Nick Mendoza, graphic designer, artist, and educator


Nick Mendoza is a straight edge punk rocker, designer, and educator. He received a BFA in graphic design from Brigham Young University and MFA in graphic design from the University of Utah.

Nick has worked as a graphic designer for ThinkSo Creative in New York, NY,  Axis41 in Salt Lake City, UT, and as the art director for BYU ARTS in Provo, UT. Nick has taught various graphic design and art courses at The University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Westminster College, and Texas A&M University–Kingsville

Nick uses art and design to create awareness and dialog about social issues facing our society. He is a proponent of design for good and tries to incorporate it in his work whenever possible. Themes of place, space, and the human condition are represented throughout his work.

Nick has had work published in Communication Arts (2017), Print Magazine (2016), Just Design (HOW Books 2011), Design School Confidential (Rockport Publishers 2009), NewTalent annual (Graphis 2009), AIGA 100 Show catalog (2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016), and Designer Magazine (Winter 2015). Nick has also had his artwork exhibited at K Space (Corpus Christi, TX), Kimball Art Center (Park City, UT), Regis Center for the Arts (Minneapolis, MN), Woodbury Art Museum (Orem, UT), Peveto Art Gallery (Houston, TX), Museum of Printing History (Houston, TX), Rio Gallery (Salt Lake City, UT) and the Impact 8 International Printmaking Conference (Dundee, Scotland).

Nick is an assistant professor of graphic design at Oklahoma State University.