Visiting Artists

Media Arts Visiting Artist Series

Media Arts Department Visiting Artist Series

Made possible by the generous support of the Henry Stalick Foundation Grant.

The LCC Media Arts Department is proud to present our ongoing series of remarkable artists, designers, performers, producers, directors, photographers, concept artists, tech entrepreneurs, and many more. Each term we offer at least two up-close talks with expert practitioners in the creative disciplines. Our guests bring the wisdom gained from years and decades of experience in their field. 

We hope you can join us for these live presentations. But if not we’re happy to provide both a livestream of each event and a video archive of the talks. Find a topic you like, get a cup of tea, and sit back and enjoy the wisdom generously shared by our visiting artists.

Current Events

Visiting artists are scheduled throughout the term. Please check back for future presentations.

Past Events

Krista Rossow
National Geographic Photographer

Date: Friday, February 9th, 2018
Time: 12pm - 1:00pm
Location: 18/211 - Blue Screen Production Studio

Krista Rossow is a freelance photographer, photo editor, and educator based near Eugene, Oregon. Her specialty of travel photography has allowed her to travel the globe photo- graphing everything from people and cultures to wildlife and landscapes. Krista has seven years experience as a photo editor for National Geographic Traveler magazine in Wash- ington, DC, where she helped shape stories from the work of world-class photographers.

As a freelance photo editor, Krista has worked on projects for National Geographic Travel in print and digital and is current- ly photo editing her first book for National Geographic. Her technical aptitude combined with her eye for storytelling push students to new levels in their own photography. 


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Isaac Hall: The Making of Monsters
Media Artist / Toy Designer

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 12pm - 1:00pm
Location: Blue Screen Production Studio

Join us for a discussion of character design, budget DIY art production, strategies for successful small art business and opportunities for independent growth in art business, as well as time for Q&A.

Isaac Hall is a sculptor and painter from Eugene. His work includes plastic toys,paintings, prints, and digital media. Hissmall independent art studio, Monsterpartyart, designs and produces his own pieces and completes production work for outside designers and customers.

See more work at


Portfolio Workshop 2

Media Arts Portfolio Workshop 2

Session 2: Faculty Review & Feedback of Student Portfolios.

Date: Thursday, May 5
Time: 12pm - 1:30pm
Location: Media Arts Student Commons

Have your portfolio reviewed one-on-one by several different faculty members and get tips and suggestions on what to keep, what to take out, and what to work on.This session will be a portfolio 'open house'. No sign-up is necessary. Bring digital or printed work. Be prepared to talk with faculty and other students about your work.

For more information contact Meredith Keene-Wilson at

Chris Berner, senior designer Funk/Levis

Chris Berner 
Senior Designer, Funk/Levis

Date: April 29, 2016
Time: 11a.m.
Location: Blue Screen Production Studio

Chris joined the Funk/Levis creative team in 1982 and became Senior Designer in 1986. During his tenure at Funk/Levis he has refined his design skills and become an expert in visual brand identity. He also specializes in architectural signage and wayfinding systems. His dedication, extreme creativity and sharp eye for detail have resulted in dozens of awards and recognition for his work as well as hundreds of satisfied clients. In addition to working at Funk/Levis, Chris was the co-chair of the Park City Design Conference and has been teaching graphic design and typography at Lane Community College for over 30 years.


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Portfolio Workshop 1 

Session 1: Overview & industry professionals demonstration of portfolios for all areas of media arts. 

Date: Friday, April 18
Time: 9am-11am
Location: Blue Screen Production Studio

Begin building your portfolio today, whether you're looking to get into a program, an internship, or for work in the industry, this is your starting point. Join us for a series of three portfolio workshops.

Hear four different approaches to creating a strong portfolio, view 2013 Lane CC student portfolios and find out about next steps for developing a portfolio plan. Everyone is welcome!

Brian Haimbach
Working With Actors: Preparation, Recruiting, and Directing

Date: April 8, 2016
Time: 11a.m.

Location: Blue Screen Production Studio

A workshop for anyone who is looking for a few tools that will help get the best out of actors of all levels of experience. Topics include how to find actors, how to prepare a script for working with actors, and how to communicate with actors in order to get believable performances. Dr. Brian Haimbach is the Lead Theatre Instructor at Lane. His acting credits include the role of Harvey Milk in the oratorio I Am Harvey Milk with the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus and Dan in Next to Normal with Susannah Mars at OCT. His directing credits include, Hamlet, The Rocky Horror Show, Marat/Sade, Top Girls, Waiting for Godot, and Angels in America.