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meet noel.

Noel Dolan is an award-winning graphic designer and calligrapher who calls Colorado Springs home. She attended Colorado State University and The Art Institute of Colorado. Her 21-year professional career is rooted in in-house design for non-profit organizations.

She began her profession as an intern at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and later became the Art Director. In 2017, Noel joined the marketing team at Pikes Peak State College as the Art & Graphic Design Manager and was in charge of rebranding the college when it transitioned from Pikes Peak Community College to Pikes Peak State College. Currently, she is the Creative Director at Colorado College.


Noel served on the board of AIGA Colorado Springs for 5 years, including 2 years as the Field Director. She left the board to teach Typography II at Pikes Peak State College for 4 years. Noel has since returned to AIGA Colorado Springs and serves as the current Field Director.

Throughout her career, Noel has earned nearly 40 professional awards on the local, regional, and national level from the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). In 2019, she was named the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Colorado Springs Designer of the Year.


In 2021, Noel received the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Silver Medal, which is the highest honor from AAF. The Silver Medal honors professionals in design and advertising who've produced excellent work and have made significant contributions in their community to the field of advertising and design.​

When Noel isn't designing, she's lettering, cooking, reading, watching reruns of Friends and The Office, snuggling her cats, and traveling the world (32 countries, 4 continents and counting!). She considers her global adventures to be the biggest inspiration for her work.

what people are saying.

Noel does incredible, unique, and unforgettable work! She is truly talented, but beyond that, is such a great person to partner with. She has created exceptional branding and design pieces for Care and Share Food Bank. Each one embodies and elevates our personality, story, and mission.

Joanna Wise, Marketing Manager, Care & Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado

Noel is not only an top designer, she’s also the kind of person who goes out of her way to mentor others, lend her talent to worthy causes, and engage with the creative community. If you have the chance to collaborate with, hire, or learn from Noel, you’re in for a treat.

Glen Day, Creative and Content Director, Transmission

Noel vastly exceeded any expectations I had. Over the past few years, her knowledge and passion for design has taken our college brand to new heights, and she's become a teacher and mentor, multiplying her talents as assets to our community. She also happens to be a great, fun person, a delight to work with.

Warren Epstein, Executive Director Marketing & Communication, Pikss Peak State College

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