PSU Graphic Design: Show and Tell Series

Show & Tell: Josh Berger and Niko Courtelis


A handful of artists and writers in Portland started Plazm magazine in 1991. The Information Age was accelerating fast but only 7 million people had cell phones, which were the size of bricks and cost more than a used car. The Internet was mostly populated by scientists and programmers, though the public could gain access to it for $2 per minute. Mass media—the ability to disseminate information, entertainment, and creative expression to a substantial audience—was largely controlled by five corporations.

Plazm’s Josh Berger and Niko Courtelis believed that design could be a catalyst for change in the world. They still do.

Join Niko and Josh as they look forward and back, reflecting on the history and considering the future of Plazm.

As always, our talks are free and open to the public.


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Show & Tell: Needmore Designs

Needmore Designs is a digital focused design studio founded by Raymond and Kandace Brigleb over a decade ago. We are focused on responsive websites for coffee, specialty food & drink, and other creative brands.
We’ve learned a ton along the way about design, clients, negotiation, and generally running studio that gets things done.
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Show & Tell: Cari Vander Yacht!

Above: Hey! Let’s come and see Cari Vander Yacht!  (image by PSUGD student Jena Blanck)

Come join us for the FIRST Show & Tell of 2015!
We are welcoming alumni Cari Vander Yacht this Thursday at noon! This Show & Tell will be a video chat. It will be live streamed and archived for your future viewing pleasure (that is, if you can’t make it, of course!)

Above: Terrible 32s for the New York Times

Cari Vander Yacht is a visual artist and art director originally from Portland, OR now residing in Brooklyn, NY. Primarily using gouache and animation to communicate her view of the everyday, Vander Yacht’s work focuses on the different ways to marry humor and narrative with color and form. Her work has previously been shown in Portland, OR, Stockholm, Sweden, and Lianzhou City, China. In addition to her fine art practice, her illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, BUST, and Wilder Quarterly. Vander Yacht is represented by Nationale in Portland, OR.

LuckyPeach_Beach_final_web2_905Above: Beach Town for Lucky Peach


Real GIF Reel from Cari on Vimeo


Above: Self Portrait

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Show & Tell: Winter Term!

cancassaroAbove: New Term! New Talks!
Come and join us every Thursday at noon in room 320 (2000 SW 5th AVE) for our weekly Show & Tell Lecture. Talks are free and open to the public.

January 15th: Cari Vander Yacht (video)
January 22nd: Needmore  (in person)
January 29th: Josh Berger and Niko Courtelis from Plazm (in person)
February 5th: Tanner Goods (in person)
February 12th: Andy McMillan (in person)
February 19th: Amy Ruppel  (in person)
February 26th: Jenn Maer and Mark DeLima from IDEO (in person)
March 5th: Public Library (in person)
March 12th: The Pressure  (in person)

Also, all talks are streamed live and are archived here!
USA Illustration by Dan Cassaro

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RESCHEDULED TO DECEMBER 4th! Show & Tell: Fuzzco!


Fuzzco is a full-service creative agency building brands from its headquarters in deepest darkest Charleston, South Carolina.  Working for a broad range of clients including tech companies, restaurants, boutique chocolatiers, non-profits, magicians and soda jerks, these guys appear from afar to be having a lot of fun.
Caleb Yarian, a brand strategist and project lead at the agency, will tell us what a Fuzzco is, what it does, and how it hopes to survive in the post-apocalyptic future. He will try his best not to bore the audience.
Please join us this Thursday, December 4th at noon in room 320! 
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