About Nicole B.
I love art and I am passionate about making things beautiful. That spills over into Graphic design, Painting and more: I have 20+ years as a graphic designer, photographer 10+ years, artist/painter. I have been instructing for over 6 years. All of my artistic positions led me to run a print shop for several years so I know what you need to prep files for printing, photography, page layout, web and much more so that your files meet industry standards. If your a fast learner, I can go at a faster pace, if you need more time, I am fine with that too. My goal is for you to learn well, advance and put the skills I teach you to use. Then we will layer that info and move on. I'll incorporate reviewing what we worked on before in the future lessons. I want you to be able to put to practice what I teach you so that you can successfully manage on your own in that area.
I love being outside, I love the water and get inspired by nature. I am not a camping type person but could sleep outside nightly (on a screened in porch, LOL). I love to enjoy life and want you to enjoy learning something new as well.
Teaching since 2013
Teaches students 12 to 65
Bachelor of Arts from Savannah College of Art & Design
Nicole was a great instructor, very patient and fun to work with.
Nicole professionally layed out, designed, and printed the obituary of my husband using Adobe Photoshop. Her helpful, yet sensitive suggestions regarding picture arrangements on the pages of the obituary were appreciated. She was timely and easy to work with. I highly recommend her as an instructor.Show More
Instruct painting private events and groups of 5-60 clients Fine Arts painting with Acrylics, Oil and multimedia. Paint murals, custom decor and designs including wallpapering. Install large and small art pieces with precise measurements. Design, manage and approve art within design team. Monitor and maintain multiple websites. Perform client assessments and identify design needs, and initiate projects based on those needs. Design themed products to maintain brand standards. Design corporate materials for conferences, tours and innovative courses. Create advertisements for events and product promotion. Produce creative product packaging, advertisements, logos and other various design materials. Web development administrator.
Directed in-house and volunteer teams for 4 departments simultaneously: Printing & Distribution, Photography, Design & Marketing and Web Development. Provided direction and training for each team. Created company branding, logos, packaging designs, print ads, post-cards and website design. Managed multiple long- and short-term projects. Managed art direction, quality, edited and approved all printed material. Designed and maintained multiple websites. Created social media and email campaigns and wrote press releases. Managed print shop, warehouse production and inventory. Fulfilled internal print and design orders for 10 departments and maintained supplies and inventory for the entire organization. Created department policy and procedure manuals. Secured budget-friendly contracts while working with vendors to secure quotes through order completion. Trained and managed teams of staff members and volunteers in the areas of Graphic Design, Printing, Photography and Web Managed production of training materials, product packaging, and print projects. Identified areas of profit loss and reduced production costs by 50%. Integrated company wide computer platform change and operated as network manager and trainer. Assisted with event planning, décor and supply management.
Directed scheduling, managed distribution for production of all print-related materials including products. Performed lead role in the design and production of print, brand identity, packaging, multimedia, web design and web application. Managed the Printing department fifteen team members: Ran printing presses and various large print shop equipment including copiers. Fulfilled internal orders for 10 departments and maintained supplies and inventory for the entire organization. Organized postal mailings from design to printing press to post-office. Managed scheduling for print shop, warehouse production and inventory. Created department policy and procedure manuals. Ran copiers, office and print equipment. Secured contracts and worked with vendors. Created department policy and procedure manuals. Maintained and fully stocked the distribution warehouse with products for retail, online and travel sales. Assisted in managing the marketing team and overseeing print production and web development.
Designed and developed HTML and Flash websites. Managed client presentations and reviews for GM, Ford, 3M, Ford, Visteon and more. Developed company look book for client review and communication. Portfolio reviews and new hire interviews.
Mahler & Associates
Designed branding and marketing materials and print products for clients including 3M, Ford, GM, Steelcase, non-profits and Life Coaches. Designed logos, catalogs, posters, magazine layouts and various print ads.
Sketched and animated characters, created backgrounds and environments. Created concepts and theme. ideas. Designed software GUI for children's education software and worked closely with programmers.
Savannah College of Art & Design
Fluent / Native Proficiency