Associate Professor | Communication Design
Northern Virginia Community College
Alexandria Campus (Tyler Building)
3001 North Beauregard Street (Room 251)
Alexandria, VA 22311-5097
Office: 703-845-6164


Nick Spencer has 30 years of professional experience in the design field in all phases of print, broadcast, film and new media design. His clients have Included but are not limited to: Cineplex Odeon, Peter Townshend of “The Who”, Actor James Earl Jones, BET-TV "Rap City," The Discovery Channel, PBS, Vertex Films International (Taiwan), The New York Times, Motion Picture Association, NTT/Japan, Digital Electronics Corporation (DEC), the White Sox Baseball team, the Oakland A's Baseball team, MCI, SoftMed Systems, Monk Magazine, Bell Atlantic, Digiscents Inc. and WIS Technologies. He has also been faculty at the San Francisco College of Art in California, Program Director of Multimedia at LaSalle-DHU International DougHau University Campus in Shanghai, China and faculty in the Multimedia department at ITT Technical Institute in Springfield, VA. He has been a speaker at CSI Digital, and Miller Freeman's 1998 and 1999 3D Design Conference in San Francisco, CA. on topics concerning the possibilities and uses of digital graphics and computer animation in the design and advertising industries. He currently holds a Masters degree in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a BA in Fine Art from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.


School of Visual Arts, MFA in Computer Art
Macalester College, BA in Fine Art


Principle, Nick Spencer Design
Full-time Faculty, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA Campus
Full-time Faculty, ITT Technical Institutes (Multimedia Department), Springfield, VA Campus
Program Director of Multimedia Design LaSalle-DHU International Design College, Shanghai, China
Senior Graphics Designer/Webmaster, WIS Technologies, Inc. San Jose
Senior Designer/User Interface and Interactive Design, Digiscents Inc. San Francisco
Adjunct Faculty (Masters Program), San Francisco Academy of Art College
Animator, Varitel Video Inc. San Francisco
Art Director, The Indigo Group Omnimedia Inc. Washington D.C.
Animator and Composer, Vertex Films International Inc., Taipei, Taiwan
Pre-Press Digital Operator, Potomac Industries Inc. New York
Computer Graphics Designer and Composer, National Productions, Inc. Washington D.C.
Principle, Nick Spencer Studios
Apprentice (Photo-Retoucher), George Gray Studios, New York


Pete Townshend, Actor James Earl Jones, BET-TV, Motion Picture Association, Cineplex Odeon, Abramson & Associates, Inc., AFGE, Arnolds Advertising, Compumark-US, DDB Needhem Wordwide, DEC corp., Doremus Porter Novelli, Discovery Magazine, Dodge Color, Earl Palmer Brown, Goldberg, Marchesano, Goetz Printing, Grafik Communications, Ltd.,Greenfield Beser, Inc., Greenpeace, Harbinger's, Inter-Continental Hotels, IAM, InVisions Ltd., MCI, New Republic Magazine, New York Times, NTT/Japan, Oakland A's Baseball Team, Peake Printers, PBS, Random House, Regardies Magazine, Sicklesmith Design, Sigal Construction, Inc., SoftMed Systems, Sparkman & Bartholomew Associates, Stackig, Sanderson & White, Inc., Tai Seng Video Distribution, The Washington Post, Tim Kenney Design, Time Life Books, Vertex Films/Taiwan, Walter, Dorwin, Teague, Inc., Washingtonian Magazine, Wickham & Associates, William Whitte & Associates, WWTTG-TV/5, WUSA-TV/9.




CAA (College Arts Association), AIGA, SIGGRAPH