Client Testimonials

"Nicole Nelson has been a joy to work with since the inception of the Journal of Feminist Scholarship. Her keen design savvy, responsiveness to our needs, effciency, and professionalism make her a highly valued member of our team."
–Anna M. Klobucka, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Executive Editor, Journal of Feminist Scholarship

"Nicole at nikicreates.com has been a godsend for my web design business. She is a super talented graphic designer and will create design's to your specifications. Best thing is, if your not sure what you want, she will develop great design ideas based on your needs and help get the process rolling. She offers great customer service and responds to questions and design changes in a timely manner. If your looking for a graphic designer, I highly recommend Nicole at nikicreates.com."
–John Bernier, Bazinga Web Design

"Your price was either a gift or a token of kindness. I think it was both. Nonetheless, I remain grateful and look forward to working with you in the future."
–Geno G. Sylvia, New England Wings

About me

What I Do

To me, successful graphic design is a marriage of typography and image. Whether it be graphics, photography, or illustration, using an image to empower your message reaches people. I like to meet clients one-on-one and discuss more than "What do you want it to look like?" I take your mission, ideals, and your personal message into consideration and from there develop ideas about style and design. I design from my home office in the South Coast of Massachusetts.

Experience

I earned a BFA in Visual Design, Digital Media, from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. I have over eight years of professional experience working full time as an in-house designer as well as freelancing in my personal studio. I worked on various projects including websites, logo designs, banner designs, flyers, invitations, magazines, books, online journals, and app interface design and graphics. I have experience working with a team, contacting the printer, or independently managing your projects.

When I'm not designing, you can find me renovationg a small 100-year-old house that I call home with my husband Chris. I document our experience in small space living in a DIY blog over at Itty Bitty Living. I also love to bake and worked as a professional cake decorator for five years. I speak fluent Portuguese and understand Spanish and am currently trying to learn French. I have a passion for travel, and when my husband and I find a spare moment (they don't happen very often!) we'll probably be jetting around, experiencing new cultures.