Kimberly Mitchell

Kimberly Mitchell

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

    Heuser Art Center 202C
    (309) 677-3332



Kimberly received her MFA in Graphic Design from Iowa State University and her BFA in Graphic Design from Bradley University. Additionally, she studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving a post-baccalaureate MFA certificate in Visual Communication. Prior to her arrival at Bradley, Mitchell was a tenured Associate Professor in Visual Communication at Northern Arizona University. She also taught and developed online graduate-level graphic design classes at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has over 17 years of freelance and agency experience, working for clients such as the Prairie Center of the Arts, Western National Parks Association, the Grand Canyon Association, Coconino County Parks and Recreation, Illinois Times, Tazewell County Children’s Advocacy Center and the Arizona Republic Newspaper.

She has been published in several international art + design publications, has presented research both nationally and internationally at conferences, and has received over $25,000 in funding as a PI and Co-PI through several external competitive grants. Kimberly’s research involves the impact design can make to better the lives of everyone. Her most recent work involves working through AIGA on design for social change, teaming with other designers to develop Parallel: A Game of Design, a table-top card came introducing creative professions to high school students in areas underserved by the arts.