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Nancy Bernardo

Associate Professor

School of Design
College of Art and Design

585-475-6378
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Nancy Bernardo

Associate Professor

School of Design
College of Art and Design

Education

BA, Valparaiso University; MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

585-475-6378

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National/International Competition Award Winner
Bernardo, Nancy. Graphis Inc. Graphis Design Annual 2017, Merit. New York, NY, 2017.
Bernardo, Nancy. PRINT Magazine. 2016 Print Regional Design Awards. Blue Ash, OH, 2016.
Bernardo, Nancy. Society of Typographic Arts. STA 100. Chicago, IL, 2016.
Bernardo, Nancy. Creative Quarterly. Creative Quarterly 45, Runner-up Graphic Design. New York City, NY, 2016.
Bernardo, Nancy. Creative Quarterly. Creative Quarterly 44, Runner-up Graphic Design. New York City, NY, 2016.
Bernardo, Nancy. Design Observer and AIGA. 50 Books/50 Covers. New York City, NY, 2015.
Bernardo, Nancy A. Print Magazine. Regional Design Award Best in Region (East). Chicago, IL, 2014.
Bernardo, Nancy A. How Magazine. Best of International Design. Chicago, IL, 2014.
Bernardo, Nancy A. How Magazine. Outstanding Achievement for In-House Design. Chicago, IL, 2014.
Bernardo, Nancy. AIGA Western New York. New York State of Design: Judge's Choice. Syracuse, NY, 2014.
Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Bernardo, Nancy. Material Interuption. 2 Sep. 2017. Gallery R, Rochester, NY. Installation.
External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee
7/1/2015 - 8/1/2015
     National Endownment for the Humanities
     Amount: $3500
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Bernardo, Nancy and Alysia Kaplan. "Intersection of Subspace; 2D Planes in 4D Space." FATE: Tectonic Shift. Foundations in Art: Theory and Education Conference 2015. Indianapolis, IN. 25 Mar. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Bernardo, Nancy. "Adopt-a-Font Condensed." Typecon 2015 Condensed. Society of Typographic Afficionados. Denver, CO. 13 Aug. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Bernardo, Nancy and Kelly Murdoch-Kitt. "Adopt-a-Font: Condensed." Printing on the Hand Press and Beyond. American Printing History Association. Rochester, NY. 23 Oct. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Bernardo, Nancy A. "What Was Old Is New Again: Recapturing 19th Century Artistic Printing in the 21st Century." Print City Detroit Conference. Mid America Print Council. Detroit, MI. 25 Sep. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Invited Article/Publication
Bernardo, Nancy. "Teaching Collage: Using Graphic Design Prinicples." Kolaj Magazine. (2015). Print.
Bernardo, Nancy A. "Deconstructing Brad Pitt: A Visual Essay." Deconstructing Brad Pitt. (2014). Print.

Currently Teaching

GRDE-202
3 Credits
This course will focus on the analysis, creation and use of imagery for communication purposes, along with an introduction to symbol and icon design as it relates to branding. Processes and techniques for creating images are explored. Projects incorporate symbolism, concept development and integration of image and text. This course will build upon the principles and theories learned in Graphic Design Studio I with project solutions developed for print media, motion and digital use.
GRDE-599
1 - 6 Credits
Graphic Design Independent Study will provide students with the ability to focus in a specialized area of graphic design with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study. The independent study student must obtain permission of an instructor and department by completing the Independent Study Proposal Form to enroll.
GRDE-498
1 - 6 Credits
This course exposes students to the professional environment through outside job opportunities in graphic design studios, advertising agencies, corporate communications departments, and other acceptable organizations. Students will work under the guidance of art directors, creative directors, senior graphic designers, or marketing communications managers and perform creative work that is educational and meaningful for their short-term academic goals as well as their long-range career preparation. Documentation of the experience is required and final review from employer is obtained. The appointed faculty adviser will meet with the student upon completion for final evaluation for a grade. Students must obtain pre-approval of their department and complete the Internship Approval Form. Credit earned is used toward elective credits.
GRDE-217
3 Credits
This comprehensive course will expand student knowledge of motion principles and theories and allow students to hone their technical skills. The course will cover advanced principles of motion graphics and animated storytelling. Focus will be on complex motion and animation techniques and best workflow practices. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional elements will be incorporated in working with spatial and visual continuity. Emphasis will be on experimentation, interactive storytelling, and the ability to convey a message through motion. Advanced techniques such as graph editors, working in 3D space with camera and motion tracking, video, audio, rotoscoping, compositing, and rendering will be introduced.

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