Andrea Marks

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 Website: http://freedomonthefence.com/

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. 

Research Interests

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

Teaching

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.

Biography

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 received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from University of the Arts in Philadelphia and was awarded a Fulbright International Education Fellowship for her post-graduate work at the Basel School of Design in Basel, Switzerland. Her research is multi-disciplinary and she has produced and co-directed the documentary film titled: Freedom on the Fence and authored a book titled: Writing for Visual Thinkers. She has published numerous articles and presented papers on design education, the intersections of design and business and her current research, which focuses on data visualization. 

 

My Publications

Journal Articles


A. Marks, From Art to Business (and Back), Design & Culture, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 69-73, 2017.

Presentations


A. Marks, Freedom on the Fence: A Short History of the Polish Poster, The Poster; The History & Influence of a Classic Medium. Boston, MA, 2017.

C. Gallagher and Marks, A., New Ventures: Intersections in Design Education, AIGA Design Education Conference: New Ventures: Intersections in Design Education. Portland, Oregon, 2014.

A. Marks, Freedom on the Fence, Curiouser and Curiouser—Avant-garde Polish Theater Posters from the 1970s. Nashville, TN, 2014.

A. Marks, Core Changes: Strengthening Connections, AIGA Design Education Connecting Dots Conference. Cincinatti, OH, 2014.

A. Marks, Head, Heart & Hand: A Senior Project, AIGA National Conference; Head, Heart and Hand. Minneapolis, MN, 2013.

A. Marks, Poster design, Gritty Semiotics: A History of Design. Philadelphia, PA, 2013.

A. Marks, Untitled, Graphic Design Alumni Panel and roundtable. 2012.

A. Marks, Untitled, Student projects. Oregon State University, 2012.

A. Marks, Documentary: Freedom on the Fence, American Institute of Graphic Arts National Design Conference. Phoenix, AZ, 2011.

A. Marks, Untitled, OSU Department of Art Faculty Show. 2011.

A. Marks, Untitled, Portland Creative Conference. Portland, OR, 2011.

A. Marks, Documentary: Freedom on the Fence, Portland International Film Festival. Portland, OR, 2011.

A. Marks and Froehlich, N., Brand Vacancy: Room for Change, Design Education Conference. Lawrence, KS, 2010.

A. Marks and Froehlich, N., Brand Vacancy: Room for Change, National Design Education Conference. Toledo, OH, 2010.

A. Marks, Documentary: Freedom on the Fence, Austin Polish Film Festival. Austin, TX, 2010.

A. Marks, Untitled, DaVinci Film Festival. Corvallis, OR, 2010.

A. Marks, Orange and Black Everything, OSU Department of Art Exhibit. Portland, OR, 2010.

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