Nancy Snow has practiced graphic design—predominately in government and higher education—for over 18 years. Since completing her MDes (Listen to your body: Designing for type 2 diabetes) at York University (June 2015) she has presented her work on design pedagogy, food studies, and knowledge exchange at multiple conferences across North America and Europe, and in Australia. Currently, her research and writing focuses on graphic design in a variety of contexts: the beginning design student, Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), rhetoric and social semiotics, human-computer interaction and food insecurity. Her making practices focus on knowledge exchange, narratives, and interactivity. Nancy currently teaches graphic design, typography, drawing, and communication in design for health.
MDes (honours), York University, June 2015 Macromedia and HTML Training, George Brown College, 2002-2004 Diploma, Communication & Design (Graphic Design), OCAD, Graduate 1998
Awards \ Grants
2017 | Nominated. Price Award for Excellence in Teaching, OCAD University
2017 | Nominated. Inspired Teaching Award: Excellence in Teaching First Year Students, FCDC, OCAD University
2016 | Nominated. Non-Tenured Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching, OCAD University
2015 | Awarded. Leadership to Advance Teaching, FCDC, OCAD University
2015 | Nominated. Non-Tenured Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching, OCAD University
2014 | Awarded. Lawrence Heisey Grad Award in Fine Arts, Graduate Studies, York University
June 2017 | Conference Presentation (conference proceedings in progress), The LxD 2017 Design Educators Conference Ravensbourne, London UK. Presentation entitled: Cultural Dimensions in Design Studio Pedagogy: The student perspective, co-author.
Snow, M., & Snow, N. (2017, June). Interactive logic models: using design and technology to explore the effects of dynamic solutions on program logic. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 17(2), 20-28.
May 2017 | Conference Presentation, The CASDW 2017 Annual Conference, Congress 2017 of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ryerson University, Toronto CA. Presentation entitled: (re)Designing Institutional Discourses of Academic Integrity: Diversity, Difference, Policy, and Pedagogy, co-author.
May 2017 | Conference Presentation, The Canadian Evaluation Society’s 2017 Conference: Facing Forward: Innovation, Action, and Reflection, Vancouver, CA. Presentation entitled: Dylomo: Case studies from an online tool for developing interactive logic models,
May 2017 | Conference Presentation, The Canadian Evaluation Society’s 2017 Conference: Facing Forward: Innovation, Action, and Reflection, Vancouver, CA. Presentation entitled: A Graphic Designer, an Evaluator, and a Computer Scientist Walk into a Bar: Interdisciplinarity for Innovation, co-author.
April 2017 | Conference Presentation, Crossings: Exploring Shared Work in Writing, University of Nevada, Reno, USA. Presentation entitled: (re)Designing and (re)Making Writing Pedagogy: Reflections on a Design/Writing Collaboration, co-author.
March 2017 | Conference Proceedings and Paper Presentation, National Conference for the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS): Begin w/ Why | Ethics and Values in Beginning Design, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT USA. Presentation entitled: What Precipitates Change in Cultural Diversity Awareness in a Multicultural Design Studio Practice?, co-author.
Nov 2016 | Conference presentation. PROOF Conference: Advancing Food Insecurity Research in Canada, University of Toronto, Toronto CA. Presentation entitled: Student-driven Initiatives to Combat Food Insecurity: Initial Research and Recommendations, co-author.
Nov 2016 | Workshop. RGD Design Educators Conference, Humber College, Toronto, CA. Presentation entitled: Fostering Purposeful Writing Processes in the Design Studio, co-author.
Oct 2016 | Conference Presentation. AIGA Design Educators Conference: Design on the Frontier, Montana State University, Bozeman USA. Presentation entitled: Teaching Typography, co-author.