Illustration

Wondering what a career in illustration really looks like? You’re in the right place. For students at Nossi, it means becoming professional visual storytellers. We created this page so you never have to miss a chapter.

Introducing lab assistants – Free student service

As Nossi College of Art adjusts to a new hybrid class structure (with some students attending online and a majority attending physical classes), and unveils a new, FREE student services available to anyone wanting peer feedback and assistance. Are you taking a class this semester and you didn’t understand the assignment or you are not …

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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 …

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Alumni Success: The first look, 2020 Spring Graduates Part 2

The spring 2020 class has seen more obstacles than the average college graduating class. This group of Nossi College of Art graduates made us especially proud, to endure the setbacks and continue moving forward, striving for success. Special Shout Outs this Spring! – Two student AAF ADDY Award winners moved onto the District Competition– Over …

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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 …

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Nossi’s Illustration program rank #1 in TN and #3 in the Southeast

Nossi College of Art’s Commercial Illustration program continues to evolve based on the professional careers available to our graduates. Mark Fleming, our Illustration Program Coordinator, works with an advisory board of creative professionals in Nashville to ensure our curriculum stays relevant for companies and job creators in the area. Student artists who learn a variety …

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Meet Mark Fleming – Nossi’s Commercial Illustration Coordinator

Mark Fleming is the Commercial Illustration Program Coordinator for Nossi College of Art. As an art student, Mark Fleming earned the Best Portfolio award and he has been excelling in the art industry ever since. His experience utilizes his commercial illustration expertise while adding a graphic design element because illustrators can master a variety of …

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Kappa Pi Past President Creates Mural for YCAP

Nossi All Access encourages art students to gain professional experience by connecting with local nonprofits needing creative assistance and support. After teaming up with YMCA Community Action Program, Y-CAP, in East Nashville, Nossi College of Art wanted to help brighten up the Y-CAP campus with a community mural. Rachel Folk, the Y-CAP Community Outreach Director, …

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RAW Artist Impact and Creating Your Artist Presence

Story by Debra Holloman, follow her on Instagram June’s RAW Artist Showcase highlighted a Nossi College of Art student and graduate while fellow students and alumni stopped by to see and support the hard work put into each artist’s work. The artists showcasing were Sean Williams, a recent Illustration graduate and Jonte Swoope, a current …

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Mikal Barker Wins Illustration Scholarship Award

When Barbara Palacios and Lluvia Agustin contacted Nossi College of Art and encouraged students and alumni to submit ideas for her upcoming children’s book series, Nossi College had just one response, “Challenge Accepted!” Lluvia is the founder and owner of The Agustin Agency, a global literary agency connecting authors with audiences around the world. “I’m …

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Week 8, Day 36-40, 45 Days of Giving

Welcome back to Week 8 of our 45 Days of Giving! We can’t believe there is just one more week to go!  Nossi College of Art is celebrating our 45th anniversary, and we decided to do 45 acts of creative kindness for local classrooms, non-profits, church groups. Nashville and the surrounding communities have been supportive …

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