Department Head, Web Design
Piper Nilsson is a graphic designer and educator. Piper was greatly influenced by studying art history at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and learned to apply principles of fine art to graphic design. She has over 10 years of experience teaching at Sessions.
Piper has been working with the Web since 1997, when she began her career at a leading Web design agency. Working in various roles as a designer, programmer, and information architect, she blueprinted sites for such global clients as MetLife, Pepsi, ETS, and Citibank.
Piper is currently working as a freelancer, based in Buenos Aires. Her recent projects include a Spanish language podcast and travel app. Piper received a Sessions College outstanding instructor award in December 2011 and won a USDLA Platinum Award Best Practices Awards for Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching in April 2012. Piper holds an Associate's degree in Graphic Design from the Pratt Institute.
Certificate classes taught
Advanced CSS Layouts, Color Theory, Design and Composition, Dreamweaver I, Dreamweaver II, Web Accessibility Design, Web Typography
Degree classes taught
WEB 259: Capstone Project - Web Design, DES 104: Color Theory, WEB 209: Advanced CSS, DES 105: Design and Composition, WEB 211: Dreamweaver I, WEB 260: Portfolio Review - Web Design, WEB 232: Web Typography