Alumni Success

Once you’ve completed your degree, you’ll be ready to join Nashville’s booming job sectors. Plus, there’s never been a better time to enter the workforce. Forbes has labeled Tennessee as the number seven for the Best Place for Businesses while SmartAsset lists Nashville at the top for Best Cities for College Grads.

“The Nashville region is defined by a diverse economy, low costs of doing business, a creative culture and a well-educated population,” says Courtney Ross, Chief Economic Development Officer for the Nashville Chamber.“

The Nashville Chamber's Chief Workforce Development Officer Nancy Eisenbrandt says, “The Nashville region is an incredible magnet for talented, young graduates and the types of workers that new, growing industries seek. Considered a national hub for the Creative Class, the Nashville region’s educated workforce not only provides a strong talent pool for companies, but also bolsters the region’s diversity, vibrancy, artistic and musical essence, and provides a powerful competitive edge in technology and innovation.” Read more about Nashville's Economic Profile.

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Iconic Nashville Billboard Features Nossi Alumni Illustration

With the help of ArtPop Street Gallery, Nossi alumnus Danielle Duer exhibited her artwork, Thank You-HealthCare Heroes, on three billboards, including the iconic Nashville Sign - a large, digital billboard towering over West End. ArtPop Street Gallery's nonprofit mission? Giving communities greater access to art, by supporting the artists that create it. Wendy Hickey, owner and founder of ArtPop Street Gallery, connected with Blackbird Media and RBX Media in Nashville for a special short billboard run due to COVID-19. Her next step? Finding and collaborating with talented artists to display artwork on a variety of billboards across town. Scrolling through ...

Alumni Success: the first look, Congrats spring 2020 graduates – Part 1

When challenged to create the 2020 Senior Portfolio Show look, design students Harlie Stafford and Kayla Swedberg approached the assignment as professionals, and our Graphic and Web Design Chair, Mark Mabry, got to be their client. After weeks of brainstorming, design work, edits, re-designs, a photoshoot, and a meeting with the printer (shout out to Alphagraphics for your support!), our Spring grads experienced the same thing the class of 2020 around the world is - heartache on missing out on life's most significant moments.So, we wanted to unveil Harlie and Kayla's creative efforts and feature the 2020 Spring Graduates over ...

Alumni Success: Monica Waller, producer and storyteller

Monica Waller is a 2012 Nossi College of Art Photo and Video graduate. Starting in our associate program of photography, she graduated and moved into the Bachelor's of Photography & Film a few short years before we split the program into a Bachelor's in Commercial Photography and a Bachelor's in Video & Film. Learning about the finer points of photography before moving into the world of video allowed Monica to see two career paths while working with creative professionals from both fields. "The College introduced me to some awesomely creative instructors, one I still get to work with to this ...

Nossi Launches AI Experience using Facebook Messenger

Published Wednesday, April 14, 2020: https://youtu.be/Lm1rsV3WUps Utilizing technology to communicate with Gen Z and younger audiences is extremely important to a successful college admissions process. When looking for an impactful way to speak with their audience, Nossi College of Art partnered with an interactive design graduate and Cloud Cycle, a digital marketing agency, to launch Phase 1 of Nossi College's Facebook Messenger Chatbot. Try out Nossi's Chat feature "As a former student, I was able to help highlight the best parts of Nossi College and the things future students would be interested in," said Shelby Carr, a Fall 2017 Interactive ...

Alumni Success: The View from Jonathan’s Video Camera

After graduation, Jonathan Wesenberg explored several opportunities in video and film until he landed at RFD-TV in 2016. Wesenberg graduated from Nossi College of Art with his bachelor's degree in 2015, and now he utilizes those creative skillsets every day doing what he loves - capturing and showcasing client needs into the perfect video. "This career has allowed me to expand my horizons. It's taken me to places I never thought I'd ever be able to go. " - Jonathan Wesenberg The Nossi College of Art Video team, headed by our Video Program Coordinator Hans Chilberg, started a unique project, ...

Alumni Update: Jose Semidei

After eight years, we caught back up with Jose Semidei to see what has changed in his life as an illustrator and designer. He still lives in the Nashville area, he has moved to Swiftwick, a small, local company to take on more responsibilities. After graduating, he decided to continue to give back his creative experiences by becoming a teacher at his Alma Mater - Nossi College of Art! Check out his illustration and design work and a few of his thoughts since we last connected in 2012! Check out Jose Semidei's Behance page. SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JOSE: Jose ...

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