Student Profiles

Seniors

Senior
UI/UX
Type Design
Packaging 

Abigail Wallhauser (She/Her)

Hi there, I'm Abigail! I’m a research driven designer interested in doing meaningful work. I enjoy joining analogue and digital techniques and challenging myself to be reductive.
Senior
Packaging
Branding
Illustration

Ali Pearson (She/Her)

Hey, I'm Ali! I'm a senior in the program and I enjoy making colorful and illustrative work. I like bringing hand-done elements into my projects and love the process of crafting.
Senior
Packaging
Branding
Illustration

Angelica Evans (She/Her)

Hi, I'm Angelica Evans a Senior from Vancouver, British Columbia. I enjoy clean and simple logo design as well as creating packaging designs that echo the brand's personality. I'm particularly interested in classic Americana Design.
Senior
Packaging
Motion
Branding

Anitra Meyer (She/Her)

Hello, I'm Anitra! I believe design should be functional and pleasing to the eye. I aim my designs to spark a sense of intrigue and action within the viewing audience.
Senior
Web Design
Publication
Branding

Ariel Fogden (She/Her)

Ariel is a graphic designer, artist, and peer educator working in Portland, Oregon. She is interested in building community through design and in facilitating collaborative design processes.
Senior
UI/UX
Publication
Branding

Ariel Seth De Armas (He/Him)

Ariel Seth De Armas is a Portland-based designer focused on brand identity, publication and interaction design.
Senior
Packaging
Branding
Interactive

Ashley Brackett (She/Her)

Hey y'all! I'm originally from Austin, but since 2016 I have been here in Portland attending PSU, and this year I am graduating. My favorite part about design is problem solving, and my thesis examines a more sustainable design practice.
Senior
Publication
Branding
Illustration

Austen Matos (She/Her)

I am interested in solving your problems by connecting emotion, community, experience and passion. I am a mixed media artist and love incorporating different mediums to create something meaningful.
Senior
Packaging
Publication
Illustration

Bailey Granquist (She/Her)

I like to approach design with a sense of humor. I want to make things that are approachable and fun to interact with.
Senior
Publication
Branding
Illustration

Buck Chapman (He/Him)

Hey, I'm Buck! I am a senior in the program and ready to go to work!
Senior
UI/UX
Motion
Publication

Candy Frederiksen (She/Her)

Hey I'm Candy! I gain a lot of design inspiration from my interests including music, nature, and people! I love experimenting with colors and the idea of motion within my work. Collaboration and creativity are my keys to success (:
Senior
Packaging
Packaging
Illustration

Cody Sheppard Shaw (They/Them)

Cody is a senior student at Portland State University's graphic design program. They are a thoughtful and creative designer who uses research and illustration as the basis of their design practice.
Senior
Social Media
Branding
Management 

Emily Anderson (She/Her)

I am interested and passionate about social media/digital marketing, branding, and I recently discovered my interest in project management. I try to challenge myself creatively because it pushes me to learn more about myself as a designer.
Senior
Branding
Publication
Apparel Design

Emily Guthrie (She/Her)

Hi! I’m Emily, and I am a senior in the graphic design program. My dream career would either be in the publication or graphic apparel design field. Outside of my design work, I’m also a photographer and spend as much of my free time outdoors.
Senior
UI/UX
Interactive
Illustration

Emma Brandt (She/Her)

Hi my name is Emma! I am a senior in the Graphic Design program. I am passionate about illustration and UI/UX design.
Senior
Packaging
Branding
Type Design

Gianna Zanzi (She/Her)

Hello! I'm Gianna, a current Senior at PSUGD! When it comes to my current design work, I’m interested in typography, generating community through design, and finding the intersection between fun and functional!
Senior
Packaging
Publication
Branding

Hanan Begic (She/Her)

I have an active desire for learning and a careful process of setting intention. With a Graphic Design major and a minor in Advertising, I have a passion for developing honest, meaningful, and thoughtful design work.
Senior
UI/UX
Web Design
Publication

Harleigh Roberts (She/Her)

I love design and craft, particularly in editorial and UI/UX design. Dabbling in a little bit of everything and creating hands-on when I can is my expertise! Connections between the people we meet and the places we go are what inspires me.
Senior
Type Design
Illustration
Publication

Hope Ferns (She/They)

Heyo, my name is Hope (like the word) Ferns (like the plant) and I love to draw cartoons. I also really dig layout design, typography, and anything Garfield. If you need a magazine layed out or a piece of Garfield fan art, come find me!
Senior
Packaging
Social Media
Branding

Jeralyn Medrano (She/Her)

Hi! My name is Jeralyn Medrano. I'm a proud Filipino-American graphic designer with experience in social media and video editing. I value connecting with others about diversity and culture.
Senior
Packaging
Branding
Illustration

Josh Hamman

I'm always striving to refine my skill sets on a daily basis in order to become a well-rounded jack of all trades within the fields of Art & Design. I think a person is never finished in becoming a Designer as there is always something new.
Senior
Publication
Branding
Illustration

Kai Alegre (She/Her)

I enjoy coffee, Animal Crossing and a nicely organized work folder. You can usually find me in the back of the sweater aisle deciding between two almost identical grey over sized sweaters.
Senior
Type Design
Publication
Illustration

Kai Reeves (He/They)

I create illustrations and designs based around nature and music (among other things). My ideal career would be creating artwork for musicians, especially within the rock and metal scenes.
Senior
Packaging
UI/UX
Branding

Kelsey Stewart (She/Her)

I'm a soon-to-be graduate excited to continue learning and exploring in the design world. Iteration is my favorite part of design, I love landing on a unique concept by putting it all on the paper, even the super weird ideas!
Senior
Packaging
Branding
Illustration

Kofi Hesslup (He/Him)

Hi! I’m Kofi, a multi-disciplinary graphic designer here in Portland, Oregon. I design and explore the intersections of technology, sustainability, and biomimicry.
Senior
Motion
Illustration
Hand Lettering 

Lindsey Brean (She/Her)

Sup i'm Lindsey I like to make uncomfortably bright illustrations and animations. I dig old signs, screen printing, bright pop colors and vintage horror. I think everything looks better with a bit of patina.
Senior
UI/UX
Branding
Illustration

Maria Miranda (She/Her)

Hey everyone! I'm a first generation Asian-American college student and I love using design to form narrative, education, and accessibility. I'm passionate in learning new things and helping others!
Senior
Illustration
Branding
Advertisement

Matt Davidson (He/Him)

Living in a suburb of Portland, Matt Davidson is a graphic designer who uses bold typography as well as shapes and imagery to create strong pieces of design work that will hold up both at different sizes as well as through the test of time.
Senior
Publication
Branding
Management 

Mia Pinzelik

Hi nice to meet you. My name's Mia. I like bad reality tv and bubblegum pop music. I'm tons of fun at parties. You're gonna like what you see. I guarantee it.
Senior
Packaging
UI/UX
Web Design

Nicole M Donisi

Hello, I'm Nicole! I grew up here in the Northwest watching Bob Ross and drinking strong coffee. I currently specialize in designing high impact media.
Senior
Packaging
Branding
Illustration

Olivia Ridgley (She/Her)

I'm a meticulous designer, attentive listener, and big science fiction fan. What currently brings me joy is thoughtful brand story telling and intuitive product design.
Senior
UI/UX
Motion
Branding

Paris Fox (She/They)

Howdy! I'm Paris (she/they), a film-maker turned design student. I'm interested in UX/UI and branding with a dash of motion design. I care about using design to increase accessibility, create community, and go against the status quo.
Senior
Type Design
Publication
Branding

Rachel Amaro

PSU Senior with a Graphic Design minor, majoring in Arts + Letters. I love type design, layout design, branding and problem solving.
Senior
Packaging
Type Design
Publication

Ronnie Riske (She/Her)

I like to make work that is visually engaging and informative. I am always looking to learn and expand the tools and techniques used in my designs; such as embroidery, collage, and different types of printing.Thanks for stopping by!
Senior
Packaging
Branding
Illustration

Rosa Phan (She/Her)

I love creating colorful designs with fun illustrations and am constantly inspired by the work my peers in the community do. I've recently become a mother to a Tamagotchi, and I'm working hard to make them proud.
Senior
UI/UX
Web Design
Motion

Rosemary Oliva (She/Her)

Hello, I'm Rosemary -- a web and motion designer living in Portland, Oregon. Currently, I am a senior at Portland State University studying UX/UI and motion design. I enjoy using creativity and strategy to develop my product design!
Senior
Publication
Illustration

Roxy Ratzow (She/Her)

Roxy Ratzow enjoys working in many different mediums and her style ranges from portraits to fantasy creations. After being self-taught for most of her life she decided to dedicate her time to studying graphic design and exploring the artistic world.
Senior
Branding
Illustration
Advertisement

Sam Garcia (He/Him)

Hi, my name is Sam and I am a graphic designer with a focus on branding. I enjoy developing identity systems and learning about how people connect to the world around them.
Senior
UI/UX
Publication
Branding

Sam Person (He/Him)

Hello! My name is Sam and I specialize in layout design (translated: I can't draw a straight line but I really love putting text in boxes). If I'm not doing that, you can find me shopping for old computer keyboards on eBay.
Senior
Illustration
Branding
Publication

Sam Will (She/Her)

Sam is a Portland-based designer with a focus on flat illustration and branding. She recently has worked with TEDxPortlandStateUniversity as a social media designer and rebranded Sub-Basement Studios, PSU's in house production studio.
Senior
Publication
Branding
Illustration

Shannon Steed (She/Her)

Hey! I'm Shannon, a designer, and illustrator with a love for layout and identity. Currently designing at Tin House Books & PSU Vanguard! Come by and say hi!
Senior
Motion
Illustration
Advertisement

Skyler Wright (He/Him)

I have an overactive imagination and a love for the process of giving it life!
Senior
Branding
Publication
Packaging 

Sonia Chavez (She/her)

As a child of immigrants, culture has always been important to me. I try incorporating a little bit of who I am into the piece of art I make. I like designs that are fun and exciting to look at.
Senior
Motion
Branding
3D Design

Tyler Benjamin (He/Him)

Hey Hey! My name is Tyler and I'm a senior majoring in Graphic Design. I have a passion for motion graphics and branding. When I'm not making animating graphics I am making funny voices to get my daughter to laugh.
Senior
Packaging
Branding
Advertisement

Wolfgang Schildmeyer

Working in a team environment with demanding deadlines is where I feel most at home. It has taught me how to manage timelines and achieve project goals.
Senior
UI/UX
Web Design
Interactive

Yoshi Samartin (She/Her)

I am both a curious creative and ambitious environmentalist. I love the feeling of simplifying frustrating topics for consumers and resolving complicated ideas into simple concepts. I enjoy UX/UI and systems-thinking projects.

Juniors

Junior

Alison White (She/Her)

Social Media
Publication
Illustration
A multimedia creative who values playfulness, humor, and color
Junior

Andrew Ewen (He/Him)

Illustration
Advertisement 
Artist and designer from Tucson AZ. Adhiesives. Brevity.
Junior

Ashlyn Emberton (She/Her)

Packaging
UI/UX
Illustration
Hi there, I'm Ashlyn! I use design to engage, empower, and educate through print, screen, and illustration. I'm very passionate about the outdoors and creating work that matters!
Junior

BB Andersson (They/Them)

UI/UX
Motion
Illustration
Hi! My name's BB and I'm a graphic designer in my third year in the PSUGD program. My background is in illustration, comics, and zines but since being in the program, I've been leaning into video, digital art, and 3D modeling.
Junior

Brandy (She/Her)

Social Media
Publication
Illustration
Hi, I'm Brandy! I'm a graphic designer that is interested in anything that's a fresh learning experience as well as experimenting with color and funky type in a way that creates a thoughtful and fun design solution.
Junior

Bryan Nguyen (He/Him)

UI/UX
Web Design
Branding
Three things about me: I love video games, sports, and working hard to make people happy. As told by the people around me, I am "outgoing, quick-witted, caring, thoughtful, and many more."
Junior

Camryn Perry (She/Her)

Branding
Illustration
Advertisement
Hello! My name is Camryn and I'm a junior in the graphic design program. I was born and raised here in Portland and a lot of my work is influenced by the beauty and culture of the Pacific Northwest.
Junior

Chloe Findtner (She/Her)

Packaging
Branding
Illustration
I am an illustrator trying to do as much work as possible very far away from my computer. I want to shape the Gen Z experience of Internet brain rot into a nice little thingy for everyone to look at.
Junior

Claire Miller (She/They)

Social Media
Branding
Illustration
What's that? A life sized Polly Pocket? Experimental jazz personified? It's Claire! A designer and illustrator operating out of Alaska making all sorts of colorful work!
Junior

Corinne O'Connor (She/Her)

Motion
Publication
Illustration
Hi, I’m Corinne! I’m interested in a wide variety of design disciplines and love that the field allows me to interact with so many of them at once. Some of these include illustration, typography, animation and 3d modeling.
Junior

Emiri Nakagawa (She/Her)

Publication
Branding
Illustration
Hi, I'm Emiri Nakagawa and love graphic design and art! My work is expressive and quirky in way of delivering feelings to people.
Junior

Emma Niggley (She/They)

Social Media
Branding
Illustration
Emma is an illustrator and designer drawn to playful colors, silly shapes and pattern making. She is inspired by cows, green gingham, tulips and lavender lattes.
Junior

Gage Murrey (He/They)

Packaging
Publication
Illustration
Hi there! My name is Gage Murrey and I'm a junior in the GD program. I love all things design, especially digital illustration, merchandise design, page layout, and packaging! I currently have an Etsy shop and work with clients as a freelancer.
Junior

Garrett Stewart (He/Him)

Illustration
Branding
3D Design
I'm a Graphic Designer committed to mindful, creative solutions with experimental practices. I believe every design brief requires a unique concept to articulate why it exists. Getting to know one another is how we arrive at that solution.
Junior

Grace Poutney

Type Design
Publication
Branding
I'm a Southern Californian designer that tries to bring humor into all aspects of my life. I think learning is one of the most important parts of the creative process and I strive to be light hearted in effective in all areas of my work.
Junior

Jack Gebben (He/Him)

Publication
Branding
Illustration
I consider myself a JACK-of-all-design-trades. I am adaptable to learning new techniques. Come say hi!
Junior

Jackson Riley (He/Him)

Type Design
Publication
Branding
Hi! I’ve been stuck inside for a year now. I’m making things I find fun and exciting.
Junior

Katie Storment

Packaging
Social Media
Branding
Katie is an unconventional creative with sharp eyes for detail. She enjoys playing with bold color schemes and patterns that pop out to her audience. Usually, you can find her planning her Futura and having a Helvetica great time designing.
Junior

Kaya Lathrop (She/Her)

Illustration
Branding
Publication
Kaya Lathrop is a Graphic Design student looking for work in illustration, patterns, and branding. My identity as part of the LGBTQ+ community and cultural elements from my childhood home, Kauai, Hawai, often show up in my work.
Junior

Leeahnn Victorio (She/Her)

Branding
Illustration
UI/UX
Yo yo, I’m Leeahnn! I like looking things up and sharing them with people. My work is driven by intimacy, experimentation and lots lots lots of LOVE.
Junior

Macy Eiesland (She/Her)

Type Design
Branding
Packaging 
I'm interested in how good design can travel beyond the product into a physical space, digital platform, and elsewhere!
Junior

Mckinsey Carroll (She/Her)

Motion
Branding
Illustration
Hi! I'm Mckinsey- you can call me Mck if you like. Thanks for checking out my work! I love creative branding, layout, motion graphics, fun illustration, info graphics, working with others and just being creative in general. Chat with me! :)
Junior

Michael Fulgaro (He/Him)

Packaging
Type Design
Illustration
Hi! I often try out different styles within my work and like to have fun with what I create. Lately, I've been very inspired by early medieval art, and my current work is beginning to reflect that!
Junior

Michaela Gold (She/Her)

Branding
Publication
Packaging 
A junior graphic design student, obsessed with dogs and interested in UX/UI and type detail. I have experience in branding identity, illustration, and layout, but am always looking for more feedback and professional advice!
Junior

Naomi Likayi (She/Her)

Publication
Branding
Illustration
Hey there, It's Naomi! Illustration and design is an outlet for me to express myself and create nuanced energetic work. I am a student leader for Comma, a community of BIPOC designers here at PSU. I hope to speak with you soon!
Junior

Nia Musiba (She/Her)

Publication
Branding
Illustration
Nia is an artist, designer, and human-based in Portland. Her identity as an African-American woman and the daughter of a Tanzanian immigrant influence her work. Her interests include balance, movement, community and shape.
Junior

Nicole Tong (She/Her)

Web Design
Publication
Branding
I’m a Vietnamese-American graphic designer based in Portland, OR. I like creating minimal yet timeless and thoughtful design. I hope to bring a sense of calm and restorativeness in my work while taking the time to cultivate a holistic life.
Junior

Noel Anderson

Packaging
Branding
Illustration
Noel Anderson is a Designer/Illustrator from Seattle, WA. She creates in-depth solutions to design problems in playful, charming, and unexpected ways. She also really likes dogs, noodles and video games.
Junior

Phoebe Jacques (She/Her)

Packaging
Branding
Illustration
Hello! I'm Phoebe! I love fun colors, playful designs, and anything that can be described as "retro."
Junior

Rachel Sherwood

Type Design
Publication
Mix Media
Excited to be here and learning so much in the PDUGD program! I've been exploring typography as well as some mixed media work, bringing real physical texture such as paint and threading into the digital space.
Junior

Sage Bailey (She/Her)

Illustration
Animation 
Sage Bailey is a Junior in the graphic design program at Portland State University. Her strong suits are illustrations and making work that tells a story. She enjoy drawing characters and backgrounds.
Junior

Samantha Mann

Branding
Illustration
Packaging 
Hi there, I'm Sam! I would describe both my work and I as bright, playful, but get the job done. I'm very open-minded and love experimenting with new things.
Junior

Savanah Monroe (She/Her)

Packaging
UI/UX
Illustration
Hi I’m Savanah, a first generation student with an array of interests and multidisciplinary knowledge. I view design as an opportunity to be challenged, learn continuously, and define my voice as a creative. Lets talk UI/UX design!
Junior

Yongyao Liu

Packaging
UI/UX
Branding
I am exploring a style that suits me. But now, I'm a designer without a fixed design style.

Sophomores

Sophomore

Aidan Guthrie (He/Him)

Motion
Branding
Illustration
Hi! I'm Aidan. I've been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil, and have since developed vested interests in illustration, animation, visual development, and concept art. I almost always think in pictures, and have a busy mind.
Sophomore

Angela Nguyen (She/Her)

Motion
Illustration
3D Design
I'm a sophomore in the PSUGD program still trying to figure it out! I currently do line-work illustrations along with other experimental pieces with inspiration from all areas such as fashion, interiors, food, etc.
Sophomore

Bailey Dorsey (She/Her)

Packaging
Type Design
Publication
My name is Bailey and this is my second year at PSU. I am passionate about staying creative in my free time, from crafting to finding inspiration online, I try to maintain a balance between designing for myself and gaining valuable skills.
Sophomore

Casey Litchfield (He/Him)

Publication
Branding
Illustration
Hello! My name is Casey Litchfield. My work primarily focuses on the idea of the human experience, and how we all can create connections through different intersections of life.
Sophomore

Dana de Abreu (She/Her)

Publication
Illustration
3D Design
I am not sure where I could fit in, I love to make things with my hands, experiment, am learning computer illustration/ programs and have thought about movie sets/ designs as a possibility.
Sophomore

Hlie Moua (She/Her)

Packaging
Illustration
Publication
Hi everyone, I'm so excited to see everyone's hard work and talents! I love working with pastel colors, page layout design, and I am learning to enjoy illustrating. Please feel free to reach out and connect if you'd like to!
Sophomore

Isabella Medina (She/Her)

Publication
Branding
Illustration
My material is influenced by my work as a small town magazine editor, photographer, nanny, and snow cone stand proprietor. As a designer and photographer, I want to create bold and expressive content to showcase the things you love.
Sophomore

Izzy Watkins (She/Her)

Type Design
Publication
Illustration
hi everyone! I've recently gotten really into illustration these past few months and I'm super excited to keep going! I also really like type layout and more abstract styles :)
Sophomore

Julia Melkomukov (She/Her)

Packaging
Illustration
3D Design
Self proclaimed 2D illustrator! My dream job is to be a character designer, Concept artist or a book illustrator. My favorite art subject is people.
Sophomore

Kelsey Zuberbuehler (She/Her)

Publication
Branding
Illustration
Illustration & pastel colors are the peanut butter to my jelly but I love experimenting across every aspect of design. I love blocks of color, whitespace, strong shadows, and designing products that can be held and used everyday.
Sophomore

Mia Levy (She/Her)

Social Media
Branding
Illustration
An avid lover of coffee, education, and minimalism. Lately, I've been exploring branding, storytelling, and gif-making! I thoroughly enjoy the design process, monochromatic palettes, and fun type.
Sophomore

Nicole Ingram (She/Her)

Packaging
Publication
Advertisement
Life would be unbearable without art, music and humor and this is how I approach design. I am coming from a career in science and it is a pleasure to be subjective and learn to think with not only my brain but with my eyes and heart.
Sophomore

Pattrawadee (She/Her)

Type Design
Publication
Illustration
Hi I'm Pattrawadee or you can called Belle. I think illustration is an outlet for me. Can't wait to see you guy.
Sophomore

Stacey Horton (She/Her)

Motion
Branding
Advertisement
I am a sophomore-level design student interested in advertising but still trying to figure out what field I would like to pursue. I primarily work in the mediums of photography and illustration but would like to learn about motion graphics.
Sophomore

Steph Bianco (She/Her)

Type Design
Motion
Publication
Steph is a designer and dancer who’s core values are curiosity, community, and authenticity. She's currently excited about typography and motion. Her favorite people to engage with are those whose can both be silly and carry depth.
Sophomore

Tabor Cote (He/Him)

Type Design
Branding
Photography 
My background is primarily in fashion, brand and creative self portrait photography. Over the past few quarters I have been experimenting more with logo, typography and web design. As well as combining my photography with graphic designs
Sophomore

Yasmeen Gonzalez Mendoza (She/Her)

Packaging
Social Media
Branding
Hello, nice to meet you! My favorite color is light pink, I like funky lamps and enjoy making delightful, yet contemporary, designs that make an impact. I am looking forward to work alongside other creatives to produce awesome work!
Sophomore

Zoey Trask (She/Her)

Publication
Illustration
Photography 
Hello! My name is Zoey and I am currently preparing for my sophomore portfolio review. I enjoy using illustrations, bright colors and photography in my work. I possibly would like to have a career in layout design or freelancing.