Christine is a graphic design instructor with 14 years’ experience and is currently the Graphic Design Program Coordinator. She is passionate about teaching graphic design processes and is interested in ‘design and the senses’. Christine leads a sensory-based design tour with a fellow graduate from RISD (Stephanie Grey, Associate Professor of Art / Framingham State) in Copenhagen — http://www.stircopenhagen.com She is the faculty advisor for the student graphic design studio FLUX and coordinates the annual senior portfolio show.
Design studies are about processes, examination, experimentation, insight and solution-formation — in both metaphysical and physical manifestations (both thinking and making). Through process, students learn that progress from ideation to execution come from methodologies — or ways-of-working. By careful examination and interpretation (from macro to micro), students begin to truly see — becoming more aware of the what/how/why of their surroundings and how everything ‘fits’ within systems. Experimentation is about taking risks and being open to both success and failure. It’s important for students to practice innovation and that without experimentation, their ideas and work tend to be formulaic. Good work comes from insight (intuition doesn’t exist) — a view which can only be obtained from engaged process, examination and experimentation. From the start to finish of a project it’s important for students to consider, ‘What can this be?’ — as opposed to having a predetermined outcome. This perspective allows for the project itself to lead the designer to the best solution-formation.
M.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, 2005 / Graphic Design
B.F.A. University of Oregon, 1995 / Painting & Drawing
Deann Garcia holds a BFA in Applied Visual Arts from Oregon State University (2006) and an MA in Sustainable Design from Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2015). Focusing on visual story telling related to the human effects of climate change, she seeks to influence the design field to consider sustainability frameworks and circular economies in professional applications. Her MA thesis analyzed the social and environmental effects of sports apparel production and use, producing recommendations for both garment design and marketing for the bicycle industry in an effort to increase the rate of active transportation among women. Prior to coming to Oregon State, Deann was a design leader in the outdoor industry, focusing on identity development, advertising and strategy for PNW brands. She uses a systems thinking framework paired with a design thinking lens when tackling sticky problems.
Jun is an associate professor of graphic design in the School of Visual, Performing, and Design Arts, joining at Oregon State University in 2015.
He holds a Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in visual communications design and interdisciplinary study in Interaction Design and Electronic & Time Based-Art at Purdue University, Indiana. He also studied at the Korean Institute of Design Promotion in Korea 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.
Lora Redwine specializes in design education and graphic design launching her career as a pattern designer at a textile and rug company. A leadership role at a marketing company opened the door to event, package and publication design. Her teaching experience comes from a career as a full time graphic design instructor at The Art Institute of California-San Diego and several community colleges throughout California and Oregon. Lora’s experience as an educator and college-level course developer has brought her to OSU in 2022. This career path has allowed her to become a life-long learner, designing innovative training for online and on-campus learning. She is committed to creating accessible, clear and relevant training content with respect to different modalities of learning.
A culture of environmental stewardship and celebrating a pluralistic society where everyone is valued is important to her. Lora’s intention as an educator is to create a positive learning environment and help individuals build a knowledge base for personal and career achievement. She leads by example, encouraging reciprocity and cooperation within teams and believes active learning techniques improve student experiences and results. She thinks that ongoing professional development, embracing technology and process improvement are valuable components to teaching excellence in the field of graphic design.
“Creative people are incredible problem-solvers. With the power to invent new products and re-imagine the environments we live in; we can change the world.”
MEd Curriculum and Instruction, Argosy University
BA Graphic Design, California State University
Rick Febre is an instructor of graphic design. He has previously worked in publication design, print, web, advertising, and advertising photography. His works in publication design have been recognized by Graphic Design USA magazine.