PSU Graphic Design: Show and Tell Series

Show & Tell: Mike Merrill

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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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Show & Tell: Sunset City

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Sunset City is the Portland-based studio of Dana Steffe and Eric R. Mortensen. Dana and Eric both come from entrepreneurial backgrounds with a strong studio focus on identity design, brand consulting, user experience and interface design. Some of their clients include future-forward companies like NASA, Google X, and Otherlabs.

Please join us this Thursday at noon in room 320 (2000 SW 5th AVE). Talks are free and open to the public.

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Show & Tell: Dan Stiles

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We are welcoming Portland designer & illustrator Dan Stiles this week to Show & Tell! Please join us this Thursday, January 14th at noon in room 320. Talks are free and open to the public.

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Over the past twenty years, Dan Stiles has collaborated with everyone from indie bands to major corporations in creating posters, identities, advertising, custom packaging, and limited edition collectable art and merchandise. His clients range from Arctic Monkeys, Sonic Youth, and Wilco to the X Games, IBM, and Nickelodeon. He draws from a broad swath of influences including skateboard graphics, album covers, modern art, children’s books, comics, psychedelia, and vintage advertising. Dan has published several children’s books as well as a monograph of his work entitled One Thing Leads to Another. He lives with his wife and daughters in Portland, Oregon.
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more:
Website—> danstiles.com
Twitter—> @danstiles
Instagram—> @danstiles
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Show & Tell: Tsilli Pines

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We are pleased to have Tsilli Pines as our first Show & Tell speaker of 2016! Join us on Thursday, January 7th at noon in AB 320 (2000 sw 5th ave). Public welcome!

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Tsilli Pines is the Director of Design Week Portland, the Host of CreativeMornings in Portland, and the Digital Creative Director at FINE. She’s been working as a designer for over 15 years and is passionate about the value of design and the power of creative discourse.

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She will be speaking on Benevolent Dictatorship as Creative Practice.
Come hear tales from a self-taught benevolent dictator with over 15 years in the trenches producing passion projects and client work with teams of all sizes. There will be Hebrew. There will be Hip Hop. There will be hard won wisdom/stupidity.

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Promotional materials designed by A+D Projects member Caleb Misclevitz

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Show & Tell: Elana Schlenker

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Above: Come and join us this Thursday as we welcome Elana Schenker for our LAST Show & Tell of the fall term! Noon in room 320!

Elana Schlenker
is an art director and graphic designer. Through her independent studio practice she creates visual identities, books and publications, interactive projects, and environmental graphics.

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Elana has received the Art Directors Club Young Gun award (2015) and been named to Print magazine’s annual New Visual Artist list (2013), a distinction recognizing the top twenty creative talents under age thirty. She was also selected for the Center for Architecture’s Graphic Design Shortlist (2015). Prior to the establishment of her studio practice, Elana worked as an art director at Condé Nast and senior designer at Princeton Architectural Press.

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Above: Less Than 100

Elana publishes Gratuitous Type, an occasional pamphlet of typographic smut, and is the creator of Less Than 100, a traveling pop up shop for gender wage parity.

Elana serves on the Board of Directors of the Silver Eye Center for Photography and the ADP Workshop.

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