PSU Graphic Design: Show and Tell Series

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


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.

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.
Twitter—> @danstiles
Instagram—> @danstiles
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Show & Tell: Tsilli Pines

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!

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.

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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Show & Tell: Elana Schlenker

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.

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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Show & Tell: Kristin Rogers Brown

Above: Kristin Rogers Brown this Thursday at noon in room 320! 2000 SW 5th AVE

Let’s welcome Kristin Rogers Brown as she speaks with us about CREATIVE TENSIONS! including: strength + vulnerability, love + money, print + digital, and how to be a one-woman show. hint: you never are.

Kristin Rogers Brown joined Bitch Media as Art Director in March, 2010. Though her first love in design was print, she loves finding the right media for the message and believes in keeping a balance of form, function, and delight in all the details of her work whether it’s brand development, packaging, identity, or web design. In addition to designing Bitch, Kristin is a freelance designer, educator, and former vice president of AIGA Portland(American Institute of Graphic Arts). She has worked with sustainable design and design community initiatives for a variety of clients, and has been instrumental in work with AIGA’s SHIFT, sustainability team (established in 2008, now part of their social change project Design for Good), and Exploregon zine project; Worldstudio’s Urban Forest Project; and Design Week Portland.

Kristin serves as an assistant professor at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), where she runs the senior studio in the illustration department, moonlights in various communication and collaborative design courses, and mentors thesis students.

Born in Chicagoland, Kristin is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. When not designing, Kristin frequents waterparks, swoons for David Bowie, stalks jewelry designers and illustrators, attempts to sew, and runs or rides her bike around Portland. She is part insomniac, part narcoleptic, and quite possibly the messiest perfectionist ever.

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