In 2008 Nielsen was one of fifteen students who contributed to the creation of the Typophile Film Festival for Opening Credits design package. The work, which was commissioned through alumnus Jared Benson for his companies Punchcut and Typophile.com, has been awarded prestigious design awards.
The project received a Silver Cube from the Art Directors Club Awards, a Silver Pencil from the OneShow Awards and was selected as a finalist in the Motion Graphics category in the 2008 Adobe Design Achievements Awards. It was supervised by Visual Arts faculty members Linda Sullivan, Brent Barson and Eric Gillett.
In May 2006 Cole was part of a project funded by the Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration in the Arts. The project took Graphic Design students to the 16th Annual AGIdeas Conference in Melbourne, Australia. BYU was the only non-professional presenter but still represented themselves well under project directors Adrian Pulfer and Linda Reynolds.