PSU Graphic Design: PSU Students

Welcome Back PSUGD!


All Portland State Graphic Design Students are encouraged to attend the Fall Convocation this Thursday, October 1st in room 320 at noon.

Meet your classmates! Meet your teachers! Hear about upcoming school events! Learn about Friends of Graphic Design and how to get involved! Hear about news for the upcoming year! Learn about upcoming community events! Bring your lunch and let’s start the school year off right.

See you then!

illustration by PSUGD student Vee Qian

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Summer 2015 FRESH at Holocene!


The Portland State Graphic Design program is raising the roof as we invade Holocene to showcase our graduating portfolios.

Come join us on Tuesday, August 25th from 5:30-8:30 to check out the work of our 14 summer Portland State Graphic Design graduates! Stick around for an afterparty with Portugal. The Man.

If you are interested in working with one of our grads, please contact Jason Sturgill ( for an invite to the summer review! Registration is required for the review. 

If you just want to check out Portugal. The Man, show starts at 9:30 and tickets are $5 at the door.

Stay tuned for our show website which will be launching SOON!

Posted in PSU Students

Yes Men at PSU! This Friday!


Friday, April 24, 7:00pm
Shattuck Hall Annex
free & open to the public

The Yes Men will be lecturing at Portland State University School of Art + Design! Join us!

The Yes Men are a group who use any means necessary to agree their way into the fortified compounds of commerce, and then smuggle out the stories of their undercover escapades to provide a public glimpse at the behind-the-scenes world of big business.

Free Workshop for A + D students  (20 spots available)
Friday, April 24, 12:30-2:30 pm

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Apply to BE HONEST!

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It’s getting to be that time!

BE HONEST is the annual student showcase hosted by PSUGD’s Friends of Graphic Design. This year we are continuing the tradition of students and professionals coming together to meet and look at work. The sixth annual Be Honest will be held at Wieden+Kennedy on Saturday, May 2nd. All PSUGD sophomores, juniors, and seniors are welcome to apply to show work.

Here’s how to apply:

Create a Flickr Set:
Make a Flickr set of five completed (as in not in the sketch phase, etc) projects you’d like to show. This is to ensure that you have enough work to share at the event. Title the set “Be Honest 2015”

Fill out the Online Application:
Complete the Google form here:

Pay the $10 Fee:
All participants must pay a $10 entrance fee. Bring the $10 in cash in an envelope with your name and Student ID number. The fee can be dropped off:

Tuesday, 3/31 9:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm in room 320
Wednesday 4/1 9:00am-12:00pm in room 320
Thursday, 4/2 11:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-2:00pm in room 330
Monday 4/6 9:00am-12:00pm in room 320

The last day to apply will be Monday, April 6th. In order for your application to be considered complete, we must have received your online application, Flickr set, and $10.

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Arlene Schnitzer Prize: Deadline APRIL 13th


First Prize: $5,500
Second Prize: $4,000
Third Prize: $3,000

The Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize is the most important visual arts
prize awarded annually by Portland State University’s School of Art +
Design. It is meant to recognize excellence in visual art created by all
students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees from the School of A+D. More details HERE!

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