Mrs. Collins is stationer/graphic designer, sole proprietor – Collins, LLC, AIGA New Orleans special projects director, typography and graphic design instructor at Delgado Community College and instructor of graphic design history at Loyola University New Orleans. Her book, The Complete Engraver, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in September of 2012.
In the words of Terrance Weinzierl, type designer, Monotype Imaging (he’s the fella who did the heavy lifting converting original engraver’s lettering styles into robust digital fonts for the launch of The Complete Engraver):
Nancy Sharon Collins is a design and type educator and stationer extraordinaire.
“Her appearances at conferences including ATypI and TypeCon bear witness to the fact that her approach is not merely a niche phenomenon.” —Women in Graphic Design 1890-2012 by Sabine Bartelsheim and Ute Brüning Gerda Breuer (Berlin : Jovis Publishing) December, 2012. Page 424.
Articles she has penned have appeared in AIGA Voice, Mohawk Fine Paper’s Felt & Wire Neenah Paper’s Against the Grain, and is a nerd-level star in popular media, occasionally being covered for her work creating bespoke hand engraved social stationery. Mrs. Collins’s “Engraver, communicator of content” in Book 2. Volume 1: Issue 2 by Caroline Archer (Bristol, UK: Intellect Books) will be published later this year.