PSU Graphic Design: In The Classroom

Sophomores! Join the Portfolio Review Flickr Group!

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Join the student run Sophomore Portfolio Review Flickr Group. Remember: when uploading work please leave specific questions so you may receive specific feedback.

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Hey PSUGD students! The students in A+D Projects are launching an online store called Good Editions to sell your work! Each term, 3 guest designers will curate a selection of
student-made prints to sell in the shop alongside a limited edition print
of their own. The proceeds from the sold prints is donated back to the
program to pay for fun stuff like guest speakers and workshops. Our first
three curators will be Will Bryant, Lisa Congdon, and this years’ Be Honest
speaker Dan Cassaro.

For more information go HERE!

The deadline to submit for Spring term consideration is April 4th!

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Interaction Design Principles (No Coding Necessary)


Put your graphic design work into action. Incorporate time, sound, animation and user input in order to engage your audience in a meaningful and unique experience. No coding necessary.

This studio course deals in the fundamentals of Interaction Design, incorporating the concepts of sound graphic design principles with user experience processes. Students will examine a series of interfaces—from everyday appliances to websites—learn to analyze their effectiveness and explore designs that better serve real human needs. Topics include user interface design, web design, information architecture and user experience research methods.

Prerequisites: Art 118 & 120. Open to non-majors with instructor’s consent.

ART 299 – 002 | 64430
MW 3:00-5:50
SH 107

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Why Is Everyone Talking Trash?


Bring your own mug for a free cup of coffee. Follow Trash Talk on their instagram. Trash Talk is brought to you by Chris North’s ART399 Studio Collective class!

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ART 367: Designer as Entrepreneur


Designer as Entrepreneur
ART 367-001| 64436 | Design Business Practices
9:00-11:50 AB 180

Whether your interests are running a design studio or designing products this course provides an introductory overview of the concepts, survival skills, and techniques needed to create and manage a successful design based business.

The term will consist of lectures, studio visits, assigned readings, exercises, individual and group presentations and a term long project. For the term long project students will be expected to act as their own client by creating a business plan, identity and marketing strategy for their own design business (real or fictional).

Prerequisites: for Non-art majors, Art 100, 120, 200, 224, and 290. For Art majors, Art 225 and 254, and Art 200 & 210. May be taken twice for credit. Maximum 8 credits. Open to non-majors with instructor’s consent.

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