Deb Hobson

Graphic Designer, print and digital media

About Me

Departmental Affiliations

Personal Statement

Prior to joining North full-time in 1999, my graphic art career ran the gamut from pre-press print production artist, to layout/design artist, and illustrator for a number of advertising agencies serving regional, national and international clientele. I also worked for a time in a small design studio/production house creating material ranging from multi-volume ship-overhaul proposals sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, to retail ads and catalog publications, to souvenir art for regional and local retail businesses. And for a few years I was an independent free-lance agent and had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Nordstrom's fashion expert providing collage display material for internal use promoting his fashion predictions, determining production for retail sale. But my fondest memories involved ad agency work participating in several creative teams under the direction of award-winning Art and Creative Directors. In 1992 I was encouraged by a friend to apply for a part-time position at North. (I'd attended North in the mid-70's working toward a transfer degree.) North wanted to recreate its Publications Department and embrace the desktop publishing era. It seemed like an opportune transition while I re-evaluated my career and the direction I wanted to go. North's quiet atmosphere, commitment to public higher ed, and the chance to help create an effective Publications Department was an inviting respite from the exciting, rapidly evolving and unpredictable world of commercial art and design. But the respite eventually became permanent and I'm pleased to have helped assist so many dedicated people over the years as they helped students create better lives for themselves.

Curriculum Vitae

The Burnley School of Professional Art (now The Seattle Art Institute) 1980 Professional Art Diploma (today's BA equivalent)
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