Lindsay Nohl is the owner and lead designer of Paper Bicycle LLC, a product and surface design company in Minneapolis. Her work in the home, stationery, apparel, and gift markets has been featured at retailers such as Target, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, Tazo Tea, Kohl's, J. C. Penney, and Walmart. Nohl is also a contributor and the curator of Paper Bicycle Creative Blog. Previously, she has been a designer for the seasonal, kids, and teen departments at Target and the art director for Paper Prince stationery at DGInventive.
Additionally, Nohl is the founder of Light Grey Art Lab, a gallery and collaborative arts space in Minneapolis that is focused on bringing together creatives from around the world to exhibit work, share process, collaborate, and learn. Light Grey Art Lab has been featured on CNN.com, Kotaku.com, DesignWorkLife.com, Forbes.com, and in Official Nintendo Magazine.
Light Grey Art Lab’s Tarot, Mystics, and the Occult Exhibition, curated by Nohl, features the work of seventy-eight artists and designers who have come together to create a full deck of tarot cards. Nohl’s image of the Ace of Swords was selected to be featured as the September 2013 cover for the world’s leading tarot publication, the Tarosophist, in addition to a full article on the upcoming exhibition.
Along with the Light Grey Tarot, Nohl has published two limited edition art books—Girls: Fact + Fiction and In Place: Wish You Were Here—and Rolemodels: The Battle for Vyk’ Tornaahl, an artist-deck and role-playing fantasy card game featuring the work of ninety-nine illustrators.
Nohl is in her tenth year of teaching for both the BFA and continuing studies programs at MCAD. She has also taught a children's patterns course at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and a pattern and product design course for the College of Visual Arts. She specializes in technical, tools-of-the-trade style courses, as well as creative business and portfolio development courses in the fields of product and surface design, creative business development, and art licensing.
Nohl has been a board member of the Twin Cities Licensing Group, a member of the Craft and Hobby Association, and a member of AIGA. Nohl graduated from MCAD with a BFA in illustration in 2003.