PSUGD Stands in Solidarity Against Racism and Police Brutality

Posted on Jun 1st, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

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.


Assembly 2020!

Posted on Jun 1st, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

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.

Attend one or all of the free discussions, presentations, and participatory events. Come explore, think, and play with us.

Details here:

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.


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!–vpj0jGNylIFTAppN7NqIUTq3RtObQ


Matthias Kemeny Endowed Design Lecture Series Presents Tina Snow Le

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

Please join us, June 4th at 5pm PST, as we welcome PSUGD alumni Tina Snow Le for another Matthias Kemeny Endowed Design Lecture! Please visit 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.


Students! Register for Be Honest!

Posted on May 4th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

PSUGD Students! It’s time to sign up for Be Honest 2020: Variety Pack!

Here is a quick run-down of how this will work:
-On this form, you let us know you want to participate by giving us all the information to set up your virtual booth!
-On May 15th, your booth will be uploaded to our Be Honest website and everyone will be able to check out your work!
-In addition to your virtual booth on our website, you can do live demos on Instagram, stream your process on Twitch, have a flash sale on Seller Society, or whatever you want to do! This is YOUR day!
-You will also have the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with design professionals all over the world! (keep your eyes out for a separate sign up for that!)
We look forward to having you contribute to the 11th Annual Be Honest- thank you for being a part of this amazing community!