Instructors At Nossi College

Our students at Nossi College aren’t the only ones 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.

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 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 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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Meet Hans Chilberg, Nossi’s Video & Film Coordinator

Hans Chilberg is the Video & Film Coordinator for Nossi College of Art. He guides this bachelor of art program, 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 video and film graduates. Hans grew up in the …

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Famous Drummer Speaks During Graduation

Nossi College of Art’s 2019 commencement speaker, Greg Upchurch, studied music at the University of Central Oklahoma before starting a storied career as a drummer. He famously worked with Chris Cornell in the late 90s for Chris’ solo album and tour and Upchurch was the drumming backbone for other rock bands including Eleven, Puddle of …

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Ms. Nossi and Nossi College of Art’s Beginning

Growing up in Persia (modern-day Iran), Nossi Vatandoost began painting at an early age. In high school, she developed a style for Persian miniatures using watercolor and gouache. Her love for art continued after high school, guiding her to Heidelberg University in Germany to study fine art. While in Germany, inspiration to paint landscapes and …

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