Nancy Ciolek is an Associate Professor in the School of Design. She received her MFA from Indiana State University (ISU). Previous academic positions and consulting include Program Chair of Graphic Design, Administrative Chair for the School of Design, Graduate Program Chair for Computer Graphics Design at RIT. Instructor at ISU, education consultant for the Departments of Higher Education for the states of New York and Connecticut, promotion and tenure reviewer for the University of Evansville, and Queens College, Academic program reviewer for Genesee Community College and Alfred State College.
Nancy has 31+ years of experience in graphic design and serves as a design consultant for ICS, Inc., an international innovation consulting firm based in Rochester, NY, in addition to previously working as a designer at James Bare Design, The Williams Agency, and St. Mary of the Woods College. Her work has been published in Contemporary Masterworks by St. James Press (UK), IDS Publishing/Media 2005 (online), and in the SIGGRAPH 2006 conference proceedings; and has presented at the Kern Conference, the UCDA Design Education Summits, SIGGRAPH, and TypeCon. She has been a conference program reviewer for UCDA and the Taiwan Association of Digital Media Design international conference. She has been an invited guest speaker and given workshops at various conferences and universities. Nancy recently co-authored the book— Digital Design in Action: Creative Solutions for Designers (CRC Press)
Her professional affiliations over the years have included Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, AIGA, RAF, SEGD, UCDA, SOTA, ACM SIGGRAPH & the Education Committee, and the former Graphic Design Education Association (GDEA). Nancy is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Higher Education, is former interim president of DEAAF (Deaf Education and Arts for African Families), and currently serves on the advisory board for Pennsylvania College of Technology (part of Penn State), and the UCDA Education Board (University and College Designers Association).