Nola Shelton is a Senior Graphic Designer at the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI), specializing in brand development, publication layout, user interface design, and Vyond animations.
Her highly regarded visual design solutions have been utilized by a number of respected organizations: the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Foundation, Fairfax County Public Schools, Howard University, and the Virginia State Reading Association, to name a few. Prior to accepting a position with EFI, Shelton was the art director for MasteryWorks, Inc. for 10 years where she was central in developing and establishing the visual brand and all related assets and marketing collateral, before accepting a position as a graphic designer with Lee Hecht Harrison where she was employed for over five years. Her work in visual storytelling has helped advance the mission and goals of both companies relating directly to career development, leadership, and training.
Most recently, Shelton did contract work for a diversity of think tanks and nonprofits in the DC metropolitan: Human Trafficking Legal Center, S&P Global, and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. She was responsible for designing a variety of print and web-based materials such as interactive guides, marketing templates, slide presentations, and social media campaigns.
Shelton received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in advertising design and illustration from the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio; UX design certificate from General Assembly, Washington, DC; web development certificate from EEI Communications, Alexandria, Virginia; and training in animation and multimedia at Prince George’s Community College, Largo, Maryland.