Dawn Nicole, Famous Alumni 


From graphic design student to online entrepreneur

In Fall 2012, Air Force wife and mom of three Dawn Nicole decided to return to school. Seeking a flexible, online program to give her the graphic/web design skills to design and manage her own creative blog, Dawn enrolled in an Advanced Certificate in Graphic Design at Sessions College.

Dawn graduated her Sessions College program in Spring 2014 with flying colors, but that was only the start. In the last few years, Dawn has become a recognized hand-lettering artist, and the author of five books on hand-lettering and type, including "Color Me Inspired" Volumes 1 + 2 on Taunton Press, 2016. Dawn's blog Dawn Nicole Designs reaches a wide audience of creatives with a 450,000 audience reach and nearly 1 million monthly page views.

Dawn is also a Senior Brand Ambassador for Tombow USA. Her licensed artwork and hand lettering have been seen in stores like Hobby Lobby and TJ Maxx and on products like the 2016 Valentine's Krispy Kreme Doughnut Coloring Page Style Box.

"Going back to school at age 30 with a baby and two toddlers wasn't easy…but it was one of the best decisions I ever made for my career. I can't speak highly enough of how awesome Sessions was from the first email I sent, to the enrollment process, to graduation."

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