Extra, extra! The Daily Dollar is here to help with scholarships!

Posted on Nov 29th, 2021 by Sean Schumacher

The College of the Arts (COTA) awards over 100 scholarships annually to new and returning students, and PSU awards even more. Complete the FAFSA and one online scholarship application (either undergraduate or graduate) to be considered for the many scholarships for which you are eligible.
Apply by March 1st through the university scholarship portal at
Need more help? Stop by one of our three info and help sessions—faculty will be there to assist you through the process!

Promo by Corinne O’Connor 


Be Honest 2021: Full Schedule!

Posted on Feb 20th, 2021 by Sean Schumacher

Welcome to the Event Schedule Page for Be Honest 2021! We have lots of fun workshops for February 26th – Check them out!

11:00 – 11:30

Be Honest Warm Up: Speed Dating
Hosted by Quinn Carroll
Join The Zoom Here

If you could tell your younger self one thing about the PSUGD program that you didn’t know earlier, what would it be? Here’s your chance to help some of the Portland State Underclassmen understand the program and establish a sense of community within the graphic design program! Join us for some small group “speed dating” sessions to kick-off Be Honest. Each “date” will be 7 minutes in total before you will be moved to a different pairing. Ask questions, make friends and have fun!

12:00 – 12:30

Firsts: A First-Year Design Student Forum
Hosted by Sean Schumacher
Watch on PSUGD’s YouTube Channel

For the first time ever, PSUGD has a freshman class! Join some of our talented DES 125 Show & Tell students (and their teacher Sean Schumacher) as the tables turn and they share their thoughts on what brought them to design, what it’s like to be starting school in a pandemic, and more.

12:30 – 1:00

No Skills Necessary
Hosted by Nia Musiba
Join the Zoom Here

No Skills Necessary is a virtual drawing and friend-making event! Join us over zoom for 30 minutes of channeling your inner-child and drawing whatever you want. No matter what you draw, it will earn a spot on the fridge!

Build Your Brand
Hosted by Gage Murrey
Participate on @psugd_behonest

Build Your Brand is a video workshop where students will learn foundational branding skills. Students will go through a series of workshops to get a start exploring self-branding and branding their designs. Come join in on the fun and learn some branding skills that will help you launch into your creative future!

1:00 – 1:30

Design Mash
Hosted by Macy Eiesland
Join the Zoom Here

Mansion-Attic-Shack-House…Remember MASH? Well, we’re going to change it to Design Mash for Be Honest! You’ll randomly generate a Format (Ex: Record), Theme (Ex: Cowboys), and typeface. From there you’ll actually put those things together to create a Mash Design! Have some fun and make something so silly that your friends will love!

Graphic Magic
Hosted by Abigail Wallhauser
Participate on @psugd_behonest

Graphic Magic is a directional workshop where you can learn to make your own mockups! Mockups can be a great tool when you know how to use them. Save money, save time, make mockups with help from Graphic Magic!

1:30 – 2:00

Hosted by Sean Schumacher and Kate Bingaman-Burt
Watch on PSUGD’s YouTube Channel

2:00 – 3:00

Typography Trivia Night
Hosted by COMMA
Register for the Game Here (Cap of 50 People)

Do you have top notch skills in typography? If you do, let’s put you to the test! Join us for a fun and special COMMA Type Trivia game… and you might even win a prize!

3:00 – 3:30

Hosted by Paris Fox
Watch on @psugd_behonest

Apollo XXMMI is an event about exploration, discovery, and connection. In our present moment, it can be incredibly difficult to get to know our fellow classmates through zoom meetings. How do we discover each other’s passions? What inspires our design work? Catch our Instagram Series on Friday, February 26th – featuring four upperclassmen who you’ll get to know a bit better. Find out about their passions, their interests, and how those come into play in their design work. See it for yourself on the @psugd_behonest Instagram this Friday!

3:30 – 4:00

Happy Hour: Menu Design Workshop
Hosted by Phoebe Jacques
Join the Zoom Here

Happy Hour is all about having fun, meeting new friends, and sharing! You’ll learn some layout tricks and then have the chance to design your own menu using your new skills! Let your creativity run wild with silly drink names, retro fonts, and vintage photos!
So grab a beverage and get ready to design! Cheers!


It’s Time to Apply for A+D Scholarships!

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

Scholarships may be scary to apply for, but in reality they’re a simple and easy way to be awarded for your accomplishments! The College of the Arts (COTA) awards over 100 scholarships annually to new and returning students, and PSU awards even more.

Complete the FAFSA and one online scholarship application (either undergraduate or graduate) by February 1st to be considered for the many scholarships for which you are eligible.

Apply now!

Promos by Maria Miranda and Sam Garcia 


We Want Your Questions for the next Internship Zine!

Posted on Oct 26th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

The idea of getting an internship can be intimidating. We get it! That’s why we, the Internships team, want to know what questions you have about internships! Your anonymous questions will be answered in the third issue of the internship zine by students, faculty, and professionals! Please fill out the form:


System Failure: Please Restart

Posted on Oct 19th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

CETI Institute is so proud to share the virtual opening of our virtual art gallery space October 23rd 6PM PST build in mozilla Hubs. 42 participating artists (including PSUGD faculty Stephen Lee and Alanna Riesse and alumni Maxwell Ettel) from across the globe in our inaugural virtual show. We are virtually bursting with anticipation!