Scott Carmine

Adjunct Instructor

Carmine will teach Journalism 306, Graphics and Design, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. in Ryland 500.


Scott Carmine is art director for The Free LanceStar in Fredericksburg, Va. He joined The Free LanceStar in 1994, as the only artist in the news department. Carmine,s duties at The Free LanceStar include news preparing news graphics, project graphics, illustrations, illustrations with graphics, visual solutions to explain the news, as well as diagrams, maps, charts, logos and cover designs for news and feature sections.

In addition, Carmine works with wire service graphics, and he does his own research for projects. He works with reporters, editors and photographers, working within the deadlines of a seven-day-a-week morning daily newspaper.

During his time at The Free LanceStar , Carmine has won numerous awards for this art work. In 1997, he was honored as the state's top news artist, receiving the Best-In-Show Award in the annual statewide judging of the Virginia Press Association. Carmine is a talented artist, adept with Illustrator, Freehand, Photoshop, Quark Xpres and other computer programs. He designed the original website and the graphics for, the internet site of The Free LanceStar He has a well-rounded knowledge of graphic arts, including projection techniques, and he has the ability to create illustrations using oil and acrylic paints, color pencils, charcoals and other art materials.

Carmine has previously done professional art and design for Syscon Corp. at Dahlgren, Va., and Piedmont Press at Warrenton, Va. Beyond newspaper work, Carmine is a member of the U.S. Cycling Federation and an avid bicycle racer. A native of Richmond, he completed high school in Stafford County, Va. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993. Carmine lives in Spotsylvania County, Va., with his wife, Kathy Nelson, who is a supervisor for Geico Insurance Co.


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