In 2019, Design Week held it’s first live D&D event with host and Dungeon Master Colby Nichols (Jolby & Friends) as he led Adam Garcia (The Pressure), Tammi Heneveld, and Ian Whitmore through a dangerous adventure filled with laughs, smiles, and gasps as the audience even got to participate.
We spoke with four of the upcoming graduates of the PSU Graphic Design Program—Bingbing Zhang, Ben Child, DJ McKnight, and Yebin Ha—about how their design expectations evolved with their formal education and what they hope to do with all of those fresh skills.
Mohanad Elshieky is a Portland-based, Libyan-born stand-up comic who wants you to think he’s funny, but doesn’t want you getting too chummy. He likes to twist preconceived notions into punchlines, and then you’ll probably feel a little guilty about that first laugh. But don’t worry—it’s what you’re supposed to do.
As often as Native and Native-influenced imagery turns up in apparel, graphic design, product design and elsewhere, there’s a chronic dearth of Native designers or influencers involved in the creative process. OPB State of Wonder speaks with a constellation of Native designers and makers to unpack the systems that made these images possible, and discuss more equitable products.
Another incredible year. Another opportunity to come together as a community. Another chance to consider the state of design and where we're going. Thank you.
This year, we partnered with PNCA's senior Graphic Design class to create a vibrant visual installation based on our itineraries. Their activation serves as a hub for attendees to explore DWP programming.
It’s easy to see the issue with Native symbols being used for profit, but there’s less discussion around the systems that made this appropriation possible. Join OPB’s “State of Wonder,” in conjunction with the PSU Native American Student and Community Center, in unpacking these structures in The Native Perspective Missing from Design.
OMFGCO is throwing a super amazing yard sale! There will be a ton of great stuff––even some handcrafted wares made by their own team members.
Create and communicate your own graphics, artwork, and messaging with Pacific Coast Sign Supply. During this Open House, you’ll be able to create artwork from your pet’s portrait and view live demos of printing and engraving processes, plus see some new tech in action.
Holst Architecture is sure to delight with a VR station, an interactive display of their Portland Winter Lights Festival installation, and a coloring station. There will also be tasty tacos, drinks, and ice cream!
Laura Allcorn is laughing with you. She’s the founder and lead researcher for the Institute For Comedic Inquiry (IFCI), where she creates interactive objects and performances that highlight absurdities through a technique she’s coined as Participatory Satire. It’s where humor meets behavioral science, and where the seriousness of current events is explored with a light touch.