Brent graduated from BYU in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in graphic design. He received an MFA in media design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Barson joined BYU in 2004 as a Visiting Assistant Professor. In 2007, he was hired as a permanent professor and he is currently a member of the Graphic Design faculty. He specializes in digital media and teaches graphic design with a focus on motion design and interaction design. Brent is interested in moving typography and the fusion of art, science, light, natural phenomena, and technology. He has created the opening titles to a variety of independent films, as well as all motion graphics for the Typophile Film Festival. His work has received awards from Communication Arts, PRINT Magazine, the One Show, Art Director’s Club, How Magazine, AIGA 365, and Creative Quarterly, and has been exhibited internationally. In 2014, he received the Randall L. Morgan Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellowship at BYU.