Instructors At Nossi College

Our students at Nossi College are not the only creatives pursuing artistic endeavors. Aside from teaching, all of our instructors have careers as professional artists for local businesses or businesses they created themselves. Keep up with their achievements, read about recent projects, or get to know them a little better here.

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens: Photos by Nossi Grad

“One of the finest remaining American Country Place Era estates in the nation. Cheekwood comprises a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum with historic rooms and art galleries in Nashville, Tennessee. Today, Cheekwood serves the public showcasing 12 distinct gardens, 7,000 works in its permanent collection as well as traveling exhibits, and a mile-long woodland trail …

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Culinary Arts Degree: Introducing Chef Anthony Mandriota, Program Chair

Chef Anthony Mandriota is a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) from the American Culinary Federation (ACF). When Nossi College of Art needed to find a knowledgeable and genuine leader for our new Culinary Arts Degree Program, Chef Anthony was a standout candidate. His passion for food combined with his extensive experiences as a chef and teacher …

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Nossi Instructor Highlight: Nick Bumgardner, Photography

We are just warning you; you might be hungry by the time you finish this blog post! Nick Bumgardner is a professional photographer specializing in food, beverage, and product photography. He runs Nick Bumgardner Photography, and luckily, you can catch up on a wide variety of his photoshoots! When he is not playing in studio …

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Nossi’s Illustration Program Ranks #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 Dr. Mark Mabry, Nossi’s Program Chair For Graphic Design and Web Design

Dr. Mark Mabry earned his Doctorate in Education, Master’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, and Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Design Communication. A former Art Director, he now chairs two influential art degree programs at Nossi College – Graphic Design Media and Web & Interactive Design. Mark brings to Nossi College more than 10 years of experience …

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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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Meet Tom Stanford, Nossi’s Photography Coordinator

Tom Stanford is the Photography Coordinator for Nossi College of Art. He guides our associate and bachelor programs, connects with professionals to become instructors, invests in student success, and helps ensure our curriculum is up to date with trends, technology, and skillsets needed for photography graduates. After earning his bachelor’s degree in photography, Tom Stanford …

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