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Crystal Mitchell

Part-Time Instructor
Department(s): Art
Mail Code: 5002
Email: crystal.mitchell@unlv.edu


Crystal Ann Mitchell, MS, MFA is a creative visual/graphic design executive with a solid background in areas of development and management of design across multiple mediums and platforms. She has multi-disciplinary experience in all aspects of design and moves fluidly between academia and industry. She served as Program Chair of Design at the Art Institute of Las Vegas and has worked for Roland Corporation, U.S., NBC Interactive and MTV Networks in New York.

She is a 15+ year industry professional, graduate student, teaching professional and musician. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Web Design & New Media from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her MFA thesis work focused on education technology as a support tool to student success and academic readiness. She also has a Master of Science in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in New York City. She is inspired by everything and lives by the motto, Trust yourself. Push creative boundaries.


  • MFA, Academy of Art University, Web Design & New Media
  • MS, PRATT Institute, Communications Design
  • BS, The College of New Jersey, Elementary Education