Brilliant grad Amy Sly, designer at BuzzFeed, NYC and Slice, NYC (and formerly at Random House, NYC) created this info graphic. Here is the link to the post. The lovely and brilliant Amy lives in Brooklyn — check out her website.
PSUGD student Mike Eaton recently scored an Internship at OMFGco* in Portland. Along with helping them with the new Spirit of 77 bar, he also hand cranked 50 Thing Maker prints which are available in the OMFGco shop. Get your hands on a THING MAKER print!
Thing Maker showed up on the awesome design blog NotCot. Go Mike! Go OMFGco!
Hey PSU-GD! You might remember OMFGCO from the Be Honest event. They were the three amazing dudes who devoted a TON of time talking with you all about your portfolios. One of the AMAZING DUDES one of our OWN! Fritz Mesenbrink graduated in 2005...read an interview that we conduced with him before he joined forces with Jeremy Pelly and Matthew Foster to create the supergroup of OMFGCO!
(thanks to portland aiga for the image above and the text below!)
What: Designspeaks with The Official Manufacturing Company (Brought to you by 52 Ltd. and AIGA Portland) When: Thursday, September 30. 7:00-10:00 p.m. Where:Cleaners at the Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Avenue (and Stark Street) Portland, Oregon 97205 How much: Don't let the absurdly low price of admission hold you back. The beer and wine is free.
AIGA Members $15 Non-Members $25 Students $10
Why: Because, in pure and simple terms, you do not want to miss this one. You've come to know Designspeaks for its diversity of speakers, each sharing their own unique perspective. From Byron Ferris to Jelly Helm, Aaron Draplin to Frank Chimero, Modern Dog to Patrick Coyne, Designspeaks has set out to introduce and re-acquaint. To inform and engage. To gather and celebrate the most intriguing thinkers and makers within our region. And if anyone is makin' it real, it's the fine gentlemen of OMFGCO.
Join AIGA Portland and 52 Ltd. Thursday, Sept. 30th and take THE SEVEN STEPS TO MAKING IT "OFFICIAL" (Or, any number of other things that might occur at Designspeaks)
A selection of light nibbles, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. ID required for beer and wine. As if that isn't enough, we'll be giving you stuff. Want to know more? Come on out! Besides, unless you're generally foul-tempered or deathly afraid of handsome crowds, you will certainly not be disappointed.
As recent graduates of Portland State University Graphic Design, Keeping it Together celebrates our shared experience of individual discovery as we find our place in the creative world. Come eat, drink, and check out a group of ten senior portfolios on September 2nd & 3rd at the Art Dept 1315 SE 9th Ave. PDX. See you there!!!
Graham Barey: Music For An Active Inner Life (student work)
Mr. Green Card Game (student work)
When did you graduate? I graduated in 2008, but probably should have graduated years earlier. I wasn't really motivated to get out of school until a lot of my contemporaries were moving on, getting jobs, and/or entering rest homes.
Where are you working? I'm a designer at Xplane. I've worked there since January doing freelance but was hired on full-time on April 1st of this year.
Our intrepid grad, Ashley Steven's generously reports from grad school at School of Visual Arts in NYC! Thanks Ashley - we love to hear what you are up to!
It's almost the end of second semester now, and I can't believe that there's only one more semester until I'm done! The second year of the MFA program is a lot different than the first year. The first year is much more of a "boot camp," where students have a project due almost every day, but the whole second year is devoted primarily to thesis.
Cranbrook Art Museum, 2008 Graduate Degree Show Exhibition Brand Identity, naming, signage and catalog
Columbus 81, Jerry Seinfeld, Brand identity
Toni King & Associates, Brand identity and collateral
typographic bling for fictional double-dutch champions
What year did you graduate? I finished my post-bach coursework in the design department in 2004.
Tell us about your graduate school and work histories? While finishing my studies at PSU I began an internship at Allied Works Architecture, that culminated in a highly-creative interdisciplinary collaboration and insane week-long charrette creating a proposal to design an esplanade on the East River in Manhattan. After finishing my coursework at PSU, I worked for a stint at Sockeye Creative as a graphic designer, and later Leopold Ketel and Partners as an art director. Around this time I was accepted into the Weiden+Kennedy 12 program as well as Cranbrook Academy of Art's 2D Design Department. I made the decision to go to Cranbrook and study with the great Elliott Earls. At Cranbrook I developed a unique and meaningful approach to making work that is the basis for current studio practice. After Cranbrook I moved to Brooklyn and founded MakerHappener with design strategist, visual critic, curator extraordinaire Jullia Kim. I also teach in the Design Department at City University of New York in Queens.