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…

The Art Event

Nossi’s own Illustration Instructor, Michael Poindexter, will be showing his work at The Art Event, at Lipscomb Academy in February. Nossi College of Art welcomes you to attend. Times vary each day, see below for more information.

Nossi All Access: Capturing Kalie Shorr in Concert

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Photography by Nossi Student, Nick Zimmer  Story originally appeared by 117 Entertainment Group, edited for clarity by Nossi College of Art.  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country rockstress Kalie Shorr released Awake on Thursday, January 25 to an at-capacity crowd of fans, music industry pros and friends in Nashville. The highly anticipated new project features seven songs that bring a rock-infused sound to country, showcasing Shorr’s authenticity, passion and energy which she injects into her music. Nick Zimmer, a Nossi photo student specializing in concert photography was able to attend this sold-out show at The Back Corner, a live music venue in Nashville. As a lead student for the NossiMICs, a music and entertainment student group at Nossi College, attending events like this is the perfect experience for students to network and gain portfolio work, and possibly a future client. Kalie Shorr burst onto the Nashville music scene in 2016 with her self-penned hit “Fight Like A Girl”. The Portland, Maine singer-songwriter became a Sirius XM Highway Find and was praised by multiple radio and media outlets including Billboard magazine. In 2017, Kalie released her Slingshot EP to rave reviews and was named “New Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, “The New Nashville” by Teen Vogue, and one of “2017’s Hottest Artists Under 25” by Taste of Country. “Kalie Shorr’s perspective is something that’s needed in today’s country music. Articulate and fearless, she’s unafraid to express exactly what’s on her mind in everyday conversation or in her songs.” – Lauren Tingle of CMT. View more of Nick’s…

Spring Semester Starts

Welcome to the Spring Semester – although the weather is still cold! Nossi College of Art and our team of professional instructors are excited to get this semester started!

Semester Starts Jan 8

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