Jason Sturgill on Pencil vs. Pixel

Posted on Mar 9th, 2015 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

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Adjunct Professor Jason Sturgill was recently interviewed for the podcast Pencil Vs. Pixel. Check it out!


Graphic Means!

Posted on Mar 9th, 2015 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Assistant Professor Briar Levit is currently making a documentary called Graphic Means. Go learn more about it over on her Kickstarter page.

Imagine designing and printing a brochure—without a computer. How would you set the type—making sure it fit your layout? How would you crop the images? How would you place those images alongside your text? And what would you hand over to the offset printer when you were done?

Up until just 30 years ago when the desktop computer debuted, this whole process would have been primarily done by hand, and with the aide of fascinating machines that used a variety of ways to get type and image on to the printed page.

Mad Men gives us viewers small glimpses into this detail-oriented, time-consuming process—but working as a commercial/graphic artist in the pre-desktop computer era entailed a lot more than marker comps for client meetings. Graphic Means will explore these methods and the skilled people who used them.


Faculty and Alumni in new book: ICON

Posted on Oct 27th, 2014 by Kate Bingaman-Burt


Faculty Jason Sturgill and alumni Murphy Phelan are included in the new book ICON published by Counter Print.

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ICON contains over 200 examples of social media icons from many well-known, as well as up-and-coming, graphic designers and illustrators. This limited and concise canvas for self-expression is represented within this book through a host of examples collected from around the world, chosen for their creativity, intelligence and beauty.

Congrats you two!


#CheetoChan: Art by Jason Sturgill

Posted on Sep 29th, 2014 by Kate Bingaman-Burt


PSUGD faculty member, Jason Sturgill has a healthy obsession with his cat, Cheeto, which inspires him to draw even if he’s not feeling like it. This ginger Scottish Fold kitty is the driving force behind this exhibit which primarily consists of one to four color Risograph prints. Since purchasing an old Risograph machine over a year ago from a church in Gresham for $75, it has quickly become an integral part of his practice. The machine has all sorts of quirks and hiccups that cause each print to be imperfect and slightly different from print to print…not all that unlike Jason’s work.

Opening reception starts Thursday, October 2nd doors open at 7pm
Refreshments provided by Widmer Hefeweizen




A+D talks about Process, Community, Inspiration and Opportunity

Posted on Apr 28th, 2014 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

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Students Gregor Holtz, Kyle Vsetecka and Daniel Cole