Best Foot Forward!

March 1 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

PSU Art Building - AB Galleries (click for map)
2000 SW 5th Ave
Portland, Oregon

Calling all PSU GD Students!

We’d like to invite you to participate in our winter show called Best Foot Forward, a student gallery show featuring work that pushes the boundaries of our own skillset and design knowledge. PSU GD students are constantly learning from the design projects they create, presenting work that challenges the way they think and the way others view subjects. We want to showcase the growth, experimentation, and unique problem solving that each of us has faced in our design career at PSU. Please submit a piece that you think shows how you have pushed boundaries or utilized experimentation, along with a writing sample detailing the affects the project had on you, your design thinking, or your perception and what you learned most from the project. These can be professional, personal, or school related projects but must have been made during your time in the program. Remember: we do not expect your best piece, just a piece you are most proud of because you feel you have grown the most from. You are all creative beings that are continuously growing and we want to show that off!Your submissions will be on display in the AB Gallery from March 1st until March 29th and then moved to be displayed during Design Week Portland Open House on April 18th.

How to participate:

We’re asking you to submit a design piece and a writing submission (don’t worry, it can be something you’ve already made!) by 5PM on Friday, February 23rd. 


We made it easy for you to submit your work!
1) Submit a picture of your chosen piece as well as an explanation of how the piece represents your design thinking or experimentation at no later than 5PM on Tuesday, February 23rd.
2) Drop off your chosen piece to the AB Gallery February 27th from 2pm-6pm.

What: Best Foot Forward Gallery Show!

Deadline to submit online form: Friday, February 23rd | Physical submission drop-off: February 27th | Show Reception: March 1st 4pm-7pm

Where: Drop-off & reception in the AB Gallery

Who: Current Portland State Graphic Design students

Why: To showcase the growth, experimentation, and unique problem solving that is cultivated through the PSU GD program and how our design choices has shaped us as a designer and individual.
We can support video content, printed pieces, installations, and interactive pieces. Please note any special installation requests in the Google Form submission.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at with any questions for more information!