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John Nordyke

John Nordyke

Nordyke

Professor of Visual Communication Design/ Chair of Applied Arts Department

nordyke@hartford.edu

MFA, Graphic Design, Rhode Island School of Design
BA, Graphic Design and Art History, Purdue University

 

Before attending RISD, Nordyke was a designer in Chicago for many recognized brands and institutions while spending a summer in Yale University’s design program in Brissago, Switzerland. As an independent design consultant he produced client and personal work that received recognition from American Center for Design, Type Directors Club, University and College Designers Association, American Insititute of Graphic Arts, American Corporate Identity, and the American Graphic Design Awards for which he twice received Best of Typography. His work has been exhibited widely and published in many books and journals. He received the honor of being selected as a Master Designer by the U.S. Mint, and his drawing for the Nevada state quarter was a finalist. Prior to joining the University, Nordyke was an adjunct instructor sharing his time between RISD and Clark University. His thoughts on design education appeared as an article in UCDA’s Designer, and an authored interactive assignment appeared in Loop, AIGA’s journal of interactive design education. He recently received the Emerging Arts Administration Fellowship from the National Council of Arts Administrators.

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Exhibitions

2014

  • GR8 Show, Connecticut Art Director’s Club, Kehler Liddel Gallery: New Haven, Conn.

2012 

  • Conference for Society of Applied Anthropology: Baltimore, Breda, K; MacGregor, B; Nordyke

2010

  • University & College Designers Association: Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Identity: Best of the Best Design and Advertising Exhibition: Moscow, Russia
  • Connecticut Art Directors Club: Hartford, Conn.

2008 

  • Connecticut Art Directors Club: Branford, Conn.
  • AIGA Get Out the Vote poster campaign:
  • Denver Art Museum, Walker Art Center, National Design Center, Minnesota Museum of American Art
  • Drake University, Maine College of Art, Moore College of Art & Design, UW–Milwaukee
  • University & College Designers Association, Savannah, Ga.
  • Gallery 214, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.
Awards

2013

  • Fellow, National Council of Arts Administrators 

2011

  • American Graphic Design and Advertising 27

2010 

  • University & College Designers Association
  • American Graphic Design and Advertising 26

2009 

  • American Graphic Design & Advertising 25

2008 

  • University & College Designers Association
Presentations

2014

  • National Council of Arts Administrators, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

2007 

  • American Institute of Graphic Arts annual conference of design education, Nashville, Tenn.
Selected Work Published

2011 

  • Bright Ideas in Graphic Design, Bright Books
  • LogoLounge 6, Published by Rockport
  • Graphis Logo 8, Published by Graphis

2010

  • Brand Identity Essentials: 100 Principles for Design Logos and Building Brands, Published by Rockport
  • Basic Logos, Published by Index Books, Spain 
  • LogoLounge Master Library: Initials and Crests
  • Inspiring Design, University and College Designers Association

2009 

  • Communication Arts, Design Annual  
  • American Graphic Design and Advertising 25, Published by Harper Collins
  • American Corporate Identity, Published by Harper Collins

2008 

  • Graphis Logo 7, Published by Graphis
  • American Corporate Identity
  • Inspiring Design, University & College Designers Association
  • Designer  Vol. 33, No. 2., Published by University and College Designers Association
  • GDUSA  October issue
  • Print  “Stack the Vote”


2007

  • Print  Regional Design Annual
  • Below the Fold, Vol. 1, No. 4, Summer, “The ACD 100 Issue”
  • American Corporate Identity
  • Designer, Vol. 31, No. 4. Published by University and College Designer’s Association


2006

  • Fingerprint: The Art of Using Hand-made Elements in Graphic Design, edited by Chen Design Associates
Patents

2016

  • Patent Awarded “Memory Lock Devices,” Adrezin, R; Dinan, R; Legum, S; Nordyke, J. Priority-filed Application Number 14/120,261 in May, 2014.