“Being at one with the creative stream of life brings me joy and awareness, again and again.”
Nancy Richardot Tenney, aka Nanri, is a designer from an international, artistic family. In her early childhood she was fortunate to be immersed in classical art, architecture and the French culture during several family trips to Europe. From age eight she left the US and lived in Morocco, Kenya, Uganda, France, Haiti and Jamaica because of her parent’s career in development in the United Nations. Her French and American heritage, design education, and exposure to many fascinating cultures around the world has ensured her a continuing life of artistry, enterprise, and originality.
Nanri has practiced graphic design since she received her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. Following that she was hired by Harry Murphy + Friends, based in San Francisco, CA, an award winning design firm that did architectural graphics, branding and logos for national and international companies, such as The Gap. Following the birth of her first child, she left Harry Murphy’s and was co-creator of T+R Graphics with her husband and designed a line of art deco boxes that were sold across the U.S. Returning to the east coast in the late seventies, Nanri worked for WGBH and The Architect’s Collaborative both in Cambridge, MA. She then started her own firm, Concord Graphic Design, in Concord, MA. After the birth of her second child, she worked out of their large Victorian home. Concord Graphic Design was in operation for 25 years in that space.
In 2005, she moved from Concord to Maynard, MA and created Atelier10, a fine art gallery that sold the French landscape paintings of Lucien Bleyfus, and Tibetan Buddhist & East Indian spiritual art and craft. The gallery was a cultural focus of international and local art in the Maynard downtown area for three years. In 2007 She bought her home with studios and created Nanri Studio as a design firm and small meditation and wellness center. Her skills include graphic design, illustration, fine art and natural awareness meditation, and she is an active volunteer with the climate crisis movement.