Brytton Bjorngaard

Director of Visual Arts
Associate Professor of Digital Media
Office: VPA 129
Phone: (217) 206-7547

Art by Brytton Bjorngaard

M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Iowa State University
B.A. in Graphic Design, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Brytton Bjorngaard was born in Minnesota and has lived in Portland, OR; Rochester, MN; Florence, Italy; Ames, IA; Spokane, WA; and Springfield, IL. She received her M.F.A. from Iowa State University and her B.A. from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, with a minor in Media Communications. Brytton previously held positions at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA and Iowa State University in Ames, IA. She teaches courses in Digital Media, including introductory technology, print, typography, web, animation, and digital and film photography.

In addition to teaching, she is a freelance graphic designer and a member of DEMO Project, an artist-run contemporary and alternative project gallery formerly located in Springfield, IL. 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.