Great write up from Design Week Portland on PSU Graphic Design Professor Kate Bingaman-Burt:
Design Questions with Kate Bingaman-Burt
Caleb Yarian: Tell us who you are and what you do.
Kate Bingaman-Burt: My name’s Kate Bingaman-Burt, and I’m an associate professor of graphic design at Portland State University and a freelance illustrator.
And you’re also really involved in the general Portland design community, not just teaching.
Through teaching, I’ve recognized how important it is that students become naturally engaged with a broader community. Not just in a “let’s all go to networking events” way, but in a more natural holistic sort of way, and it’s important to us at PSU to promote that type of involvement. That’s one reason why I became so involved in community events.
Also, I’m kind of the extroverted introvert, you know? If I don’t put myself forward in situations where I have to be involved I will stay at home and not do anything. So it’s a little bit selfish, really.
It’s great and inspiring personally for me to be engaging in these ways and it helps the students too. It’s a good thing!