Nicole DiDio Johnson received her BFA in painting from Syracuse University and her MFA in design and technology from Parsons The New School for Design. She has worked in the television and advertising industry in New York City for more than 15 years. Nicole has taught at NYU's Center for Advanced Digital Applications (CADA) and CUNY Hostos, was an invited lecturer at MIT, and has taught for 10 years at Parsons. She has run the gamut from effects artist and compositor to editor and lead creative. Her award-winning work includes spots for American Express, Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch, Fedex, Sony, and Nokia. Since 2009, Nicole has committed much of her time to bringing health and wellness awareness into the digital studio, helping students and industry leaders swap lattes for green smoothies with her website The Enlightened Table. She also runs The Healthy Design — a pop-up design and marketing shop for wellness professionals. You can always find Nicole and her dynamic students at NicoleDJohnson.com.