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Fresh: Portfolio Showcase Promo Video

FRESH 2014

Big thanks to Cindy Sullivan for making for the upcoming FRESH portfolio show video featuring the spring class of 2014′s work! Are you looking to work with one of our brand new grads? Be sure to contact Kate Bingaman-Burt (  for an invite to the FRESH Senior Portfolio Showcase that is being held on Thursday, June 12th at Union/Pine from 5:30-8:30pm. Huge thanks to Union/Pine and Worthy Brewing for sponsoring our event!

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Fresh: Senior Portfolio Showcase!


Are you looking to work with one of our brand new grads? Be sure to contact Kate Bingaman-Burt (  for an invite to the FRESH Senior Portfolio Showcase that is being held on Thursday, June 12th at Union/Pine from 5:30-8:30pm. Huge thanks to Union/Pine and Worthy Brewing for sponsoring our event!

Class website is launching SOON!

Fresh Senior Showcase Participants:

Alan B. Hernandez
Alex Helenius
Alie Kouzoukian
Cassandra Frances
Cindy Sullivan
Cheree Andringa
Cody Sprague
Corey Van Hoosen
Darien Henry
Kit MacAllister
Landon Tuff
Lea Loo
Michelle Leigh
Rebekah Lee
Sara Franks
Sarah Seitz


Posted in Community, PSU Graduates, PSU Students

In Addition! Tickets On Sale Now!


You don’t want to miss this! Tickets for In Addition are on sale now. What’s In Addition?

Well, have you ever looked at a fellow students work and thought “Man! I haven’t really covered that in my class. How do they do that?!” In Addition is your chance to learn from those students you admire and see inside their process. This years peer-to-peer lecture/workshop event for graphic design students at Portland State University’s speakers are Daniel ColeAnna Ropalo, and Kyle Vsetecka. The key note alumni speaker will be Ethan Allen Smith.

Come join the fun in Parliament’s beautiful space that we are so grateful to have donated. Hey! Let’s talk design!

Ticket price covers expenses and any extra goes back into Friends of Graphic Design.

Posted in Community, PSU Students

School of Thought Opens June 5th!

10325305_310370539116085_2789314760806772937_nCompound Gallery presents…

An exhibition of PSU Graphic Design students.
Compound Gallery, Portland, OR
5 June – 28 June, 2014

Curated by Conrad Crespin

Compound Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of Portland State University Graphic Design Students.

School of Thought brings together students from the PSU Graphic Design program into an exhibition showcasing works utilizing the advice from admired designers. Each student was asked to solicit a designer for advice and then integrate that advice into a work of art in whatever way they wanted. The works exhibited demonstrate the enormous talent that exists at Portland State as well as their various sources of inspiration.

The participating School of Thought artists/designers are listed below:

Celestia Caredio
Cody Sprague
Conrad Crespin
Darien Henry
Elizabeth Jackson
Grace Song
Jordan Hoagbin
Karalie Shaw
Kyle Vsetecka
Lea Loo
Maja Dlugolecka
Olivia Serrill
Rebekah Lee
Reid Stubblefield
Seth Gale
Sonny Renna
Stephanie Szabo
Susie Lee Morris
Tyler Spencer
Zack Franceschi
Zoe Morgan-Montoya

The exhibition opens at Compound Gallery on Thursday 5th June 2014 7-10pm.

About the Curator
Conrad Crespin was born in Eastern Oregon in the mid eighties and has been artistically inclined since an early age. He is interested in the intersection of art & design, semiotics, collaborative efforts, and the intagible aspects of creative endeavors. He is currently pursueing a Graphic Design degree at Portland State University.

He wants to get to know you.

Conrad has participated in several group & solo exhibitions across the country including Space//Squared earlier this year at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. This is his first curated exhibition.

About The Gallery
As an established and innovative venue, Compound Gallery’s goal is to respond quickly to what is happening in the local, national and international contemporary art scene. We strive to encourage artists to experiment freely and to create content that investigates new intersections among art, design and contemporary culture.

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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

Posted in In The Classroom, PSU Students