During the last year, as a side project I started my own apparel design company called Nickel City Designs.
Utilizing web based printing companies such as Cafepress.com, Dazzle.com and Spreadsheet.com it has allowed me to work on improving my design skills while making a little extra money.
The great part about designing with these sites is that I can gage what type of designs consumers are looking for and buying. This in turn helps my designs improve and allows me grow as an artist.
Utilizing both Photography & Photoshop skills, I created multiple architectural renderings of selected site locations for Great Lakes Bowling & Entertainment.
The Company chose an industrial look & feel for their project. Both the interior & exterior design elements were researched & selected to reflect that choice.
These renderings were also utilized in the l your of the business plan and investor flyers (as seen below).
The most enjoyable aspect of design for me is the development of a company's brand; especially the design and development of the logo and it's corporate identity.
The logo is a company's signature, it's identity. A great logo can be recognized universally and is the best advertisement a company can have.
I have been involved in the development and implementation of numerous corporate identity launches as Soma Fitness & Sports, Jobs@nojaim.com, Green Scene Thrift, Smith's Maple Farm and more.
& Logo Design
This is home...The Nickel City, Buffalo NY.
With over 15 years of professional experience in management, technology and graphic design I bring a unique skill set to the table having overseen and directed projects, as well as designing for them.
I consider myself to be compassionate, hardworking, trustworthy and loyal. I have the upmost confidence in my abilities to solve problems, make decisions and lead my team; but enough humility and open-mindedness to listen and learn from those around me.
I strive to complete every task on time and above expectations; I expect the same from those whom I work with. I have proficiencies in completing organizational needs and I am confident in my capabilities to handle and excel in whatever role I am assigned.
Check out some of our designs and services below.
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