Graphic Design Program at Portland State University

The faculty in the design program at Portland State University are active makers as well as educators. Through their efforts and connections, Portland State’s graphic design students become part of the larger design community. Research, concept, storytelling, craft, collaboration, and process are the key principles of our educational approach.

Design education extends far outside of the classroom. Here are some examples of events and activities.

Friends of Graphic Design (FoGD)
Student Group

Show + Tell
Weekly Lecture Series—Open to the public! Free! (sign above by Jeff Frankenhauser, chalk lettering by Kate Bingaman-Burt)

Be Honest
Yearly Portfolio event showcasing work of Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Open to the public! (Poster by Lea Loo)

Culminating portfolio event in which industry professionals are invited to meet and give vaulable feedback to our graduating Seniors.

Want to know more about the program? Download our student designed newspaper: Being Graphic