Courtney Nienke

New Haven, CT, USA
I am a creative, visual problem solver. My main interest is to take the best idea possible and bring it to life with whatever tools and skills needed to further communicate to the audience. Communication is everything. I want to speak to the world. I believe that world is ready to listen, you just have to know to speak to them.

Work Experience


Design Director

The Campus Ledger is the student ran news tabloid distributed by Johnson County Community College. I worked diligently alongside a small staff of designers, photographers, writers, editors, and marketing personnel to oversee the entire design and production of the paper.
August 2010 - May 2011 Overland Park, Kansas, United States


Design Teaching Assistant

Primarily focusing on typography, color and layout, I assisted in teaching students to develop both the conceptual and technical skills needed to succeed in field of graphic design.
August 2010 - May 2011 Kansas, United States


Junior Desigenr

A Boutique design firm in lower Manhattan.
I worked on print, packaging and web design for an array of clients from startups to Fortune 500 companies.
September 2011 - December 2011 New York, New York, United States

Viridian Energy

Graphic Designer

Overseeing and creatively executing a variety of projects for a Top 50 Direct Selling company founded on and committed to sustainability. Projects include: branding and identity systems, quarterly periodicals, annual reports, marketing materials and brochures, campaign/event development, and websites.
December 2011 - Connecticut, United States


Johnson County Community College

AAS- Graphic Design

August 2009 - May 2011 Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Fort Hays State University

BFA- Photography/ Graphic Design

August 2005 - May 2009 Hays, Kansas, United States


Advertising, Collaboration, Color, Communication, Conceptual Design And Layout, Customer Realtions, Dreamweaver, Fine Arts History, Flash, Illustrator, Indesign, Letterpress, Meeting Strict Deadlines, Outgoing, Photography, Photoshop, Screenprinting, Typography, Working As A Part Of A Commited Team,

Additional Information

Member of the AAF 2010- present

Member of AIGA 2009- present