Bio

SFCC has a proud history of promoting our students work and achievements. The legacy of student work often finds our students effective members of the local, regional and national design community.  

GRAPHIC DESIGN INSTRUCTOR

Katrina Brisbin


Once a military machine, Katrina reprogrammed her brain and burst onto the creative scene, passionate about storytelling and exploring new places. With specialties in layout, research, packaging, experimentation in design, and user experience, she sees the world through kaleidoscope lenses, caring deeply about her community, clients, and the magic they create together.

Katrina’s design journey began in the U.S. Air Force, where she honed her skills in design, photojournalism, public relations, and crisis management. Her time in the military allowed her to blend her passion for storytelling and her ability to clearly and consistently communicate into creative and solid brand creation and management. She was awarded several Department of Defense Awards for her role in video series and infographic creation.

After her service, Katrina excelled at Eastern Washington University in roles such as Special Projects, Makerspace Coordinator, and Social Media Manager. She created impactful projects like “Creating with a Conscience” and the “Take Flight” logo. As a Makerspace Coordinator, she mentored students and developed user guides. In the wilds, she increased brand visibility and engagement, creating content for the university, fellow creatives, and local restaurants. Her logo creation and sustainable packaging work earned her two local Spokane American Advertising Awards.

Currently, Katrina is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Fueled by curiosity and the constant question of “what if…,” her journey is marked by a dedication to fostering innovation, promoting sustainability, and inspiring others through her work, making her a versatile and impactful designer.

Katrina Brisbin
GRAPHIC DESIGN INSTRUCTOR

Katrina Brisbin

Once a military machine, Katrina reprogrammed her brain and burst onto the creative scene, passionate about storytelling and exploring new places. With specialties in layout, research, packaging, experimentation in design, and user experience, she sees the world through kaleidoscope lenses, caring deeply about her community, clients, and the magic they create together.

Katrina’s design journey began in the U.S. Air Force, where she honed her skills in design, photojournalism, public relations, and crisis management. Her time in the military allowed her to blend her passion for storytelling and her ability to clearly and consistently communicate into creative and solid brand creation and management. She was awarded several Department of Defense Awards for her role in video series and infographic creation.

After her service, Katrina excelled at Eastern Washington University in roles such as Special Projects, Makerspace Coordinator, and Social Media Manager. She created impactful projects like “Creating with a Conscience” and the “Take Flight” logo. As a Makerspace Coordinator, she mentored students and developed user guides. In the wilds, she increased brand visibility and engagement, creating content for the university, fellow creatives, and local restaurants. Her logo creation and sustainable packaging work earned her two local Spokane American Advertising Awards.

Currently, Katrina is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Fueled by curiosity and the constant question of “what if…,” her journey is marked by a dedication to fostering innovation, promoting sustainability, and inspiring others through her work, making her a versatile and impactful designer.