Andrea Marks is a Professor of Design in the College of Business at Oregon State University. She is currently the faculty lead in the Design Management Option and teaches courses in Design Management, Design Thinking, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She has been a faculty member at Oregon State University since 1992 and from 1992-2011 she was on the faculty in the College of Liberal Arts as part of the Graphic Design Program.
She was the recipient of a 1994 National Endowment for the Arts Design Arts Grant for her project Women of the Bauhaus. This project explores the role of nine women who studied at the Bauhaus and documents their achievements through an interactive CDROM.
In 1998, she was introduced to Polish posters and quickly became fascinated with both the powerful artwork and the unique history of the Polish poster. The result of this fascination is a 40-minute documentary film titled Freedom on the Fence. The film chronicles the history of the Polish poster from WWII through the fall of Communism. More information can be found at http://www.oregonstate.edu/freedomonthefence
Marks' interests in design curriculum extend to exploring new ways in which students engage in learning, particularly in the realm of digital technology. She is the author of Writing for Visual Thinkers, an ebook that explores the intersection of writing and design.