PSU Graphic Design: News

This Week! Show & Tell! Founders of Ladies’ Night!


We are pleased to welcome Mary Blalock, Ginger Craft and Jordan A. Smith from Ladies’ Night! Facebook RSVP

Ladies’ Night is a quarterly happy hour for the digitally-minded women, committed to conversation, collaboration, and community. Founded in October of 2014, by Mary Blalock, Ginger Craft, Stefanie Hatcher, Colleen Purdy, and Jordan A. Smith, Ladies’ Night has hosted eight sold-out events at agencies and start-ups across the Portland area. Today, the Ladies’ Night team consists of nine female volunteers designing, developing, and implementing creative content and events, managed by Mary, Ginger, and Jordan. Learn more about Ladies’ Night at

Mary Blalock manages business operations for Ladies’ Night and facilitates community engagement between events through online content and social channels. Mary owns Career Camp, a career coaching company that provides workshops and individual coaching for people who want to love their jobs. She also recruits for the creative industry through 52 Ltd.

Ginger Craft runs the external partnerships with companies, communities, and sponsors. She organizes the logistical coordination of each event. With a recruitment background, Ginger is a freelancer, pursuing her passion in people, project consultation, and event management.

Jordan A. Smith is the creative director who oversees the brand, website, and merchandise with the internal Ladies’ Night team and host designers across the community. Between 9 and 5, she’s the Design Lead at Upswell, an experience design studio creating interactive platforms and environments for brands across culture and commerce.

Promos by Vee Chenting Qian

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Open House: March 30th!

thumbnailJoin the PSU School of Art + Design in celebrating our vibrant programs and our phenomenal students. Our three areas—Art History, Art Practices, and Graphic Design—will present an evening of special exhibitions, events, and excitement every bit as unique as we are.

This night is also the first night of the FLUX Portland: SGCI 2016 and there will be multiple SGCI print show openings and portfolios on view. Come and join the fun! Check out the entire list of events on our event site. Start the party at the art building, our open house headquarters: 2000 sw 5th Ave.

>> Wednesday, March 30, 6–10pm

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A+D Scholarship Camp INSTAGRAM

Scholarships awarded to Art Practices and Graphic Design undergraduates, MFA Studio and MFA Social Practice graduate students. Undergraduate students must have completed at least 20 credit hours in their major and all students must have at least 6 credit hours remaining before graduation. Awards are based on financial need, first-generation college student status, enrollment status, creative work and accomplishments in area/s of study in the School of A+D.


Awards will be put toward tuition fees. Amounts vary. Your application to the university scholarship portal ensures that you will be considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible.


1. Set up an account and apply through the university scholarship portal.


2. Create an account at and create a photo set of five examples of artwork. Include title, date, dimensions and medium for each image. (See Portfolio Requirements below.)

3. Copy and paste the link to your Flickr photo set in university scholarship portal application.


Create a Flickr photo set containing five examples of your work. Videos/animations may also be uploaded to the same Flickr photo set. The committee will review up to five minutes of time-based work.

DEADLINE: Monday, February 1, 2016


Scholarship promos designed by A+D Projects member Amy Gadbois

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Sign up for Screenprinting this Winter!


ART 370 – Screen Printing (CRN# 370)
M/W 18:40 – 21:20
4 Credits / Neuberger Hall 260

Course Description:
Adding on to the principles and skill sets first investigated in lower-level printmaking this course explores additional techniques in printmaking. Varying practices, methodologies, and theories will be explored. Topics include but are not limited to etching, relief, mixed media print, screen printing, and mono-print. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 12 credits. Open to non-majors with instructor’s consent or departmental approval. Recommended preparation: Art 270 and Art 271 (expected of art & art history majors). Prerequisites: Art 270 and Art 271. 


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Similarly Different: Portland Designers in London, 2016!

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Come to an information session on the faculty-led trip to London with Briar Levit for Summer 2016.

Info session
January 14 (right after Show & Tell!)
1pm, AB 32o

In the meantime, check out the Vikings Abroad page with info about the trip, and the official Similarly Different website!

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