Jun Bum Shin is an assistant professor of graphic design in the School of Arts and Communication, joining the faculty at Oregon State University after four years in a similar role at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and three years as a graduate teaching assistant at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.
He holds Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in visual communications design from Purdue and also studied at the Korean Institute of Design Promotion in Seoul and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He’s an award-winning artist and designer whose scholarly publications have focused on designing and directing professional journals.
Christine Gallagher holds an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Oregon. She and co-founder Susie Nielsen operate a graphic design practice, farm.
Christine believes design is an investigation of being. It is an opportunity to communicate, to connect. It is to tether yourself to a moment. A moment that requires a seemingly effortless desire to be held captive. It brews in that space that is the inbetween. The essence of design lies in it’s fragmentation and impression. It should function less like an equation and more like a conduit. Design is an invitation to inhale one idea, resulting in the exhalation of another. Design is more about engagement and potential and less about being told and feeling accurate. At it’s core it is familiar, but it’s path is from somewhere off center. It feels poignant and real.
Deann is a designer by trade, passionate about how design can be used as a tool to improve the lives of people and the state of the planet. She received her BFA from Oregon State University in 2006 and entered professional practice as an in-house specialist at big brands. With time spent at Starbucks, Nike, Danner Boots, and Yakima Racks, Deann has developed a keen sense for how to speak to consumers in a way they can connect with. In 2013, she decided to follow her desire to create in ways that have social and environmental benefit and entered the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Masters of Art in Sustainable Design. Deann pursued a thesis focused on developing environmentally beneficial apparel for female cyclists utilizing cutting-edge wool production techniques, and sought a university-level teaching position in order to pass on the concepts of sustainable graphic design to the next generation of professionals.
Rick Febre is a designer and educator with a background in publication, print and advertising. He has twice been recognized by Graphic Design USA magazine’s annual design competition. Prior to working in design, Rick worked in product and advertising photography in the San Francisco Bay Area. He continues to make and exhibit images.