Show & Tell: Kate & Julianna on Working Freelance!

Posted on Nov 11th, 2018 by Walton Brush

Hey, come out this Thursday for the last Show & Tell of the term! We are excited for a talk and Q+A with Kate Giambrone and Julianna Johnson who will be presenting:It’s OK to stand up for yourself, and other things freelancers struggle to believe.

Bring all your questions about working freelance, pricing, client negotiations, and contracts and leave with the answers :^]

Kate Giambrone and Julianna Johnson make up Portland design studio Bologna Sandwich and are some of the best GD professors here at PSU.

November 15th, at noon in AB 320. As always these talks are free, fun, and open to the public!


Show & Tell: Corbin LaMont!

Posted on Nov 5th, 2018 by Walton Brush

Above: Hello there! This week is our SECOND TO LAST Show & Tell of the term, and we are super excited to have Corbin LaMont coming back PSU.

Corbin has been on the road this year creating The Changing Times, a place based newspaper as well as running her mobile design practice: Office of Virtue

Above: The Changing Times.

Corbin is an artist, designer and maker of mystic publications, site specific works and moments of introspection as part of a mobile practice that hopes to connect humanity.

Come out this Thursday at noon to room 320 and hear Corbin’s amazing story!


FIR NW Event: Diversity in Advertising

Posted on May 28th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Join Fir NW for an interactive exhibit and panel discussion on diversity in advertising featuring panelists from Wieden+Kennedy, Amusement Park, Red&Co., and more. Presented by FIR NW, the student run ad agency at Portland State. Visit for details. FB registration HERE!


Fast Pitch!

Posted on May 28th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

The Portland Advertising Federation is hosting their annual Fast Pitch Event on June 8th. Taking place at your very own Karl Miller Center, this event is for students who are about to graduate and embark the journey of the job hunt.
Organized by two recent graduates, we know more than anyone that getting that first job is hard, and getting honest feedback is even harder. Fast Pitch is designed to alleviate both of those problems by giving students an easy-in with local professionals.
For $10 students get to spend an hour chatting with local advertising professionals getting one-on-one face time, showing off their book, and making an impression. It’s all about building connections and giving soon-to-be-grads a way to dip into the local advertising scene. Register HERE!
We have representation from every profession, so whether they’re an art director, designer, artist, or something in-between, students of every discipline should be able to connect with someone relevant to their future job. Most of all, this is about feedback. Students can show off all of their recent work, hone their pitches, and adjust their books based on honest feedback from someone with real experience.

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