N. McMillan, Designer/Educator

Hello and welcome.

Nicholas McMillan is a designer, artist, and educator from Newport News, Virginia.

I am currently an Assistant Professor at Columbus State University, where I teach Graphic Design in the Department of Art. I received my MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and my BFA from James Madison University.  

Prior to moving to Columbus, I was the Visiting Assistant Professor of Design at the University of Central Oklahoma and an Assistant Professor of Art at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi. Prior to entering academia I gained professional experience working for eight years as a graphic designer throughout the DC Metropolitan area.

I continue to be actively involved in AIGA, the professional organization for graphic design, and in advancing graphic design curriculum to best meet future demands of the graphic design industry.

You may contact me via email and follow me on Instagram.

Currently Reading

The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown



AIGA :: Member :: 04/2010–Present



Nicholas has excellent design skills and expertise in a wide variety of applications. His experience as a professional designer proved to be most valuable in his success in the classroom. His real world experience fully prepared the Graphic Design students for the next step in their careers in the field.
Jack Gron, Professor of Art, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
August 12, 2015

Nicholas has tremendous insight and experience when it comes to graphic design and thoroughly shares with his students. He encourages his students to work beyond what they are capable of and pushes their limits to achieve great things and develop amazing work. He is very understanding and open-minded. He approaches each situation as a fresh opportunity for something greater. Nicholas is a wonderful professor and individual to work with.
Diem Le, Senior Production Designer, Adcetera
May 3, 2012

Nicholas has a strong sense for design layout and composition. He is meticulous and pushes himself to excel at everything he does. He engaged in active discussion and provided feedback that was encouraging and critical at the same time. Nicholas’ penchant for writing and interest in diverse cultures gave birth to an extremely relevant thesis study and will lead the education system to a more relevant method of teaching international audiences. I would strongly recommend Nicholas as a design teacher or a designer, as he would prove to be a skilled member within any organization. 
Bhumika Shah, Senior Designer, Lowe World Wide
October 5, 2010


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