Our Future Works! Get your tickets now!

Posted on Mar 9th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Above: Our Future Works an event for BIPOC students and allies studying art + design across PDX

Let’s hear stories from bipoc professionals about work, education + life. Our Future Works aims to connect BIPOC students to pros and peers to build their professional networks, be inspired and have fun!

Titus Byron, Instrument / Fran Bittakis, Joop Joop / Jamon Sin, W+K / Jes Marquez, W+K / Molly Mendoza / Nagini Reddy, W+K / RaShaunda Brooks, Young, Gifted and Black / Rebecca Russell, W+K / Stephen Lee, PSU + Comma / Titania Tran, W+K / *we’ll update as the event nears, stay posted

Free, Limited tickets!

Design Week / Friday, April 24th 10-noon
PNCA atrium, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

Hosted by Precious Bugarin with support from RACC and W+K
For questions contact Precious: 


Show & Tell: Thesis Two Presentations!

Posted on Mar 9th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

This Thursday at NOON join us in room 320 for this term’s thesis two presentations and tabling!


We In Computer Science (WiCS) Hackathon! and they want GD students!

Posted on Mar 9th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

It’s that time of year again… Registration for the Spring Annual WiCS Hackathon is now open!
Registration is FREE & Food will be PROVIDED! (Yes, you heard that right. Free food.)

This year’s theme is AP-Hi, designed to allow Computer Science & Design students to ‘break the ice’ with APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) in a welcoming, inclusive environment. Each project will need to integrate at least one API. If you haven’t integrated an API before, don’t sweat it! We’ll give a presentation introducing you to some freely available APIs as well as some tools and libraries you can use for them. 
If you have some familiarity with APIs, this is a great opportunity to build a project with others that will showcase your skills!

This year’s hackathon is exciting as we’ll be shaking things up a bit! We’re partnering with design students to share the experience in both APIs, and having well-rounded teams where we can learn from each other!

Additionally, we’ll be having two guest speakers: One is Kristine Campbell, who as CEO of Hailio, she’ll be sharing her journey through tech with us! We also have Lauren S. Park, who will share more about her work in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Visit our website for their full bios:
What:       AP-Hi Hackathon by WiCS!
API integration for all skill levels!
Where:     Vacasa
850 NW 13th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

When:      Fri, April 10 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sat, April 11 from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM 


For more information check out and RSVP before April 1st.
Note: Students from PSU, PCC, CCC, and other Portland-metro community colleges are invited.
We reserve the right to refuse entry if you do not have a valid student ID upon sign in.

Still Here Now…an event by PSUGD Student Cailin W. Carlile

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Still Here Now is a celebration the design integrity, resilience, and beauty of the Volvo 240!

This is a meet up event for people to come together and talk about the joy that comes from owning a Volvo 240, and to share their stories with each other.
Current owners, previous owners, and admirers welcome!

This even is produced by Cailin W. Carlile for her thesis class.

Please R.S.V.P →
Grant High School parking lot
12:00pm – 2:00pm

The Volvo 240 is a car that was produced from 1974-1993, and designed by Jan Wilsgaard. Jan’s philosophy of design was “Follow the laws of nature and don’t complicate matters! Functional and sensible designs are often the best looking.”

Not only was it one of the first cars on the road to address the function of sustainability, it is also a car that was designed to last for decades. The Volvo 240 possesses that intangible quality that makes us aware of the undeniable truth that modern items are not made with the same intention of design. A functional and practical design that is not meant to be a throw-away object is a statement against the perceived normalcy of planned obsolescence in our modern culture. Using these cars as an example, how can we learn from the past to impress upon the future of design. We know it is possible to make lasting pieces of infrastructure that can be simple, sustainable, and functional.

To learn more please visit →

Be there and be square.


Beauty Shop is looking for a Brand Designer and an Intern!

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Above: The Beauty Shop team!

The Beauty Shop is looking for a Brand Designer (3 Month Contract) and an Intern! We have two PSUGD Alumni currently working there (Hi Denise and Julie!)