Welcome to the portfolio site of Nichole Suzette Decoteau. I am a self proclaimed design junkie. When I am not designing, you can find me thrifting, up-cycling, crafting and blogging.
Please browse my site to get a better sense of my design aesthetic. Cheers!
Good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual
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Southern Califonian native Nichole Suzette Decoteau has had a long run in the design fields. Nearly half of the homes she grew up in were built by her father. Several of the interiors, designed by mom, were featured in magazines and articles. In 2004, she got her Bachelor's in Architecture from the NewSchool of Architecture + Design. During her studies, she spent a semester abroad studying Furniture Design in Denmark, Copenhagen. In this course, she designed and built by hand a chair. At the end of the program, the chair was featured in an exhibit at the The Danish Design School.
After College Nichole worked in the commercial architecture field for five years. Working for one of the top 10 firms in the country, Perkins+will. Nichole recieved her LEED accreditation while working there. In 2009 Nichole decided she needed to expand her tool belt, although she was plenty experienced in the 3D design, she felt she needed to broaden her 2D skills as a designer. She completed her studies in Graphic/Web design in 2011 and has never looked back. Now she has segwayed in the new relatively new field of Environmental Graphic Design combing her architecture and graphcic design skills into signage and wayfinding.
Environmental graphics, signage, wayfinding and branding. 3-D rendering, programming on large and small scale projects.
Maintained graphic standards, created site drawings, logos, brochure’s, print management and 3-D renderings.
As a freelance designer I do custom logos, branding, business cards, brochures, web design, web management, staging and interior design. I also have a store on Etsy where I sell unique and re-purposed items!
Worked as Managing Intern in the design department to produce logos, sermon graphics, fliers, promotional/marketing materials as well as updating the website. As managing intern, I coordinated and delegated projects for entire department.
Designed and developed product line technical drawings and specs. Illustration and logo work. Determined and utilized layout techniques common to web-based, reproduction and printing applications.
Preparation and administration of construction documents, spatial planning, FF&E, interior elevations, schematic design and design development for K-12 facilities and Hospitals. Revit manager.
Project manager. Preparation and administration of construction documents, schematic design, spatial planning, design development and FF&E for K-12 facilities and Hospitals.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
This section showcases my ongoing portfolio — a collaboration of my work as a freelance graphic designer and in association with other companies. Thank you for looking!
Chances are, if it can be designed or envisioned, I can do it. A jack of all trades. What does that mean for you? I can be your one-stop shop, whether it starts with a new business logo, brochures and letterhead to get it out there, and a print collateral system to wash it all down, I can handle it all for you. Have a project that needs some quality design? Contact me to get an idea of what it will cost, how long it will take, and what I can do to help you better market yourself.
Graphic Design: I provide print design services for your business, whether it's leaflets, brochures, business cards or corporate identity. I can help you rebrand if necessary.
Interior Design: Interior design is a huge passion of mine and some say I may have missed my calling in life check out my blog Check out my blog here.
Have a project that needs some quality design? Contact me in whatever way is easiest for you. I can then, set up a time for a Complimentary Consultation where you will share with me your vision for the project. This consultation may also take place through email or phone if we aren't able to meet. Next, I will create a quote and send it to you for approval. If you accept the quote, I'll begin working on the project within a few days or sooner.
What can Nichole Suzette do for you? The short and sweet answer: make your business appear fresh, trustworthy & professional. I strives to satisfy every one of my clients’ design needs and goals whether it's marketing a new product or simply gaining more consumer interest in their already established brand. Great design is a powerful tool to help your company grow, so let me show you how.