Full Name
Briar Levit
Job Title
Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Portland State University
Speaker Bio
Briar Levit is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University. She studied at San Francisco State University for her undergraduate degree in graphic design and at Central Saint Martins in London for her MA in Communication Design. Levit spent her early career in publishing as Art Director of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture magazine as well as an independent book designer. Her self-initiated publications are walking books that challenge the existing hiking guide genre. More recently, Levit’s feature-length documentary, Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production (2017) which follows design production from manual to digital methods, established an obsession with design history—particularly aspects not in the canon. She currently collaborates on The People’s Graphic Design Archive with Louise Sandhaus and Brockett Horne and has edited a book of essays debuting October 2021 entitled Baseline Shift: Previously Untold Stories of Women Throughout Graphic Design History.
Briar Levit