Hi there!

My name is Nicole, I am a Vienna born and raised designer with Czech and Polish roots.

Most of all I enjoy challenges that revolve around the topics of user experience and interface design, but won’t say no to any other creative tasks coming my way. 

Currently, I am working as a freelance designer, based in Vienna, Austria.

Design Thinking

I am able to utilize design thinking and agile work methods to develop abstract ideas into real products. By involving the customer in the innovation process and iterative development, this results in solutions and innovations being created even closer to the user.

Graphic Design

Experienced with development of design and branding concepts with the Adobe Creative suite. In addition to the existing skills, there is growing interest in motion design and animation.

UI/UX Prototyping

Able to deliver low and high fidelity prototypes with the industry standard tools, including but not limited to: Balsamiq, Sketch, InVision Studio, Adobe XD and Figma. I also have basic knowledge of web development technologies (HTML, CSS, WordPress).

Photography

I am familiar with basics of photography: this includes studio photography, image editing and retouching. 

Education

Thanks to the broad range of topics covered during my bachelor’s degree, I was able to get a taste of many areas of the media world. Somewhere between the network technology labs and classes in the television studio, I finally found my place in the field of design.

During my education, I have repeatedly taken the opportunity to study abroad. I value the exposure not only to different cultures, but also to other methods and workflows.

 

Sep 2019 – Oct 2021 in St.Pölten, Austria

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Digital Design, master class graphic design
Dipl.-Ing., equivalent to MSc, pass with distinction

Only graphic design training program in Austria specifically for technicians and technology enthusiasts in the field of classic and new media environments.

Find out more about my thesis here

Sep 2020 – Jan 2021 in Zlín, Czech Republic | semester abroad

Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín

Visual Arts, Multimedia Communication Faculty
Focus on graphic design and commercial photography, additional courses in corporate design and basics of calligraphy

Aug 2018 – Jan 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands | semester abroad

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Communication and Multimedia Studies 

Among other classes: focus on a service design project inspired by “Operatie Steenbreek“, a Dutch initiative encouraging people to make their gardens greener (“break the stone”). Our team got invited to present the app prototype in front of several stakeholders and a city council member of Katwijk.

Aug 2018 in Oulu, Finland | summer school 

Oulu University of Applied Sciences

“App Farm”, cooperation with the Startup Pint Please
UX research and evaluation, creation of a gamification concept

Sep 2016 – Sep 2019 in St.Pölten, Austria

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Media Technology, specialization in digital media computing
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, pass with merit

Experience

Thanks to my practice-oriented and interdisciplinary education, I was able to gain a lot of experience during my studies. This ultimately shaped my strengths and passions for design, especially user interface and experience design.

Through the various experiences as an employee, but also as a freelance graphic designer, I have learned to respond to customer needs and to communicate solutions according to best practices in the industry.

since March 2021 

Freelance Designer

UI/UX and graphic design

Selected companies/organizations I have worked with in the past and present:

  • ELOOP
  • Delegate Group
  • Akademischer Verein in Wien / Komenský Alumni
  • Döblinger Gymnasium

since October 2021

Red Bull Media House GmbH

Graphic Designer, freelance
external support to the in-house graphic design team

Dec 2021 – Jun 2022 | homebased | New York, USA 

United Nations Development Programme

Graphic Designer
Internship at the Brand and Marketing Team within the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy at UNDP

As a design intern I was also a part of the Marketing Services Hub: an in-house agency, which provides design services to all UNDP country offices and regional hubs. 

Have a look at one of the projects I have worked on.

Feb 2019 – Jul 2019 in Salzburg, Austria 

elements.at New Media Solutions GmbH

UI/UX Designer
Internship semester (part of bachelor’s degree)

Responsible for implementing UX deliverables based on client and project requirements with a focus on User Centered Design

Nov 2018- Jan 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands

Creative Dock

UX Architect
Collaboration with Creative Dock on a FinTech UI/UX start-up, as part of a course at The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Sep 2017 & 2019 in Linz, Austria

ARS Electronica Festival

Part of the official press photography team
Responsible for sorting out and editing the official press photos of the Ars Electronica Festival for subsequent upload to Flickr

Browse through my portfolio
if you’re curious what projects I’ve worked on in the past:

Interested in collaborating on something?
I am happy to discuss your goals and look forward to hearing from you! 

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