Experience


Education

M.F.A., Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Georgia State University, 2012.
B.S., Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology. 2005.

Academic Appointments

East Carolina University, School of Art & Design, Graphic Design, Greenville, NC.
Assistant Professor (tenure-track), 2018 – present.
Associate Graduate Professor, 2018 – present.

Memphis College of Art, Graphic Design, Memphis, TN.
Assistant Professor (3-year rolling contract), 2015 – 2018.
Area Head of Graphic Design, 2015 – 2018.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2014 – 2015.
Visiting Instructor, 2012 – 2014.

Georgia State University, School of Art & Design, Graphic Design, Atlanta, GA.
Instructor of Record, School of Art & Design, 2010 – 2012.


Research and Creative Activity

Publications

Normoyle, C., & Tegtmeyer R. (2020). Critical and Collaborative Making with Augmented Technical Tools. In Boess, S., Cheung, M. and Cain, R. (Eds.), DRS International Conference 2020: Synergy (August, 11-14) online. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2020.378.

Normoyle, C. (2019). A Blended Perspective: Social Impact Assessment in Graphic Design. Dialectic, 2(2): pp. 71-94. Published by the AIGA Design Educators Community (DEC) and Michigan Publishing.

Normoyle, C., & Christian, C. (2018). Motion Design in the Context of Place. In R. B. Stone & L. Wahlin (Eds.), The Theory and Practice of Motion Design: Critical Perspectives and Professional Practice (pp. 228-245). New York, NY, USA: Routledge.

Normoyle, C., & Tegtmeyer, R. (2017). Speculating the Possibilities for Remote Collaborative Design Research: The Experimentations of a Drawing Robot, The Design Journal, 20(1), S4038-S4051, DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352906.

Normoyle, C. (2017). Design as Process, Artistic Interventions and Civic-minded Improvements as Artifacts: Applying an Open Model of Community Engagement in Social Contexts. In C. Kung, E. Lam & Y. Lee (Eds.), Proceedings Cumulus 2016: Open Design for E-very-thing. (pp. 304-311). Hong Kong, China: Hong Kong Design Institute 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. (Received the International Award for Excellence, Vol. 10, Design Principles and Practices Collection)

Normoyle, C., & Tegtmeyer, R. (2014). Issues of Technology. In T. Allen & B. Chornyak (Eds.), Margin: A Journal of Design Collaboration and Experimentation. Design Matchmaking, 2, pp. 16-25.

Christian, C., Gain, F., & Normoyle, C. (2014). Rethinking the Interior Design User Experience Journey: How Instagram is Changing User Perception of Interior Environments. Proceedings. Designing Experiences: The Ballerina on the Elephant, Hong Kong, China.

Abstracts

Normoyle, C. Graphic Design and Visual Communication can be a Powerful Tool [abstract]. In Proceedings of the Design Educators Conference 2021. (2021, April 9). online: The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD).

Normoyle, C. Mixed Realities as Design Intervention for Communities: Blending Digital and Physical Experiences [abstract]. In Proceedings of Both Here and Nowhere: Rethinking the Role of Place in Design: CAA (College Art Association) Conference 2021 (2021, Feb 10 – 13). online: CAA.

Normoyle, C., & Teague, J. ART CAST: A Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Studio Space [abstract]. In In Proceedings of Designed by Quarantine: Space and Place in the Current Global Crisis: CAA (College Art Association) Conference 2021. (2021, Feb 10 – 13). online: CAA.

Normoyle, C. A Speculative Future in Design Education Realized [abstract]. In Proceedings of the Digitally Engaged Learning Conference 2020: Hybridity. (2020, September 25 – 26). online: Parsons School of Design, The New School.

Normoyle, C., & Tegtmeyer R. Critical and Collaborative Making with Augmented Technical Tools [abstract]. In Proceedings of the Design Research Society International Conference: Synergy. (2020, August 11 – 14). online: Giffith University, Australia.

Normoyle, C. Citizen Makers in Community Design Intervention + Action, Engagement Workshop [abstract]. In Proceedings of the Imagining America 20th Anniversary Gathering. (2019, October 18 – 20). Albuquerque, New Mexico: The University of New Mexico.

Normoyle, C. Design Activism & Impact: How Can Principles of Social Impact Assessment Improve Outcomes of Socially Conscious Design Efforts in Graphic Design Curriculum [abstract]. In Proceedings of the Design Incubation Colloquium 5.2: CAA Conference. (2019, February 14). New York, NY, USA: New York Hilton Midtown.

Normoyle, C. Transparency in Technology & Making: Working from the Analog to the Digital and Back Again [abstract]. In Proceedings of the Digitally Engaged Learning Conference: Edge Effects. (2018, September 21). Toronto, ON, CA: School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University.

Normoyle, C. & Tegtmeyer, R. Speculating the Possibilities for Remote Collaborative Design Research: The Experimentations of a Drawing Robot [abstract]. In Proceedings of the Design for Next: 12th European Academy of Design Conference. (2017, April 14). Rome, Italy: Sapienza University of Rome.

Normoyle, C. Design as Process [abstract]. In Proceedings of the Colloquium 3.2: Parsons Integrated Design, Design Incubation. (2017, February 16). New York, New York: Parsons, the New School.

Normoyle, C. Design as Process, Artistic Interventions and Civic-minded Improvements as Artifacts: Applying an Open Model of Community Engagement in Social Contexts [abstract], In Proceedings of the Open Design for E-very-thing Cumulus Conference. (2016, November 22). Hong Kong, China: Hong Kong Design Institute.

Normoyle, C. & Park, H. Critiquing Failure: A Social Design Assessment Toolkit [abstract]. In Proceedings of AIGA Design Educators Conference: Spaces of Learning. (2015, April 18) Toronto, Ontario, Canada: School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University.

Christian, C. & Normoyle, C. A Catalyst for Change: Understanding Characteristics of Citizen-driven Placemaking Endeavors Across Diverse Communities, [abstract]. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of Design Principles and Practices Conference: Industrial—Post-industrial—Neo-industrial Design. (2015, March 13) Chicago, Illinois: University Center Chicago.

Normoyle, C. Recontextualizing Abandonment [abstract]. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Design Principles and Practices Conference: Design as Collective Intelligence (2014, January 16 – 18). Vancouver, Canada: Emily Carr University.

Presentations

PEER-REVIEWED, INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS
Normoyle, C. (2021, April 9). Graphic Design and Visual Communication can be a Powerful Tool. Design Educators Conference 2021. online: The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD).

Normoyle, C. (2021, February 13). Mixed Realities as Design Intervention for Communities: Blending Digital and Physical Experiences. Both Here and Nowhere: Rethinking the Role of Place in Design: CAA (College Art Association) Conference 2021. online: CAA.

Normoyle, C., & Teague, J. (2021, February 12). ART CAST: A Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Studio Space. Designed by Quarantine: Space and Place in the Current Global Crisis: CAA (College Art Association) Conference 2021. online: CAA.

Normoyle, C. (2020, September 21). A Speculative Future in Design Education Realized. DEL (Digitally Engaged Learning Conference) 2020. online: Parsons School of Design, The New School.

Normoyle, C., & Tegtmeyer R. (2020, August). Critical and Collaborative Making with augmented technical tools. Paper presented at the Design Research Society 2020 International Conference: Synergy. Brisbane, Australia: Griffith University.

Normoyle, C. L. (2019, October 20). Citizen Makers in Community Design Intervention + Action, Engagement Workshop. Imagining America 20th Anniversary Gathering. Albuquerque, New Mexico: The University of New Mexico.

Normoyle, C. (2019, February 14). Design Activism & Impact: How Can Principles of Social Impact Assessment Improve Outcomes of Socially Conscious Design Efforts in Graphic Design Curriculum. Design Incubation Colloquium 5.2: CAA Conference 2019. New York, NY, USA: New York Hilton Midtown.

Normoyle, C. (2018, September 21). Transparency in Technology & Making: Working from the Analog to the Digital and Back Again. Digitally Engaged Learning Conference 2018 Edge Effects. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University.

Normoyle, C. & Tegtmeyer, R. (2017, April 14). Speculating the Possibilities for Remote Collaborative Design Research: The Experimentations of a Drawing Robot, paper presentation. Design for Next, 12th European Academy of Design Conference. Rome, Italy: Sapienza University of Rome.

Normoyle, C. (2017, February 16). Design as Process. Colloquium 3.2: Parsons Integrated Design, Design Incubation. New York, New York: Parsons, the New School.

Normoyle, C. (2016, November 22). Design as Process, Artistic Interventions and Civic-minded Improvements as Artifacts: Applying an Open Model of Community Engagement in Social Contexts, paper presentation. Open Design for E-very-thing Cumulus Conference. Hong Kong, China: Hong Kong Design Institute.

Normoyle, C. & Tegtmeyer, R. (2016, August 8). Collaborative Making: Mediated by Technology vs. Nature, presentation. Wildness and Weirdness, Design Inquiry. Vancouver Island, West Bamfield, Canada.

Normoyle, C. & Park, H. (2015, April 18). Critiquing Failure: A Social Design Assessment Toolkit, presentation. Spaces of Learning: Inside/Outside Graphic Design Education, AIGA Design Educators Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University.

Christian, C. & Normoyle, C. (2015, March 13). A Catalyst for Change: Understanding Characteristics of Citizen-driven Placemaking Endeavors Across Diverse Communities, paper presentation. Industrial—Post-industrial—Neo-industrial Design, 9th International Conference of Design Principles and Practices Conference. Chicago, Illinois: University Center Chicago.

Normoyle, C. (2014, January 16 – 18). Recontextualizing Abandonment, presentation. Design as Collective Intelligence, 8th International Conference of Design Principles and Practices Conference. Vancouver, Canada.

Christian, C., & Normoyle, C. (2013, June 23 – 29). The Role of Technology in Stations: Digital Experiences that augment places, presentation. Stations, Design Inquiry. Vinalhaven, Maine.

INVITATIONAL, NON-PEER REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS
Normoyle, C., et. al. (2020, August 3 – 7). How must design education shift? How must our research shift? How must our communities shift? Contributer to SHIFT: AIGA Design Educators Community Virtual Summit. held online.

Normoyle, C. (2018). Design as an Agent for Change.
Bloomington, Illinois: College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University, February 12.
Bozeman, Montana: School of Art, Montana State University, January 30.
Pocatello, Idaho: College of Arts and Letters, Idaho State University, January 22.
Greenville, North Carolina: School of Art & Design, East Carolina University, January 11.

Normoyle, C. (2015, February 23). Collaborate / Participate: Identity, Community, & Placemaking. San Francisco, California: Department of Art and Architecture, University of San Francisco.

INVITATIONAL, NON-PEER REVIEWED, LOCAL + REGIONAL PRESENTATIONS
Normoyle, C. (2018, October 15). Design as an Agent for Change: Research Development and Overview. The Research, Economic Development and Engagement Office, Start-up Fund Awards, Presentation Series and Networking Event. Greenville, NC: The Scullery Coffee House.

Normoyle, C. (2014, August 1). Transforming Vacant Buildings: 25 SQ Public Art Initiative. Neighborhood Leaders Conference: Transforming Neighborhoods Through the Arts. Memphis, TN.

Normoyle, C. (2013, March 7). Make Memphis: A partnership with Mayor’s Innovation team to improve South Memphis, presentation. Pecha Kucha. Memphis, TN: Crosstown Arts.

Workshops

Normoyle, C. (2020, October 23 – 25). A City of We Community Engagement Workshop. 20+ participants from Uptown Greenville community. Hosted on-site at 423 Evans Street. Supported by EOSA (Engagement Outreach Scholars Academy) and in Partnership with Pitt County Arts Council (PCAC) at Emerge: Greenville, NC.

Normoyle, C. (2019, December 7–8). Drawing Robots Workshop. 12 participants from Pitt Pirates Robotics Team. Hosted by The Innovation Design Lab at East Carolina University: Greenville, NC.

Normoyle, C. (2019, November 15). Greenville Community Engagement Project Focus Group. 12 participants from Uptown Greenville community. Supported by EOSA (Engagement Outreach Scholars Academy) and in Partnership with Pitt County Arts Council (PCAC) at Emerge: Greenville, NC.

Normoyle, C. (2019, October 20). Citizen Makers in Community Design Intervention + Action, Engagement Workshop. 8 participants. Conference Attendees. Hosted by Imagining America 20th Anniversary Gathering at The University of New Mexico: Albuquerque, NM.

Normoyle, C. (2017, April 29). Collaboration and Participation in Public Art Projects and Mural Making. 20 participants. open to the pubic. Hosted by Urban Art Commission at Memphis Medical District Collaborative: Memphis, TN.

Normoyle, C. (2016, February 19). Creative Placemaking: What Can You Do In Your Neighborhood?, 50 participants. Conference Attendees. Hosted by Art & Place Conference at Rhodes College: Memphis, TN.

Special Projects

Co-Creator and Producer of ART CAST, a collaborative, interdisciplinary studio that reflects on community and connection in these unprecedented times of physical distancing and isolation (2020 – present). http://artcast.studio

Normoyle, C., & Teague, J. (2020, November 6). Episode 1. featuring Galaska, T., Gustafson, C., Kariko, D., Malmrose, C., Robinson, L., Teague, J., & Quinn, R. (Contributors). In ART CAST, a collaborative, interdisciplinary studio.

Normoyle, C., & Teague, J. (2021, March 30). Episode 2. featuring Clark, K., Conger, B., Dashiell, C.V., Duggan, G., Ergenzinger, E., Normoyle, C., Shirley, D., Shoaf, M., Teague, J., (Contributors). In ART CAST, a collaborative, interdisciplinary studio.

Design Residencies

Horn Island 44. Memphis College of Art. Horn Island, Mississippi. (2018, May 16 – 28).
11-day immersive art-making experience off the coast of Pascagoula, Mississippi. 1 of 40 participants.

Design Inquiry, Wildness // Weirdness: West Bamfield, Vancouver Island, Canada. (2016, August 7 – 13). 6-day immersive experience devoted to researching design issues in intensive team-based gatherings. 1 of 11 selected participants.

Design Inquiry, Stations: Vinalhaven, Maine. (2013, June 23 – 29). 6-day immersive experience devoted to researching design issues in intensive team-based gatherings. 1 of 20 selected participants.

Exhibitions

GROUP EXHIBITIONS, INVITATIONAL NON-PEER REVIEWED
Normoyle, C. (2019, September 20–November 4). Nature as Mediator for Making: Transformations and Interpretations, select prints, video, motion graphics. Design Inquiry Futurespective Exhibition. Portland, ME: Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art. Curated by Denise Gonzales Crisp, Margo Halverson, Gabrielle Esperdy, and Emily Luce.

Normoyle, C., & Tegtmeyer, R. (2019, September 20–November 4). Remote Collaborative Design Research, collaborative robot drawing series, select prints. Design Inquiry Futurespective Exhibition. Portland, ME: Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art.

Normoyle, C. (2018, August 20–October 5). Nature as Mediator for Making: Wind Drawing Series, select resin cast drawings and video. Horn Island 34 Exhibition. Memphis, TN: Memphis College of Art, Rust Hall Main Gallery. Curated by Don DuMont

Normoyle, C., & Tegtmeyer, R. (2018, March 17 – May 13). Remote Collaborative Design Research: Text to Robot Drawing Experience. Department of Art, Art History, and Design Faculty Triennial. East Lansing, MI: Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITION
Normoyle, C., & Tegtmeyer, R. (2017, February 16 – March 30). Remote Collaborative Design Research: Experimentations of a Drawing Robot, Drawings and process. International group exhibition, Inside/outside: Working our way out of the damaged now held at San Francisco State Design Gallery, San Francisco, California. Curated by Joshua Singer.

Community Engagement Projects

Normoyle, C. (2020). A City of We. Interactive Mural and Public Engagement Project. Partner: Pitt County Arts Council: Greenville, NC. funded and supported by the The Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy (EOSA) at East Carolina University and the School of Art + Design.

Normoyle, C. (2016). Spining Gears + Wheels. Greater Memphis Greenline Mural. Partner: Greater Memphis Greenline: Memphis, TN. funded by Autozone grant and supported by Greater Memphis Greenline and Memphis College of Art.

Normoyle, C. (2015). Piano Keys, Bubbles, Sweet Tooth. Safety Crosswalk Art Project. Partner: Overton Park Conservancy: Memphis, TN. funded by Overton Park Conservancy and supported by Greater Memphis Greenline and Memphis College of Art.

Normoyle, C. (2015). The Revival Wall. Greater Memphis Greenline Mural. Partner: Greater Memphis Greenline: Chelsea Flood Wall, Memphis, TN. funded by Autozone grant and supported Greater Memphis Greenline, City of Engineers, and Memphis College of Art.

Normoyle, C. (2014). Community Garden and Library Project. Partner: Knowledge Quest Community, South Memphis: Memphis, TN. funded by Autozone grant, Urban Art Commission, and the 25 SQ Public Art Initiative, and supported by Memphis College of Art.

Normoyle, C. (2012). Make Memphis Campaign. Fight Blight Initiative. Partner: 25 SQ Public Art Initiative: Memphis, TN. funded by Urban Art Commission and supported by Memphis College of Art.

Exhibit Design

Normoyle, C., & Clark, K. (2021). Water Wonders. Ground + Surface Water Exhibit for A Time for Science. Partners: Center for STEM Education (C-STEM) at East Carolina University and NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

Normoyle, C., & Clark, K. (2020). Water Detectives. Ground + Surface Water Exhibit for Merchants Millpond State Park. Partners: Center for STEM Education (C-STEM) at East Carolina University and NC State Parks.

Funding & Awards

Start-up Fund Award, East Carolina University (2018 – 2021). AWARDED ~37k
Principle Investigator: funding support for 3 years of research development in the School of Art + Design as tenure-track faculty.

REDE (Research, Economic Development and Engagement), awarded $3000 (2020 – 2021) for equipment, materials, and other related research expenses.
SoAD (School of Art & Design) Award, awarded $3200 (2020 – 2021) for travel and other related research expenses.
SoAD (School of Art & Design) Award, awarded $7700 (2019 – 2020) for travel and other related research expenses (included a course drop).
REDE (Research, Economic Development and Engagement), awarded $5000 (2019 – 2020) for research, community engagement project, EOSA program.
EOSA (Office of Engagement, Innovation and Economic Development), awarded $4,500 for graduate assistantship position for research, community engagement project, EOSA program.
REDE (Research, Economic Development and Engagement), awarded $3000 (2019 – 2020) for equipment, materials, and other related research expenses.
SoAD (School of Art & Design) Award, awarded $7000 (2018 – 2019) for travel and other related research expenses (included a course drop).
REDE (Research, Economic Development and Engagement), awarded $3000 (2018 – 2019) for equipment, materials, and other related research expenses.

STEM CoRE (Collaborative for Research in Education) Fund, ECU (2020-2021). AWARDED ~7k
Funding support for Exhibit Design: Water Detectives. Ground + Surface Water Exhibit for Merchants Millpond State Park, NC State Parks, requested 10k.

Research and Creative Activity Award, College of Fine Arts & Communication, ECU (2020).
Principle Investigator: funding support request for new project: Emerald Loop Mobile App Design + Development, requested 5k. NOT FUNDED.

Notable Awards and Affiliations
Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy (EOSA) Award. 2019 – 2020.
STEM CoRE (Collaborative for Research in Education) Affiliate Member Award. 2019 – 2021.

University Grants Before ECU
Panton Fund Award, Memphis College of Art (2012 – 2018). AWARDED ~15k
Research Support, Remote Collaborative Drawing Robots, 2017-2018, awarded $1500
Travel Support, Design Incubation panel presentation & discussion, NY, 2016-2017, awarded $500
Travel Support, Cumulus Conference, Hong Kong, 2016-2017, awarded $3000
Travel Support, Design Inquiry, Vancouver Island, 2015-2016, awarded $1500
Travel Support, AIGA Design Educators Conference, Toronto, 2014-2015, awarded $1500
Travel Support, Design Principles & Practices Conference, Chicago, IL, 2014-2015, awarded $1500
Travel Support, Design Principles & Practices Conference, Vancouver, 2013-2014, awarded $1800
Travel Support, Stations, Design Inquiry, Vinalhaven, ME, 2012-2013, awarded $1800

Chandler Award, Georgia State University (2009 – 2012). AWARDED ~13k
3-year recipient of scholarship award for graduate degree program (4,500/year).

External Grants & Project Support

Gift-in-Kind Donation, Lowes (2020). AWARDED ~$600
Principle Investigator Donation of $600 in paint, primer, and plywood for community engagement project, A City of We.

Knight Prototype Fund: Arts & Technology (2018).
Co-principal Investigator. Seeking funding to support development of project development: Foster Relationships and Increase Technical Literacy through Remote Collaborative Drawing Experiences, requested 50k. NOT FUNDED.

Artszone Grant, Autozone (2014, 2015, 2016). AWARDED ~30k
Co-principal Investigator: Awarded 10K/year, 3-year recipient for numerous community development projects in Memphis, TN. Funding supported work in the community as well as student scholarships to participate in the projects.


Industry Experience prior to Academia

Graphic Designer and Consultant, self-employed, 2009 – 2012.
Lead and supported graphic design project solutions for a range of agencies and their clients. Job duties included brand strategy, online marketing, identity design, packaging, POS (Point of Sale) and promotional materials, print, digital, and online environments.
360i (Consulting Agency), JC Penny (Client), Predictive Bidding, Web Ads, 2012.
Experience Rethink, Bacardi, Brand Guidelines: Logo, Communications, Packaging & POS, 2011.
Titan Agency, Blessed Trinity, Promotional materials: logo, catalogs, 2011.
Clarity Medical, web design, user-interface, development, 2011.
Georgia State University, Repurposed Exhibition Catalog, logo, book design & layout, 2011.

Writer, Art Columnist for Patch.com, self-employed, 2010-2012.
Art columnist for news website, Brookhaven Patch, published by AOL.

Graphic Designer, Trend Influence, 2005 – 2009.
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.
Levis Strauss & Co, Global Standard Initiative Insights
LG Electronics, Flat Screen Innovation for 2010
Toyota Motor Sales, Youth Segmentation for Scion, Toyota, Lexus
Navistar: International Truck, x-star Positioning
Absolut, Insights & Implications
Srixon Golf, True Players Campaign
Volkswagen, Generation Y Connection Study: Insights & Implications


Teaching Experience

Courses taught at East Carolina University. 3/3
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, 2018 – present.
Associate Graduate Professor, 2018 – present.

ART3210-601: Graphic Design Studio III (12 students)
ART3210-602: Graphic Design Studio III (10 students)
ART2210-602: Graphic Design Studio I (16 students)

ART4200-001: Graphic Design Studio IV (14 students)
ART4200-002: Graphic Design Studio IV (13 students)
ART2200-004: Graphic Design Survey (17 students)

ART3210-001: Graphic Design Studio III (14 students)
ART3210-002: Graphic Design Studio III (14 students)
ART3205-001: Topics in Graphic Design: Web Design + Creative Coding (12 students)
ART3500-049: Independent Study (1 student)

ART4200-001: Graphic Design Studio IV (10 students)
ART4200-002: Graphic Design Studio IV (10 students)

ART4215-001: Graphic Design Studio VII (12 students)
ART4215-002: Graphic Design Studio VII (14 students)
ART2210-002: Graphic Design Studio I

ART2200-002: Graphic Design Survey (14 students)
ART2200-003: Graphic Design Survey (15 students)

Courses taught at Memphis College of Art. 3/3
Assistant Professor (Full-Time, Non-Tenure-Track), 2012 – 2018
Area Head of Graphic Design, 2015 – 2018


GD200: Typography & Layout
GD205: Print Design & Production
GD260: Web Design
GD300: Digital Design & User Interface**
GD310: Packaging Design*
GD320: Advertising Design*
GD380: Advanced Visual Communication**
GD399: ST: Product & Package Design (co-taught and cross listed with sculpture department)**
GD399: ST: The Design Laboratory
GD399: ST: Design and Place (Cross-institutional collaboration with CUNY)**
GD400: Brand & Identity Design
GD405: Senior Project & Portfolio
FD100: Drawing I
FD120: 2D Design
FD140: Idea Process Criticism (co-taught with fine arts department)

*Course Redesign based on existing course outcomes
** New Course creation

Courses taught at Georgia State University. 1/1
Instructor of Record, 2010 – 2012.

GRD3000: Introduction to Graphic Design
GRD3150: Introduction to Typography

Special Projects

Dancing Shapes Collaboration, an Interdisciplinary Project featuring motion design and dance. Partnership with the School of Theatre and Dance, Under the direction of Prof. Jessica Teague. Work completed in ART4200 Graphic Design Studio IV. (2020, December).
(Work featured in episode 2. of ART CAST (2021, March).

Emerald Loop Mobile Application, self-guided city tour and interactive map of public art and other important landmarks, includes geo-tagging AR (Augmented Reality) component. Partnership with Uptown Greenvillle & PCAC (Pitt County Arts Council). Work completed in ART 3210 Graphic Design Studio III. by student, Athena Ratzman (2020, March).

Opioid Addiction Can Happen to Any of Us, Public Service Announcement Campaign, designed for social media and OOH. Partnership with Shelby County Health Department, Memphis, TN. 2018.

About Your Body, Interactive educational tool for patient care, designed for tablet. Partnership with
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. 2017.

Public Art Walking Tour, Overton Square. Directory map, brochure maps, children’s activity books and color-in postcards, branded stamps and other marketing collateral. Partnership with Loeb Properties, Memphis Tennessee. 2016.

60 Years of Rock & Roll. Event Branding and Poster Design. Partnership with the Levitt Shell, Memphis, Tennessee. 2014.

Fight Gun Violence, Public Service Announcement Guerrilla Campaign, Wearable Posters. Partnership with Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team, Memphis, Tennessee. 2013.

Stars at the Park, Event Branding and Poster Design. Partnership with the Levitt Shell, Memphis, Tennessee. 2012.

Make Memphis Public Art Campaign, OOH Public Service Announcement. Partnership with Urban Art Commission and Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team, Memphis Tennessee. 2012.

Student Exhibitions

Onward & Upward, Junior Graphic Design Exhibition 2021, a group exhibition of student work completed by graphic design juniors at ECU. online: onwardupward2021.com. 19 participants (published 2021, May 7).

Active Voice, Graphic Design Exhibition, a group show that considers graphic design as a tool for action and social impact across overarching themes of social justice, diversity and inclusion, anti-racism, and equity. Greenville, NC: ECU Student Center, 2nd Floor Gallery. 24 participants (2020, November 13 – 2021, February 21).

Shift Make Do, Junior Graphic Design Exhibition 2020, a group exhibition of student work completed by graphic design juniors at ECU. online: shiftmakedo.com. 27 participants (published 2020, April 28).

Design For Impact, Senior Graphic Design Exhibition 2019, a culminating, collaborative group exhibition about the role of visual communication on relevant local and regional social issues. Greenville, NC: ECU Student Center, 2nd Floor Gallery. 23 participants (2019, April 15 – 26).

Student Exhibitions Before ECU
The Intersections of Typography II., a Multidisciplinary Exhibition at the Intersections of Communication, Expression and Form. Lower Gallery Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art. 32 participants (2016, Jan 6 – Feb 4).

The Intersections of Typography, a Multidisciplinary Exhibition at the Intersections of Communication, Expression and Form. Lower Gallery Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art. 24 participants (2015, Jan 14 – Feb 6).

60 Years of Rock & Roll, a Design and Illustration exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Levitt Shell. Lower Gallery Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art. 30 participants (2014, October 8 – 22).

Fight Gun Violence, a Design Exhibition about Community Engagement and Action. Main Gallery Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art. 12 participants (2013, January 7 – 28).

Stars at the Park, a design exhibition showcasing event posters for Levitt Shell. Lower Gallery Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art. 15 participants (2013, Sep 30 – Oct 12).

The Intersections of Typography II., a Multidisciplinary Exhibition at the Intersections of Communication, Expression and Form. Lower Gallery Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art. 32 participants (2016, Jan 6 – Feb 4).

The Intersections of Typography, a Multidisciplinary Exhibition at the Intersections of Communication, Expression and Form. Lower Gallery Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art. 24 participants (2015, Jan 14 – Feb 6).

60 Years of Rock & Roll, a Design and Illustration exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Levitt Shell. Lower Gallery Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art. 30 participants (2014, October 8 – 22).

Fight Gun Violence, a Design Exhibition about Community Engagement and Action. Main Gallery Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art. 12 participants (2013, January 7 – 28).

Stars at the Park, a design exhibition showcasing event posters for Levitt Shell. Lower Gallery Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art. 15 participants (2013, Sep 30 – Oct 12).

Teaching Workshops

Normoyle, C. (2019, November 4). Introduction to Coding Workshop (HTML & CSS). Design Associates Guild, ECU Graphic Design Students. 8 participants. Jenkins, ECU.

Normoyle, C. (2018, April 20). 3D Printing Workshop. Design Associates Guild, ECU Graphic Design Students. 8 participants. The Innovation Design Lab, ECU.

Normoyle, C. (2018, February 13). Design a Thing That Makes a Thing. Creative Technologies Course. 24 participants. Bloomington, IL: Illinois State University.

Normoyle, C. (2018, January 23). Positive and Negative Space: Typographic Intervention. Introduction to Graphic Design course. 28 participants. Pocatello, Idaho: Idaho State University.

Normoyle, C. (2017, Oct 28 – 30). Tinkering around: 3-Dimensional Printing. 8 participants. conference attendees. Tennessee Art Education Association Conference: Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN.

Normoyle, C. (2017, Nov 5). 3D Printing Workshop. MCA Graphic Design Students. 6 participants. Rust Hall at Memphis College of Art.

Normoyle, C. (2015, February 23). Digital Publishing, e-pubs, and InDesign. Graphic Design Intermediate Studio course. 16 participants. San Francisco, CA: University of San Francisco.

Hosted/Facilitated Guest Speakers

Jamie Currie, Senior UX Designer, Amazon. From Fine Art to UX: UI/UX Design(ers) Speaker Series (2021, April 23). online: ECU.

Alejandra C. Thomas, VP Environmental Graphic Design, Jones Worley. Creating Environments that Communicate: UI/UX Design(ers) Speaker Series (2021, April 15). online: ECU.

Jeremy Fuerst, Senior Design Manager, Honeywell. Design Systems for Digital Experiences: UI/UX Design(ers) Speaker Series (2021, April 2). online: ECU.

Kaliq Ray, Senior Interactive Designer, Red Hat. UI/UX: Opportunities are Everywhere: UI/UX Design(ers) Speaker Series (2021, March 18). online: ECU.

Clay Braxton, Design Manager, IBM. Scaling a Career in the World’s Largest Design Company: UI/UX Design(ers) Speaker Series (2021, March 5). online: ECU.

Rich Griffis, Senior Art Director, French West Vaughan. Being a Graphic Designer (2019, November 19). Jenkins, ECU.

JD Graffam, Owner of Simple Focus (and Simple Focus Software). Usability + UI/UX Design (2016, November 3). Rust Hall, MCA.

Josh Horton, Founder & Lead of Creative Works. Design and Storytelling (2016, April 26). Rust Hall, MCA.

Holland Henton, Black Lab Productions. Skype talk and Studio Tour (2015, November 6). Rust Hall, MCA.

Kevin Bradley, Church of Type, Skype talk and Studio Tour (2015, September 11). Rust Hall, MCA.

Guest Lecturer at ECU
Normoyle, C. (2020, October 19) Introduction to Adobe InDesign. demonstration prepared for L.B. Robinson’s Book Arts course. online: ECU, School of Art + Design.

Guest Reviewer at ECU
Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Reviewer, guest reviewer for D. Elliott’s Graphic Design Studio VII. course. online: ECU (2021, April 22).

Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Reviewer, guest reviewer for K. Clark’s Graphic Design Studio VII. course. online: ECU (2020, April 23).

Graduate Candidate Reviewer, guest reviewer for T. Christensen annual review. Jenkins: ECU (2018, December 12).

Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Reviewer, guest reviewer for G. Swanson’s Graphic Design Studio V. course. Jenkins: ECU (2018, December 6, 11).

Guest Lecturer (AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS)
Normoyle, C. (2018, November 20). The Grid. Lecture prepared for A. Hawk’s Introduction to Design course. online: University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Normoyle, C. (2017, March 1). The Role of Writing in Research Development, Lecture prepared for K. Gubbles’ graduate writing course. Memphis, TN: Memphis College of Art.

Normoyle, C. (2014, April 22). Typography for Illustrators: Breaking Down the Basics. Lecture prepared for M. Noiset’s Illustration course. Memphis, TN: Memphis College of Art.

Normoyle, C. (2014, February 22).Typography for Book Design, Lecture prepared for C. Fitzgerald’s photography course. Memphis, TN: Memphis College of Art.

Guest Reviewer (AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS)
Master of Art + Design (MAD) Final Project Presentations, guest reviewer for T. Allen’s graduate student project presentations. online: NC State University. 12 participants (2021, May 12).

AIGA Senior Portfolio Review, field trip to the AIGA Raleigh Chapter Portfolio Day. RTI International, Durham, North Carolina. 6 participants (2019, April 6).

Poster Design Juror for Architecture students, guest reviewer for A. Parks’ Introduction to Graphic Design course. Memphis, TN: University of Memphis (2017, February 23).

Interior Design Branding Environments Critic, guest reviewer for C. Christian’s Interior Design course. New York, NY: Parsons, The New School (2017, February 16).

Poster Design Juror for Architecture students, guest reviewer for A. Parks’ Introduction to Graphic Design course. Memphis, TN: University of Memphis (2016, February 19).

Letterpress Business Cards Reviewer (and tips and tricks for setting type), guest speaker in E. Sziksz’s printmaking course. Memphis, TN: Memphis College of Art. (2014, March 6).


Program Development, Undergraduate
Working in collaboration with graphic design faculty to redefine the B.F.A. graphic design program. This includes establishing program directives and vision, writing new course goals and outcomes, mapping outcomes to core curriculum, and revising core curriculum as needed.

Curriculum Workshop #4: Undergraduate Course Goals and Outcomes (2020, Mar 6).
Curriculum Workshop #3: Undergraduate Course Goals and Outcomes (2019, May 10).
Curriculum Workshop #2: Undergraduate Course Goals and Outcomes (2019, March 29).
Curriculum Workshop #1: Defining the Program (2019, February 8).

Program Development, Graduate
Working on M.F.A., graphic design graduate program. Considering a reframing of the existing curriculum as well as an expansion of to include possible multi-, cross-, inter- programs.
Working in collaboration with K. Clark and D. Elliott and S. Eo.

Program Development, prior to ECU
Wrote and Launched new degree program for a BFA in Graphic Design, Fall 2015, NASAD accredited degree program. Prior to a BFA in Graphic Design (30 major credits), one degree was offered as a BFA in Design Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design (18 concentration credits).


Service Activities

Upcoming Committee Responsibilities
Graphic Design Search Committee, Member (2021 – 2022): Tasked with hiring a tenure-track, graphic design faculty appointment.

Ongoing Committee Responsibilities
Personnel Committee, Member (2018 – present).
Graduate Committee, Member (2018 – present).

Past Committee Responsibilities
Graphic Design “Emerging Scholar” Search, Member (2021): Tasked with hiring a one-year “Emerging Scholar,” graphic design faculty appointment.

Curriculum Committee, Member (2019 – 2021): 2-year service.

CFAC Performance Task Force, Member (2020): Tasked with finding opportunities for performance and exhibition during global pandemic.

Animation/Interactive Search Committee, Member (2020 – 2021): Search frozen due to COVID-19.

Animation/Interactive Work Group, Member (2019 – 2020): Tasked with reconsidering the A/I program/curriculum as well as discussing two future A/ID hires.

Committee Responsibilities, prior to ECU
Curriculum Committee, Chair (2017 – 2018).
Curriculum Committee, Member / Recorder (2015 – 2016).
Search Committee, Member, Area Head Photography (2016 – 2017).
Gallery, Exhibitions, Lectures (GEL) Committee, Member (2014 – 2017).
Assessment committee, Member (2016 – 2017).
Library Committee, Member (2016 – 2018).
Faculty Recorder (2014 – 2016).

Faculty Mentorship at ECU

Creative Cloud Faculty Mentor (2021, January – May).
Worked with 2 other faculty to create project resources for Creative Cloud with a mission to increase digital literacy across the college. Supervisor: Wendy Creasey.

Creative Cloud Faculty Mentor (2020, August – December).
Provided training and support to 7 faculty program participants in Creative Cloud products and knowledge of teaching best practices. Led a learning community and created a forum for sharing information among the faculty participants to facilitate the creation of a repository of faculty resources with a mission to increase digital literacy across the college. Supervisor: Wendy Creasey.

Creative Cloud Faculty Mentor Moderator (2020, November 18). How I Survived the Pivot … Symposium (Adobe Thread). online: ECU. hosted by OFE.


Service to the Discipline (Professional Service)

Peer Reviews
Creative Resilience, 2021. Reviewer of Book Contribution proposals (4).
Motion Design Education Summit, 2020. Reviewer of Conference Abstracts (4)
“Everyone a Changemaker: Social Entrepreneurship and its Role in Design.” Reviewer, Journal Article, Design and Culture, 2020.
AIGA Design Educators Research Conference: Decipher, 2019. Reviewer of Conference Papers (2).
Motion Design Education Summit, 2018. Reviewer of Conference Abstracts (2).
Design Incubation Symposium, 2017. Peer-reviewer of presentation proposals (2).
Nuts & Bolts Design Educators Conference, 2016. Peer-reviewer of presentation proposals (4).
Design Principles & Practices International Journal, Peer-reviewer of journal papers (2),

Office Held
Web, Communications Chair, AIGA Memphis Chapter (2017 – 2018).
Plan and help organize Memphis chapter events, attend monthly community meetings, manage website communications, and assist with digital infrastructure needs.

Professional Memberships
AIGA, the professional association for design: Member
College Art Association of America (CAA): Member

Service Activities to the Community (Community Service)

The Pitt County Arts Council (PCAC), Civic Arts Committee Member (ongoing, 2018 – present).
Responsibilities include planning, organizing, and facilitating public art projects in Pitt County.

Memphis City Beautiful, Board Member (2013 – 2018).
Organize and participate in clean-up and beautification projects in Memphis communities