Lewis Franklin is program chair at Linn-Benton Community College and is currently re-imagining their Visual Communications program by engineering a fully integrated visual arts professional technical and transfer program with the help of local industry leaders. Lewis holds a BS in Graphic Arts and is now working toward his MFA in Graphic Arts with the Academy of Art University of San Francisco.
Lewis's work has ranged from Macintosh platform development with Diamond Multimedia S3 to design work for a number of Oregon advertising companies. Past clients include: HP, Six-Flags, and Coldwell Banker.
Lewis and his partner live on a small farm in the Oregon Coast range and he regularly rides both Western and English style on the trails around the property. Lewis has had one fall from a horse where he fractured a rib and arm, which sparked his interest in horse safety. He owns two thoroughbreds, a quarter horse, two arabs a paint and yes, Lewis requires everyone who rides his horses to wear a helmet