Sign up! Interaction Design Principles with Thom Hines

Posted on Nov 28th, 2017 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Above: Want to learn about Interaction Design? Want Upper Division elective credit? SIGN UP!

Put your graphic design work into action! Make things that help people do things. Students design a series of interfaces, learn to analyze their effectiveness and develop techniques that address real human needs. This class DOES NOT require any coding, but a willingness to make super rad things will help. Topics include UI design, game design, systems thinking, and UX research methods.

299 version of course is open to all Art and Design Majors, while 399 course has additional project deliverables intended for Graphic Design students.

Interaction Design Principles
ART 299/399 | CRN 45764/45765
Tu/Th 9:00-11:50
Prerequisites: Art 120 and Art 121 (formerly Art 118)
Instructor: Thom Hines (


It’s time for FRESH!

Posted on Nov 20th, 2017 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

The Portland State Graphic Design program invites you to meet 20 FRESH graduates at The Fair-Haired Dumbbell on Wednesday, December 6th from 5:30–8:30 pm. FRESH requires registration. If you are interested in working with or speaking to one of our grads, please register for the event through Eventbrite.


Good Market! Participate!

Posted on Nov 20th, 2017 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

We want to sell your work for you!

GOOD Market is a pop-up shop featuring one of a kind goods from Portland State Art+Design students. It is only $5 to participate and you keep all the profits that you make.

Applications are due Monday 11/27 – Apply today!

Help us spread the word! Share our 
Facebook Invite with friends, family, coworkers, random strangers, and your dog (seriously we would love to have your dog).

What is GOOD Market?
Good Market is Friends of Graphic Design’s amazing holiday market featuring one of a kind goods from PSU Art + Design students! Here you can find: art prints, holiday cards, zines, posters, jewelry, buttons, stickers, and much more – all available for sale directly from the artists.

Where? When?
GOOD Market takes place at the end of fall term and during the Be Honest student showcase in spring term! Dates vary but the market always takes place on a weekend.

Fall 2017 GOOD Market
Saturday 12/2  10a-7p
Sunday 12/3 10a-7p

Location: Land Gallery
3925 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

Read more of our FAQ’s over on our GOOD MARKET PAGE!


Arlene Schnitzer Visual Art Prize Exhibition

Posted on Oct 17th, 2017 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Arlene Schnitzer Visual Art Prize Exhibition
Shawn Creeden, Xi Jie Ng (Salty) and Jake Manning

Exhibition on view October 2-25, 2017
Reception and Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, October 18, 5-7pm, awards presentation at 6pm

Autzen Gallery
Portland State University
Neuberger Hall, 2nd floor
724 SW Harrison St
Portland OR 97201

FREE and open to the public

Portland State University’s School of Art + Design is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prizes.

Two MFA in Contemporary Art Practice candidates, SHAWN CREEDEN (First Place $5,500) and XI JIE NG (Salty) (Second-place $4,000), and an undergraduate Art Practice BFA student, JAKE MANNING (Third Place $3,000), have been selected as the 2017 Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize recipients. These students are evidence that Portland State University’s School of Art + Design holds unprecedented creative promise for a community investing in the next generation of artists and designers across disciplines, markets, and industries.

This is the fifth iteration of the Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize. It was created in 2013 with a gift from the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation to recognize the achievements of School of Art + Design students, raise awareness of the quality of art education at PSU, and honor Arlene Schnitzer, a devoted and inspired leader of art and culture in Portland. The endowed award ensures that each year three aspiring artists and designers will receive significant recognition and a financial leg-up as they began their lives as active, creative practitioners.

Twenty-nine art and design majors submitted portfolios and video statements this year for review by PSU faculty members Lis Charman, Horia Boboia and Alison Heryer; and community representatives Sarah Miller Meigs, (Founder of the Lumber Room, Portland), Grace Kook-Anderson (Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, Portland Art Museum), Tsilli Pines (Director, Design Week Portland, and Creative Director for FINE) and Kelsey Snook (Creative Director, Second Story Interactive Studios).

The jury would like to acknowledge the excellent work and achievements of three additional prize applicants by awarding Jury Commendations to Melanie Flood, (MFA Contemporary Art Practice Studio, 2017), Megan Hanley, (MFA Contemporary Art Practice Studio, 2017) and Kayley Berezney (MFA Contemporary Art Practice Studio, 2017).

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these exceptional emerging artists and the generosity of the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation.
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Be Honest Volunteer Sign Up!

Posted on Apr 12th, 2017 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

thumbnail-1Be Honest sign-up is HERE
Be Honest is Portland State University Graphic Design’s student portfolio showcase, happening on MAY 13. It’s part portfolio show, part party, part open house, part alumni reunion, part pop-up shop, part entertainment, and ALL FUN. Now accepting applications from sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Portland State University. $10 participation fee required after approval.FAQ:

Info session: April 20th in AB 320 at 1:00pm
>> Applications Due April 19th [