julie Lesseg

above: Chris Lopez

above: Alex Despain

Above: Romeo Salazar

above: Zack Francheschi

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Introducing: Good Editions!


Our web store Good Editions has LAUNCHED! Please head over to Good Editions to check out a selection of incredible prints by our three guest curators (Will Bryant, Dan Cassaro, Lisa Congdon) and the students they selected (Seth Gale, Brendan Mulligan, Michelle Leigh, Ryan Rickets, and Kyle Vsetecka) to show! Huge thanks to BuyOlympia for making this possible!

If you want to support the PSUGD program this is a great way to do so AND get a print!

This shop was created by PSUGD students Seth Gale, Zack Franceschi and Julie Lesseg of A+D Projects. THANKS ALL!

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Good Editions is the online shop for the Portland State graphic design program. Our intention is to create a portal that showcases the incredible work that is coming out of our program whether it be from students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the program. All money we raise goes to support the Portland State Graphic Design program and will be used to fund everything from supplies for workshops to bringing in guest speakers.

Each term, Good Editions features three artists that donate their time and artistic expertise to create a print for the shop. Each are asked to look through a pool of work submitted by students from Portland State’s graphic design program and chose 2 pieces that inspire them. Each of the chosen student work along with the featured artist prints will be in the store and available for sale.

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A+D talks about Process, Community, Inspiration and Opportunity

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Students Gregor Holtz, Kyle Vsetecka and Daniel Cole from A+D Projects and Peter Simon from University Communications worked with members of the Art+Design School community to create a series of short videos about process, community, inspiration and opportunity. Take a peek! Thanks to all that participated!


Posted in Community, In The Classroom, PSU Faculty, PSU Graduates, PSU Students