Illustration

Faculty

  • Joshua Flint

    Instructor in Illustration

  • Samantha Mash

    Instructor in Illustration

    BFA 2013 Pacific Northwest College of Art [Illustration]

    Samantha Mash grew up in the dry marsh area of Palo Alto, California. After graduating high school she headed north to forested Portland, Oregon where she has resided ever since.

    Mash is interested in the place of iconography within her illustrative work. Her art is heavily focused on symbolism and the human form, which she uses to explore concepts of vulnerability, identity, anxiety, repression, and freedom. She is currently focused on pushing the space between line work, shapes, and painting to create a sense of fluidity, density, and form.

    Her outside interests include ecology, conservation, and social equality; all of which she actively pursues in her free time both within and outside of her artistic practice.

    Her previous clients include Bear Deluxe Magazine, BOOM! Studios, DC Comics, Outside Magazine, Planned Parenthood, New Republic Magazine, and Slack.

    Visit samanthamash.com to view her portfolio and learn more about her work.

  • Zachary Rau

    Assistant Professor in Illustration

    MFA 2010 Pacific Northwest College of Art (Visual Studies)
    BFA Candidate 2007 Art Center College of Design (Illustration Design)
    BA 1999 University of California Davis (Studio Art/Installation)

    I am Zachary Rau. I was born and raised in California, but I now live in Oregon with my wife Lena and my son Emmett. I am an artist, writer and illustrator. My clients include Salomon, University of Michigan, Adidas, Tokyopop, Comic’s Buyers Guide, and many more. I currently teach the digital hybrid illustration and conceptual illustration courses in the Illustration Department at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

    My work often centers around masculinity, sports, and music. This is something I blame on Ken Burns’ documentaries like Baseball — the real Ken Burns effect. I am also an avid soccer player and Portland Timbers fan, a member of the Timbers Army and a holding midfielder on Buckman United FC. My contact for illustration or commissions is zacharyrauillustration@gmail.com.

    My blog: http://zacharyrau.tumblr.com/

  • Martin French

    Chair of Design Arts, Associate Professor in Illustration, Thesis

    Martin French is an illustrator, designer and educator. His distinctive style, an interplay of marks, signs, and symbols spanning a diverse media context, has been recognized internationally for its dynamic visual exploration of life & culture.

    His images have won awards of excellence from American Illustration, Communication Arts, Creative Quarterly, Graphis, The Society of Illustrators, Society of Publication Designers, Spectrum, The Art Directors Club of New York, Print, and 3×3. He has received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York, and Gold, Silver, & Bronze Medals from the Society of Illustrators in Los Angeles. Press includes feature articles in Step by Step, May/June 2000, Communication Arts March/April 2003, Illustrator Illuminated/Adobe Press 2003, Revista Ilustrar (Brazil), December 2007, and Idea-Design Magazine (China), February 2008. In 2014 & 2016, Martin was selected for Lüerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide.

    Martin’s clients include American Express, Apple, The Atlantic, Barneys New York, Candlewick Press, Coca-Cola, Columbia Pictures, Discovery Channel, DreamWorks, Dutton Children’s Books, Foreign Policy Magazine, ESPN, The Gap, Grammy Awards, The Harlem Arts Alliance, Honda Motorcycles, House of Blues, Island Records, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joffrey Ballet, JVC Jazz Festival, Major League Baseball, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Microsoft, National Geographic, NHL, NBA, New York Times, NFL, Nickelodeon, Nike, Nintendo, Penguin Putnam, Pepsi, Random House Publishing, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Sony Entertainment, The Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Stanford University, St. Martin’s Press, Time/Warner, United States Olympic Committee, United States Postal Service, USA Today, and The Village Voice.

    In 2006 Martin began an association with the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the development of a BFA program in illustration. In 2013, Martin became chair of Design Arts at PNCA. Martin is an associate professor and teaches classes in professional practice, the intersection of design & illustration, and thesis development.

    A California native, Martin is a graduate of ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena.

  • Ryan Bubnis

    Instructor in Illustration

    BFA 2006 Pacific Northwest College of Art (Illustration)

    Ryan Bubnis is a multidisciplinary illustrator, artist, designer and educator.

    Bubnis’ work explores themes of memory, nostalgia, vulnerability, and the human condition. Bold, graphic and whimsical in approach, his current work focuses on the simplification of shape and form.

    Bubnis has collaborated with a number of commercial clients and agencies and his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the U.S. and abroad. He is currently an Assistant Professor at The Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.

  • Kristine Evans

    Assistant Professor in Illustration, CE Comics Instructor

    Kristine “Kinoko” Evans is a Portland based artist/illustrator. Her work can frequently be found in the Portland Mercury, True Parent magazine and on the shelves of your local comic book shop. Her education combines a PNCA BFA in Illustration, Sociology studies at University of Pennsylvania and Print Making from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.
    Kristine’s current portfolio includes, illustration, comics and ceramic work united by character narratives.

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  • Victoria Jamieson

    Assistant Professor in Illustration

  • Robert Alexander

    Instructor in Illustration

  • Dina Rodriguez

    Instructor in Illustration

    Dina Rodriguez is a freelance hand lettering artist in Portland, Oregon. With an educational and professional background in digital arts, design, and marketing, she specializes in commercial illustration and branding for creative businesses.

    Dina has been hand lettering full time for four years working with brands like Invision, GE, American Greetings and Wacom. She does both traditional ink and chalk lettering, as well as tablet lettering using digital tools like Photoshop and Illustrator.

    Her teaching experience includes giving workshops and talks at universities and creative conferences like Full Sail University, Creative South and now PNCA. She also teaches hand lettering on her blog for free to over 15k students and live streams her process on Twitch 3 times a week.

    View her portfolio and learn more about this artist at www.lettershoppe.com.

  • Phoenix McNamara

    Assistant Professor in Illustration

    I’m a multi-disciplinary and multi-media artist… that’s a nice way to say I like to make a LOT of different things. I work primarily in branded product and public art, to connect to my audience as directly as possible.

  • David Hohn

    Assistant Professor in Illustration

    David Hohn received his degree in illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Over the years his work has focused on the juvenile markets, ranging from picture books, children’s theater posters, video games, toys and apparel graphics.

    For David the pleasure in illustrating comes from paring all the various possibilities of an image down to the single moment that best encapsulates the author’s words with the artist’s vision. Seeing that moment come to life in a finished painting, whether it be a traditional watercolor and oil or digital piece, is what keeps him excited to hit the studio each day.

  • Jonathan Hill

    Assistant Professor in Illustration

    My first graphic Novel, Americus, was written by MK Reed and published by First Second Books. It was picked as an ABC New Voices 2011 title, was nominated by the YALSA as a 2012 Best Graphic Novel for Teens, and was a Fall 2011 Junior Library Guild Premier Selection. In 2012 it won the NAIBA’s Carla Cohen Free Speech award, becoming the first graphic novel to win the award.

    I’ve also had work appear in publications by Fantagraphics, Image, Dark Horse, and Lion Forge. My short comic ‘Jeremiah’ was selected as part of the Society of Illustrator’s 2016 Comics and Cartoon Annual.

    In addition to teaching comics at PNCA, I also teach at OCAC, and at Literary Arts where I serve on the Youth Programs Advisory Council.

    I’m currently drawing graphic novels for First Second Books and Oni Press.

  • Egil Thompson

    Instructor in Illustration