Student Resources


  1. Please View our PSU Graphic Design Guide 2015/16 (pictured below), which has an overview of all of our course requirements and programs, as well as recommendations on where to look at design, read about it, and participate.
  2. The PSU Course Planning Guide shows when certain classes are offered during the year and is beneficial when planning your long term schedule.
  3. To enroll in 300-level graphic design courses, all students must submit a portfolio of work for evaluation and approval as part of this Graphic Design Sophomore Review.
  4. Professor Hines created the PSUGD Graduation Requirements Planner to help you map your schedule throughout your whole time at PSU. Print and fill in with a pencil so you can make changes as you go!

New and transfer students, if you need assistance with general advising, please make an appointment with one of our College of the Arts advisors.

Returning students, if you need assistance with specific graphic design advising, please make an appointment with one of our full-time professors, Lis Charman, Kate Bingaman Burt, Briar Levit, Thom Hines or Meredith James.


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Printing on Campus

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Green Room printing Lab
Your best bet for printing on campus is the the Green Room in the Art Annex. There’s a great inkjet that prints up to A2 sized sheets. You can also use the laser printer there for critiques (though it’s not good enough for final prints).

Neuberger Computer lab is another option. Below is the list of equipment available. You generally  need to use the paper they have, which can be limiting, but when you need prints for class, this lab offers affordable printing in color and black and white of 8.5×11 and 11×17. They also do over-sized inkjet printing, that is of good quality.

The Media Arts Center (MAC Lab)
Neuberger Hall Rm. 251
Phone: 503-725-3346
Equipment: Power Macintosh G4 computers running Mac OS X 10.3.x (Panther) with 640MB to 768MB RAM, 40GB or 60GB hard drives, 21″ or 19″ color displays, a number of high-quality scanners, a number of high-quality color printers, and a high-resolution projection and audio system. Epson 4000/4800 professional ink jet printers, Xerox 7750 color laser printer, Canon iPF8100 large format printer.

Print credits
You need to purchase print credits to pay to use the printing labs. You can purchase those, here.

Riso Room 
The School of Art + Design owns a Risograph for use by students and faculty. It’s located in the Green Room lab and has limited hours, so check the Riso Room page for details.


Job Opportunities

Please check out our constantly updated list of jobs, internships and competitions! Apply, Enter! Win! —> Student Opportunities !



Macintosh laptop (200-level classes and above, the sooner, the better)
X-acto knife
X-acto blades #11
Metal ruler (cork backed)
Bone Folder
Spray Mount or LetraTac
Sketch Book

Epson 1400 printer
Monitor (20″+)


Online back-up + file management Services

Mozy (file backup)
Back Blaze (file backup)
(file backup)
Dropbox (file sharing)


Recommended Vendors

In addition to printing at home and in PSU facilities, you’ll need to get work produced off campus at various vendors from time-to-time.

Get in touch with your vendor as soon as possible to make sure you allow them enough time, and that they have the right equipment to do the job you need done.

Art + Design Supplies
Columbia Art and Design
 1515 East Burnside Street

Read our paper resource post!
Kelly Paper
Paper Plus
Columbia Arts and Drafting
Pro Photo Supply
Utrecht – sells moab
Paper Source
Oblation Papers and Press
Collage – limited textured paper, but lots of colors
Printer Place – has various coated inkjet paper

Online paper resources:
French paper co.

Service Bureaus for digital output
Paper Jam Press 4730 NE Fremont
White Stag (UofO Output Room) 70 NW Couch St
Minuteman various Portland Locations
Brown Printing 2245 N. Vancouver Ave.
Rhino Digital 1235 SE Division St.
Clean Copy 1704 SW Broadway
Documart various Portland Locations
Oregon Blueprint 732 SE Hawthorne
PVS In-Store Graphics 2303 Northwest 23rd Ave            

Book Binding Supplies + Binderies
Grossenbacher Brothers Inc. 1166 NE 31st, Portland
1101 SW Jefferson St
Oblation 516 Northwest 12th Avenue

Pro Photo Supply
1112 NW 19th Ave

Online Portfolio Services