Jordan Rosenblum is a socially engaged artist, designer, and educator. His workshops, installations, and publications facilitate communication, connect dots, and make meaning.

Recent public programs and design projects explore communities’ connection to place through wayfinding and interpretive signs. These include the participatory project Momentary Monuments, supported by Portland State University’s Creative Placemaking program, and Interpreting Place, a university class created in collaboration with Five Oaks Museum.

Through Jordan’s design practice, he creates communications for clients ranging from cultural institutions to community groups. He has created visual design systems for nonprofits and environmental organizations including Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at Berkeley Law, PointBlue Conservation Science, and Tomkat Ranch Educational Foundation. Jordan has worked on digital reading experiences for publishers including Esquire Magazine, Simon and Schuster, and the Chicago Tribune, and has designed books for RandomHouse, Springer, and HarperCollins.

Jordan teaches in the School of Art + Design at Portland State University, with a focus on creating cross-disciplinary and project-based courses that incorporate socially engaged art projects. From 2018-2021, he co-directed RECESS! Design Studio (with support from the King School Museum of Contemporary Art), a project exploring the power of design with elementary school students. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Portland State University's Art and Social Practice program. He lives and works in Portland, Oregon.



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