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About me

I conceptualize and produce holistic experiences that take into account every possible point of interaction between the brand and the client. I have worked with global clients, across multiple creative industries and agencies, several countries, and two (+) languages.

Agency Experience

AHA PDX. 2019 —. Sr. Art Director
Jack Morton
SFO. 2018 —. Associate Creative Director / Illustrator
R2C PDX. 2018. Art Director (Broadcast)
HappyLucky PDX. 2017. Art Director
TBWA\ DSM. 2015 — 2017. Art Director
Ogilvy & Mather TGU. 2011 — 2015. Sr. Art Director

Clients (Shortlist)

Adidas, Claro, Docker, eBay, ESPN, Google, Leesa, LG, Pella Windows & Doors, Save The Children

Recognition

ADDY, AMA, AIA, Bustle, Festival Antigua, Festival Caribe

 

creative Skills

Copywriting, Digital Design, Editorial Layout, Icon Design, Illustration, Logo Design, Motion Design, Presentation Design, Photo Retouching, RFP, Production, SEO, Social Media, Storyboarding, Strategy

Software Skills

Adobe Audition, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Muse‭, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Adobe XD, Sketch + Invision, SketchUp, Social Media Management Tools, Squarespace

LanguageS

Fluent: English, Spanish
Intermediate: Chinese‭ (‬Mandarin‭)‬, Japanese, French

Organizations & Volunteer

American Marketing Association, Portland Advertising Federation, Ladies Get Paid, Portland Women in Tech, Girl Scouts of America, ASPCA, AIGA, Latinas in Tech

 
 

Testimonials

 
Nikki is a talented Art Director and illustrator. She has the rare combination of creative and critical thinking — which leads to outstandingly gorgeous and strategic work. As my Creative Director, Nikki supported my creative process while checking in periodically to make sure I always had access to the necessary resources. She is brilliant, insightful and (maybe of some surprise) a copy whiz.
— Shelby Howard, Copywriter, Digitas

Nikki has been a huge contributor to the Pella team over the last year and done a lot of amazing work from the premium launch to social media animations and everything in-between, she’s brought a ton of passion and talent to everything she’s touched and we can’t thank her enough for her contributions.
— Lisa Braden, Creative Director, TBWA\ Integer

I worked with Nikki as my art director on projects for national brands. I love her brain for concepting. I always thought she was a great person to bring in who had never worked on a certain project/brand before, for a new perspective and creative take on the ask. She’s a blue sky thinker as well as a talented designer and illustrator. She often would push past where the client’s head was at to get them to think much bigger. She works hard to problem solve in a way that helps the client’s ask and creates beautiful work. I always enjoyed working with Nikki and I hope we will again.
— Alesha Burgraff, Creative Director, TBWA\ Integer

Nikki is an exceptional marketer who takes the overall consumer experience to another level. She understands the business goal at a high level which allows her to ensure every detail throughout the project will add to the final end game. Her design prowess is top tier and her passion to make all of her work create success for her clients adds great value. As an Account Supervisor, I appreciated all that Nikki brought to the table and felt extremely comfortable leaving a creative brief in her hands to bring back something masterful.
— Katy Wells, Account Supervisor, TBWA\

Honduras too qualified for the final World Cup tournament. Our star designer from that country is Nikki Rodriguez who lives and works in Tegucigalpa. She has a special focus on graphic design, digital art, and typography. Most of the projects in her portfolio reveal her inspiration that generates from a profound sense of wonderment. Mostly, she is playing with the elements of space, astrology, and the negative vs. positive that indicates an explorative mind.
— Janil Jean, 2014