Graphic Design Instructor - Ecampus


BFA, Applied Visual Arts, Oregon State University 2006

MA, Sustainable Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design 2015

Office Hours: 
Tuesday / Thursday 2-3 pm

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Deann Garcia holds a BFA in Applied Visual Arts from Oregon State University (2006) and an MA in Sustainable Design from MCAD (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, 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.

Affiliated with: 
School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts
Courses Taught: 

GD 200 Technology and Production 1
GD 230 Professional Development
GD 312 Contemporary Issues in Graphic Design
GD 325 Collaborative Processes
GD 426 Capstone 1
GD 427 Capstone 2

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