Georgia State University
M.F.A., Graphic Design
Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S., Industrial Design
2012 – 2017
Assistant Professor, Design Arts
Area Head, Graphic Design
Memphis College of Art
Courses Taught include:
GD200: Typography & Layout
GD205: Print Design & Production (digital and analog processes, standard and experimental)
GD260: Web Design (HTML/CSS)
GD300: Digital Design & User Interface (UI/UX, focus on prototyping & user-testing)
GD400: Brand & Identity Design
GD405: Senior Project & Portfolio (capstone course)
GD220: Advertising Design
GD210: Packaging Design (fiber-based packaging)
GD399: ST: Product & Packaging Design (multidisciplinary approach—cotaught and crosslisted with sculpture, focus on digital fabrication techniques)
GD399: ST: The Design Laboratory (agency course, paid client work)
FD100: Drawing I
FD140: Idea Process Criticism
FD120: 2D Design
2010 – 2012
Instructor of Record, Graphic Design
Georgia State University
Courses Taught include:
GRD3000: Introduction to Graphic Design
GRD3150: Introduction to Typography
Collaborations, Partnerships, Student Exhibitions
Public Art Walking Tour, Overton Square. Directory map, brochure maps, children’s activity books and color-in postcards, branded stamps and other collateral for local businesses. Loeb Properties, Memphis TN.
The Intersections of Typography, a multidisciplinary show at the intersections of communication, expression, and form. Lower Gallery Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art.
60 Years of Rock & Roll, a design and illustration show celebrating the 60th anniversary of Rock and Roll at the Levitt Shell. Lower Gallery Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art.
The Intersections of Typography. Lower Gallery Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art.
Fight Gun Violence, design exhibition. Main Gallery Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art. Fight Gun Violence, guerrilla campaign. Frayser and Midtown, Memphis TN.
Stars at the Park, a design show of event posters for Levitt Shell. Lower Gallery Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art.
Make Memphis Public Art Campaign, in partnership with Urban Art Commission and Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team. Memphis TN.
In-Progress Publications (expected 2017)
Normoyle, C., & Tegtmeyer, R. (n.d.). Speculating the Possibilities for Remote Collaborative Design Research: The Experimentations of a Drawing Robot, The Design Journal, Vol#(Iss#), pp. TBD. Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis.
Christian, C., & Normoyle, C. (n.d.). Motion Design in the Context of Place. In R. B. Stone & L. Wahlin (Eds.), Kinetic Emergence: The Theory and Practice of Motion Design. (pp.TBD). Chicago, IL: Common Ground Publishing.
Normoyle, C. (2017). Design as Process, Artistic Interventions and Civic-minded Improvements as Artifacts. In C. Kung, E. Lam & Y. Lee (Eds.), Cumulus Working Papers 33/16: Cumulus Hong Kong 2016—Open Design for E-very-thing. (pp. 304-311). Hong Kong, China: HKDI and Cumulus
Christian, C., & Normoyle, C. (2016). A Catalyst for Change: Understanding Characteristics of Citizen-driven Placemaking Endeavors Across Diverse Communities. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal—Annual Review, 10(1), pp. 41-58.*
* This paper won the International Award for Excellence, Vol. 10, Design Principles and Practices Collection.
Christian, C., Gain, F., & C. Normoyle. (2014, November). Rethinking the Interior Design User Experience Journey: How Instagram is Changing User Perception of Interior Environments. Paper presented at Designing Experiences: The Ballerina on the Elephant, Hong Kong, China.
Normoyle, C., & R. Tegtmeyer. (2014). Issues of Technology. In T. Allen & B. Chornyak (Eds.), Margin: A Journal of Design Collaboration and Experimentation. Design Matchmaking, 2(1), pp. 16-25.
Normoyle, C. (2012). Recontextualizing Neglected Space in Community. In P.C.B. Mello & R. Fonseca (Eds.), The Overlapping of Popular and Contemporary Cultures. (pp. 168-174). Sau Paolo, Brazil: Ciantec12.
Normoyle, C. & Park, H. (n.d.). Critiquing Failure: An Assessment Toolkit for Social Design.
Presentations & Workshops
Mural Making Workshop, Urban Art Commission, Memphis, TN
Speculating the Possibilities for Remote Collaborative Design Research, Design for Next Conference, European Academy of Design, EAD12, Rome, Italy
Design as Process, Design Incubation, New York, NY
Design as Process, Cumulus Conference, Hong Kong, China
Collaborative Making: Mediated by Technology vs. Nature, Design Inquiry Conference, Vancouver Island, CANADA
Community Mapping Workshop, Art & Place Conference, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
Critiquing Failure, AIGA Design Educators Conference, Toronto, CANADA
A Catalyst for Change, Design Principles and Practices Conference, Chicago, IL
Visiting Lecturer, Design Research, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Transforming Vacant Buildings: 25 SQ Public Art Initiative, Neighborhood Leaders Conference: Transforming Neighborhoods Through the Arts, Memphis, TN
Recontextualizing Abandonment, Design Principles and Practices, Vancouver CANADA
The Role of Technology in Stations, Design Inquiry, Vinalhaven, ME
Make Memphis, PechaKucha Memphis, Memphis, TN
Typography and Branding for Interior Designers, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta GA
Exhibitions, Community Interventions & Public Art
Experimentations of a Drawing Robot, San Francisco State University Design Gallery: Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
Artszone Public Art Project: Mural, Uptown, Memphis TN.
Crosswalk Art Project, Overton Park Conservancy, Memphis TN.
Artszone Public Art Project: Mural, Chelsea Flood Wall, Memphis TN.
Mapping Moments, Playhouse on the Square: Solo Exhibition, Memphis TN
Artszone Public Art Project: Mural, Knowledge Quest, Memphis TN.
Dancing Gardens, Downtown Art Commission: Group Exhibition, Memphis TN
It’s the little things, Hyde Gallery: Faculty Group Exhibition, Memphis, TN
There isn’t much we can do, Welch Galleries: Solo MFA Thesis Exhibition, Atlanta, GA Abandonment, Kirkwood Neighborhood: Guerrilla-style public art: Atlanta, GA
That was my Idea, Aqua11 Art Basel: Group MFA Student Exhibition, Miami Beach, FL
H20 Art Box, Earthshare Georgia and Creative Loafing: Public Art, Atlanta, GA
Experimental Rider, Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA): Ducati Exhibition, Atlanta, GA
Creating an Icon, Virginia-Highlands: Guerrilla-style public art: Atlanta, GA
Flash Mob, Welch Galleries: Group MFA Student Exhibition, Atlanta, GA
Community Watch – After School Special, Eyedrum: Group Screening, Atlanta, GA
Dali Art Box, Sound Table and Creative Loafing: Public Art, Atlanta, GA
Call your mother, Welch School of Art & Design: Public Art, Atlanta, GA
2006 – present
provides research, writing and applied design services with special focus on areas of expertise such as design & placemaking, community development, and technology.
Consultant, Experience Rethink
Bacardi, Brand Guidelines: Logo, Communications, Packaging & POS
Art columnist for news website, Brookhaven Patch, published by AOL. Responsible for reporting news about art events & exhibitions in community.
2005 – 2009
Graphic Designer, Trend Influence
Conceptualized and implemented design needs for brand and product innovation projects. Expanded business development tools and branding assets. Supervised press checks and production. Oversaw outgoing project work for accuracy and art direction.
Relevant Skills & Special Interests
Adobe Creative Suite
HTML / CSS
Python, Raspberry Pi, & Robots
Mobile Application Development (java)
Letterpress, Screenprinting, Experimental Print Processes
3D Printing, Digital Fabrication Techniques
Processing / Generative Art