Skylar Jessen's DinWorkshop joins New Museum's NEW INC
September 25, 2019
Alumnus Skylar Jessen '14 and Dave Allen, member of the band Gang of Four and formerly of Apple Music, have been working for a year and a half to build DinWorkshop, a studio focused experimenting with and designing new opportunities for artists to create sustainable revenue streams, and bringing together artists, communities, and companies. Now DinWorkshop will join NEW INC, the New Museum’s incubator for art, tech, and design as part of their Equitable Platforms track.
Jessen is an honoree of the Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards who has done design direction for Grammy Award winning artists, global non-profits, and underground art communities. After graduating from PNCA with a BFA in Communication Design (now Graphic Design), Jessen went on to the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU Tisch, a two-year graduate program exploring the imaginative use of communications technologies.
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Farewell to Lee Kelly
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
PNCA offers generous scholarships to transfer students
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
Welcome PNCA's New Dean
We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Cole has accepted our offer to become the next dean of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), effective March 2022, and delighted that she will hold Willamette’s first named deanship, recognizing a generous new gift from Jordan D. Schnitzer.
Willamette University celebrates completion of merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art
Willamette University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art today finalized their merger, officially making the Northwest’s oldest school of art and design an integral part of the region’s leading liberal arts university.
Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger
Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.