PSU Graphic Design: Show and Tell Series

Be Honest is Coming! May 3rd!


above: image by Seth Gale and Zack Franceschi

Please join us on May 3rd, 2014 for the 5th Annual Be Honest. This is an excellent chance to get to know over 100 PSU.GD students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) and to take a peek at their work and hear their ideas. This event is held at Wieden+Kennedy

Event 6pm-8pm at W+K
Be Honest is a place for PSUGD students to engage with Portland’s creative community. This annual celebration features a student portfolio meet-and-greet and a special guest speaker for students and guests alike. Since 2010, Be Honest has been an important (and fun!) event for Portland’s design community, and an opportunity for students to become further acquainted with our city’s thriving creative industry. There is free beer (thanks Widmer!), fun people, and lots of rad design. We hope you can join us!

Talk 8pm-9pm at W+K Atrium (seating is limited and tickets will be released SOON)
This year’s guest speaker is Dan Cassaro! Dan is graphic designer, illustrator, and native New Yorker living and working in Brooklyn. He runs his own studio and creates work focused on type, lettering, logo design, and 70s rock and roll.
The talk is free, but space is limited!

Special thanks to Virb, Scout Books, and The Pressure for making this talk possible with their generous donations!

Also: All of the Be Honest notifications have been sent out. If you didn’t receive an email and you think you should have please email right away. 

AND: There will be an Be Honest information session held at 1 on Thursday, April 24th right after Show & Tell!

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Show & Tell: Bob Smith


above: image by Alex Despain

Please join us for this week’s Show & Tell with an in person talk with Portland designer Bob Smith! Bob has worked at Nike as an Apparel Graphic Designer and he also rebranded Pendleton Woolen Mills Home Department, including Natl’ Park Blanket collection. He currently is the Design Director and Apparel Designer and Merchant for New Balance Tennis, including all graphic and branding materials and he continues to work in the Entertainment industry designing music packaging.

above: National Park Collection for Pendleton

An autodidactic freak of nature focusing on the confluence of sport apparel and graphic design (whatever the hell that means), Bob specializes in telling authentic, compelling stories through branded apparel. He has over 15 years in the Performance and Sportswear industry and comes highly recommended by some of the brightest leaders in the field.

above: Bob Smith

Bob fancies himself a cultural anthropologist/sociologist. His curiosity allows him to excel at immersing himself in the culture of a brand and digging out compelling product and retail insights that consistently (and profitably) resound with customers and the media. Bob has experience in virtually every aspect of creating a successful line and bringing it to market, while infusing the teams he works with an infectious enthusiasm.

above: music packaging for Peter Erskine

Bob does work as bobsmith:design, a creative consultancy which brings together insightful design direction, a playful wit, and a commitment to craftsmanship.

Find Him:

Let’s welcome him to PSU for an in person Show & Tell!

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Show & Tell: Pinball Publishing!


Pinball Publishing is a Creative Publishing Company. Their Portland, Oregon headquarters include an integrated printing plant, design studio, editorial offices, and a book manufacturing facility. Within its walls, they combine craft and ingenuity to produce results of the highest quality.

Fueled by a passion for ink, paper, and collaboration, Pinball powers Scout Books and its editorial arm Good Ink, as well as a variety of custom projects.

Over the past decade, they’ve had the pleasure of working with hundreds of amazing people and businesses all over the world, and logged thousands of hours producing a library of projects.

Their ultimate goal is the manufacture of beautiful, meaningful things.

This talk is happening Thursday, April 10th at noon in room 320. The talk is free and open to the public.


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Spring Show & Tell Schedule is HERE!


above: poster by Alex Despain

Please join us every Thursday this spring at noon in room 320 (2000 SW 5th Ave) for our weekly Show & Tell Graphic Design Lecture Series! The public is welcome and the talks are free.

This Spring We Welcome:
April 3rd: Ace Atelier
April 10th: Pinball Publishing
April 17th: Jenn Armbrust
April 24th: Bob Smith
May 3rd: Dan Cassaro
May 8th: Lotta Nieminen
May 15th: Thomas Bradley
May 22nd: Script & Seal
May 29th: Buyolympia

This Thursday, April 3rd we are welcoming the Atelier Ace team (which includes Alumni Belin Liu) to kick off the SPRING Show & Tell Season.


Atelier Ace is an award-winning, in–house creative services firm providing interior, graphic and product design, marketing, PR, development, digital presence and event & cultural engineering for our properties.

A hand–selected team of creatives, designers, writers, web developers, marketing and new media innovators make it possible for Ace to express its culture and create an inspiring, cohesive and meaningful experience for guests and fans of Ace at each property and through events, collateral and design.

This talk is IN PERSON.

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Show & Tell: The Beauty Shop

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above: Work from The Beauty Shop

Please join us in welcoming The Beauty Shop for this week’s Show & Tell. This talk will be in person and happening in room 320, February 27th at noon. 

The Beauty Shop
 is a boutique creative studio in Portland, Oregon, specializing in brand identity, print, and interactive design with a clean, minimalist aesthetic. They love working with people one-on-one, at a time when they are evaluating how they’re going to represent themselves to the world.

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