“Nikki Rodriguez‭... ‬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.‬”

“30‭ ‬Incredible Women Designers from the World of FIFA”
Zillion Designs

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

TBWA\ The Integer Group Art Director
As lead art director for Pella's premium line of windows and doors, I created and launched their most successful campaign ever. 

  • Responsible for the concept, design and execution of high-level campaigns targeting consumers throughout the shopper marketing journey.
  • Aided in new business pitches and brainstorms.
  • Developed case studies and award-level presentations. 
  • Worked closely with teams throughout the network to create holistic campaigns and launches.
  • Fulfilled extra-departmental roles: copywriting, translating, illustration and animation.
  • Presented creative ideas to internal teams and clients.  

JDG Creative Labs Freelance Art Director
I was brought in as a freelance consultant specifically for my expertise in print packaging design‭. ‬I was given the freedom to work with local printers to develop the best quality products with the budget that we had‭.‬

  • Achieved a high-level understanding of printing processes.
  • Facilitated the creative and printing processes for local small business clients.
  • Gained experience in roles like media buying and account service, while working at a boutique agency.

Ogilvy & Mather Art Director
Alongside my daily roles I was also part of the creative team responsible for brainstorming, designing and producing award-level work. My daily responsibilities included:

  • Led a team of designers, copywriters and art directors. 
  • Concepted and launched of multiple national campaigns, including: directing photoshoots and managing assets; and directing national tv spots and designing look and feel.
  • Collaborated frequently with media and PR teams to deliver print ads, outdoor media, activation and shopper experience, digital ads and social media. 
  • Presented creative ideas to internal teams and clients.

Saku‭ Founder & Creative Director
This uniquely designed experimental art magazine was a side project I launched with a few colleagues‭. ‬It redefined the editorial style in its community and has received international recognition for its unique art-like design‭.‬

  • Coordinated, directed and retouched photoshoots.
  • Identified collaboration opportunities with artists throughout Latin America to create unique content.
  • Designed new layouts for every edition. 
  • Translated, illustrated and scouted for each issue as needed.
  • Managed business-facing aspects including obtaining sponsorship and media sales from local businesses.

Appalachian State University Resident Assistant
As an outstanding member of the Residence Hall community, I was inducted into the National Residence Hall Honorary the year I became an RA. I also held the role of Vice President of Service, helping organize several hours of community outreach for our chapter of NRHH.

  • Supervised 28-32 students in my residence hall. 
  • Served as a community leader, offering advice to my residents on a broad range of collegiate issues.
  • Planned inter-departmental programs, aimed to involve students with relevant collegiate and community departments and organizations.
  • Revamped art for community integration including name tags, program posters and additional signage. 

EDUCATION

UNITEC Graphic Communications

Universidad Nacional Padagogica Preschool Education

Appalachian State University Political Science & Economics, Spanish


COURSES & WORKSHOPS 

UI/UX Amanda Morrow

Bid Ideas Fabiana Renault‭, ‬Escuela Superior de Creativos Publicitarios

The Big IdeaL Ranjiv Ramgolan‭, ‬Ogilvy Latin America



Achievements

Art Shows:

Natural Recall Venice Italy
RAW Omaha, Nebraska
Female Gaze Des Moines, IA
Plein Air Des Moines, IA
80/35 Posters Des Moines, IA

Volunteer:

Humane Society
Furry Friends Rescue
Girl Scouts of America
Science Center of Iowa

Collegiate

National Residence Hall Honorary 
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority


Skills

Software:

Adobe After Effects
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Muse‭ ‬
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe XD
Sketch + Invision

Languages:

Fluent:
English
Spanish

Intermediate:
Chinese‭ (‬Mandarin‭)‬
Japanese
French

Misc Skills & Hobbies:

Animation
Creative Concepting

Content Development
Illustration
Photography
Social Media
Storyboarding
Writing & Translating
Amateur Astronomy

Video Games


Please feel free to contact me with questions about my work or if you're interested in working with me in the future.