Show & Tell: Marisol Ortega!

Posted on Oct 26th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Marisol Ortega is a first-generation Mexican-American designer, illustrator, and letterer living and working in Seattle, Washington. She is best known for her vibrant flora and fauna illustrations that play with texture, linework, bold color palettes, and organic shapes. She pulls inspiration from childhood memories of visiting her abuela’s home in Michoacán, Mexico, and the hikes she’s always grateful her well-meaning husband Rob makes her take. She’s also been known to “borrow” color palettes from the afternoon art dates with her seven-year-old daughter and art director, Ellie.

Client List Includes ACLU of WA, Flow Magazine, Publix, Starbucks, Panera, FabFitFun, Sun Basket, Lush, Microsoft, Amazon, Compendium, Papyrus, American Greetings, Figo Fabrics, Structures Brewing, Billson’s Brewery, Oiselle, Unicorn Theatre, Sir Kensington’s and Real Simple Magazine.

Join us on ZOOM at NOON, Thursday, October 29th! 



Show & Tell: Beauty Shop and Visible!

Posted on Oct 19th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Join us this Thursday at noon on zoom™ as we welcome The Beauty Shop and Visible to Show & Tell! The talk is open to all!

The Beauty Shop is a boutique creative agency based in Portland, Oregon. Our all-women team designs brand-led projects across a wide range of industries.

Visible is a 501 3(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing equitable access to professional creative services, and to improving equity within the creative industry. We provide pro-bono logos and websites to BIPOC and underrepresented businesses and causes within the United States.

Join us as we welcome Creative Directors and Partners, Jen Thomas and Liz Neilson and Digital Director and PSUGD Alumni Julie Lesseg!

Find us on zoom at noon!

Promo by Brandon Braun


Show & Tell: Alumni Lighting Talks!

Posted on Oct 5th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Above: Join us this Thursday for the first of many Alumni Talks!

Let’s welcome back TEN alumni this Thursday for Show & Tell! This will be the first of a quarterly traditions where we say HELLO to alumni and do a quick check in to see what they have been up to!

The talk starts at noon on zoom! Let’s welcome back Tricia Leach, AJ Minnis, Melodee Dudley, Chris Lopez, Ashley Vaughn, Alec Van Staveran, Dora Litterell, Caleb Misclevitz, Euri Oh, and Catie Cooper!

We have so many wonderful grads, doing a WIDE variety of creative work…this line up will demonstrate the variety of paths that you may take with this degree.

Are you alumni? Do you want to say hi during a Show & Tell talk? Want to connect with current students? Let us know and we will make it happen!

See you this Thursday at noon on zoom!

Promo by Brandon Braun 


Show & Tell: Fall 2020!

Posted on Sep 27th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Promos for Fall 2020 by Brandon Braun

Hello and Welcome Back! We are excited to announce the lineup for Show and Tell Fall 2020! So many amazingly talented people ready to share their coveted design secrets, stories, and experiences.

Show and Tell is PSU Graphic Design’s weekly lunchtime lecture series. Our lectures happen (nearly) every Thursday during the school year at noon Pacific here on! The public is welcome and the lectures are free!

All talks will be held via Zoom. Please note that space in our virtual Zoom lecture hall is limited, but a YouTube livestream may also be made available. Keep an eye on each speaker’s page, which will be linked here, for more information.

October 1st: GD WELCOME BACK! Our Faculty will each have 5 minutes to talk about their work and will answer any questions that you have for the term!
Also, Show & Tell looks different this year…it’s also a class for 60 brand new PSGUD Freshmen! Come and say HELLO!

October 7th: Alumni Talks with a variety of former PSUGD students all doing a variety of things!

October 15th: Tsilli Pines from Instrument

October 22nd: The Beauty Shop / Visible

October 29th: Marisol Ortega 

November 5th: Ali Godil/ House of Gul

November 12th: Dinesh Dave 


Show & Tell: POW!

Posted on May 4th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Pow is a digital consultancy that utilizes design and strategy to create impactful user experiences.
Jimmy Gnass is the founder of POW

Selina Cleary is a 2016 PSUGD Grad and currently a Designer at POW

Noon on May 7th, join us online here!
Everyone Welcome!