• My Visual Problem Solving Journey 

    I started learning graphic design at Pierce Community College for an AA then transferred to Pacific Lutheran University to complete a BA in graphic design. During my time I learned web design and freelanced for multiple non-profits, illustrated and published children's books.

    I've then worked in multiple marketing agencies and a high school web design instructor to now being able to use the best ability for your business.

My Experience

Over 7 Years of Practicing Graphic & Web Design

Graduated from Pacific Lutheran University - BA in Graphic Design

Illustrated & Published 4 Children's Books

Wrote Several Ebooks About Design Principles

Host a Podcast

Former High School Web Design Instructor 

Superhero Power - Can Operate Without Coffee

 

 

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How I Solve Visual Problems

The Road Map to your Investment

  • 1. Identify the Problem

    Design is about visual problem-solving. In order to create the most effective work, we need to know the objective. This can be leads, conversions, awareness, onboarding, etc. By understanding the target market, my designs will ultimately get you the results you need.


  • 2. Research

    This is where I find out everything about your brand, target market, and competition. It's important I ask you questions about these subjects to gain the best understanding of your situation and I can help you increase revenue.


  • 3. Sketch

    Now I pour all the ideas we brewed up from research on paper. It’s quantity over quality about putting as many ideas, layout, proximity, contrast, and other design principles. This can be multiple rounds depending on the task and how many sketches I have come up with. By exhausting all other options, I'll know I came up with the best solution for you.


  • 4. Craft

    Now is when we hop on the computer, but before I go to work, I make sure the settings for the intended medium are met whether it’s print or web. It’s a must to use measurement grids and labeling the layers — This may sound trivial to you, but I work precisely and clean at all times.  

  • 5. Revise

    Once the design is done, it’s time we get feedback. This is crucial because criticism is how I improve. It’s quite rare to get it right the first time, that’s why it’s important to get other’s opinions. 

  • 6. Deliver

     After finalizing the design work, it is now time for you to receive the final product. Depending on the task this can be several files to fit the situation you'll need. I am always interested in the final results as I am always learning and improving. As always, your business revenue is my number one goal. 

Portfolio

Enjoy my past work and what I can do for you.


Are You Ready to Have your Visual Problems Solved?

Please call me at  253.670.5440 or email me at Nick@NickMannDesigner.com