College of Visual and Performing Arts

The Department of Visual Communication and Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Department of Visual Communication and Design

John Motz, B.F.A.
Interim Director

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

Office: Visual Arts Building
Room: VA213
Hours: Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm

Phone: 260-481-6709
Fax: 260-481-6707
Email: warfield@ipfw.edu

 

Fine Arts | Music
Theatre | VCD

John Motz, B.F.A.

Interim Director

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 213
  • Phone: 260-481-6053
  • Email: motzj@ipfw.edu


Full-time Faculty

Suining Ding, Ph.D., EDAC, NCIDQ, ASID, IDEC

Professor/Interior Design

Andres Montenegro, M.F.A.

Associate Professor/Modeling and Animation


Peter Bella, M.S., M.F.A.

Assistant Professor/Graphic Design

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 223
  • Phone: 260-481-6943
  • Email: bellapp@ipfw.edu


Full-Time Continuing Lecturers

James Gabbard, B.A.

Continuing Lecturer/Photography and Exhibit Coordinator

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 225
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Email: gabbardj@ipfw.edu

John Motz, B.F.A.

Interim Director, Continuing Lecturer/Graphic Design and Director of Design Center

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 220
  • Phone: 260-481-6051
  • Email: motzj@ipfw.edu

James Williams, M.F.A.

Continuing Lecturer/Design Foundations

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 224
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Email: willje03@ipfw.edu

Part-time Continuing Lecturers

Chris Campbell, B.F.A.

Continuing Lecturer/Illustration

Associate Faculty

Ann Beeching

Associate Faculty/Interior Design


Chris Brown

Associate Faculty/Video and Intermedia

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 213
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Emailbrownc@ipfw.edu


Sarah Epple

Associate Faculty/Interior Design


Brandon Furniss, M.F.A.

Associate Faculty/Foundatons Courses

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 117
  • Phone: 260-481-6705
  • Email: furnb01@ipfw.edu


Kristy Hatton, M.S.

Associate Faculty/Interior Design


Dawn Heister, M.A.

Associate Faculty/Imaging and Photography

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 217A
  • Phone: 260-705-5795
  • Email: heismd01@ipfw.edu


Jeremiah Lemish, B.F.A.

Associate Faculty/Illustration


Jessy Vachon, M.F.A.

Associate Faculty/Web Design

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 218A
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Email: vachja01@ipfw.edu


Kryste Wallen, B.F.A., M.B.A.

Visiting Instructor/Graphic Design

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 223
  • Phone: 260-481-6943
  • Email: wallenk@ipfw.edu


Caanan White 

Visiting Instructor/Illustration

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 213
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Email: whitec@ipfw.edu

Staff

Jacqueline Warfield, B.G.S.

Department Secretary

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 213
  • Phone: 260-481-6709
  • Email: warfield@ipfw.edu