Faculty & Facilities

Our faculty of professional designers and state-of-the-art tools and labs help push your design work to a higher level. All of the studios and labs across departments are open and available to you for producing your work. Our students work in the printmaking studio, Wacom Lab, and more.

Department Head

Kristin Rogers Brown

Department Head in Graphic Design, Associate Professor

Kristin Rogers Brown is a creative director and designer currently teaching design and illustration at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). For the past decade, she has used her background as an award-winning editorial art director to design meaningful experiences, publications, and brand strategies across media. She spent 2010-2018 as art director for Bitch Media, an independent media organization whose mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and pop culture. Her work with nonprofits and values-driven organizations proves that thoughtful design drives engagement, builds community, and makes a difference in people's lives.

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Produce professional, portfolio-worthy pieces with our high-end tools

Design Studio

This home base for Communication Design majors hosts classes, meetings, critiques, and more.

Digital Production Center

Our Digital Production Center supports high quality digital print production, binding, and finishing driven by a Konica Minolta C1060 Digital Press.

Design Project Space

The Design Project Space is a dedicated space for the exhibition of works by PNCA's design students.

Facilities and Equipment

  • Printmaking Studio
    Houses a large and varied collection of both contemporary and traditional printmaking facilities, presses, processing rooms, printers, stations and equipment.
  • Wacom Lab
    A first of its kind among colleges, our WACOM lab houses a variety of digital tablets and touchscreen computers that are accessible by all students.
  • Make+Think+Code
    Our technology-focussed lab that offers classes, workshops and access to a wide-range of contemporary technology, digital tools and facilities.
  • Albert Solheim Library
    A two-story facility that houses a collection of over 30,000 books and other items and a number of computer workstations.
  • Animation Lab
    Features state-of-the-art workstations and suites to accommodate 2D, 3D, digital, analog and linear animation with access to unique equipment.
  • Woodshop
    An extensive collection of traditional and contemporary woodworking tools and a welding and metal working area.
  • Ceramics Studio
    Houses pottery and glass kilns for fusing and slumping and a plaster and slip cast mold making facility.
  • Photography Lab
    Supports both traditional and digital fine art photography and processing with with large format capacity and professional lighting studio and cyc wall.
  • Professional Digital Fine Art Printing Lab
    State-of-the-art printers and scanners calibrated to industry standards and support for large format professional printing.

Everything you need for your practice

Every door is open to you. All of the tools in all of the labs across campus are available for your making.