Noel Dolan

Noel Dolan

Art and Graphic Design Manager

(719) 502-2667 | Noel.Dolan@pikespeak.edu

Box C11, Centennial | A-212

Background

Noel began her profession as an intern at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and later became the Art Director. In 2017, Noel joined the marketing team at Pikes Peak State College as the Art & Graphic Design Coordinator. In addition to her full-time job, Noel also runs Noel Dolan Creative, teaches multimedia graphic design at Pikes Peak State College, teaches calligraphy at Ladyfingers Letterpress, and served on the board of AIGA Colorado Springs for 5 years, including 2 years as the Field Director. 

Throughout her career, Noel has earned over 30 professional awards on the local, regional, and national level from the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). In 2019, she was named the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Colorado Springs Designer of the Year.

When Noel isn't designing, she's traveling the globe, cooking, reading and devoting her time to reruns of Friends and The Office.

Professional Experience

Pikes Peak State College | 2017–Present
Art and Graphic Design Manager

  • Design all collateral materials for the college marketing department to promote recruitment and retention for current and prospective students.
  • Work with the PPSC Foundation to design invitation suites for fundraising events and collateral marketing materials.
  • Design promotional materials for print, web, and social media that market internal programs, clubs, and organizations.
  • Mentor and manage multimedia graphic design student work study employees.
  • Maintain brand integrity for the entire college and all materials for print, web, and social media.
  • Develop print specs (paper type, coatings, die-cuts, spot colors, and finishes) for all projects and working with the PPSC Copy Center and local vendors on production and budgets.

Noel Dolan Creative | 2005–Present
Freelance Designer

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) | 2005–2017

Honors & Awards

2021 AAF SILVER MEDAL
American Advertising Federation

2019 AAF ADVERTISING ICON | DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
American Advertising Federation

2018 AAF DISTRICT ADDY AWARD | District 4 Addy
American Advertising Federation

ADDY AWARD 2016 – 2019
American Advertising Federation
2 Gold | 11 Silver

National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) 018 – 2020 Regional Medallion Award 5 Gold | 8 Silver | 2 Bronze

National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR)
2018 – 2020 National Paragon Awards 1 Gold | 1 Silver | 1 Bronze

Classes Taught

Multimedia Graphic Design Department

  • MGD 217 | Typography II
  • MGD 116 | Typography I (Spring 2021)

Publications

Professional Memberships

AIGA Colorado Springs | 2014–2019
Board Member & Field Director