PSU Graphic Design: Show and Tell Series

Show & Tell: Pat Castaldo & Aaron Tuller from BuyOlympia!

Join us for our last Show & Tell of the year with Pat Castaldo and Aaron Tuller from BuyOlympia!

BuyOlympia is a small, four-person operation located in Portland, Oregon.

They started back in 1999 in Olympia, Washington as a way to help their friends sell their awesome handmade items online, and have since grown to have a lot more friends from all over the world.

On October 9th, 2009, they opened their first ever retail store and gallery, Land Gallery.

This Show & Tell will be in person. Also: BuyOlympia has been a long time supporter of PSUGD and are instrumental in making Good Editions possible. Come out and say hello!

website: &
twitter: @buyolympia & @landpdx
instagram: @landpdx
More about BuyOlympia!


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Show & Tell: Script & Seal



Please join us this Thursday for a video chat from Script & Seal! This will be happening on Thursday in room 320 at noon! Talks are free and open to the public!

About Script & Seal:

Script & Seal is the design-minded illustration studio of
Gavin Potenza & Liz Meyer.

Based in Brooklyn, S&S is the collaborative operation of Gavin Potenza & Liz Meyer. Together, they’re making their mark on the world in the form of infographics, illustrations, icons, patterns, lettering and just about anything they can get their hands on. With every new project, their goal is to make abstract & complex ideas simple. Proudly collaborating with clients of all sizes, they’ve had the pleasure of working with companies of all sizes (Google, Nike, Starbucks, Redbull, Herman Miller). They have been recognized by several industry leading organizations & publications such as The Art Director’s Club, American Illustration, Communication Arts and How.

This will be a video chat.


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Show & Tell with Thomas Bradley


Let’s welcome Thomas Bradley for this week’s Show & Tell! This Show & Tell is IN PERSON! Come out and join the fun this Thursday at noon in room 320!

Thomas C. Bradley
is a graphic designer, artist, illustrator and typographer living and working in Portland, Oregon. He spends many of his days, nights and weekends working along side his talented friends in the studio 7K. Much of the work on this site is a result of this dream-teamwork. This collaborative effort is known as Pizza Friday.

2009-PRESENT: Pizza Friday
2013-2014: W+K
2010-2013: Nemo Design
2009-2010: Freelance (MNML, ID Branding, Visere)
2008-2009: Plazm

Blog & Blog

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Show & Tell: Lotta Nieminen


We are so excited to welcome NYC based Graphic Designer and Illustrator Lotta Nieminen for a Show & Tell Video Chat this Thursday! These talks are free and open to the public! Please join us on May 8th at noon in room 320!

Lotta Nieminen is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director from Helsinki, Finland. She has studied graphic design and illustration at the University of Art and Design Helsinki and the Rhode Island School of Design, and has worked as a freelancer in both fields since 2006. After working for fashion magazine Trendi, Pentagram Design and RoAndCo Studio, Lotta now runs her own New York-based studio.

In 2010, Lotta received the Art Directors Club Young Guns award and was selected by Print magazine for its annual New Visual Artists review, highlighting 20 international rising designers under the age of 30. In 2014, she was nominated for Forbes magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 list in the Art and Design category. Lotta has given talks around the US and Europe. Her client list includes companies such as Hermès, New York Times, Volkswagen, IBM, United Airlines, International Herald Tribune, Monocle, Newsweek, Wired UK, New York Magazine, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

As an illustrator, Lotta is represented by illustration agency Agent Pekka.

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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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