PSU Graphic Design: Show and Tell Series

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.

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This week! Show & Tell with Rob Lewis from Kamp Grizzly!

We are welcoming Rob Lewis this week to Show & Tell! Rob is an Art Director at Kamp Grizzly. Facebook RSVP here!

Rob Lewis is an Art Director at Portland based creative agency and studio Kamp Grizzly. He hates meetings, likes buying records just to look at the covers and can always tell when someone has moved something on his desk. Always.

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Show & Tell: Margot Harrington

 Harrington will be speaking with us from Chicago about best practices for freelancers!

She has taught classes on contracts and kicking your career into gear and now she is going to talk with you all about setting up a freelance practice.

Margot is a graphic designer of publications, branding, packaging, textiles, and websites. Typical clients are cultural organizations, non-profits, academic and civic institutions, small businesses, various sub-contractors and colleagues. Her background and education are in art & design history, printmaking, painting, and writing. She works primarily from Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, in a home office/studio, but can often be found co-working in various spots, around the city and elsewhere.

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Show & Tell: Legal questions for designers with Bryan Wasetis from Aspect Law

Bryan Wasetis is a Portland, Or based attorney that works specifically with the creative community. He is a co-founder of Aspect Law Group and specializes in business and intellectual property law, and is also an avid supporter of community-based activities and Portland’s art and culture scene.

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Show & Tell: Mike Merrill

Please join us this Thursday at NOON in room 320 for this week’s installment of Show & Tell!

Kenneth Michael Merrill (also known as Mr. Mike Merrill, Mikey, or KmikeyM) is a publicly traded person and businessman in Portland, Ore. He is the co-founder of Chroma, Inc, a co-owner of Manila Mac, and the owner of K5 Media LLC. He manages Urban Honking, where he has a blog, is the Editor-In-Chief of Portland Sportsman, and is a highly esteemed member of The YACHT Trust. He runs a co-operative Research Lab, co-hosts the Bright Future of Tobacco podcast, produces TV with Team Video, is a founding member of Whiskey Friends, and is currently working on some exciting new developments.

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