theblackportlanders
theblackportlanders:

AleeshaNative Astorian Aleesha is a native Astorian. She is tri-racial, of black, white, and Japanese heritage. I “met” her by phone several weeks ago as I was seeking information on Astoria’s Black presence. Having not been to Astoria before, I had no context or leads on who to talk to or what a Black presence in Astoria might be like. She was of great help to me. I got the chance to meet and photograph her last Wednesday while in Astoria. Aleesha is a talented jazz vocalist. She also studied communications at Portland State University.

theblackportlanders:

Aleesha
Native Astorian

 Aleesha is a native Astorian. She is tri-racial, of black, white, and Japanese heritage. I “met” her by phone several weeks ago as I was seeking information on Astoria’s Black presence. Having not been to Astoria before, I had no context or leads on who to talk to or what a Black presence in Astoria might be like. She was of great help to me. I got the chance to meet and photograph her last Wednesday while in Astoria. Aleesha is a talented jazz vocalist. She also studied communications at Portland State University.

designweekportland

Great write up from Design Week Portland on PSU Graphic Design Professor Kate Bingaman-Burt:

designweekportland:

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!

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designnex

faulders studio filters light with entrium cloud canopy in portland

designnex:

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composed of curving aluminum fins, the sculpture activates and shades the main entrance to portland state university’s science, research, and teaching center.

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