NHIA Announces Epic Illustrator Alyssa Nassner

Jennifer Robertson on 11.10.15

New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is very excited to announce a new lecture featuring renowned illustrator Alyssa Nassner. This event is free and open to the public and will be held November 20, 11:30am-1pm at NHIA’s French Building, 148 Concord St, Manchester NH.

Alyssa Nassner is an illustrator and hand letterer from Baltimore, based out of New York, NY. By day she is a designer for ABRAMS Kids, and in her spare time she dabbles in repeat pattern making and food illustration. Her passion for surface design has led her to develop projects and products for a wide array of clients including Target, Hallmark, Studio Oh, Trader Joe’s and many more. Her trademark is her use of bright colors and hand rendered typography.

“An integral component to our programming and its success at NHIA has been to incorporate exceptional guest lectures for our students, and the community,” said Jim Burke, Chair of the Illustration Department at NHIA. “Nassner is a major talent, providing significant contributions within the field of illustration. By design, our visiting artists not only cover a broad range of genres within visual communication, but also represent distinct periods within an artist’s career. This is essential in today’s creative fields, which we emphasize with all of our students.”

Alyssa is also quite fond of dogs, donuts, her family, and traveling, which feature prominently in her work. Her biggest inspirations include vintage botanical prints, Scandinavian design and mid-century illustration. Alyssa is also co-owner and designer for Hooray Today paper goods.


About New Hampshire Institute of Art

Since 1898 the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) has remained committed to its original mission of engaging students, artists, scholars, and the community in the arts through quality education, outreach, and access to creative resources, with a focus on the present and a vision on the future. NHIA offers Bachelor of Fine Art degree programs in Art Education, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, and Photography. NHIA also offers a Master of Arts in Art Education, and Master of Fine Art programs in Creative Writing, Photography, Visual Art, and Writing for the Stage and Screen in addition to serving over 1,500 students annually through its community education programs. NHIA’s academic and administrative programs and residence halls are housed in 11 buildings spread throughout downtown Manchester with additional studio and exhibition facilities located in Sharon and Peterborough, New Hampshire. 

NHIA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NHIA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). For more information visit www.nhia.edu.