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Erik A Evensen

Associate Professor

Phone 715-232-5324
Office 323C Applied Arts

Erik A. Evensen is a visual communication designer with expertise in graphic design, illustration, and concept visualization. He teaches introductory, advanced, and graduate-level courses in design drawing & visualization, as well as digital imaging, design methodology, and design research. He studied drawing & painting at the University of New Hampshire and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and holds an MFA in Industrial, Interior, and Visual Communication Design from Ohio State University. Prior to entering academia, Professor Evensen worked in both corporate advertising and creative agency environments. His comics work includes the graphic novels "The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay" and the Xeric-winning "Gods of Asgard," and anthology stories in the "Ghostbusters" and "Back to the Future" comic series from IDW Publishing. His graphic novels have been featured at the Field Museum of Natural History and the Wexner Center for the Arts, and adopted as textbooks at James Madison University, Marshall University, and Gustavus Adolphus College. His varied creative work has been featured online at AV Club, Nerdist.com, and Geek & Sundry, and in print in Graphic Design USA and the Washington Post.

Teaching Interests: Visual Communication: Graphic design, illustration, sketching, digital rendering, concept visualization

Research Interests: Human-centered and interdisciplinary design methods, game design, comics & graphic novels, modern and historical illustration & visualization techniques

Professional Interests: Creative direction, graphic design, illustration, comics & graphic novels, design research & research visualization