PSU Graphic Design: Show and Tell Series

Show & Tell: Jennifer Daniel


Please help us welcome Jennifer Daniel for this week’s Show & Tell! Join us in room 320 at noon on Thursday, April 23rd as we beam Jennifer in for a video chat from San Francisco.

Jennifer Daniel is a visual journalist at the New York Times where she designs diagrams, builds interactive graphics, and illustrates all kinds of  things including but not limited to hot dogs and anthropomorphic

above: spread from her new book Information Graphics: SPACE

Pursuing a career in illustration she left Kansas and moved to New York where her work has since been published in a variety of publications including The New York Times, Wired, and New York Magazine. Recognized by many fancy awards including D&AD’s Gold Pencil  (London), Art Directors Club Gold Cube (New York), and Society of Publication Design Gold Medal (New York) Jennifer also teaches Visual Narratives for SVA master’s program and occasionally speaks at design conferences—most recently in Milan, Stockholm, and Berlin. Jennifer moved to San Francisco last year but still has all her clocks set to New York time.

She is also an aficionado of ascii art & Garfield

above: Graphic for the cover of NYT’s Arts and Leisure Holiday Special Section.

above: Bloomberg Businessweek cover illustration



above: Emoji Ligatures

See more of her work HERE!


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Show & Tell: Mira Kaddoura

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Mira Kaddoura
is an artist and independent advertising creative/art director working with both clients and agencies. She established Red&Co in 2013.

She was raised between Toronto, Canada, and Beirut, Lebanon, which has always made her feel part of several worlds. She spent 10 years at world-renown agency Wieden and Kennedy working on brands such as Nike, Coca Cola, The Girl Effect, Target and Travel Oregon. Her work has won numerous international awards, including Cannes Gold Lions, D&AD, and TED Ads Worth Spreading.

above: The Girl Effect

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above: Google made w/code

She strives to create work that makes people feel something, empowers them and enables them to start meaningful conversations.

Show & Tell Promos made by Alexandria Gary

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Show & Tell: Mary Kate McDevitt

This Thursday help us welcome Mary Kate McDevitt for our second Show & Tell of the term! Join us at noon in room 320 for a video talk! As always, this event is free and open to the public. 

Mary Kate McDevitt is a letterer and illustrator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Mary Kate graduated from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. After working as a designer in a studio in Lancaster, PA for 2 years Mary Kate moved to Portland, OR to pursue a career as a freelance illustrator and artist.

Screen Shot 2015-04-05 at 10.07.44 PMWhen Mary Kate is not in the studio, she enjoys drinking coffee, thrifting, riding bikes, watching News Radio with her boyfriend Fred DiMeglio and redecorating her apartment. You can follow Mary Kate on twitter for random musings, news and updates and photos of Peppy Mew Mew.

Promos for this Show & Tell were made by Debbi Lee


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Show & Tell: Mara Zepeda


Please join us Thursday, at noon in room 320 for the first Show & Tell of the spring term with powerhouse Mara Zepeda.

Mara likes to solve problems, tell stories and make things. Her speciality is getting things done.

She is a co-founder of Switchboard, a company that activates networks of loyal and altruistic people. Switchboard is a part of Wieden+Kennedy’s Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) 2013 class.

She is a calligrapher and owner of Neither Snow calligraphy studio. She works with individual, commercial and editorial clients.

She occasionally moonlights as a radio reporter and contributes to NPR, Morning Edition, Planet Money, Marketplace and elsewhere.

Mara’s Show & Tell promos were designed by Karinna Bunn

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Show & Tell: The Pressure


Let’s welcome Adam and Anton from The Pressure to the last Show & Tell of the winter term this Thursday in room 320 at noon! (2000 SW 5th AVE)

The Pressure is the studio of creative director, designer and illustrator Adam R. Garcia. After attending the Minneapolis College of Art & Design he worked in the record industry, at branding agencies, at Nike Sportswear designing footwear and most recently in Nike Global Brand Design.

A native of Minneapolis, his work spans aesthetic in the fields of design, identities, direction, illustration, event coordination, gallery exhibits and packaging design.

The studio’s conceptual and process-driven approach creates solutions with a focus on collaboration, community and creative exploration.




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