Points of Pride
Assistant Professor Brytton Bjorngaard teaches Digital Media & Photography courses ranging from introductory design technology, Print Design, Web Design, Typography, Animation, to Film & Digital Photography here at UIS. She is a freelance graphic designer, working with a variety of clients, and an exhibiting artist, in which her work investigates the myriad of ways we miscommunicate.
- “Otto Cricket Hits” was held at the LLCC James S. Murray Gallery, Springfield, Illinois from August 22 to September 15, 2016
- “Let the Words Fall Out” was held at the UIS Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, Illinois from August 24 to September 17, 2015.
To read more, visit Brytton Bjorngaard’s Faculty Page.
Name: Mandy Smith
Hometown: Fillmore, IL
Degree from UIS: B.A. in Visual Arts; Minor in Communications
Current job: Graphic Designer for HPR Marketing, Springfield, IL
How did UIS prepare you for your career/job? Thanks to UIS I was ready to face the challenges of finding a job even before I had completed my degree… The Visual Arts program doesn’t only teach you the skills, the professors help you apply those skills in ways you would never imagine. I always had professors who would challenge and encouraged me in all types of ways, which in turn has helped made become designer I am today.
September 2016: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “Reserved For Loitering” by artist Paul Shortt. Read More.
August 2016: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “Avez Vous un Crayon?” by St. Louis artist Lyndon Barrois Jr. Read More.
May 2016: Ten UIS students to present at U of I Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. Read more.
January 2016: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “TROPICALAMERICAN” by artist Edra Soto. Read More.
November 2015: UIS Visual Arts Gallery Silent Auction features artwork by local and national artists. Read More.
October 2015: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “Strange Matter.” Read more.
October 2015: Internationally renowned artist and critic Buzz Spector to deliver artist talk at UIS. Read More.
September 2015: Artist Eric J. Garcia to speak at UIS and present exhibition during Hispanic Heritage Month. Read More.
August 2015: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “Let the Words Fall Out” by Springfield artist Brytton Bjorngaard. Read More.
April 2015: UIS Visual Arts Department seniors present two distinct art and design exhibitions. Read More.
March 2015: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “BIO-fied: Perspectives on Genetic Engineering”. Read More.
February 2015: UIS Visual Arts Gallery to feature Decatur artist. Read More.
January 2015: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “Awkward & Urgent Objects” by Chicago artist Kelly Kaczynski. Read More.
December 2014: UIS Visual Arts Gallery Silent Auction features artwork by local and national artists. Read More.
October 2014: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “Copy Shop”, an exhibition of 3D printed & digitally fabricated objects. Read More.
September 2014: Visual Arts Gallery presents group exhibition featuring over 30 national artists. Read More.
August 2014: Visual Arts Gallery begins Season with “Filler” exhibition by Springfield native Jeff Robinson. Read More.
April 2014: UIS students, including Visual Arts Major Robert Elmers IV, to present their research at the Illinois State Capitol. Read More.
March 2014: Student Arts & Research Symposium gives students a chance to showcase their work. Read More.
February 2014: Visual Arts Gallery presents “Sup?” featuring the work of Brooklyn-based artist Sean Fader. Read More.
January 2014: Visual Arts Gallery presents “Paintings” featuring the work of local artist Kevin Veara. Read More.
November 2013: Visual Arts Gallery hosts annual Silent Auction Benefit featuring original works of art. Read More.
September 2013: Visual Arts Gallery hosts “New Springfield” exhibit inspired by Vachel Lindsay. Read More.