Kristin Rogers Brown is a creative director and problem-solver, and was formerly Bitch Media’s Art Director (2010-2018). She loves finding the right media for the message and believes in user experience driving the design, whether it’s for brand development, packaging, identity, or the interwebs. Kristin is also an educator, currently working as department head in graphic design at Pacific Northwest College of Art. She serves as a board member of Visible, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing equitable access to professional creative services, and to improving equity within the creative industry. She is a former vice president of AIGA Portland. Kristin has worked with a range of sustainable design and community initiatives, 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’s 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, Keegan Michael Key, Oscar Isaac, Adam Scott, Gillian Anderson
Turn-ons: scrabble, mixed tapes, nerdy comedy, road trips, crabcake benedicts
Turn-offs: fake banana flavoring, 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
Cruddy (Linda Barry), Spook (Mary Roach), Yehuda Amachai’s poetry, too many picture books to list