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Robert Franklin

Robert Franklin is Diné (Navajo), born in Provo, UT and graduated from Northern Arizona University Cum Laude. He studied Visual Communication with an emphasis in Graphic Design and minored in Advertising. After logging several years at Arizona Snowbowl in customer service and marketing, he relocated to Portland, OR to be closer to his graphic design heroes. 

Robert has always had an interest in design and media since he was in high school, however he didn’t know that design was an avenue he could pursue in college. He started creating thigs on the side and teaching himself how to use Photoshop and Premier for whatever projects that he found. Eventually he gained enough skill that he started dabbling in freelance work for trade and free tacos. He has created a few music videos, logos, and album art for various clients. Eventually he found that he enjoyed graphic design, but learned that it wasn’t an option for many students located on the Navajo Nation. He now aims to learn from his peers in the community to gain more experience so that he can eventually come back to the Navajo Nation and share his knowledge to help spark creativity in students. 

Robert now serves as Native American Student and Community Center Manager at Portland State University where he aims to work with the Indigenous communities in the Pacific Northwest. He spends his free time hanging out on his computer in Photoshop Illustrator, and AfterEffects or wandering the city with his camera and notepad. 

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