Jennifer Bracy

(She/Her/Hers)

Professor, Art

503-838-8534 | bracyj@wou.edu
OED 222

Personal Website

At WOU since

09/16/2009

Hobbies

Making art & crafts, sometimes from materials I find combing the environment; camping; travel; exploring local craft breweries; chilling with my cat.

Fun fact

I was born in Washington DC

Hometown

Portland

Office Hours

MonTuesWedsThursFri
12:30–2:00pm9–11:45am12:30–2:00pm9–11:45am 
*virtual* office hours – email, Google chat, or zoom

Course schedule

Fall 2020
CRNCourseTitleTimesLocation
11704 A100 ART TOPICS: HAND-DRAWN TYPE M 1600-1845 ONLINE CRS
11645 FYS107 SGNS & SYMBLS:HST, COM, & DSGN TR 0900-1145 ONLINE CRS
11042 A320 GRAPH DESIGN: PROCESS & THEORY TR 1230-1515 ONLINE CRS

Areas of responsibility

I teach many Graphic Design studios, occasionally an Art studio class, and also the History of Graphic Design. I also assist with curriculum development, advising students, and serve the larger university community on committees and boards.

What you will do and learn in my courses

Most of my classes are hands-on Graphic Design classes with much focus on understanding the creative process: blending theory, critical & contextual thinking, and skills for concept development. My studio classes help Art & Design students learn how to practice Graphic Design for personal and professional projects.

Education

I am a graphic designer with 20+ years experience in higher education. I have a passion for logo design, typography, and graphic design history. My personal and professional research and interests include signs & symbols, collage, tattoo art, sustainability, and social justice. Portland, Oregon, has been home since 2006 and I couldn't be happier anywhere other than this amazing city.

Teaching focus

I love logo & identity design, the history of design, and professional practice concerns for designers. Much of what I teach is how to come up with and develop great concepts for print design, whether that be logos, posters, books, or packages.

Research areas

My personal research has delved into signs & symbols – origins, history, how they can cross barriers of language for universal communication, etc. I'm also interested in how Graphic Designers think and get inspiration.




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