Michael Lang Delivers Commencement Speech at Nossi

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Michael Lang, a professional artist, illustrator and graphic designer, attended Nossi College of Art’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 4, 2016, as the commencement speaker. Michael Lang has 34 years of experience as a multi-talented creative. He attended Central Academy of Commercial Art, a small art school in Cincinnati, Ohio. After leaving art school Michael immediately got a job at a screen print and novelties company creating designs and illustrations for many of the top Nascar and music legends including Richard Petty, Geoff Bodine, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr, Alabama and many many more. He had a sweet gig with a printing company, designing and illustrating restaurant menus, billboards, letterheads and packaging. He worked with GooGoo Cluster’s as well as King Leo Candy. In addition to these well known companies, Michael was an employee for Lifeway Christian Resources in Nashville, Tenn. He designed, illustrated and managed hundreds of projects for them over the years.   During the ceremony, he shared professional experiences and offered advice for graduates to carry with them in their careers and throughout life. His advice was easy to digest, saying boldly that his strongest piece of wisdom to offer, is “Don’t be a jerk… as talented as you might be, it can never out trump how you act.” He spoke to graduates about the reality of their jobs, and reminded them that being a chameleon will keep you growing. Possessing the ability to adapt and being willing to learn a new set of skills will soon…

Honors for the Spring Semester, 2016

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Community. Collaboration. Competition. Each semester, Nossi College of Art students gather for the Senior Portfolio Show and Semester Award Ceremony to support each other’s achievements while competing to take home an award for achievement. All of our 2016 Spring Semester Seniors showed off their portfolio of work to friends, family and potential employers. After the Open House and Senior Show, the Nossi community of students, faculty and staff gather in our large photography studio to announce the semester award winners. Nossi College has a number of students who receive nominations, in the end, only 17 students in 13 categories get to claim the prize. Award-winning students take home these awards because of their dedicated hard work, their creative abilities and their talents. Graphic Design and Illustration Awards: Talent Discovery – Brandi Leath, Spring 2016 Graduate, her work is considered “Best of the Best” while attending college Most Creative – Maggie Barnes, Spring 2016 Graduate Excellent Student Award – Erica Lane and Marti Brumley, Spring 2016 Graduate Ambassador Award – Cory Harkins Most Improved Award – Antonio Pillow Class Participation Award – Cory Harkins, Jordan Shumate and Tyler Cowan Photography and Videography Awards: Talent Discovery – TIE Amber Thomas and Lara Richardson, both Spring 2016 graduates, their work is considered “Best of the Best” while attending college Most Creative – Amber Thomas Excellent Student Award – Michiah Posey Ambassador Award – Katherine Seghers Most Improved Award – Mary Ann Hewitt Class Participation Award – Zakk Beaty Adjunct faculty members, who happen to…

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