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Design Writing and Research Summer Intensive
Design Criticism MFA program at the School of Visual Arts, New York NY
Bachelor of Art, Fine Art
Portland State University, Portland OR
Focus in Graphic Design with an emphasis on socially engaged art practice.
RESIDENCIES / FELLOWSHIPS
Artist in Residence, CIVIC SPACE at Broken City Lab · Windsor, Ontario CANADA
Artist in Residence, Third Story · Detroit MI
Fellow, Frontier Fellowship at The Epicenter · Green River UT
Fellow, Frontier Fellowship at The Epicenter · Green River UT
Artist in Residence, Elsewhere Collaborative · Greensboro NC
Participant, Alabamboo Bike Ride · USA
Participant, Project M · Frankfurt/Offenbach, Germany
Artist in Residence, Banford P. Millar Memorial Library, Portland State University · Portland OR
(solo and collaborative)
The Green River Newspaper · Green River UT*
Spirit of Windsor: An Outsider's Guide · Windsor, Ontario CANADA
Re:Active · Teaching art to high school students, Portland OR*
This, Here · Pop-up blog with Clifton Burt, Design Week Portland, Portland OR
Porch Prints · Part of Wraparound Project, Portland OR
YOU ARE LIKE · Poster insert for Psychiania Publication, New York NY
4249 Rosa Parks Blvd. · Collaboration with the Everyday Institute. Detroit MI*
GOOD Ideas for Cities · Public Presentation at Ziba Design. Portland, OR*
Green River Thrift Store Pop Up · Incline Gallery, San Francisco CA
Hometown Lectures Greensboro · First Friday Exhibition, Elsewhere Collaborative. Greensboro NC
Hypothetical Development Organization · New Orleans LA
Two Fold · Field Work, Portland OR*
North South Portland · Field Work, Portland OR*
Sincerely Interested · Field Work, Portland OR*
DO! · Reading Frenzy, Portland OR*
Hometown Lectures Portland · MK Gallery, Portland State University, Portland OR
Student Zine Library · Banford P. Millar Memorial Library, Portland State University, Portland OR
*Collaboration with Sarah Baugh and/or Justin Flood aka Sincerely Interested
SELECT EXHIBITIONS, SOLO, COLLABORATIVE AND GROUP
There's Gold Here · Third Story Gallery, Detroit MI*
Spirit of Windsor · CIVIC SPACE, Windsor Ontario*
Portland as Fuck · Compound Gallery, Portland OR
As You Are: A Decade of You Are Beautiful · Green Exchange, Chicago IL
Spontaneous Interventions · Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL**
Untitled · Space 204, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN (solo)
Insert Change Here · Wieden+Kennedy, Portland OR
ADX@UNIONPINE · Union Pine, Portland OR
Deadstock · Compound Gallery, Portland OR
Support · Coalition Gallery, Chicago IL
Spontaneous Interventions · Venice, Italy**
Shelter · Incline SF Gallery, San Francisco CA
Points of Interest · Stumptown Coffee, Portland OR (solo)
Landgrabber! · Pump Project Gallery, Austin TX
10-22-38 Astoria · Fictilis Gallery, Seattle WA
2-for-1 · Autzen Gallery, Portland OR
X Marks the Spot · Reading Frenzy, Portland OR
Heavy Metal · Land Gallery, Portland OR
BOOMSHAKALAKA · Land Gallery, Portland OR
The Mythical State of Jefferson · Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland OR
WEST · Land Gallery, Portland OR*
Yearbook · Reading Frenzy, Portland OR
Forget Me Not · Reading Frenzy, Portland OR
Love What You Do · MK Gallery, Portland State University, Portland OR
*Two-person show with Sarah Baugh
**Contributions to Hypothetical Development Organization and GOOD Ideas for Cities included in American Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale
Duties include research, materials and reference library support, graphic design, plant watering.
Adjunct Instructor, Portland State University
Classes include: Design Thinking, Communication Design Studio II (Storytelling and Narrative), Introduction to Communication Design, Typography I, Contemporary Design Projects (Senior Thesis)
Creative, Pinball Publishing
Creative, Scout Books
Duties include: Graphic design, production design, social media, marketing, blog maintenance, writing, customer service, community collaborations, etc.
Freelance Graphic Designer, Writer and Editor
Design clients include: Open Engagement Conference at Portland State University, The Bold Italic, Jen Delos Reyes, Ashley Neese, Dill Pickle Club, Oregon Humanities Magazine, Willamette Week, Four Corners Philadelphia
Writing and editing clients include: Will Bryant Studio, The Office of Kate Bingaman Burt, Portland State University Graphic Design Program, Friendtorship, Lis Charman, Peggy Barnett
Editor, Bangback, www.bangback.com
Art Director, Portland Mercury · Portland OR
Artist Assistant, Kate Bingaman Burt · Portland OR
Everything Is Going to Be Okay, 10 Prints Chronicle Books
You Are Loved Chronicle Books
These Days Are Marked Three Fingered Naptime
Bracket Vol.3, Education, Anonymous
Cleaveland Stories, Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative publication
1000 More Greetings, Rockport Publishers.
GOOD Magazine: Neighborhood Issue. June 2010.
West Self-published with Sarah Baugh
We Need to Know Where We Have Been to Know Where We Are Going: A Collaboratively Written History of Socially Engaged Art, Portland State University. Contributor. Edited by Jen Delos Reyes.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Hypothetical Development Organization featured at Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, USA Pavilion International Architecture Biennale · Venice, Italy
President’s Award for Outstanding University Service · Portland State University
Uncle Sam Design Challenge, Second Place · Studio 360, WNYC + PRI
SEIU Community and Art Scholarship Recipient
Silver Medal · MSU PixElate Show
Justin Eyerly Scholarship Recipient
National Association for Printing Leadership Scholarship Recipient
Host and organizer, GOOD Ideas for Cities Portland. February 2012, Portland, Oregon. Collaboration with GOOD Magazine's GOOD Ideas for Cities Initiative, CEOs for Cities, Ziba Design, AIGA Portland.
Director, Friends of Graphic Design Student Group, Portland State University
Coordinator, Portland Zine Symposium
Adjunct Faculty, Portland State University Department of Art · Portland OR
Classes include: Design Thinking, Storytelling and Narrative, Contemporary Design Practice, Introduction to Communication Design, Typography 1
CLC + PSU Mentorship Program, Portland OR
Sign Making and Urban Renewal Workshop · Field Work, Portland OR
Think Wrong Workshop with Brute Labs · Youth Builds / Project M, Greensboro AL
Zine Canteen · Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland OR Weekly publishing workshop for youth
Sincerely Interested · Art and design collaborative with Sarah Baugh and Justin Flood
Team Projects · Member, sometimes collaborative studio
Epicenter · Alumni, Consultant, Honorary Crew Member, Frontier Fellow
ETC Collective · Elsewhere Tenured Collaborator
Street Thünder · Art Collective, Think Tank
Project M · Alumni
AIGA Portland · Chapter member
Artists create Windsor travel guide from an outsider’s point of view
Luke Simcoe for the Metro News Toronto, April 2013.
A Walkabout Guide to Windsor Ted Shaw for the Windsor Star, April 2013
Nicole Lavelle Interview Jackie Magpie, June 2012.
Good Ideas for Cities: Making Local Farmers More Profitable, Good Magazine Online, March 2012.
Alabamboo + Nicole Lavelle Scout Books blog, July 2011.
Workplace PDX March 23, 2011.
Points of Interest Public School, September 3, 2011.
Oral Histories of North South Portland FORT PORT, December 20, 2010.
Nicole Lavelle for Willamette Week Poppytalk Blog. March 16, 2010.
WEST Portland State Vanguard. February 17, 2010.
Student/Teacher: Nicole Lavelle Underground Art School. February 12, 2010.
WEST: A Multimedia Collaboration by Sarah Baugh and Nicole Lavelle Poppytalk Blog. February 9, 2010.
Nicole Lavelle Design for Mankind. January 8, 2010.
Do what you love, love what you do: Portland State graphic designers show their love at the MK Gallery Portland State Vanguard. November 3, 2009.
Nicole Lavelle Design for Mankind. September 21, 2009.
The Weekly Check In with Nicole Lavelle Rubin Recommends. August 7, 2009.
Fresh From The Oven: Nicole Lavelle Poppytalk Blog. June 23, 2009.
Art School Confidential HOW Magazine. June 1, 2009.
Enthusiastic for Zines: Nicole Lavelle helps bring alternative media to students through zine group Portland State Vanguard. April 24, 2008.