Nicole has over 17 years of professional experience as a designer. She values design as a process, and enjoys collaborating with her clients and colleagues in crafting experiences with a sense of thoughtful, considered style and simplicity that people notice and respond to.
She has worked with a diverse range of clients; from corporate to educational, to fine arts and publishing (Lytro, Dwell, NASA, and MOMA, to name a few). Nicole has also taught graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
A native of Connecticut and a graduate of Emerson College, Nicole happily resides in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her husband Paulo Lopez and their son, Emmett Dash. When not designing, she enjoys cooking, taking pictures, and exploring on foot. She's a visual thinker for life, and feels incredibly lucky to be able to call it work.
Creative Direction, Creative Strategy, Visual Design, Visual Identity Systems, Branding, Interaction Design, User Experience, Environmental Design, Event Design, Marketing Communication, and Promotional Materials.