Show & Tell: Bob Smith
Thursdays at noon
Presented by the Graphic Design Program of the School of Art + Design, Portland State University
Show & Tell is an almost weekly lecture series that invites working professionals to blow our minds with wisdom, both in person and through the magic of the World Wide Web! Our lectures happen most Thursdays at noon in the Art Building, 2000 SW 5th Avenue, Room 320. The public is welcome and the lectures are free!
April 24, 2014
An autodidactic freak of nature focusing on the confluence of sport apparel and graphic design (whatever the hell that means), Bob specializes in telling authentic, compelling stories through branded apparel. He has over 15 years in the Performance and Sportswear industry and comes highly recommended by some of the brightest leaders in the field.
Bob fancies himself a cultural anthropologist/sociologist. His curiosity allows him to excel at immersing himself in the culture of a brand and digging out compelling product and retail insights that consistently (and profitably) resound with customers and the media. Bob has experience in virtually every aspect of creating a successful line and bringing it to market, while infusing the teams he works with an infectious enthusiasm.
Bob does work as bobsmith:design, a creative consultancy which brings together insightful design direction, a playful wit, and a commitment to craftsmanship.
May 3, 2014
@ Wieden + Kennedy (click for map)
224 NW 13th Avenue
DAN CASSARO is a graphic designer from Brooklyn, New York. His small but scrappy design studio focuses on type, lettering, logo design, and powerful 70s rock and roll.
He was named an ADC young gun in 2011. His works and projects have received accolades from the New Yorker, Fast Company, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, and many major design and illustration publications.
May 15, 2014
Thomas C. Bradley is a graphic designer, artist, illustrator and typographer living and working in Portland, Oregon. He spends many of his days, nights and weekends working along side his talented friends in the studio 7K. Much of the work on this site is a result of this dream-teamwork. This collaborative effort is known as Pizza Friday.
2009-PRESENT: Pizza Friday
2010-2013: Nemo Design
2009-2010: Freelance (MNML, ID Branding, Visere)
Script & Seal
May 22, 2014
Script & Seal is the design-minded illustration studio of
Gavin Potenza & Liz Meyer.
Based in Brooklyn, S&S is the collaborative operation of Gavin Potenza & Liz Meyer. Together, they’re making their mark on the world in the form of infographics, illustrations, icons, patterns, lettering and just about anything they can get their hands on. With every new project, their goal is to make abstract & complex ideas simple. Proudly collaborating with clients of all sizes, they’ve had the pleasure of working with companies of all sizes (Google, Nike, Starbucks, Redbull, Herman Miller). They have been recognized by several industry leading organizations & publications such as The Art Director’s Club, American Illustration, Communication Arts and How.
This will be a video chat.
Pat Costaldo & Aaron Tuller from BuyOlympia
May 29, 2014
BuyOlympia is a small, four-person operation located in Portland, Oregon.
They started back in 1999 in Olympia, Washington as a way to help their friends sell their awesome handmade items online, and have since grown to have a lot more friends from all over the world.
On October 9th, 2009, they opened their first ever retail store and gallery, Land Gallery.