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 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, Va., 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.
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.