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Be Honest is Coming! May 3rd!


above: image by Seth Gale and Zack Franceschi

Please join us on May 3rd, 2014 for the 5th Annual Be Honest. This is an excellent chance to get to know over 100 PSU.GD students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) and to take a peek at their work and hear their ideas. This event is held at Wieden+Kennedy

Event 6pm-8pm at W+K
Be Honest is a place for PSUGD students to engage with Portland’s creative community. This annual celebration features a student portfolio meet-and-greet and a special guest speaker for students and guests alike. Since 2010, Be Honest has been an important (and fun!) event for Portland’s design community, and an opportunity for students to become further acquainted with our city’s thriving creative industry. There is free beer (thanks Widmer!), fun people, and lots of rad design. We hope you can join us!

Talk 8pm-9pm at W+K Atrium (seating is limited and tickets are required)
This year’s guest speaker is Dan Cassaro! Dan is graphic designer, illustrator, and native New Yorker living and working in Brooklyn. He runs his own studio and creates work focused on type, lettering, logo design, and 70s rock and roll.
The talk is free, but space is limited!

Get your tickets here:

*if you are a student showing work at Be Honest a ticket for Dan’s talk is not needed

Special thanks to Virb, Scout Books, and The Pressure for making this talk possible with their generous donations!

Also: All of the Be Honest notifications have been sent out. If you didn’t receive an email and you think you should have please email right away. 

AND: There will be an Be Honest information session held at 1 on Thursday, April 24th right after Show & Tell!

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Save the Date: Be Honest is May 3rd at Wieden + Kennedy!


BE HONEST is the annual celebration and sharing of PSU.GD student work hosted by FoGD.  As students at PSU, we’re lucky to live and learn in a city that supports and encourages our craft. We are continually bowled over by the generosity and enthusiasm of the Portland creative community. Be Honest is a night where we invite the Portland design community to check out what we are thinking and making and to thank them with a night of food, drink and lively conversation. We also invite a nationally recognized designer to talk about their work with the Be Honest audience. Past visiting designers include Jessica Hische,  Jennifer DanielThe Little Friends of Printmaking and  Tad Carpenter. This year we welcome NYC based illustrator & Designer Dan Cassaro. We hope to see you at Be Honest this year!

Check out last year’s Be Honest!
Be Honest on Portland Egotist!
Dan Cassaro Talk Info!

The event will happen this year at Wieden + Kennedy. Stay tuned for details on how to participate, but for now…SAVE THE DATE!

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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!

Posted in In The Classroom, PSU Students

Talking Trash!


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Ain’t No Starvin’ Artist!


Submit an A + D scholarship application form in the art office and online via

Scholarships are awarded to full-time continuing art practices (undergraduate and graduate) and graphic design majors who have completed at least 20 credit hours in the School of A + D with at least 6 credit hours remaining before graduation. Awards are based on financial need, status as a first generation college student and accomplishment in Art Practices and Graphic Design.

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.

Undergraduate deadline for university scholarship portal has already passed (February 1).

Graduate deadline for the university scholarship portal is March 3, 2014, 5:00 PM for School of A + D consideration.

2. Pick up an A+D scholarship application form in the art office (first floor, Art Building). Complete and return to the art office by 5 PM, March 3rd.

3. Create account at and make a photoset that includes five examples of artwork. Include title, date, dimensions and medium.

4. Send link to Flickr photoset by March 3rd, 5 PM to the e-mail addresses listed below.

Artists e-mail link for Flickr photoset to:

Designers e-mail link for Flickr photoset to:

Email one link (only) to a Flickr photoset containing five examples of your work. This portfolio must consist of five works, preferably in the student’s area(s) of concentration. In addition to image files, videos/animations should also be uploaded via the same Flickr photo set. The committee will review up to five minutes of time-based work. Send link and questions to:

Graphic Designers
Email one link (only) to a Flickr photoset 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.) Send link and questions to:

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