Executive Summary: CV

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
Awarded the invitation of attending the “20th Annual International Best Teachers Institute”  in West Orange, NJ. June 20–22, 2017. Faculty from around the world come together to discuss thoughtful questions about teaching and learning in the 21st century. This three-day intensive conference will be led by Ken Bain, James Lang, Mindy Maris, Diana Thomas, and Michelle Miller.

Panel Chair for FATE 2017 Conference “To the Core and Beyond” Kansas City, MO. April 2017. Chair of session: “Using the Flip: why your students want to hear from you rather than YouTube.” Session included three other academics presenting papers on flipping the classroom.

Silent Witness: Works by Nancy Wynn and John Bizis, at the McCoy Gallery at Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts. February 1–March 10, 2017 (exhibition includes floral sculptures of John Bizis).

Silent Witness: Works by Nancy Wynn, solo exhibition at the Clare Gallery in Hartford, Connecticut. November 1–December 31, 2016.

Established Clare Gallery in downtown Hartford, CT, USA. Managing Chair for thirteen years. Writes PR and designs all print, web , and social marketing collateral. Curated numerous exhibitions throughout the years. 2003–Present.

Connecticut Dances: A Moving History, designed a collapsible traveling exhibition for Connecticut Dance Alliance. Premier exhibition at the Connecticut Historical Museum, Hartford, Connecticut. January 19, 2017 opening. Exhibition is ongoing.

AIGA: the Professional Association of Design Educator’s Conference “Nuts+Bolts: Tightening up classroom fundamentals, reinforcing careers, and constructing the future of the discipline.” June 15-16, 2016. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. Peer-Reviewed paper presentation “Digital Storytelling: forging a bridge between Design and the Liberal Arts.”

Invited speaker on “Face Connecticut” WTIC Public Affairs Radio, Hartford, CT. October 11, 2015. Discussion with host Sam Gingerella on the exhibit Grace Before Dying at the Clare Gallery, Hartford, CT.

Invited panelist for FATE 2015 Conference Tectonic Shifts. Indianapolis, IN. March 2015. Session: “My Digital Foundations Needs Shaking Up.”

Invited panelist on the “Colin McEnroe” on WNPR, Hartford, CT. September 24, 2013. Discussion DADA Art.

Published essay “My ‘Stuff,’ My Memories, My Story” and artwork “Pick Up the Phone” in Keep Delete: turning messages into keepsakes, Andrea Wilkinson. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Pages 105, 147–151.

Published essay “Literacy Depends on Context” and artwork “Farmers” in The means by which we find our way: observations on design, David Gardener and Andrea Wilkinson. Ramp Press, Wintec, New Zealand, 2008. Pages 97, 198–199.

International traveling design group exhibition: The means by which we find our way. Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery, Winthrop University, SC: 9/12 to 10/24, 2008. Ramp Gallery, Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand: 11/8 to 12/1, 2007. Exhibited: Farmers.

Poster design chosen for AIGA’s Get out the Vote 2008 campaign. Over 200 designs submitted nationwide, 50 chosen for exhibition during both the Democratic and Republican Conventions 2008 at the Denver Art Museum and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The exhibition installed in New York City at AIGA’s National Design Center from 9/11 to 10/24, 2008.

Published paper “Image Making and Meaning: Educational Benefits of Studying Design in the 21st Century” in Forum on Public Policy, Summer 2007 Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford England, January 2008.

Nominated and awarded the honor of being appointed a delegate to the Oxford Round Table in July 2007. Held at Oxford University in England, the Round Tables are distinctive forums to discuss important policy questions over a five-day period in a collegial “think tank” atmosphere. Wynn was 1 of 35 delegates selected from around the world. The topic for the July 2007 session was “Balancing the Two Cultures: Critical Choices.” (Additional invitation Summer 2012).

Published paper “A ‘Real’ Undergraduate Design Education” in an internationally peer-reviewed publication The International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, 2006, November 2006

International presentations: Prato, Italy. Presented design education research. Summer 2006.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Grant 2005, $124,536. Granting for Environmental Design for the University of Hartford. Barry Lubin: lead project director, Nancy Wynn: lead designer.

Second Place Award, American Design Awards’ Winter Semi-Annual Design Contest, 2005. Awarded to Civic Design for Richard Harden’s Self Promotional CD package.

Nominated for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for Faculty Professional Service and Academic Outreach 2004. This award is sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Learning located at the University of Massachusetts, Graduate College of Education, Boston, MA, USA.

Founder and Creative Director of Civic Design, a professional design firm at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford. September 2001– May 2007.

Founder of the Center for Integrated Design (CID) at the University of Hartford. June 2003–2008. Worked on redesigning the Town Center of Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA. June 2003–2004. Grants over $75,000 secured for various projects.

International group exhibitions:Together in Kyoto, Japan, 2004 and Harmony in Aioi, Japan, 2003.

Palindrome Partners, Amesbury, MA USA. Owns and operates an advertising and design business serving various clients in New England. Creatively develops content for print and web. Clients include: Connecticut Historical Society, Connecticut Science Center, Bridgeport Hospital, Varied Connecticut State Agencies, Springfield Museums, Opticare and Simsbury Bank. 2007–Present. View work at: palindrome partners.com

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Associate Professor of Digital Design, Visual and Performing Arts Department. Merrimack College, North Andover, MA, USA. 2015–Present.

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, Connecticut, USA. Art and Art History Department. Fall 2014–Present , Fall 2010–Fall 2012, Adjunct Professor Digital Art and Design. January 2013–May 2014 Full-time Assistant Professor Digital Art and Design.

Manchester High School, Manchester, CT, USA. Scholar-in-residence for the course “Explorations in Jewelry Making” teaching design thinking and processes focused on digital art, identity/branding and entrepreneurial studies. January–June, 2015.

University of Hartford, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Visual Communication Design Department. 2000–2007 Full-time Assistant Professor Visual Communication Design. 1997–2000 Adjunct Professor Visual Communication Design.

University of Connecticut, Department of Fine Arts, Storrs, Connecticut, USA. Visual Arts Department. September 1995–2000 Adjunct Professor, Introduction & Advanced Graphic Design and Digital Media.

Manchester Community College, Department of Continuing Education, Manchester, Connecticut, USA. September 1994–1996 Instructor. Introduction & Advanced Apple computer classes, various Adobe computer classes and Portfolio preparation classes.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
AIGA: The Professional Association for Design
CAA: College Art Association
FATE. Foundations in Art: Theory and Education

EDUCATION
M.F.A: University of Hartford, Hartford Art School
B.F.A.: University of Connecticut. Study Abroad: Nova Scotia College of Art & Design.

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