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.
Hometown // Springfield, IL
Degree from UIS // B.A. in Visual Arts
Current job // Graphic Designer & Tier 2 Product Specialist at Ace Sign Company
How did UIS prepare you for your job? UIS prepared me for my job at Ace Sign Co. by giving me the opportunity to work alongside professors, not only as a student, but as a Leadership Lived Experience Student Worker. The additional knowledge I learned in my position through working side by side with Professor Brytton Bjorngaard helped me navigate the designer/client relationship. Her experience as a commercial designer helped provide me with direction and knowledge of the field.
February 2017: UIS Visual Arts Gallery exhibit “Safe Harbor: Work by Diaz Lewis” spotlights immigration reform.
January 2017: The UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “Oblique Frontiers” from artist Tyler Lotz.
November 2016: UIS Visual Arts Gallery to hold silent auction fundraiser.
October 2016: The UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “Mirror|Mirror” by alumni Stanley Bly and Amanda Greive.
September 2016: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “Reserved For Loitering” by artist Paul Shortt.
August 2016: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “Avez Vous un Crayon?” by St. Louis artist Lyndon Barrois Jr.
May 2016: Ten UIS students to present at U of I Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol.
January 2016: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “TROPICALAMERICAN” by artist Edra Soto.
November 2015: UIS Visual Arts Gallery Silent Auction features artwork by local and national artists in November.
October 2015: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “Strange Matter.”
October 2015: Internationally renowned artist and critic Buzz Spector to deliver artist talk at UIS.
September 2015: Artist Eric J. Garcia to speak at UIS and present exhibition during Hispanic Heritage Month.
August 2015: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “Let the Words Fall Out” by Springfield artist Brytton Bjorngaard.
April 2015: UIS Visual Arts Department seniors present two distinct art and design exhibitions.
March 2015: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “BIO-fied: Perspectives on Genetic Engineering”.
February 2015: UIS Visual Arts Gallery to feature Decatur artist.
January 2015: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “Awkward & Urgent Objects” by Chicago artist Kelly Kaczynski.
December 2014: UIS Visual Arts Gallery Silent Auction features artwork by local and national artists in December.
October 2014: UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents “Copy Shop”, an exhibition of 3D printed & digitally fabricated objects.
September 2014: Visual Arts Gallery presents group exhibition featuring over 30 national artists.
August 2014: Visual Arts Gallery begins Season with “Filler” exhibition by Springfield native Jeff Robinson.
April 2014: UIS students, including Visual Arts Major Robert Elmers IV, to present their research at the Illinois State Capitol.
March 2014: Student Arts & Research Symposium gives students a chance to showcase their work.
February 2014: Visual Arts Gallery presents “Sup?” featuring the work of Brooklyn-based artist Sean Fader.
January 2014: Visual Arts Gallery presents “Paintings” featuring the work of local artist Kevin Veara.
November 2013: Visual Arts Gallery hosts annual Silent Auction Benefit featuring original works of art.
September 2013: Visual Arts Gallery hosts “New Springfield” exhibit inspired by Vachel Lindsay.