Summer and Fall Registration News!

Posted on May 21st, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Above: Summer and Fall Registration has begun!

Some quick updates about a few of the summer and fall classes on our schedule that will hopefully help in planning.

First Year Students:
This summer we are offering a section of 120, 121 and 210 (Hello to new first year students who might have just joined this list! Also, if you are looking for the link I shared during Co-Lab last week, here it is! If you are sticking around this summer and haven’t taken 120 and/or 121 please do this so you can go through the review next spring. If you are confused by ANY of this shoot me an email at

Second Year Students:
Remember, you will not be able to register for upper division 300 level GD classes until you pass the review. Don’t stress, you will get a seat in these classes when you pass the review.

Third and Fourth Year Students:
Yes, both sections of 470 are full, hop on the wait list if you are needing this class, but also remember we are offering 470 in the winter and spring. If you are around this summer and want to take a rad summer class that will also count for your 470 requirement, check out Nicole Lavelle‘s 299/399 Design Inquiry and Narrative course. This WILL count for your 470 requirement.

We have a section of 472 portfolio running this summer and fall. Remember, this class should be the last class that you take in the GD program. 472 always runs in the summer, fall, and spring.

Hope this helps a bit and if you are still confused by the classes that you should be taking, or what your DARS is saying, just zoom me an email at


Show & Tell: Andy Pressman

Posted on May 21st, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Above: Hey all! This week is our SECOND TO LAST Show & Tell of the term with the fantastic Andy Pressman, principal of Rumors Studio here in Portland.

Rumors designs visual identities and websites for cultural, commercial, and editorial groups. They work on ambitious projects that make use of the internet.

Above: Work by Rumors for Verso Books

Their office is located in Portland, Ore, but their client list is geographically dispersed — Rumors has worked with publishers in London, startups in New York, schools in Los Angeles, and non-profits in Helsinki. They look for clients who value design and enjoy collaborative dialogue among equal participants.

Come out this Thursday at noon in room 320 and learn more about Andy and Rumors!


Join us this Thursday for Spring Collage Club!

Posted on May 14th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Come join us for our quarterly edition of FOGD Collage Club! Let’s make the spring collage club zine! Let’s gather together to make a page in a collaborative FOGD zine that will be printed on the risograph. Bring your fav collage supplies or use the ones provided. See you there!

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Spacecraft! A Friendtorship Show!

Posted on May 8th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

In a world without CGI or high-priced special effects, students in the Friendtorship program created their own DIY movie trailers out of cardboard, duct tape, a green screen and plenty of imagination. Friendtorship is a collaborative mentorship program that brings together students from Centennial Park High School and the School of Art + Design, increasing access to design and arts learning for underserved high school students. For this project, that meant paying homage to classic sci-fi flicks, inventing new superheroes and imagining future chapters of the Star Wars saga. The “Spacecraft” screening and exhibit runs May 9 – 25; meet the students at the closing reception on Friday, May 25.

Opening reception: Wednesday, May 9th, Noon – 1pm

Closing reception: Friday, May 25th, 6 – 9 pm

Location:  AB Gallery, PSU Art Building, 2000 SW 5th Avenue, Portland Oregon


Show & Tell: Lizy Gershenzon from Scribbletone!

Posted on May 8th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Join us this Thursday at noon in room 320 for Scribble Tone!

Scribble Tone
 is a product design studio that specializes in creating new apps, brands, and designing typefaces. They invent opportunities, and shape ideas with strategy, branding, design, and development. Scribble Tone makes their own products and partner with talented friends and clients.

Above: Future Fonts. A new platform for type designers to release their type earlier in the process. Made in collaboration with their friend James Edmondson. Follow along @futurefonts.

Above: Notch. A personal love of games and sports drove Scribble Tone to build Notch. They started this as a way to track their own scores, and grew it into this iOS app. It allows you to share your ping pong, boardgames or sports matches, track player stats, and see how everyone ranks. Notch is for friends and families that like to play games together and stay connected though light competition. All while promoting more game time together. Follow games they like to play. #notchit

Scribble Tone is led by Lizy Gershenzon and Travis Kochel. With over 10 years of experience leading digital projects together, they are a very rare and valuable team in this industry. Their strengths complement each other well, are efficient at making new products, and have similar values, passion and drive.

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