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A highly creative, innovative and multi-talented Senior Graphic Designer with 14 years of experience in the creative industry. MEET NICHOLAS A divergent “out of the box” thinker that is inspired by innovation, passion and technology 14 years experience in Image Manipulation, Graphic Design, Print Design, Marketing, Branding, Photography, Project Management and Design Management Multifaceted communicator in a range of disciplines Highly motivated self-starter with a passion and desire for achieving high level results And a guy that really wants to work at BDA Inc.! I am not one to sit back and watch the wheels go round and round. I want to get in the trenches and get dirty and make some cool stuff along the way. I pride myself on always learning, listening and growing all while having fun along the way. And, he’s got a beard now!
Independent Marketing Consultant/Design Manager, Nicholas Nelson Studios, San Francisco, CA / Portland, OR 2007-Current (On-going since 2007–various contracts/projects between employment) Created and managed small boutique design consultancy of 3 designers that specialized in industries such as; information technologies, start-ups, entertainment, food, medical and fitness service with budgets ranging from $100-$10,000. Services offered were image editing, project management, business development, art direction, photography, illustration, branding, web/multimedia, social media management and marketing. Clients included Sony, Ford Motor Company, Kontera Web Technologies and Method Products. Professional Experience: Orange County/Los Angeles/San Francisco, CA Portland, OR
Marketing Manager, Dilusso Homes, Portland, OR 2013 Marketing efforts brought in 3-5 home purchases per month resulting in an increase of assets of an average of 1.5 million per month along with an increase of renovation projects of $6-800,000 per month. Created company cloud based communications system which improved employee productivity and communication by 60% and as a result project delays were reduced by 15% and profits exceed projections by 18%.. Professional Experience: Portland, OR
Senior Graphic Designer, Northwest Natural Products, Vancouver, WA Developed and managed cohesive print/digital materials and illustrations for children’s gummy vitamin consumer brand with an aim of promoting a healthy lifestyle by integrating games and activities into the packaging and marketing materials. Worked closely with Brand Managers and Creative Directors to conceptualize and produce award winning imagery. During my tenure, the brand rose to the #1 best selling international consumer brand and held the spot for 6 weeks and added 4 new products to the existing line. Professional Experience: Vancouver, WA
Senior Graphic Designer, The San Francisco Chocolate Factory/Bridge Brands International, San Francisco, CA, 2007 – 2008 Brand management of 10 product lines including packaging, web and marketing. Re-branded umbrella and distribution company, improved public perception and interest via social, promotions and fund-raising. Professional Experience: San Francisco, CA
Senior Graphic Designer, KTGY Group, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, 2005 – 2007 Hired on as an assistant to the Graphic Designer; created and managed a graphic design department for the companies new Los Angeles Retail Design Studio. There I co-created a 30 person company wide graphic design committee, an Environmental Graphic Design Studio, and a company wide image library which was integrated into 6 satellite offices. I led the creation and design of marketing materials, branding, trade-show graphics, environmental design, photography, presentation boards/books, illustrations, multimedia presentations for the retail division on accounts ranging from $2-15M. Professional Experience: Los Angeles, CA
Matt Singer -Sr. BIOS/Firmware Engineer at Twitter “Nicholas did a great job with the project, and did a good job managing the work over a long distance.” Pierre Droira – Account Executive at Ifbyphone “Nicholas was an exceptional designer and employee. He was extremely insightful and brought a great deal of value and experience to our company. His amazing creativity and design taste is evident in the branding he provided us as well as the many other product development projects he managed. I would highly recommend Nicholas for any prospective job or contract without reservation.” Tomasz Borys – Marketing Associate “It’s a fresh breathe of air to see someone so dedicated, knowledgeable, and with so much inspiration for graphic design and photography. Aside from his amazing and creative work, it’s always a pleasure to just talk art with Nicholas and to feed off his enthusiasm.” Christopher Brand – Managing Director at Ecotrust “Nicholas is a great listener and begins each project with the end result in mind. Highly effective and efficient. Highly recommended! Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.” Greg Lyon – Owner, KTGY Group, Inc. “The quality of Nick’s work was an essential part of the success that KTGY’s retail studio enjoyed. Nicholas would be an invaluable asset to any creative team.” Testimonials: LIVED: Orange County/Los Angeles/San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA Portland, OR Minneapolis, MN
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Let me tell you a few reasons you should consider me for this position: Please see my resume and on-line portfolio at and LinkedIn profile for additional information on my experience. Background - 14 years experience in graphic and presentation design. I am very passionate about innovative technology, design thinking, branding and design. I've led the creation and design of marketing materials, branding, trade-show graphics, environmental design, photography, presentation boards/books, illustrations, and multimedia presentations from concept to completion under tight, demanding deadlines. Good communication and time management skills - I am a very self-sufficient, productive individual that thrive in a fast paced environment. I strive to keep an open line of communication with all team members, staff and clients to ensure objectives/priorities are met on-time with high standards. Motivation and Drive - In life and business I’m always striving to exceed mediocrity and reach as high as I can. I am not one to sit back and watch the wheels go round and round. I want to get in the trenches, get dirty and make some cool stuff along the way. I pride myself on always learning and always moving forward.