Kristin Rogers Brown joined Bitch Media as Art Director in March, 2010. Though her first love in design is print, she loves finding the right media for the message and believes in keeping a balance of form, function, and fun in all the details of her work whether it’s brand development, packaging, identity, or web design. In addition to designing Bitch, Kristin is a freelance designer, educator, and former vice president of AIGA Portland (American Institute of Graphic Arts). She has worked with sustainable design and design community initiatives for a variety of clients, and has been instrumental in work with AIGA’s SHIFT, sustainability team (established in 2008, now part of their social change project Design for Good), and Exploregon zine project; Worldstudio’s Urban Forest Project; and Design Week Portland.
When not designing, Kristin frequents waterparks, swoons for David Bowie, obsessivley roots clippings of her houseplants, and runs or rides her bike around Portland. She is part insomniac, part narcoleptic, and quite possibly the messiest perfectionist ever. Born outside of Chicago, Kristin is a lifelong Cubs fan who cries about sports.
Celebrity crushes: David Bowie, John Hodgman, Mike Rowe, Keegan Michael Key, Oscar Isaac, Adam Scott, Gillian Anderson
Turn-ons: scrabble, mixed tapes, nerd comedy, road trips, crabcake benedicts
Turn-offs: fake banana flavoring, slam poetry, moths, using the wrong “to”, “too”, or “two” (ditto for “your/you’re”)
Secretly wishes she were a: Botanist
Kristin’s animal twin: jellyfish. They’re beautiful, dangerous, and some of them glow in the dark. “Floats like a jellyfish, stings like a jellyfish…”
Lady Dynamite, Jane the Virgin, Alan Alda’s Scientific American Frontiers, Key & Peale, Trailblazers’ basketball, Adventure Time, Discovery Channel-style reality shows, and most things related to law and/or order
Cruddy (Linda Barry), Spook (Mary Roach), Yehuda Amachai’s poetry, too many picture books to list