MXR! Create & Connect!

Posted on May 27th, 2019 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Celebrate Comma’s launch! Connect with Pros! Nike! W+K! and more. Meet your BIPOC creative community. Enjoy music, art making and refreshments!

A new initiative organized by PSUGD students & faculty, Comma seeks to amplify representation and connection for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) in the Portland creative community. Priority is given to people who identify as BIPOC, allies welcome!



It’s time for FRESH!

Posted on May 27th, 2019 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

You’re invited to the portfolio showcase for a new wave of designers! On June 11th Portland State’s Graphic Design program is proud to introduce its Spring 2019 graduates who will be showcasing their creative work. Take a deep dive with us into our process, projects, and passion for design.

Join us for FRESH WAVES. Spring 2019.


Come out and meet 57 of Portland’s newest designers.

These grads can’t wait to meet you!

Friends & Family Hour: 4:30-5:30 pm*
Design Professionals & Community: 5:00-9:00 pm

*Registration not required for friends and family.

Beverages provided by Rogue Ales


Silas Munro this Thursday!

Posted on Apr 8th, 2019 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Above: We are so excited to be welcoming Silas Munro as our first Matthias Kemeny speaker this THURSDAY! GET YOUR FREE TICKET!

Join us to kick off our brand new lecture series during Design Week as we host Silas Munro on April 11th at 7pm at Redd on Salmon. There will be a super talk! food! drinks! tote bags! and hopefully you! Go and grab your ticket and be part of this excellent event.

This evening is made possible by the Matthias D. Kemeny Charitable Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation

The Matthias Kemeny Lecture Series needs volunteers to make the night run! Be part of our kick off! Sign up to volunteer here:

Above: Immaculate Heart Art Department Rules, Sister Corita Kent and Students, 1966–1967 AKA: Inspiration for Friday’s workshop with Silas Munro

Join us on Friday for an all day workshop with our guest Silas Munro! Grab your free ticket here!

About the workshop: To proclaim is both to announce publicly and declare something emphatically with emphasis. What do you care about? In your life? In your school? In design? In the wider world? If you could change any for the better, what would that entail? How might you go about that and enlist kindred folk in the process?

In this one-day workshop you are invited to write and design your own proclamation in type and image form. Building on the notion of a manifesto, but one that is not so patriarchal, extractive or exclusionary, what truth asks to be spoken? Maybe it’s more of a typographic whisper or mutter. Come to converse and make, while working individually and collectively to work out what you want in a designed world.


Reach for the money! Scholarship help is here!

Posted on Dec 6th, 2018 by Sean Schumacher

Reach for the Money! Art & Design Scholarship Help Sessions. Monday, January 14, 12–1pm in AB320. Thursday, Jan. 17, 1–2pm, AB320. Bring your completed FAFSA! Snacks provided!

Want to apply for scholarships but don’t know where to begin? Come to an very special School of Art and Design scholarship help session in January!

We’ve scheduled two sessions to help you out. Bring your completed FAFSA—faculty and staff, including COTA advisor Anna Pittioni, will be present to help explain the process and answer your questions. Snacks will be provided, too!

Scholarships are available for Art, Art History and Graphic Design majors. You can’t get one if you don’t apply. Reach for the money!

Sessions will be held:

RSVP via Facebook here!

Remember: the deadline for all scholarship applications is February 1!


Not too late for Best Foot Forward! Opens this THURSDAY!

Posted on Feb 25th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Were you worried you weren’t going to make the deadline for the Best Foot Forward? Well worry no more! You have 3 1/2 EXTRA DAYS to submit! That’s right, we extended the date for submissions for the show to Monday, Feb 26 at 5 PM. SUBMIT SOMETHING, something you’ve already created! This is your chance to get your design work displayed in a gallery show (which looks great on a resume!). It’s SO SIMPLE. Just submit a form here: and then drop off your physical piece (if you have one) to the AB Gallery on Tues, Feb 27 between 2pm-6pm. SO easy!

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