NICHOLAS BURKHALTER

DESIGNER

About


A resourceful, ambitious designer possessing tools to achieve successful design solutions spanning digital and analog formats. A demonstrable record of collaborative and solo experience researching concepts, implementing tools concrete and abstract, and realization of agreed upon plans culminating in effectively resonant design.


     

Experience



NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART
Graphic Designer
November 2015–March 2017
Creative Director
April 2017-Present

Responsible for the design and production of multiple departments' print and digital collateral publicizing Academy lectures, events, and exhibitions, instructional material for current/prospective students, and informational material highlighting the Academy's growth.

FREELANCE

March 2015–Present
Designing for several independent projects in North Carolina and New York City.


Research + Creative Studio Assistant + Designer
Tricia Treacy

March 2014–September 2015
In this apprenticeship, I gained perspective into three distinct projects at various stages, including client work, book design, conceptual research, working collaboratively (and especially with artists in other countries), testing and experimenting, preparing work for exhibitions, documenting, and using social media as a means to share results.


SMITH GALLERY
Graphic Designer

February 2014–May 2015
In this position I was immersed in the fast-paced nature of in-house design work, developing concepts into print material promoting a variety of exhibiting artists, creative lectures, and documentary screenings.

Education

Bachelor Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Appalachian State University, May 2015
Honors: cum laude


Recognitions


Teaching Assistant, Tricia Treacy & Ashley John Pigford, Penland School of Craft, 2015
Juried Senior Studio Exhibition, Lost Province, Boone, NC, 2015
Juried national book arts exhibition, Heart & Hand, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Special Collections library, NE, curated by Boonie O’Connell, 2015
President, AIGA Appalachian State Student group, Appalachian State University, 2014-2015
Undergraduate Research Assistantship recipient, University Student Research, Appalachian State University, 2014
Materials Grant recipient, University Student Research, Appalachian State University, 2014
Teaching Assistant, Tricia Treacy and Mila Waldeck, 2015
Volunteer, Type-Con National conference, Washington DC, 2014
Curated NASAD Accreditation Student Exhibition, Department of Art, Smith Gallery Appalachian State University, 2014