PSU Graphic Design: Show and Tell Series

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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Show & Tell: Public-School!


Public-Library is a cross-disciplinary design studio in Los Angeles, California and Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2011 by Ramón Coronado and Marshall Rake as a space to create work that translates thought and intent into meaningful solutions.

Let’s welcome them to the Show & Tell floor this Thursday, March 5th at NOON in room 320.

Advertising, App Design, Art Direction, Branding, Concept Development, Creative Direction, Curation, Environmental Design, Event Design, Exhibition Design, Film & Commercials, Interactive, Interior Design, Naming, Print, Packaging, Photography, Product Design, Signage, Styling, Typography, User Experience, Writing, Website Design


5 Every Day, Anyash, Art Center College of Design, Benney, Brian Ferry, Brute, ChefStable, Coopers Hall, Coronado Design Group, David Harry Stewart, Easy Company, Future Partners, Grassa, Hotel Lucia, Hotel Max, Industry, Joint, Kansas University, Katalyst Films, Lardo, Lincoln Motor Company, Miller’s Guild, Ox, Pie Lab, Provenance Hotels, RealGM, Red, Revolve, Run Things, Sea Chant, Sean Pecknold, Semester Bicycles, Sony Playstation, Soter, Spook Magazine, St. Jacks, The Stinger Group, Studio 1342, Switzerland, Tilford Brothers, True Panther Sounds, Walked & Worn, Wieden + Kennedy, Yacht, Yahoo, October’s Very Own


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ublic-School Promos by Gaby Tirta Jenkins

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Show & Tell: Jenn Maer & Mark Del Lima from IDEO

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Let’s welcome Jenn Maer and Mark Del Lima from IDEO in San Francisco to the Show & Tell stage this Thursday at noon!

IDEO (pronounced “eye-dee-oh”) is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow.

Jenn Maer joined IDEO with over 10 years of ad agency creative experience, and now leads brand-focused projects for clients as diverse as Campbell’s, Marriott, and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. She combines a passion for language with an obsession for pop culture, and firmly believes the best ideas come to life during long walks or hot showers. When she’s not writing or strategizing, Jenn fronts IDEO’s all-employee rock band, which is, rather unfortunately, named “Fishlocker.” (She swears she didn’t name the band.)

Mark Del Lima is an interaction designer at IDEO specializing in visual storytelling and interactive narratives. In the last 15 years, he has designed for nearly every medium including film, animation, user interface, web, mobile, games, and site-specific installations. In 2004 he co-authored a book on Flash as part of the Show Me Flash series. Drawing from a Fine Arts background and an expertise in graphic creation, his hands-on approach to visual storytelling and interface expression continue to be the major focus of his work.

He is also a co-founder (with H.P. Mendoza) of Ersatz Film, an independent digital film production collective and a medium for a variety of feature film and ethnographic projects, including Fruit Fly (2010) and I Am A Ghost (2013)

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Show & Tell: Amy Ruppel


Let’s give a BIG WELCOME to Amy Ruppel! Please join us on Thursday, February 19th at noon in room 320 (2000 SW 5th AVE) to hear Amy speak.

Amy Ruppel is an artist, illustrator and printmaker who loves to hike and play her vintage Ludwig drum kit between projects. She prefers being surrounded by nature (and birds) and Mid-Century goodness.

Amy has been working with great clients, big and small, since 2000. From spot illustrations, to window displays at major art museums, she loves a challenge. 157652e1893e58b9328331803bc8f328 ac907862b2c9c71ed2db6c8aa172ddd8

Follow her on Instagram to see what she is working on and where she is traveling to.

You can find her other work, like the State Prints series and clay and wax birdheads and so much more, on Etsy.

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Promo Graphics by Hunter Sharp

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