Hello! I'm Nicola.
I'm a graphic designer based in Portland, born and raised in San Francisco. I received my BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. I'm currently freelancing and looking for new clients! Previously I was the Graphic Designer at bkr, where I made bottle designs, emails, ads, packaging, sales materials, and other fun stuff.
I think that a bit of contradiction is essential to good design. Push and pull. Print and digital. Illustrative and geometric. I also think a sense of humor is necessary to keep people entertained and keep yourself sane.
My style is witty, fun, and considered. My materials are ink and brush, silkscreen, and Illustrator. In the words of Lisa Simpson, "My interests include music, science, justice, animals, shapes, and feelings." I like going to libraries to research art styles and ideas. I like collaborating with fellow artists and spitballing until you have some amazing unstoppable idea. I like viewing as much stuff as I can.
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