It’s Time to Drink and Draw!

Posted on Apr 15th, 2019 by Kate Bingaman-Burt


Drink & Draw is hosting its first meet up of the spring term! Come join us at Holman’s Bar on southeast 28th avenue, Thursday, 4/18 at 7:30pm! Everyone is encouraged to bring their own drawing materials. See you there!


Type A: Exploring the Personality of Letters

Posted on Apr 15th, 2019 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Above: Come and join us this Thursday from 5-7 in the AB Gallery for a workshop lead by PSUGD student Leah Maldonado as part of Pop-Up Process

Type A explores the personality of letters in relation to the shared personality of societies and demographics within those societies. By looking closely at letterforms, this workshop will help you to better understand how the shapes they’re made of has a profound affect on the way they’re read, and how the sounds letters represent effect the way they’re shaped. My talk will cover what an alphabet is linguistically, the ethics of type design, and how type choice can be used to elicit emotional reactions in audiences.


Tuesday! PSUGD Open House!

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

Above: Let’s show off our program during Design Week!

Save the date! April 9th we will be opening our doors to the Portland Design Community for our Design Week Portland Open House! We will be sharing work, demos, releasing the newest Annex Zine, grand opening of Creative Suite, Pop-Up Process, and the launch of our new zine library Pigeon Graveyard!

Above: Submit your zines to Pigeon Graveyard!

The Pigeon Graveyard Zine Library is a new addition to the Creative Suite in AB 290, created by students. It’s intended to showcase a diverse and permanent collection of zines created by students. Now is your chance to show off your stuff and be recorded in PSUGD history! Stop by the PSU Open House this Tuesday from 4-7pm to see the grand opening

Above: Stop by AB330 on Tuesday, April 9th, between 4-7pm to check out portfolios from previous years! 

This is a great opportunity to get some portfolio inspiration (looking at you, Sophomores!), eat some snacks, and check out the rest of the PSUGD Open House during Design Week Portland.

ALSO! We need your help to make this night happen! We would love for you to help us out as greeters, wayfinders, project facilitators, food helpers the Open House evening. Sign up to volunteer here:


Be part of POP-UP Process!

Posted on Feb 25th, 2019 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Be a part of a collaborative studio space in the AB Lobby Gallery for the month of April!

This is about collaboration, workshops, self initiated projects, window displays doing homework, having fun, and making stuff!

Apply Here 🙂


Show & Tell: Drake Ramberg

Posted on Feb 13th, 2019 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

We are so excited to have Drake, a 1985 PSU GD alumni, as our Show & Tell guest this week!

Drake Ramberg is a native Portlander, PSU Graduate, artist, and veteran Nike Designer. Spanning a 30 year career at Nike, he’s had the privilege of designing graphics for European soccer clubs, NFL Football teams, NCAA Basketball, and worked on a variety of collections in Apparel, Headwear, and Footwear. He is currently the Design Operations Director for Nike’s Blue Ribbon Studio.