Week 9, Day 41-45, 45 Days of Giving

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Thank you for joining us during these past nine weeks as we highlight local nonprofits and classrooms doing amazing things. Check out our final week as we wrap #45DaysofGiving. Don’t forget to give back where you can as well! We are so excited to share the fun we had shopping, donating, creating and celebrating within the wonderful community that has supported us during our 45-year creative journey. If you haven’t already, check out our previous blog for Week 4 to get all the action!   Day 41: Newcomers Club – Sumner County The Newcomers Club is a service and social organization for those in the Sumner County area wanting to connect and meet new people while giving back to their community. It is a dedicated organization, with almost daily activities planned, to meet neighbors and give back to their community. Newcomers Club works with Nossi so we can help document the HolidayFest events including Tree Lighting Ceremonies and athletic events including the Indian Loop 5K. We are sending two students to Monthaven’s Christmas Tree Elegance Ceremony on Nov 17 – we hope you can come out and join us! More details here.   Two photographers, Chyanne Funnell and Angela Thomas will be on hand to document this tough assignment. Five, seven-foot. Trees, all decorated by local and nationally known designers, will be auctioned off at Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center to support art education and other related programs in Sumner County. The trees are donated by Vickerman Trees and are uniquely decorated…

Week 1, Day 1 – 5, 45 Days of Giving

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Written by: Sara Lamb Hey everyone, and welcome to the official blog with the inside details on our 45 Days of Giving! Below, see Days 1 – 5 to start off our big campaign!    In the fall of 2018, 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 of Nossi College and the impact we wanted to make on this area, so in return, we wanted to feature 45 acts of thankfulness.  We have had help and donations from faculty, staff, students and local organizations like Plaza Artist Supply and Jerry’s Art-A-Rama – who helped stretch all dollars and supplies donated! If there is an organization we highlight that impacts you and your neighborhood, we encourage each reader to consider giving back to one of these 45 opportunities!   We are so excited to share the fun we had shopping, donating, creating and celebrating within the wonderful community that has supported us during our 45-year creative journey.   Day 1: Smart Supplies Monday, July 23, SmART! held a Teacher Supply Drive, where teachers could buy as many supplies as they could fit in their basket for just $25!   Nossi donated hundreds of composition notebooks, glue sticks and sharpies to help in their teacher drive effort and Nossi student, Quinn Bowersox, donated his time photographing all the action. Photos above and below by Quinn Bowersox…

Nashville’s booming tech talent need – Nossi’s Ready

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

In a Nashville Business Journal article by Joel Stinnett, Nashville’s pool of tech talent is growing and it’s doing so at a faster rate than its peer cities. Nashville has added 8,800 tech workers in the past five years, a 43.3 percent increase, making it the most rapidly growing small market for tech talent in the U.S. and Canada, according to CBRE’s 2018 Scoring Tech Talent report, released this week. CBRE defines a small market as a city with fewer than 50,000 tech workers. Nashville employed a little more than 29,000 tech workers in 2017, according to the study. Read the full article here.   Nossi College is evolving alongside this growth and is committed to being an institution recognizing tech trends in the workforce and applying these trends in the classroom. This growth opportunity helped to diversify and expanded our programs to supply the talent for Nashville’s emerging career fields in technology. Our unique programs can suit any skill level and interests as we offer options from Certificate Programs, Associate Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees, and we are introducing a masters in instructional design and technologies this spring. In recognition of the booming Nashville tech industry we are proud to offer a new 14 week User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) Certificate Program a fast track option that prepares graduates for careers in UX and UI web design. The curriculum can suit beginners and existing professionals in the graphic design, marketing, interactive design, software development and front or back-end development fields. It will…

Alumni Success: Discovering Design

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

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 AZ right outside of Phoenix. Growing up in that area I was heavily inspired by graffiti and street art, so I was always messing around with (don’t hate on me) MS Paint and other things that may not be of the most legit expressions of one’s creativeness… Fast forward a couple of years and you find me sitting at a desk – bored, uninspired and truly unhappy thinking I was going to become a Pharmacist. I ended up taking a creative writing class that, unknowing to me, would be the first steps toward my career as a professional designer. I had an awesome, eccentric professor who always encouraged us to be different and cared about our thought process during our journey. One day she commented on my doodles appearing on every paper I turned in, and that small, yet huge conversation to me, is what led to me leaving school…

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