PSUGD stands in solidarity against racism and police brutality. Your faculty deeply care for you and urge you to contact one of us if you are feeling that you need someone to talk to, need assistance, need advice, or are struggling and need some reassurance. We want to help you through and don’t want you to feel that you are alone. You are not alone.
The above graphic was made by graduating seniors Lexi Marion and Jules Cordova. They originally posted it on the PSUGD FRESH instagram feed and with permission we are reposting it here as well as reposting their powerful words below.
We want to take a moment to comment on the current events that are unfolding. We can’t ignore that we’re living through and graduating into incredibly challenging times. A global pandemic has affected so many people and touched all of our lives in new ways. It has challenged us to adapt in ways we didn’t see coming.
That being said, racism and police brutality in our country is nothing new and cannot not be tolerated. We cannot be silent or ignore the inequality and injustices that face Black Americans everyday.
In solidarity with those protesting for #GeorgeFloyd in Minneapolis and across the country we encourage folx not to adapt to this reality and take action. Use your voice, your platform and your privilege. We all have power to enact change.
Black Creatives Matter.
Black Designers Matter.
Black Students Matter.
Black Professors Matter.
Black Lives Matter.
Being Graphic, an experimental and informative publication designed to shine a light on what’s happening in PSUGD, designed by graphic design students for those interested in learning more about the program, is being sent to print this coming week but will also be released this Friday, June 5th to view online at psu.gd/beinggraphic. Check out all the hard work this A+D Projects team has put in over the last 9 months and celebrate graphic design at PSU!
Please join us, June 4th (This Thursday!) at 5pm PST, as we welcome PSUGD alumni Tina Snow Le for another Matthias Kemeny Endowed Design Lecture! Please visit https://www.psu.gd/kemeny/ for more information and a link to register.
Tina Snow Le is an artist creating digital brand experiences, graphic language, and multi-media art inspired by stories of the under-represented. She is currently based in New York City working as a Senior Art Director at Spotify, and has previously worked at Instrument and Nike. In 2018, she launched Earth To Her, an ongoing project that challenges the visual culture of cannabis.
Join PSU’s Art + Social Practice Program for three days of dynamic and thought-provoking experiences and socially engaged projects online via Zoom from June 5-7.
On Saturday at 3PM I (Jordan!) will be presenting on my ongoing collaboration with Kim Sutherland:
Kid Art Director: Recent Projects from RECESS! Design Studio
Jordan Rosenblum and Kim Sutherland
RECESS! Design Studio is a creative agency, experimental classroom, and artist project housed inside the Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School in Northeast Portland. Working with third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade designers, the studio explores the role design plays in society—looking at the power it holds in shaping our lives, and uses graphic design as a tool to interpret our environment. The RECESS! creative directors and designers will present recent projects from the program.
Sophomores! The 2020 Sophomore Portfolio Review
will open for submissions TOMORROW: June 1st at 9am PDT
As you’re refining your work and getting feedback from mentors and teachers, here are a few more things to know to help you get ready!
Once the time comes, head over to psu.gd/spr
when you’re ready to submit (you may have to refresh the page to see the link to the submission form). Please be patient and leave lots of time to complete your submission—the site will likely be under heavy load if we receive many submissions at once.
Remember, submissions close June 8th at 5pm PDT.
DO NOT wait until the last minute: late submissions cannot be accepted.