• 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, color, 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 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.

  • 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,& 2018 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

    Ryan Bubnis is a multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, and educator based in Portland, Oregon.

    Bold, graphic and deceptively simple, Bubnis’ imagery lives in the space between the abstract and representational. Equally influenced by DIY culture, art history, illustration, and design, he explores themes of memory, nostalgia, good vibes, and the human condition.

    Bubnis has collaborated with a number of commercial clients and agencies and his work has been exhibited across the U.S. and abroad. He is currently an Assistant Professor at The Pacific Northwest College of Art and is usually covered in cat hair.

  • Kristine Evans

    Assistant Professor in Illustration, CE Comics Instructor

    Kristine “Kinoko” Evans is a Portland based artist/illustrator/educator. Her work can frequently be found in the Portland Mercury and on the shelves of your local comic book shop. Her education combines a PNCA BFA in Illustration and Print Making from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.

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  • Kristin Rogers Brown

    Assistant Professor in Illustration, Communication Design

    Grad Cert 1999 Denver Publishing Institute (Book Publishing)
    BA 1994 Kenyon College (Studio Art, English)

    Kristin Rogers Brown is an art director and graphic designer who has worked in a wide variety of environments, from small studio to corporate in-house design to publishing. She 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 intelligence, 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, Rogers Brown is a freelance art director, and has been working with Design Week Portland since its first year in 2012. She served on the board of AIGA Portland from 2004 to 2011, finishing her term as vice president. She has worked with design initiatives for social change and sustainability for a variety of clients (including a long-time stint as creative director for the Bear Deluxe magazine), and has been instrumental in working with AIGA Portland’s Women Lead initiative, the Design for Good initiative (established in 2008 as the sustainability team), the Living Principles framework for sustainable design, and Worldstudio’s Urban Forest Project. Her work has been featured in the Print Regional Design Annual, New York Times, Utne, and AIGA’s Center for Cross-Cultural Design (XCD). Past clients and collaborators include Avon, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, DaCapo Press, Disney, Lippincott, Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art (MICA), Nike, Novartis, Oliver Wyman, Our Portland Story, Perseus Books Group, and Willamette Week.

    Visit to see her portfolio and learn more about her work, check out (which she redesigned last year), or follow her on twitter @krbeedesign.

  • Robert Alexander

    Instructor in Illustration

    I have been a professional illustrator for the past 25 years, working on concept and finish art for several video and collectable card games and private collectors including as lead concept artist for Murdered: Soul Suspect from Airtight Games, the MMO games Lord of the Rings from Turbine/ WB, Mythica from Microsoft and The Agency from Sony, as well as many popular trading card games including Magic: the Gathering, The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.  My work has appeared on numerous book and magazine covers, been featured in many editions of the Spectrum Annual books and several publications in France, Holland, Spain and America, including Advanced Photoshop and Imagine FX.
    I have also authored 2 books on art techniques and contributed to several more, taught numerous classes and workshops on traditional and digital media, and exhibited at the juried shows Spectrum in New York, Spectrum Live and Illuxcon.

  • 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 artisan branded product and interactive public art, as they allow me to connect to my audience as directly as possible. I am a fiend for bright colors, glitter, unicorns and puns.

  • 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

    I’m an Ignatz-nominated cartoonist, an illustrator, and educator.

    My first graphic Novel, Americus, written by MK Reed and published by First Second Books. The first chapter of Americus appeared in Papercutter and was nominated for the Best Short Story Ignatz in 2007. The book 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 serve on the Youth Programs Advisory Council for Literary Arts.

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

  • Maryanna Hollomon

    Instructor in Illustration

    Artist / Illustrator / Sculptor / Storyteller

    Clients include: Willamette Week, Nike, Amazon, Red Bull, BENT Image Lab, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

    Born in Pampanga, Philippines. Arizona transplant. Portlander for ten years. Community organizer and activist.