Drawing in Isometric! Workshop!

Posted on Apr 14th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Want to learn how to easily create isometric drawings? Come to this FREE workshop lead by PSUGD student Alec van Staveren at 2pm in room 320! Bring your laptop with Adobe Illustrator and Alec will show you how to make some sweet geometric compositions!

This event is organized by Friends of Graphic Design! Interested in leading your own student run workshop? Let us know!

Register here!


Prize for empowerment!

Posted on Apr 14th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

The PSU School of Art + Design Prize for Empowerment is looking to fund one art project that promotes diversity and equity within the School of Art + Design and beyond. This award will go towards supporting a yet to be realized art project that celebrates the identity and amplifies the voices of LGBTQIAP and/or people of color.
The 1st Prize winner will receive a $300 cash prize and an opportunity to show their work in the Art Building, as well as a feature on the Art + Design website. Honorable mention prizes will be given to two other deserving applicants.
* Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled at PSU’s School of Art + Design in Art Practices, Art History, or Graphic Design at the time of application in order to be eligible.
* Applicants must have a valid email address in order to fill out the application.
* Applicants should propose a project that they plan to realize before the end of Spring Quarter.
* Applications from LGBTQIAP and/or people of color are highly encouraged.
* Applications from collaborative teams are welcome.
One winner will be selected to realize their project by a jury comprised of distinguished members from the School of Art + Design community. Applicants to the award will be notified of the results via email by May 5th; at which point, an agreement for disbursement of funds and presentation of the project during the 10th week of Spring Term 2018 will be arranged with the 1st Prize winner. Delivery of honorable mention prizes will also be arranged at this time.
DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 5PM
Contact Samantha Peters (they/she) at for questions
Click here to apply

Hey PSUGD! Go to THIS! event during Design Week!

Posted on Apr 12th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

We are so excited and HONORED that THIS design is hosting an event during Design Week that has the proceeds going to our program! Go out and support! Check out their design trivia night and form a team!

Big thanks for the special feature on the Design Week Blog as well!

Event Description:

What’s This? Who designed the swoosh? What was the 2017 Pantone color of the year? What color was Frank Ocean’s debut album? Join us for a lively night of design flavored trivia. Rally your friends, peers or your studio in teams of 4-6 people, and go head-to-head with PSU students, staff, and some of our favorite agencies around town. Coming alone? We’re like Tinder, we’ll find you a match. Don’t want to play? Stop by for drinks, distraction, heckling and a full on sound experience and dance party courtesy of Never Home Music.

Your $10 ticket per person gets you admittance, a drink ticket & game play if so desired.
Tickets available online and limited at the door.

Proceeds will be donated to the Portland State University graphic design program.

Doors open @ 7pm for Check in and Sign ups
Game Starts promptly @ 730pm



Workshops with Precious Bugarin!

Posted on Apr 9th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Learn printing and binding tips and tricks! Register HERE!

Get portfolio ideas from her collection of printed ephemera
Tuesday, May 8th at noon, room 320

$25, space limited, paper and adhesive included

Typography Bootcamp, flex those type muscles
For nerds, novices + experts—those of us who like to relax and flow copy! Register HERE!
• Focus on letter, word and paragraph exercises
• Timeout to do simple type exercises, look deeply at details and practice / challenge our current type / type usage points of view
• Smaller exercises building up to solving larger type problems

Prereq / ART 254 if you are a student
Curriculum guide included

Friday, May 11
$30 early bird with code EARLYBIRD until 4.16 / $40 after
Space limited

Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize! Deadline April 27th!

Posted on Apr 9th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Applications are open now for the 6th Annual Arlene Schnitzer Visual Artist Prize. The Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize is the single most important award offered in the school.

1st Prize $5,500
2nd Prize $4,000
3rd Prize $3,000

DEADLINE: Friday, April 27th, 2018 at midnight

Thursday, April 12th, 2018 – noon
Art Building 260

You must be a student at the application deadline who was at least half-time at PSU AND enrolled in one of the undergraduate majors offered by the School of Art + Design or its graduate degree programs. Prior winners cannot apply again. All award winners are required to participate in the Fall 2018 award exhibition. Prizes are considered taxable income.