Publicis Seattle is hosting IHAVEANIDEA’s Portfolio Night first time ever in Seattle in their 7 year history. It's a fantastic opportunity for students to get their portfolios reviewed by the Pacific Northwest's top Creative Directors and mingle with advertising industry partners from Corbis, Adobe, Microsoft and more. They're expecting at least 20 CDs and 60 students. It's Thursday, May 20, 5-10p. Tickets are on sale for $20.00 There will be food, drink & fun included.
Portland Spectator is a student-run monthly magazine that focuses mainly on campus, local and national news. This is a great opportunity to experience a real working environment, to see your work in print & to build a portfolio.
The Spectator has a paid position open for a Graphic Designer. The job requires a basic working knowledge of Adobe programs. Ideally, we're looking for a Soph. or Jr. — someone who will work for the rest of the term and hopefully be around to take over for me next year as Art Director. The position needs to be filled quickly so that they can be a part of the next two issues this term.
Also, its important to mention that we're not really looking for a senior-amazing-designer-with-a-giant-badass-portfolio. We're looking for someone who wants to learn — and most of all, someone who is hard working, motivated and able to commit to the magazine during production week and possibly some office hours.
People who are interested should email the Spectator firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to their flickr or a website, or a .pdf of relevant work. We'll set up some interviews next week. Learn more about The Spectator, check out our site. Or pick up a copy around campus.
Welcome to the fourth installment of Command Save interviewing 2009 Spring Portfolio Review participants. This information is meant to help the 2010 Sophomore Portfolio Review Participants! Read on! ALSO: if you have gone through the review and want to share your experiences on Command Save let me know!
We asked PSU student Alex Boyd a few questions about her experiences with last year's portfolio review and she offered up some advice for those about to embark upon this year's 2010 review.
above: example of Alex's Process Book and TOC
Please share anything you think is relevant regarding your education at PSU.
I'm a transfer student who tried a private university and studied abroad before I ended up in Portland. I kind of stumbled onto graphic design, but I'm so glad that I finally found something that I love doing - it makes all the long nights and stressful critiques worth it :) I'm also kind of obsessive and detail-oriented, which is probably a good thing for this discipline.
Want to hang out with life-size robots (who will accompany you where ever you want to go)? Want to take a nap (given a blanket, a cup of hot cocoa and have a story read to you)? Want to dictate a letter to a typist at the Dictation Station? Want to take an instant vacation? Make friends with a stranger? Play 4-square with Recess Academy? Talk to a parrot? See miniature-protests? Everyone is welcome! This Friday, April 16 11-2 pm. Yahoo! PSU Graphic Design ART 470 students’ social practice projects are coming to the Park Blocks.
second row down, right hand side: bridge and forest flag by Ben Vickery
Be sure to pick up the newest issue of Good Magazine. The issue is all about neighborhoods and three Portland State Graphic Design students (and one adjunct) had the chance to design flags representing the neighborhoods where they live. Take a peek at the original flickr post from Nicole. Other illustrators have been tagging and identifying their flags as well.
This spring we welcome Frank Chimero to the PSU Design Department. Not only is he new to the school, but he is new to Portland. Welcome! Welcome! He answered a few questions for us about his process and teaching. Give him a high five if you see him in the halls. He is teaching 470 Contemporary Design Projects this spring.
Please tell us a little about your education.
I went to school out in the middle of nowhere in Missouri at Missouri State University. It sounds quaint (it was), but for some reason there was an excellent stock of eastern Europeans teaching design at the school. Polish, Russian, Bosnian, you name it. It was incredible. I studied design and illustration and learned about designing, rigor, symbolism, and craft. I'm also thankful for the emphasis on theory. It was a very European school in that regard, and every time I visit other schools, I'm struck with just how European my education was. I think that emphasis on theory informs a lot of my work and teaching methods now.
Mark Searcy is teaching ART 342 Interactive Media this quarter. He was kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions for us! Say hello if you see him around!
Please tell us a little about your education.
above: Like A Flame brochure promoting Lawrence, KS
PSU Adjunct Faculty Chris North is teaching 471 this quarter. Read more below about Chris in her own words!
think | question | explore | create
I love the process of design. The thinking that goes into creating a beautiful brand is the same thinking that can be applied to product development, architecture, teaching and strategic planning. It is awesomely powerful. It has given me the freedom to pursue a variety of careers—creative director, designer, business owner, teacher, architecture marketer, sculptor, business coach.