30+ years experience in graphics and the creative.
10+ years experience in instructional design and online education.
10+ years experience in art instruction-in class, online.


Gayle Nelson


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Haiti 2013

Photo by Artist

Photography 2016


Photography 2016


AOP Gallery Show

(Association of Photographers) London, Sublime, Representations of Awe in Contemporty Imagery, January 6-26, 2006

Photography 2016

Mookie and Ma

Photography 2016


Photography 2016


Photography 2016


Photography 2016


Hawaiian Temple print

Temple Engraving
GL Nelson, 2003
Intaglio Print, hand colored

Bird Boat

Engraving, 2003

China 2007

Hangzhou Orient Culture Park

My Name is EzelL

Inspired illustrations and message - Read the story behind this little book... Gayle Lynn Nelson

Backyard Hawaii

Photo by Artist

Grand Central Central Park Park Avenue

GL Nelson 2004 Engravings HandColoured

Bass Performance Hall

Fort Worth TX GL Nelson 2005 Engraved Print, Digitally Enhanced

London Gallery Exhibit

Do Not Allow Katrina To Steal Your Joy GL Nelson Pascagoula MS London Gallery Exhibit 9-11-2005

Ferns Hawaii

Photo by Artist

Garden Quintessence

GL Nelson 2008 Photos-DigitalMontage

Alki Beach


Seattle 2017

Photo by artist

Mae Seattle 2015


More connections. Less connection.

Photo by Artist, 2017

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Gayle Lynn Nelson Curriculum Vitae



Doctor of Education

Higher Education and Adult Learning, Walden University, MN. Expected degree completion 2018.

Perceptions about Hands-On Art Making by Non-Art Major Online Students

Chairs: Carol Philips, EdD, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Jennifer Mathes, PhD, University of Illinois.

Master of Arts

Illustration, Syracuse University, NY. Graduated 2004, 4.0 GPA.

Bachelor of Science

Art, Troy State University, Troy, AL. Graduated Summa cum Laude 2001.

Associate of Science

Business Administration, Troy State University, Dothan, AL. Graduated 1999.

Professional Experience

Thirty-seven years of experience in graphics and the creative, including art direction, illustration, and graphic management.

Twenty-nine years as owner of Nelson Illustration: www.nelsonillustration.com

Fifteen years of experience in instructional design and online course development.

Thirteen years’ experience in post-secondary art instruction: in class, online, and hybrid.


Higher Education Training

Instructor Training

-Directed team of designers and trainers, as well as individual one-on-one course design preparation with instructors. Established new procedures and training programs for improved efficiency and quality of product and service.

-Served as academic and course mentor for new instructors.

-Designed professional development training series for online instructors.

-Directed annual eColloquium workshops/training.

Student Training

-Directed and developed New Student Orientation course; Graduate Orientation course; Am I Prepared for Online Learning? self-assessment; How Blackboard Works/How Students Learn at eTROY, and Teaching Online

Proficiency team course builds.

Professional Activities

China-United States Forum on Distance Learning, Hangzhou, China, 2007. Prosci Change Management Certification, 2007.

Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Certification, 2012.

Walden University’s Annual Global Day of Service, Haiti, October 3-12, 2012. Walden Scholars of Change, Honorable Mention, 2013.

Exhibits: AOP (Association of Photographers) Gallery Show, London, Sublime, Representations of Awe in Contemporary Imagery, January 6 - 26, 2006. Lowe Gallery of Art, NY, Engraved Impressions in Print, July 30 - August 14, 2004. WMA Gallery Exhibit, AL, Journeys, June 9 through July 22, 2001.


2004 – Present

Art Instructor, in class/online/hybrid; Troy University, AL, eArmyU, Park University, MO, Wallace Community College, AL.

1988 – Present

Nelson Illustration, www.nelsonillustration.com, owner.

2002 – 2014

Troy University, Associate Director of Distance Learning, eCampus Director of Operations, eTROY Director of Instructional Design, Lead Instructional Designer, AL.

1998 – 2002

MantechADG, SRCA/SAIC, Lead Illustrator, Graphics Manager, Technical Writer, AL.

1985 – 1997

Northside Mall, Sheridan Village Shopping Center
Property Manager/Marketing Director, AL, IL.

1980 – 1985

Multi-Ad Services, Peoria Journal Star Publications
Art Director Ad Planner Group, Art Director Rotor & Wing Magazine, IL.

Gayle Nelson

Temple Engraving

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