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.

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What can Nichole Suzette do for you? Have a project that needs some quality design? Contact me!


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welcome i'm nichole suzette

Good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual

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A little about me

welcome to my online portfolio

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.

Skills Bar Chart

  • Illustrator
  • SketchUp
  • InDesisn
  • Photoshop
  • Revit
  • MiraCosta - San Diego, CA (2009 - 2011)
    C.A. Graphic Design - Highest Honors
  • Newschool of Architecture - San Diego, CA (2000 - 2004)
    B.A. Architecture
  • Denmark Design Skol - Copenhagen, DE (2004)
    Study abroad: Furniture Design

Employment History
  • GNU Group : Environmental Graphic Designer
    November 2016 / Present

    Environmental graphics, signage, wayfinding and branding. 3-D rendering, programming on large and small scale projects.

  • Donan Environmental Services : Graphics Developer
    February 2013-October 2016

    Maintained graphic standards, created site drawings, logos, brochure’s, print management and 3-D renderings.

  • Nichole Suzette Design : Freelance Designer
    March 2011 / Present

    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!

  • Existence Church : Managing Intern
    March 2012 / September 2012

    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.

  • Eagle Creek : Products Graphic Developer
    June 2010 / September 2010

    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.

  • Pekins + Will : Designer II
    November 2007 / July 2009

    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.

  • Langdon Wilson Architects : Designer I
    April 2005 / November 2009

    Project manager. Preparation and administration of construction documents, schematic design, spatial planning, design development and FF&E for K-12 facilities and Hospitals.

My Design Awards
  • LEED Accredited : 2009

    Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

What I Can Do For You

available for freelance/contract work

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.

Examples of services

  • Re-Branding
  • Business Cards
  • Logo design
  • Wine Labels
  • Interior Design
  • Brochures
  • Posters
  • 3-D Rendering
  • Signage/Banners

Contact Me

Let's talk

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.

Get in touch

Email: Send me some mail
Blog: my blog
Phone: +01.619.846.0678
Location: San Francisco Bay area

Request A Quote

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.

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