AIGA Mentorship Program

Posted on Nov 29th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

AIGA Portland’s Mentorship Program is designed to connect student designers with professional mentors from our own creative community. During the eight-week program mentees & mentors meet weekly for digital one-on-one sessions. The program is lightly structured to maximize flexibility with the individuals’ pre-established goals and expectations. The initial 2021 Mentorship Program will take place during the winter term, running from January 16, 2021 – March 13, 2021. The deadline to apply is December 4, 2020 for both mentors and mentees. Must be an AIGA member to participate. Student Membership is $50 a year.

Promo by PSUGD AIGA Member Macy Eiesland


Collage Club: Potluck!

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

The holidays are right around the corner, and you know what that means! — holiday parties, quality time with friends and family, and some questionable potluck side dishes…if only! Since we are unable to host an in-person potluck, we have created a virtual collage event where everyone can bring in and share digital collage assets – potluck style! Our plan is to create a holiday-inspired collage story for the next collage club zine, and we need your help!
Everyone who signs up will be given a theme to base their asset collection around. We will then convene over zoom to hang out, enjoy our own food and drink, and build collages.

Register now at! More details will be sent to registered participants.

Promo by Mia Pinzelik

Good Market is Coming!

Posted on Nov 16th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Save the date for a week of virtual Good Market events! Talks! Workshops! Seller Society Spotlights! If you want to be a seller, join our Seller Society!
Watch for more updates over on our Instagram!


Afro Contemporary Art Class! Join for Winter!

Posted on Nov 16th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Hey GD friends! Sign up for Michael Bernard Stevenson Jr. class this upcoming winter term! This course can count for your UD ARH elective or it can count as an UD GD/AP Elective.
The Afro Contemporary Art Class at Portland State University will be an exploration of
contemporary artists of the African Diaspora. We will explore the work through different
mediums including visual resources, film, podcasts, as well as live presentations from artists.
From this education about Afro Contemporary Artists students will collaborate to collect and arrange an archive of Afro Contemporary Art at PSU. Thinking through questions: What does an archive mean? What makes an archive? What’s getting included? And why is it necessary to archive this content in this way?
Students will be invited to utilize their newfound understandings as a mirror to gaze upon their own practices and will be encouraged through the class to implement new ways of thinking into their work.
The Afro Contemporary Art Class curriculum will involve class visits and presentations from local and regional Black artists throughout the term. These artists will be invited to the archive being built by the class. The guest artists will be PAID though the speaker fee for the class.
The Afro Contemporary Art Class is especially relevant for students in the school of art and design as well as the black studies department.

ART 399 – Sec 003 – SPST: AFRO CONTMP ART – CRN: 44999
Winter Term on Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 – 8:50 PM
Institutional (PSU) Campus | Remote Instruction | Online Participation

Instructor:  Artist Michael Bernard Stevenson Jr. is black, non-binary, and practices primarily in America. Their collaborative approach results in artwork by and for the people. Stevenson’s practice has been dedicated to supporting young people ages 4 to 15 in developing the necessary skills to encourage advanced imaginative thinking and self-confident expression. They have spent the last year developing the Afro Contemporary Art Class at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School. Stevenson also has a robust portfolio of artist projects centering food and gathering around it, and new work in collaboration with currently and formerly incarcerated folks such as Gallery Blue and Tin Can Phone, a forthcoming radio show on KBOO Community Radio. They pursue these professional and creative goals passionately because they believe that empowered and open-minded young people are the best and most direct way toward ensuring a sustainable and prosperous future for all.


Save the Date: Fresh Portfolio Review!

Posted on Nov 16th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

In a time when the world has become still, PSUGD wants to bring a fresh perspective into the virtual world we are living in.
20 students are graduating from the program this term and are full of energy and a passion to bring movement and humanity back into our daily lives.
Please accept our invitation to come and meet these Fresh students – they are eager to show you all of their hard work and to receive your design expertise insights.

A Fresh Perspective
PSU’s Graphic Design Senior Showcase
Dec 4th, 202012pm – 8pm PSTA
virtual event to connect.

If you are a professional looking to sign up for a few virtual meetings with our soon to be grads, please register here!