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Together/Apart: A New Participatory Project from Friendtorship!

Posted on May 25th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt


Together/Apart aims to foster community and friendship through art and creativity. Though we cannot be together physically, we are all still a part of the same community we were before.

We hope to create a feeling of inclusion through shared experiences. Together/Apart is space to take creative risks, be vulnerable, process emotions, and share our perspectives. The distance doesn’t reduce the value of our connections with one another.

Join Us! Let’s make something Together, while we’re Apart. Follow them on Instagram too!

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SPR: It’s the Final Countdown!

Posted on May 25th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt


Sophomores! The 2020 Sophomore Portfolio Review will open for submissions soon. 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!

  • Register for the Review now if you haven’t already! It’s a hugely important first step you can do today that lets us know you’re planning to submit a portfolio! You don’t need anything ready but your name and your student ID.
  • Look over the guidelines and rubric! The info session slide deck and handbook are the go-to places for what you need to include in your portfolio itself and in your submission.
  • Know how to prep your files! We’ll need three PDFs when submissions open. Our Sophomore Portfolio Review website has info on how to set up each one!
  • Submissions for the 2020 Sophomore Portfolio Review open Monday, June 1st at 9am and close promptly on June 8th at 5pm. No late submissions will be accepted.
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Good Company Presents: Laura McCracken / Lensless–How to Build a Pinhole Camera

Posted on May 24th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt


Join us on this very hands-on installment of our Good Company workshop series as PSUGD student, Laura McCracken teaches us how to make a Lensless Camera! Most of the materials needed should be readily available at home and are listed through this doc: bit.ly/LaurasMaterials.  Let’s learn a new skill with Laura on May 29th at 12 pm! See you there!

https://pdx.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ld-CgrTwtHNUkgbK1E5u-A3L81R8jqp5k

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Good Company Presents: Jodi Glover Thiel: Research & Strategy in the Time of Covid

Posted on May 24th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Jodi Glover Thiel’s work usually involves creating strategy, content, UX, experiences and operations (whatever it takes to reach people in meaningful ways.)  Advocating for the importance of research in the design process, her workshop covers an in depth tutorial of how she starts her research and creates a strategy behind her process. Jodi is a Senior Consumer Insights Researcher at Ziba.

Register Now for our May 29th Workshop!
https://pdx.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpd–vpj0jGNylIFTAppN7NqIUTq3RtObQ

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SOPH Return

Posted on May 24th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt


Sophomores! It’s almost time to submit your portfolios. Are you in need of some last minute tips on the design of your portfolio? Have you been wanting to see examples of portfolios? Want to hear some encouraging words from upperclassmen who’ve made it through portfolio? Meet SOPH Return. A space where past sophomores return the favor by sharing and reflecting on their portfolios. Visit https://psu.gd/sophreturn/ to view past sophomore portfolios, learn from the feedback they received, and rest knowing that you’ve got this, we’ve been in your shoes, and we are here for you!
This catalog will live on through future SPR’s, so if you’re a student who has passed the review and would too like to return the favor, send your sophomore portfolio to makayla4@pdx.edu.
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