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


Fine Arts | Music
Theatre | VCD

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

Peter BellaVisiting Instructor/Graphic Design

Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 223
Phone: 260-481-6709

Kryste Wallen is a visiting lecturer in graphic design, instructing in graphic design, typography, identity and branding, and display and package design. She has a dual B.F.A. from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in graphic design and photography, and an M.B.A. in business management with a focus on design management from Indiana Wesleyan University. She runs her own design and marketing company servicing clients around the United States. In the past she has maintained various positions in the field of graphic design as a managing creative director of an agency, account manager for several publishing companies in Ohio and Tenn., and corporate graphic designer at a national headquarters. During her time in Tenn., she won several Tennessee Press Awards for campaigns in the Nashville area. 

Kryste is also actively involved in the non-profit sector donating her time with various organizations. In the past she has been involved with Shelter House, Steuben County Cancer Association, Rise Inc., Girl Scouts of America, and Junior Achievement. Currently she is an active board member of Boomerang Backpacks.