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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Jean, I have not forgotten you...trying to contact you...

Photography 2016


AOP Gallery Show

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

Photography 2016


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

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Gayle Nelson
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Gayle Nelson

Artist, Art Instructor, Instructional Designer/Trainer, Owner Creative, Professional Director/Manager, Ed.D. Spring 2017

glnellie2014@gmail.com - 334-718-5994

Twelve+ years’ experience in instructional design and online education.
Ten+ years’ experience in art instruction, hybrid and online.
Twenty+ years’ experience in graphics and the creative, and professional fields.


Adjunct Instructor, Visual Art - virtual
Troy University - Troy, AL - 2004 to Present

I teach visual art online; 10+ years in visual art and integrating art into the curriculum in-class/hybrid.

Nelson Delivery
Amazon - Seattle, WA – 2015 to Present

Director of Operations/ Instructional Design Director/ Lead Designer/Trainer
Troy University - Troy, AL - August 2002 to 2014

As Director of Operations and Director of Instructional Design and with my current employer over the past dozen years, I helped build the online operation and very proud of my service to our university. We assisted 500+ online instructors every term with their 600+ virtual courses. For six years I directed the annual Colloquium for faculty, a coordination of 3-day workshops and sessions, taking our annual training Colloquium from a face- to-face event to an online webinar, helping to double enrollments. Using sponsorship dollars I helped take the
$30k on-ground costs to $0 in expenses for the University, while providing top-notch industry speakers. In my role as Instructional Design Director, I launched a professional development series for our 1,000+ faculty and adjunct instructors. I enjoyed growing teams, serving faculty and students, and hands-on hard work.

Nelson Illustration - 1988 to Present


Graphics Manager, Lead Illustrator, Analyst, Technical Writer
SAIC, Mantech ADG, SRCA - Dothan, AL - 1998 to 2002

Lead Illustrator, Graphics Manager, Analyst, Technical Writer for US Army training.

Property Manager/Marketing Director
Northside Mall, Sheridan Village Shopping Center - Peoria, IL - 1985 to 1997

Property Manager/Marketing Director - included maintenance and security teams’ management; budget; marketing and media buying responsibilities.

Art Director
PJS Publications/ Multi-Ad Services - Peoria, IL - 1980 to 1985

Art Director, Rotor & Wing Magazine, and Art Director for Kwikee Ad Services, Peoria, IL, 1980-85.


Ed.D. 2017 - ABD 8/2013 in Higher Education Adult Learning
Walden University - Minneapolis, MN Doctoral study: "Perceptions about Hands-On Art Making by Online Students: A Qualitative Study." Doctorate anticipated spring 2016; 3.85 GPA

Masters in Illustration
Syracuse University
4.0 GPA

B.S. in Art - Summa cum Laude
Troy State University - Troy, AL


Graphics, Instruction, Training, Operations Management




Professional Staff Award
Professional Staff Award, Troy University Dothan, 2005

Chamber of Commerce: Leadership Class XXII, 2003-04.

Addy Award
Gold Adam/Addy Awards, 1986-2003: Judges Choice Award for Nelson Illustration

Walden Scholars of Change
Honorable Mention award - 2013


Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Certification
QM Peer Reviewer Certification, 2012

Change Management Certification
Prosci Change Management Certification, 2007


Distance Learning US Forum
China-United States Forum on DL, 2007

MERLOT, 2008

The Society of Illustrators, 2004. Current.


My Name is EzelL

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

Temple Engraving

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