Nancy Rice
Adjunct Faculty
BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Nancy Rice is an advertising legend, having held senior creative management posts with the likes of Knox Reeves, Bozell & Jacobs Minneapolis, DDB Needham Chicago, Ogilvy & Mather Chicago, BBDO Minneapolis, and Rice & Rice. In 1981, she was a founding partner in Fallon McElligott Rice, which, within three years of its founding, was named "Agency of the Year" by Advertising Age.

Rice has been:

  • Adweek’s "Ad woman of the Year" runner-up
  • Esquire’s “Top Business and Industry Leader” (alongside Steve Jobs)
  • Named one of the One Club's and Adweek’s “10 Best Campaigns of the Decade” (her "Perception/Reality” campaign for Rolling Stone)
  • Included in British Design & Art Direction’s first book on art direction (among 28 of the worlds best art directors—only 6 Americans)
  • Inducted into the New York Art Directors Hall of Fame

She has received gold and silver awards from:

  • ANDY Awards
  • Art Directors Club
  • ATHENA Leadership Awards
  • CLIO Awards
  • Communication Arts
  • Graphis
  • Print Casebooks
  • Print Regional Design Annual Awards
  • Society of Illustrators
  • The One Show

In addition to winning creative awards, Rice has also been a sought-after judge, speaker, and columnist for the advertising, graphic design, and education fields. Rice was also honored with a one-woman show at the Herb Lubalin Gallery at Cooper Union in New York.

Rice is an MCAD board member and trustee, and she has been a commencement speaker representing 100 years of MCAD alumni as well as a featured speaker in MCAD’s 125 Anniversary documentary.