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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.

Professional Practice
farm is design. By seeing, thinking and using what already exists, farm works between mediums and across disciplines to achieve possibilities. farm uses the tools of art and design to transcribe a communication, to make it visually and verbally available to others. We find possibility and create opportunity by investigating the whole of a problem and being attentive to how all things are related. farm seeks to draw out of others not pour in. Through critical thinking and dialogue, we empower our clients to amplify their vision by engaging in a design method that promotes authentic and insightful communication. farm infuses sustainable design at the roots of an idea, the point from which an organization grows. Client list includes: Nike, Plazm, SourAPPLE productions, Architectural Foundation of San Francisco, The Portland Women’s Film Festival, and Outer Space Landscape Design.

Teaching
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.

 

My Publications

2014

Hearing

Gallagher, Christine, and Andrea Marks. New Ventures: Intersections In Design Education. AIGA Design Education Conference: New Ventures: Intersections in Design Education 2014: n. pag. Print. Aiga Design Education Conference: New Ventures: Intersections In Design Education.

2009

Hearing

Gallagher, Christine. Seem/seam. Fairbanks Gallery 2009: n. pag. Print. Fairbanks Gallery.

2008

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Gallagher, Christine. Untitled. Design Principles and Practices Conference 2008: n. pag. Print. Design Principles And Practices Conference.

2006

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Gallagher, Christine et al. The Figure: Transcribing The Human Form. Catalog Design Collaboration w/ Law Alsobrook 2006: n. pag. Print. Catalog Design Collaboration W/ Law Alsobrook.
Gallagher, Christine, and Susie Nielsen. Building The Maverick Student. Aiga Design Education / The Design Frontier / 2006: n. pag. Print. Aiga Design Education / The Design Frontier /.