Matthias Kemeny Lecture Series Presents Maria Doreuli / Contrast Foundry

Posted on Feb 17th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Maria Doreuli is the founder of an independent studio Contrast Foundry. In 2018, craving for new challenges, she relocated to San Francisco. Focusing on type design, Maria believes in the power of emotion and working with passion. She’s open to new opportunities and aims to experiment more to find unexpected forms of expression.

Join us on April 2nd at 7PM in the Shattuck Hall Annex to welcome Maria to PSU!

Grab your free ticket over on EVENTBRITE!

Made possible by the Matthias D. Kemeny Charitable Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, 
Future Fonts and Counter Culture.

About the Philanthropist

Matthias Kemeny was born on July 25th, 1942 in Auxerre, France to a Hungarian father and German-Polish mother. He was educated as an artist and designer, earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in 1973. Matthias combined his talents in the arts with his entrepreneurial skills to build a very successful exhibition and display business, producing fine and commercial art for more than 40 years. His work can be found across the globe, from museums in his home state of Washington, to as far away as Pakistan. He was never at a loss for ideas and authored several patents, many of which are still in use. He was talented, creative and innovative.

A world traveler much of his life, Matthias would sketch in pen and ink on table napkin drawings of the people he saw on his travels. Late in his life, he culminated his dream of transforming these line sketches into a catalogue of painted drawings which he called “Collecting Souls.” These portraits speak to the commonality of the human race. These works conveyed a simple yet powerful message of his love for humanity.

A powerful yet gentle man, Matthias was intensely focused and strongly committed to making the world a better place. His intellectual curiosity was remarkable, as was his genuine, deep interest in every person he met. He continued life-long friendships with diverse people from all over the world.

Matthias Kemeny passed away from ALS in March of 2007.


Let’s Chat About Code!

Posted on Feb 17th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Hey friends! Let’s meet up and talk about code! Websites, creative coding, apps, whatever you are into.

This will be pretty informal, so feel free to bring stuff you are working on to show us, questions for the group, or just show up to meet folks. I’m a full time developer, and I’d be happy to answer any questions about what it’s like to work at a digital product agency for anyone who is curious. I’m hoping we can grow a little dev community for PSUGD, and learn from each other.

Anyone who is interested in code is welcome, students, alumni, beginners included! Bring a friend! Sunday, March 1st from 11 to 12:30 at the Starbucks next to the Art Building!

This event is hosted by PSUGD Alumni Tricia Leach, Associate Developer at Work & Co!


Friday Field Trip to Splash!

Posted on Feb 17th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Field Trip: Splash Worldwide. February 21, 2020. Sign up at:

Splash is the creative technology company that unleashes creativity for everyone, everywhere! And we are headed there THIS FRIDAY at noon!

Check out Splash here.

NOTE: This field trip is for PSUGD students only, and you must sign up with your email address.

Register for your Free Ticket HERE!


SIM/DIF Deadline Extended

Posted on Feb 17th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

The deadline for the application to spend three weeks studying and making design work in London has been EXTENDED to March 1! Go to for the details and a link to the application.


PSUGD Game Night!

Posted on Feb 17th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Join us for a PSUGD Game Night on February 25th, starting at 6:30pm in AB 290. Bring your own game, or sit back and enjoy one of the 20+ games that we’ll have on hand! Game on!