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Graphic Design Media Arts Faculty

  • GD|MA has skilled instructors who have worked in the Lincoln and Omaha area at design agencies, in-house, and freelance.


    Elizabeth Vornbrock

    Elizabeth is the Program Director and a full-time instructor for the GD|MA program. She works with students on a daily basis in the classroom and advises them throughout their GD|MA career. She also functions as the AIGA SCC Student Group faculty advisor.

    Elizabeth has over seven years of experience as a professional designer. She has worked as a user interface designer and front-end developer for the State of Nebraska and national corporations while also serving on the board for AIGA Nebraska, a volunteer design organization.

    Elizabeth has been teaching graphic design and website development for over six years. She loves teaching in the GD|MA program because of its extensive curriculum and the ability to watch students’ skills evolve throughout their academic career.

    Faculty spotlight

    Elizabeth Vornbrock
    Program Director, Instructor

    Nicholas Burroughs

    As a full-time instructor in the GDMA program, Nicholas works with students not only on a daily basis, but throughout their time in the program. He enjoys teaching students the fundamental principles of design, as well as what to expect in the professional design world.

    Nicholas has over eight years of experience as a professional designer including stints at large advertising agencies and small design studios within Nebraska, and has worked with clients such as Google, Sephora, and Twitch. Throughout this time he also operated his own small design business, working with various businesses and local non-profits.

    Prior to teaching at SCC Nicholas taught several classes at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE.

    Nicholas Burroughs