Ben EvjenAssistant Professor of Practice in Graphic Design
Evjen comes to Nebraska from Utah Valley University, where he was assistant professor and program coordinator in the Art & Design Department. He has also served as an adjunct instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
His professional experience includes art director for Real Salt Lake in Sandy, Utah, as well as senior designer for iFrogz in Logan, Utah, and designer for the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii. He was also a designer for Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Design Team in Switzerland in 2006 and for the International Committee Red Cross Design Team in Switzerland in 2005.
Evjen is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA). He has received numerous awards and honors, including Gold and Silver Addys from the American Advertising Awards and top honors in the Salt Lake City AIGA 100 show. He has also exhibited his work in Virginia, Utah, Qatar and Germany.
Evjen received his M.F.A. summa cum laude in design/visual communications from Virginia Commonwealth University, and his B.F.A. cum laude in graphic design from Utah State University.