Photo of Brytton Bjorngaard
Art, Music, and Theatre
Associate Prof.
Area of Specialization

Director of Visual Arts & Associate Professor of Graphic Design

M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Iowa State University

Thesis: Enhancing patient experience through environmental design in healthcare: A case study of privacy at Thielen Student Health Center and McFarland Clinic in Ames, Iowa

B.A. in Graphic Design, Minor in Media Communications, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Office Location
VPA 129
Phone Number

In addition to teaching, Brytton is a freelance graphic designer and was a member of DEMO Project, an artist-run contemporary and alternative project gallery formerly located in Springfield, IL. She is VP of the Creative Reuse Marketplace, a community donation center & marketplace focused on community development through job training, education & creative reuse.

Her exhibition practice is centered on the intersection of commercial and fine art practices, as well as the contrast of traditional historical production and current digital trends. Her work explores the presentation of self in the current society of constant communication and the self as an edited presentation in that context, including how the self is projected, edited, and misconstrued through digital communication. It combines traditional digital graphic design, letterpress, CHI automation, and darkroom & digital photography.

Her goals in the classroom are teaching how design can solve problems, tackle social justice and environmentalism while providing student’s with a mix of client and theoretical problems.



  • ART 215 Photography 1
  • ART 236 Introduction to Digital Media
  • ART 301 Entrance Assessment
  • ART 306 Photography 2
  • ART 337 Digital Media: Print
  • ART 338 Digital Media: Web
  • ART 339 Digital Media: Animation
  • ART 437 Digital Media: Typography
  • ART 480 Advanced Digital Media
  • ART 481 Exit Assessment
  • ART 482 ECCE: Professional Skills