Paul Bruski

Paul Bruski

Chair, Graphic Design
Associate Professor, Graphic Design
Graphic Design
Dorothy Maitland Miller Professor in Graphic Design, Graphic Design


(515) 294-5635

Campus Office: 156 Design

Mailing Address
Graphic Design Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011
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AAS (Graphic Design), North Hennepin Community College --1994

BFA (Graphic Design), College of Visual Arts --1996

MFA (Interactive Design), University of Minnesota --2005


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 2025)


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”

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