Design Lecture Series

Hosted by PNCA's BFA program in Graphic Design since 2016, the Design Lecture Series welcomes designers from all over the world to share their work and what moves them. Presented in collaboration with FISK Studio, the series is free and open to all.

The 2020-2021 evolution of our series takes advantage of the potential for more interaction across our distances by hosting panel discussions in place of traditional lectures, over zoom. As a way to open our “doors” and minds to the broad and vibrant possibilities in design, panels are driven by current students and faculty in conversation with a diverse set of creative folks who break expectations of what design can be and do.

OEI lecture for Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies program at Pacific Northwest College of Art

Past Lectures


Angie Bac

Fran Bittakis (Joop Joop)

Erik Carter

Anthony Coleman (Nike)

Michael Ellsworth (Civilization)

Skylar Jessen '14 (DIN Workshop)

Derrick Lee (Jordan Brand)

Leah Maldonado

Christine Shen


Actual Source

Kristel Brinshot

Kara Haupt '15

Na Kim

Eric Mast

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk

Tsilli Pines

Rosten Woo (Organize Your Own)

Loveis Wise


Kate Bingamann-Burt

Levi Brooks (Use All Five)

Dante Carlos

Future Fonts (Lizy Gershenzon and Travis Kochel)

Jake Gevalt (Nike)

Lindsey Hammond Charlet (HUB)

Rob Lewis (Kamp Grizzly)

Andy Pressman (Rumors)

Tina Snow Le (Instrument, Spotify)

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