Department of Art & Design Faculty & Staff

Paul Kinsman
Professor, Art & Design
Department Chair
208-467-8801
PKinsman(at)NNU.Edu

Paul Kinsman is a graphic design professor and chair of NNU's Department of Art & Design. Paul teaches various graphic design and typography courses, Illustration, Screenprinting, and Graphic Design History. Prior to coming to NNU in 2007, Paul spent seven years directing the graphic design program at Point Loma Nazarene University. In 1999, Paul earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, one of the top-ranked MFA programs in the country. In addition to teaching, Paul has worked professionally as a graphic designer for more than twenty years, receiving various professional awards for his work.

When he's not teaching, working with students, or pursuing professional design work, Paul enjoys traveling, skiing, golfing, kayaking, biking, camping, hiking and a host of other outdoor activities with his family.

Jamie Tucker
Associate Professor, Art & Design
208-467-8408
JTucker(at)NNU.Edu

Jamie Tucker teaches in the Art Department at Northwest Nazarene University. She graduated from Indiana State University with her Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography. Jamie has lived several lives, including being a sports photographer on the wild Arkansas River in Colorado, and working for a mission organization as a Graphic Designer/Photographer in Guatemala, Central America. While she continues to speak Spanish and travel internationally, most of her time is spent teaching, working with students, being with family and enjoying nature, in beautiful Idaho.

A unique part of Jamie's artwork is the experimentation with medium format cameras, and alternative processes. Her love for these processes is a part of what she considers the mystery of photography; they facilitate a new way of seeing the world.

Amy Gilles
Assistant Professor, Art & Design
208-467-8398
agilles(at)nnu.edu
http://amygilles.wordpress.com/

Amy Gilles teaches Studio Art at Northwest Nazarene University. She is originally from the Midwest, where she graduated from The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting. Amy is passionate about being outdoors and much of her artwork focuses on the experience of walking and coming to know and feel connected to a particular landscape by moving through it. Her work has been shown in Chicago and throughout the Midwest.

When not on a hike or a bike ride, Amy loves working with students in the studio, classroom and individually. She loves ideas, discussion, and the creative process in general and is continually learning and exploring along with her students.

Mike Bartlett
Instructor, Art & Design
208-467-8259
smbartlett(at)nnu.edu 
http:/missionbrave.com

Mike Bartlett teaches graphic design and is the director of the Friesen Art Galleries at Northwest Nazarene University. After growing up in Spokane, WA, he attended NNU where he earned his BA in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design. During his college experience, he spent a semester in Florence, Italy studying Fashion Design and Art History. After graduating, he accepted a position at Carhartt Inc. in Dearborn, MI as a Product Designer. At Carhartt, he  worked with pattern design, illustration, trim design, catalog layout, presentation materials, brand development, advertising, and screen printing. In addition to teaching, Mike is working on his MFA in Web Design & New Media from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco via their online program. Outside of school, he loves to travel, spend time with his wife and puppy, along with racing in triathlons.


James Snyder
Adjunct Professor, Web Design
jgsnyder(at)nnu.edu

Lon Gilbert
Adjunct Professor, Ceramics
ldgilbert(at)nnu.edu

Sandy Nicholson
Department Assistant, Art & Design
208-467-8409
sandranicholson(at)nnu.edu