Portland Senior Field Trip

This year 34 Graphic Design seniors along with our four faculty Stephanie, Jeffrey, Meta and Nathan made the pilgrimage to Portland, Oregon for the annual field trip. Perhaps the most successful trip ever! MSU graphic design alumni rolled out the red carpet with Emily Cellan giving a VIP tour at Nike and Annie Regnier at the ever-popular Columbia Sportswear. Then on Wednesday evening Mary Kysar at Makelike hosted an exceptional reception in their new studio. Thanks again to all the alumni who came to meet us and talk with the seniors! All of them truly enjoyed meeting you.

Other memorable tours included visiting Trevor Graves at Nemo, Gary Houston at Voodoo Catbox, Char Bjorklund and Lucy Nobles at Adidas and with special visit to the Ace Hotel by poster artist Dan Stiles. This year several new stops were included to the Portland itinerary including Ziba, Leopold Ketel and Opolis Design. Of course it couldn’t be a trip to PDX without visits to Powell’s Books, Mississippi Records, Voodoo Doughnuts, the Portland Art Museum for the China exhibit and the Portland Zoo to see the cheetahs and giraffes. So you can expect a repeat visit next year to Stumptown, before we start dreaming of studio tours in Denver, Minneapolis or San Francisco.

Seniors listen in while Dan Stiles talks about his poster design projects.

Gary Houston at Voodoo Catbox.

Bryon McCotter and Bryce Vietz at Mississippi Records.

Alumni Reception at Makelike's beautiful new studio.

Patrick Broom and others take in Sister Corita's exhibition at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.