University of Minnesota Duluth

Bachelor of fine arts

Digital art and photography

Related courses include:

  • Communication skills
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Photography
  • Cinematography
  • Graphics programs


  • "The World Within" Tweed Museum of Art 2015


  • Howard W. Lyons/Alice Tweed Tuohy Award
  • Art & Design Staff Purchase Award


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Studio lighting

Connor Nelson is inspired by film and its visual qualities: color, contrast, noise, and sharpness and tends to emulate this digitally. Part of the process he finds captivating is searching and taking the time to actually pay attention to your surroundings that may otherwise be looked past. He takes an organic approach to photographing portraits, still life, and landscapes.

He is a travel enthusiast. Photos with good stories behind them are much more interesting, for instance, traveling is very compelling because there are many moments to be caught with new places, people, and experiences.

Selected Clients

Tavern on the Hill

Blackwoods Grill & Bar

Neverest Outfitters

Sota Clothing

The Blake School

Duluth Pack

Using Format