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Nicole Lavelle
b. 1987 San Francisco, CA
Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

*Note: CV current through December 2013. Please contact for updated CV*


MFA, Fine Art (Social Practice) California College of the Arts, San Francisco CA

Design Writing and Research Summer Intensive,
Design Criticism MFA program at the School of Visual Arts, New York NY

BA, Fine Art (Graphic Design) Portland State University, Portland OR


Frontier Fellowship at The Epicenter · Green River UT
Summer House · Lagunitas, CA

CIVIC SPACE at Broken City Lab · Windsor, Ontario CANADA
Vinewood Residency · Detroit MI
Frontier Fellowship at The Epicenter · Green River UT

Frontier Fellowship at The Epicenter · Green River UT
Elsewhere Collaborative · Greensboro NC

Project M · Frankfurt/Offenbach, Germany

Banford P. Millar Memorial Library, Portland State University · Portland OR

(solo and collaborative)

House of Everything (and More) · El Paso, TX (with Bennett Williamson, via Machine Project and the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts @ University of Texas El Paso)
Massive Urban Change · (with Eliza Gregory @ Storefront Lab) · San Francisco, CA
The Green River Magazine · Green River UT*

The Green River Newspaper · Green River UT*
Spirit of Windsor: An Outsider's Guide · Windsor, ON, Canada*
Share Document · With Clifton Burt for Design Week Portland, Portland, OR

Re:Active · Portland OR*
This, Here · With Clifton Burt for Design Week Portland, Portland OR
Porch Prints · Wraparound Project, Portland OR
YOU ARE LIKE · Psychiania Publication, New York NY
4249 Rosa Parks Blvd. · Everyday Institute Detroit MI*
GOOD Ideas for Cities · Portland, OR*

Green River Thrift Store Pop Up · Incline Gallery, San Francisco CA
Hometown Lectures Greensboro · Elsewhere Collaborative, Greensboro NC
Hypothetical Development Organization · New Orleans LA
Two Fold · Field Work, Portland OR*
North South Portland · Field Work, Portland OR*
Alabamboo Make and Ride · Greensboro, AL to San Francisco, CA

Sincerely Interested · Field Work, Portland OR*
DO! · Reading Frenzy, Portland OR*
Hometown Lectures · 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

Something Completely Different · City Limits Gallery, Oakland CA
"The City" · Ritual, San Francisco CA (solo)
Full Disclosure · Adobe Books, San Francisco CA
I THINK OF YOU ON MOUNTAINTOPS · New Gallery, Calgary Alberta (with Mary Rothlisberger)

Visiting Artist Benefit Auction · MK Gallery, Portland State University, Portland OR
Emerging Tactics: Public Schools (RECESS) · Swigert Commons, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR
Rabbit Island Benefit Auction · 981 Dean Street, New York NY
Road Trip · WORK/DETROIT Gallery, University of Michigan, Detroit MI
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**

SLOW NO DUST · 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 Division, 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


Adjunct Instructor, Portland State University
Classes included: Design Thinking, Communication Design Studio II (Storytelling and Narrative), Introduction to Communication Design, Typography I, Contemporary Design Projects (Senior Thesis)

Atelier Ace
Duties include research, materials and reference library support, graphic design.

Editor-at-Large, Pinball Publishing and Scout Books
Current includes writing and creative collaborations.

Freelance Graphic Designer, Writer and Editor
Design clients include: Open Engagement Conference, Southern Exposure SF, California College of the Arts, The Bold Italic, Ashley Neese Wellness, Know Your City, Oregon Humanities, Willamette Week, Green Zebra Grocery, TiroTiro, Octopus Books

Writing and editing clients include: Will Bryant Studio, The Office of Kate Bingaman Burt, Portland State University Graphic Design Program

Editor, Bangback,

Art Director, Portland Mercury · Portland OR

Artist Assistant, Kate Bingaman Burt · Portland OR


Treasury of Art/Life Collection, edited by Jen Delos Reyes and published by Museums Press
Synonym Journal, Issue 3
Day Job, edited by Taryn Cowart and Corbin LaMont
O-P-E-N via Virginia Commonwealth University Graphic Design MFA

Share Document, Co-edited with Clifton Burt and published by Ampersand.
Everything Is Going to Be Okay, 10 Prints Chronicle Books
Adventure Club Quarterly, Issue 4

You Are Loved Chronicle Books
These Days Are Marked Three Fingered Naptime

Bracket Vol.3, Education, Anonymous
Cleveland 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.


Sappi: Ideas that Matter Grant Recipient with Sarah Baugh and the Epicenter for the Green River Magazine
Finalist, Design Ignites Change AIGA Professional Fellowship Award, with Sarah Baugh for the Green River Newspaper

Hypothetical Development Organization featured at Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, USA Pavilion International Architecture Biennale · Venice, Italy

GOOD Magazine 25 Female Designers We Love
Quite Strong’s Lust List
Poppytalk’s 2010 Most Influential

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
Justin Eyerly Portland Trailblazers 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


Epicenter ACE Program at Green River High School · Green River, UT

Re:active · Portland OR
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

Friendtorship, 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
Epicenter · Consultant, Honorary Crew Member, Frontier Fellow
ETC Collective · Elsewhere Tenured Collaborator
Project M · Alumni


11 Change-Making Designs that Inspire Action Good Magazine Online, October 2013

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.