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Graphic Design Faculty and Staff

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Office Support Staff

Graduate Coordinator



Interim Department Chair

Paul Bruski

Interim Department Chair, Graphic Design
Associate Professor, Graphic Design
Graphic Design, Design Administration

Mailing Address

Graphic Design Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011

Contact Information

Phone: (515) 294-5635
Office: 156 Design


BFA (Graphic Design), College of Visual Arts, 1996
MFA (Interactive Design), University of Minnesota, 2005

On the Web

Research Interests

Graphic design practice and education; Information design; Mapping; Cultural iconography; Visual literacy; Beer branding/design; Motion graphics; Experiential graphic design

Current Projects

What’s on Tap? The Current State of Beer Culture
McFarland Inc., Publisher
Forthcoming (Spring 2023)


Collection of 14 essays on beer history, place, authenticity, identity and place. Including my own essay on the branded connection between beer and place entitled “Drinking Place”

Current Scholarship