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.”

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Going for BROKE; Introducing a New Comic Series

Drake Denada "Epic" joins Mathias Bartholomew Santiago "Omega" as the perfect anti-heroes, two broke ‘average Joes’ challenging themselves to become paid, professional heroes. If you have ever struggled to pay a bill in college, then you know the struggle of Broke Comic. Nossi College joins Antonio Flores II and Kenneth Brian Moore, the creators of Broke Comic. Thanks to the Memphis Comic Expo, Antonio and Kenneth were able to secure a publishing deal and Broke will be available for sale in the fall of 2018. Click here to stay up to date!  How did you come up with the idea? ...

Developing a Strong Brand for Artists and Musicians

Michelle Donovan is a Photography Graduate at Nossi College from Art and an active alumni member who still participates in Kappa Pi Eta Tau, Nossi's Fashion Group and the NossiMICs - Music Industry Club. She attended a Nashville American Marketing Association 'Entertainment and Sports Marketing" workshop to "Learn insights and explore how to develop a strong brand for rising artists and musicians. From dive bars to the famous Grand Ole Opry stage, every breakthrough artist has a story to tell. In an industry saturated with incredible talent, it is crucial to one's success to develop a marketing plan."  Written by ...

Alumni Success: Discovering Design

Meet Tyson Davis - a Graphic Design Media graduate of Nossi College of Art. Tyson, excelling in all things print and design, masters the process of taking an idea from concept to finished print on paper; an undeniable talent that he's been professionally honing for over 5 years. Why did you decide to become a graphic designer?  Becoming a graphic designer was something that I had no clue people actually did when I was a kid. I, like most people, see ads of all types every day and never thought that someone had to build and create them. I grew up in ...

Student and Graduate Collaborate to Achieve Recognition in Adobe Creative Jam

Story By Les Kerr Once the competition began, all competitors had just three and a half hours to design their prototypes. The community spirit of Nossi College of Art was exemplified in the recent collaboration between a current student, Cory Harkins*, and a graduate, Brandi Leath. A project created by the two was chosen a Judge’s Award Second Place UX Design winner of the prestigious and highly competitive Adobe Creative Jam in Nashville. The Jam is a two-part design experience in which design duos compete in a tournament utilizing Creative Cloud, according to Liz Schmidt, Adobe’s Senior Creative Manager. Cory ...

Career Conversation with Bohan Advertising Agency

Bohan is an award-winning advertising agency located in Nashville, Tenn., focusing on local and national clients ranging in a variety of industries. Two members of their team visited Nossi College of Art to host a Career Conversation, highlighting frequently asked questions including: What is advertising? How does an ad agency work? Where would I fit in? Why should women, especially women of color, pursue a career in advertising? While here, they also encouraged students to participate in Ad Women for All Women (AWFAW), a diversity and inclusion initiative launched in 2016 by bohan. This event helps to address the lack of ...

Alumni Success Stories: From Photographer to Marketing Manager

Beth Lowary graduated from Nossi College of Art with her Associate Degree in Commercial Photography in 2007. After graduation, Beth worked at a local newspaper and formed a lasting connection with Austin Peay State University. When she discovered Austin Peay had a lead University Photographer position available, she immediately applied because it represented an opportunity to blend her passion for photojournalism with the call to create more editorial and commercial marketing content. (Better hours and benefits also didn’t hurt! 😊) As an Austin Peay photographer, Beth began capturing photos  - from events and sports to portraits of students, faculty and staff – for the public ...

Nossi Student Activities and Marketing Director, Libby Funke Luff, Wins National Award

STORY BY LES KERR Photo by Russ Hilliard Libby Funke Luff, Nossi College of Art’s Student Activities and Marketing Director, has received the prestigious Excellence in Student Services Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is a national accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for its accreditation of educational institutions focused on educating students in occupational, trade and technical careers. The award was presented during the group’s Professional Development Conference in Reston, VA. Institutions from across the United States were considered. Nossi College’s All Access program, instituted by Luff, was highlighted in ...

Alumni Successes: Going the Extra Mile

Mike Gribble is a creator. He has always been and noticed it especially when he looked back on his experiences and realized he’s been artistic since high school. Each job he landed, he found himself working creatively to complete each task. Even working for Southern Trophy House, he was tasked with designing Advertising Awards for local and national ad agencies. He decided to take control of his life by going back to school and earning his Associate Degree in Interactive Graphic Design. He graduated in the Spring of 2017 and now has other goals to accomplish. How did you get ...

Alumni Stories: Success in Photography

Although he first picked up a pencil, it was his grandfather’s old camera and a mistake by his teacher that turned Nathan toward his creative calling in Photography. After earning his degree and learning it doesn’t come easy, Nathan now is a professional photographer out of Louisville. Learn about his journey below. How did you get into photography? Was it something you always did or did something/someone spark your talent?  Funny story. In high school, the area schools would come together for a two-day arts and academic competition. I always competed in pencil drawing and thought I was ok. However, I finished my ...

LGBT Chamber Foundation Unveils Logo Design by Nossi Graduate!

The Nashville LGBT Chamber’s sixth annual TASTE fundraiser will be on Sunday, November 19 in Nissan Stadium's West Club. Event proceeds provide educational, networking, and community-building opportunities for the organization's LGBT members, businesses, and allies. The LGBT Chamber unveiled a new TASTE logo at their Brewing Up Business networking event on August 22 at Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television (NECAT). The new logo was created in partnership with Nashville’s Nossi College of Art, a professional art school encouraging students to get involved and give back to the community through their creative talents. Elisabeth Hunt, a summer graduate from the Graphic Design ...

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