Kristin Rogers Brown is a creative director and designer who joined the PNCA faculty as Department Head of Graphic Design in Fall, 2018. She has worked in a wide variety of creative studio environments, from small studio to corporate in-house design to publishing. She served as art director for Bitch Media for eight years (2010-2018), where she redesigned both the website and magazine, and worked with emerging illustrators and designers from all over the world to highlight content analyzing media and pop culture through a feminist lens. Though her first love in design is print, she loves finding the right media for the message, and believes in keeping a balance of form, function, and fun in all the details of her work, whether it’s brand development, packaging, identity, or web design.
KRB is particularly interested in building experiences for clients doing values-driven work. Since 2018, she has served on the board of Visible Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing equitable access to the work of the creative industry. She worked to help launch Design Week Portland in 2012, serving on the advisory board and co-organizing the opening party and publication showcase. She served on the board of AIGA Portland from 2004 to 2011, as membership chair and then vice president. She has worked with design initiatives for social change and sustainability for a variety of clients (including a long-time stint as creative director for the Bear Deluxe magazine), and has been instrumental in working with AIGA Portland’s Women Lead initiative, the Design for Good initiative (established in 2008 as the sustainability team), the Living Principles framework for sustainable design, and Worldstudio’s Urban Forest Project. Her work has been featured in the Print Regional Design Annual, New York Times, Utne, and AIGA‘s Center for Cross-Cultural Design.