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Chris North
Chris North

Adjunct Instructor
Graphic Design
Art Building 310
north@pdx.edu

Chris North is a multi-disciplinary designer and artist with interests in conceptual responses to urban, environmental and cultural issues. “I have a love for big ideas that stretch traditional norms of graphic design—if you believe in it, you can design it whether it’s a message, a system or a dimensional form. The thinking that goes into creating a beautiful brand is the same thinking that can be applied to product development, architecture, teaching and strategic planning. It has given me the freedom to pursue a variety of passions—designer, business owner, teacher, artist and sustainability geek. The power of design to engage, inform and transform people and ideas is absolutely awesome. How we design, resource and collaborate on current issues is critical to a true entrepreneurial education." In addition to being a member of the graphic design faculty she is also a Fellow at the Institute of Sustainable Solutions for the Living Lab sponsored projects. Her interest is to further initiate student and faculty involvement in the Living Lab program through endorsed projects. Most recently she worked with students who partnered with the Oregon Environmental Council, Migration Brewing and The Institute of Sustainable Solutions to develop printed materials and programs that actively demonstrate the relationship between climate change, human actions and quality of life through the process of brewing a carbon conscious beer. Current projects include Supply Studio—a free resource of lightly used art supplies for students and activating the vacant lot behind the Art + Design building.

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