PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Casey Litchfield is a Senior in the Graphic Design program. Born and raised in Milwaukie, Oregon, Casey was always surrounded by creative energy. Growing up Casey always had a fascination with science and art, and this fascination only grew over time. As a designer, Casey enjoys exploring the intersection between science and design, while also mixing in his experience as a queer individual. His work aims to tackle abstract concepts and provide them with a new perspective. Bright and playful energy runs through his design work, with a constant focus on engaging viewers, and providing new insights to them. As Casey’s journey begins to close at Portland State University, he hopes to continue on his path of science and design, while constantly pushing himself to see new possibilities.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
I am constantly inspired and in awe of the structure and systems of nature and our planet! We as humans have learned to live and create our own vision from these pre-existing organisms and environments, and our ability to create such visions is truly extraordinary to me.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
How crucial research is to a project. By digging as deep as possible into a subject, you begin to understand it in a different light, and that is where you really find the gold.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD? EITHER TODAY OR HISTORICALLY?
The first designer who really left an impact on me early on in my days of design school was Jessica Hische. Seeing the way she crafted her career, and how she approaches her work was very inspiring to me, and allowed me to see the possibilities of a career in design!