Since then, Nicole has worked as a graphic designer for Walton Isaacson, the Seattle International Film Festival and currently for Weimann-Maclise Restaurants. Nicole also spent a few years freelancing while nannying full time, which she feels was important to do to open up more opportunities, including the one that got her her current job.
“It’s not like I’ve just been graphic designing since college. I’ve definitely had moments in my life where I’m like, ‘What am I doing?’ But it all happens for a reason,” Nicole says.
From the variety of companies she has designed for, Nicole learned that unpaid internships aren’t for her and that the hours can be unpredictable and stressful toward the end of a high pressure project, but she has also gotten the opportunity to see her work on the sides of buses and on billboards. Since she had never worked for a nonprofit before, the Seattle International Film Festival was a particularly cool organization to work for.