Mark Nystrom is an artist and designer whose work explores visualizations of complex information and includes drawings, installations, projections and screen-based projects. His work has been shown in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and other cities across the United States. His real time wind drawings—generated with wind data collected at the exhibition site—have been shown at a variety of locations including Asheville, Brooklyn, Greensboro and Salisbury, MD.

During the 2012 presidential campaign, “The Political Reporter” was projected onto the side of a twelve-story building during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. It was also shown at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC.

Nystrom received a bs in Psychology from Virginia Tech and an mfa in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design where he was a two-time recipient of the Award of Excellence for outstanding work by a graduate student. He is currently an Associate Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Prior to joining the faculty at Appalachian, Nystrom was co-owner of a design studio in Virginia and an award winning photographer, designer and art director for several universities. He continues his professional graphic design practice as a freelancer.