Do Good PDX

Posted on Jan 24th, 2016 by Kate Bingaman-Burt


Awesome faculty update! Check out Precious Bugarin’s new program!

Do Good Design
brings engaging brand design to small Portland nonprofits through a menu of services offered at nominal rates. By donating a portion of our work and through partnerships with talented senior level design students, we are able to equip local nonprofits with lasting brand identities and design services that communicate their missions to their clients, volunteers, donors, and the greater community.

Do Good Design is a program of Precious Bugarin Design. We believe that through direct and meaningful design, nonprofits have the best chance of securing support for the good work they do and senior design students see the benefits of using their talents for social good.


College of the Arts Open House!

Posted on Oct 19th, 2015 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Above: College of the Arts is having an OPEN HOUSE! Image from A+D promo videos created by Peter Simon, Gregor Holtz, Kyle Vsetecka and Daniel Cole

Come and join students and faculty at the College of the Arts for an Open House this Saturday from 10-2. The activities start in the Lincoln Hall (LH) Park Ave. lobby, 1620 SW Park Ave. at 10:00 a.m. then continue to tour Neuberger Hall (NH), and Shattuck Hall (SH). This event will showcase student and faculty work from the schools of Architecture, Art + Design, Music and Theater + Film. Meet the faculty, tour our facilities and see what’s new in the arts at PSU!


Magnetic North turns TWO

Posted on Oct 12th, 2015 by Kate Bingaman-Burt


Above: Magnetic North turns TWO!

Come out on Friday night from 6-10 to help the awesome sign painting, screen printing, illustration and design studio turn two! Two of Magnetic North’s members are BT Livermore and Walker Cahill and they also happen to be brand new adjunct faculty at PSUGD. I hear that there will be drinks, snack and makes. Head on over to 2019/2021 SE Belmont to see their great space!


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.