Graphic Design Major (BA)

Ready to advance your creative career? As a George Fox design student, you will learn how to navigate the complete design process to create visual impact with a Christ-centered approach.

Learn how to use your creative voice by integrating faith and design to master your skills. Our graphic design students develop real-world experience through internships with companies and organizations that are leading the way, including Sprout Box, Nike and more. You will also gain full access to national organizations such as AIGA, the premier network for the creative industry.

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Guided by faculty mentors, you’ll gain the expertise needed to become a creative, visually astute designer, knowledgeable in market-influenced and research-driven design practices. As a graduate, your real-world foundations will enable you to grow within a continually evolving, dynamic profession.

Our program has been built through careful study of the marketplace and is structured to offer students exposure to the methods and techniques that will be expected of them as they seek out professional opportunities.

100% of art and design students complete an internship in their field before they graduate
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Why Study Graphic Design at George Fox?

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What will I Study?

  • UI/UX design
  • Branding and identity systems
  • Print and packaging design
  • Web design
Emma Bach

Emma Bach

Graphic Design (2021)

I was hired as the visual design intern at frog, specifically frog Austin. Working remotely is weird, but it’s allowed me to not only work at a studio in another state, but to meet and work with fellow creatives from all over the U.S. (and Mexico City, too)! As the visual design intern, it’s been great to create and function within a team and really gain a sense for working within a design consultancy; especially one that has such a global reach. From client projects to intern projects, I’ve been working alongside really talented people on really cool stuff.

What’s after George Fox

According to Burning Glass Technologies, a 38% growth rate is expected in web design in the next 10 years. Students trained in multimedia design applications, UI/UX design, web design and print media are highly employable. In addition to hiring freelance designers, most organizations also employ a team of in-house designers, which continues to drive the job market upwards.

Our students have gone on to launch design studios (such as Pivot Group), work for design agencies (Faceout Design), and be in-house designers as part of major tech groups (Zendesk).

  • Oregon State University
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Kent State University
  • Washington State University
  • NFL Players Association
  • Disney
  • Nike
  • Nordstrom
  • Faceout Studio
  • VSA Associates, Chicago
  • Landor & Associates
  • Norm Thompson Outfitters
  • Clark & Company
  • Pivot Group
  • Pigeon Toe Ceramics
  • Copper River Design
  • Harvest House Publishing
  • Portland, Beaverton, Salem, Tigard and Sherwood Public Schools
  • Livengood & Nowack
  • Lawrence Galleries
  • Asterix Creative

100% of art and design students at George Fox complete an internship in their field before they graduate. Here's where some of our student interned during the 2021-22 school year:

  • SERA Architects
  • Maison Inc.
  • Garrison Hullinger Interior Design
  • WCP Solutions
  • Hyphn
  • Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Sproutbox Media
  • Willis Team Homes at REMAX
  • Stadia Church Planting
  • Talk Out Loud
  • Yonder Agency
  • Kravet Inc.
  • Square Deal Construction
  • Reverie Design Studio
  • LM Modine
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  • Tiny Home Village: Working in coordination with North Valley Friends Church to create plans and a vision for a tiny home village that offers low-income housing
  • Mural Project: A community mural project that included community engagement, city council presentation and production
  • George App: Conceive, develop and present an app to serve students at George Fox by replacing clunky existing web systems on campus.
  • Glass Project: A public works project producing glass installation for new buildings on campus
  • Community Art & Design Workshop: Teaching high school students art and design
Ryan Wilmot

Wilmot Uses Graphic Design Skills to Help ‘Stomp Out Cancer’

Typically, Ryan Wilmot, an art and design alumnus, works behind the scenes as an apparel graphic designer for University of Oregon field sports at Nike’s world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. But recently he stepped into the media limelight when a special project he worked on debuted on the football field at Autzen Stadium. It was the culmination of a more than yearlong effort that raised over $1 million to fight cancer.