Join Portland State University's Graphic Design Program for Be Honest 2022 with Guest Speaker Adam Garcia!

Portland State University Graphic Design presents our 13th annual Be Honest Student Portfolio Showcase! It's a chance for PSUGD's best and brightest to connect with design professionals and get in-depth, HONEST feedback on their work!

FRIDAY, May 6th

The Loft at 8th Avenue
2010 SE 8th Ave

Portfolio Showcase: 5pm
Guest Speaker: 8pm
Event Registration!
FEATURING MAtthias kemeny endowed design lecture series speaker
Adam Garcia

Adam R Garcia is a designer, creative director and artist working and playing in Los Angeles, California. He’s a creative lead at Apple Music where he and a small team help oversee content for the platform, he has his own studio aptly named Adam R Garcia Studio, and previously ran the studio The Pressure in Portland, Oregon. After working at record labels, with music festivals, and a stint at Nike Global Brand Studio, Adam had a wonderful time as adjunct faculty at PSU for a few years, teaching a senior thesis course to designers. He has a podcast called Dope Excerpts, draws incessantly, and is currently writing a tabletop roleplaying game about the membrane between realities. Wish him luck on that.

Adam Garcia's presentation is presented as part of the Matthias D. Kemeny Endowed Design Lecture Series, coordinated and managed by the Portland State Graphic Design program. This series brings internationally celebrated design professionals annually to Portland to give a lecture for the benefit of the students and faculty in the Graphic Design program, as well as the broader design community. This series is free and open to the public and highlights a wide range of design practices in an attempt to facilitate a community-wide dialogue about design and related fields. The series has been made possible by the Matthias D. Kemeny Charitable Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation.
A portrait of Adam Garcia






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  2. Kiyora Fukuoka
  3. Lindsay Mallon
Be Honest is presented by the Portland State University Graphic Design program in Portland, Oregon
Portland State School of Art + DesignA+D ProjectsMatthias Kemeny Endowed Design Lecture Series
Adam Garcia's presentation at Be Honest 2022 as part of the Matthias Kemeny Endowed Design Lecture Series is made possible by the Matthias D. Kemeny Charitable Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation.

Additional production support for Be Honest comes from Really Big Video.
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