Week 1, Day 1 – 5, 45 Days of Giving

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

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 SmART! Is Nashville’s best…

Day in the life of Nossi Alum, Vickie Lee

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

For our second feature in the Nossi Alumni Series we’re highlighting an Illustration professional.     Meet Vickie Lee, a 2015 Illustration graduate. She’s the creator of a successful webcomic called DnDoggos. It’s about her 4 real life dogs playing Dungeons and Dragons!   So, here’s an inside look on what it’s like to be your own boss in a creative field!     What are the first tasks of your work day? The first task of the day is feeding the dogs so that they let me actually start work! I usually check emails and social media and try to keep up with comments and engagement with my fans, then it’s off to the drawing board! Well, it’s really just my laptop. Fridays are different, as that is the day I post my weekly comic. I start out the day by posting on several social media sites, and spend time replying to comments. Later I do a live art stream for my patrons on Patreon. What are the last tasks of your workday?  Final tasks for the work day are usually setting up documents so I have a good place to start the following day. Since I post a weekly comic, I try to maintain a buffer of a few finished comic pages so that if something comes up, like a sudden illness, I won’t have to be too stressed about finishing a page by Friday.   How did Nossi College prepare you for your career? Nossi really stresses meeting…

Day in the life Nossi Alum, Katherine Seghers

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

As you advance in your college career you may get consumed in the world of academia, so it’s beneficial to mentally prepare yourself for what it’s actually like in the professional world. This may sound daunting, but have no fear because this is the first in a series of advice blog interviews with Nossi Alum creative professionals. Today, we have Katherine Seghers, a Nossi Photography Alum to break it down for you. Check out the inside look on what it’s like to be Ohio State University’s full-time publication photographer and photo coordinator in the Marketing Department for the Office of Student Life. Katherine, what is your role and how does it function within the rest of the department? I am the publication photographer/photo coordinator for the marketing department for the office of student life at The Ohio State University. As a department, we provide marketing support to 43 departments within the umbrella of Student Life and 1,900 student organizations.  The departments we support range from Student Health Services to Recreational Sports to Energy Management and Sustainability. As the publication photographer/photo coordinator I am the photographer for all marketing campaigns, professional staff headshots, event coverage and other photographic needs.  I also oversee a team of six student photographers.  They provide event coverage for the various student organizations, along with assisting me on the larger marketing shoots. What are the first tasks of your workday? The first thing I do when I arrive at work is I check my e-mail. I look for emails…

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…

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