Biography – Nancy Wynn

Nancy Wynn

Nancy Wynn is an award-winning designer, artist, educator, and author. As an educator for over twenty years, Ms. Wynn has taught courses in Visual Communication Design, Photography, Two-Dimensional Design, and Digital Art. She was instrumental in the founding of two academically based Design Centers in the Hartford area—Civic Design, a student-staffed design center at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, which provided professional design solutions to Hartford-area businesses and nonprofits, and the Center for Integrated Design (CID) at the University of Hartford. CID brought together faculty and students in the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, business and visual communication design to solve municipal design issues for a number of local communities. In 2004, Nancy was nominated for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for Faculty Professional Service and Academic Outreach. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Art and Design at Eastern Connecticut State University.

With over twenty-five years of experience in professional design practice, Nancy Wynn has worked for advertising agencies and a Fortune 500 corporation, as well as in her own freelance businesses. In 2003, she became Vice President of Palindrome Partners, a creative services firm that provides advertising, marketing, and design support to wide range of clients. Together with Robert Dennis, Nancy became Co-Creative Director of gener8or Communications (g8) in 2012. g8 is a unique alliance of experienced professionals who join together to help clients meet their marketing, advertising, design, and production goals. She is also involved with a number of national and international professional associations.

As an artist, Ms. Wynn’s work has been exhibited consistently since 1996. She has been shown in NYC, LA, Japan, as well as in galleries throughout New England and Connecticut. Her work is also included in the contemporary art collection of the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut.

Ms. Wynn has written several published articles on design, art and education. Her most recent work—an art piece titled Disaster Averted, together with an essay titled My Stuff, My Memories, My Story—appeared in the publication, Keep/Delete: Turning Messages into Keepsakes, in the fall of 2012. In 2007, Nancy was invited to the Oxford Roundtable at Oxford University, England, where she presented her paper, Image-Making in the 21st Century (published by Oxford University Press in the Forum on Public Policy, Summer 2007 Edition) and joined in a debate on the connections between the arts/humanities and science/technology.

Ms Wynn serves as the Chairman of a ten-year-old fine art gallery in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. The Clare Gallery’s mission is to exhibit artwork that emphasizes religious, interfaith, or social justice themes. The Gallery is also committed to education/outreach and regularly features community lectures by visiting artists.

Ms. Wynn received a Masters of Fine Arts from the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, and previously received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut. In the fall of 1984, she also studied at the prestigious Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.