Portfolio Program Faculty

Catie Hannigan, Poetry Instructor
Catie Hannigan is a poet and visual artist whose work incorporates poetry, typography, installation, and photography, with an emphasis on what is simple and deliberate. She is the founder & director of Meadow; a creative space for women, lgbtqia+, gender non-conforming, and/or BIPOC artists & writers. Catie has been awarded residencies at The Working Library/c3 initiative, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Blackfly Writing Retreat, and the Stonecoast Writer‘s Conference. She is the author of forthcoming MOON’S CABIN (dancing girl press 2019), Water Fragments (Tammy Journal 2017), and What Once Was There Is The Most Beautiful Thing (DIAGRAM 2015). She currently teaches poetry at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, OR.


John Akira Harrold, Art Book Instructor
John is an artist & designer with a fascination for print media, type, and contemporary artist books. He is the co-founder of Practice, an exploratory risograph printing venture in NW Portland, and the current Studio Manager at the IPRC.








M. Sabine Rear, Comics Instructor
M. Sabine Rear is a cartoonist, zine-maker, and the cute blind lady you gave your seat to on the bus. Her comics primarily address disability, gender and public space. She is a graduate of the 2016-17 Certificate Program, an Ignatz Award nominee, an organizer of the Portland Zine Symposium, a founding member of Soft Skills Comics Collective, and a pillar of the karaoke community.





Adam Monkaba, Book Design Instructor
Adam Monkaba is a multidisciplinary artist and maker. He was trained as an architect at California Polytechnic University and in the Shoreline Calvary Chapel in Morro Bay. His collaborative and individual work has been displayed at the Portland Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum, and the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. He is author of the book Commons, and he currently teaches Book Design at the Independent Publishing Resource Center.


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