Art Director / Senior Designer
ART DIRECTOR / SENIOR LEAD DESIGNER
Born in Australia 1980
creatively raised in East London 2007 - 2016
Now living in Austin Texas 2016 - CURRENT
Passionate, driven, entrepreneurial spirit, motivated by creative individuals; I thrive on the chance to collaborate with creative minds. I am inspired by those who dare to do things differently and appreciate the value to be had from different personalities and approaches.
As a dedicated team player, I take joy out of every stage of the conceptual process and enjoying researching or adapting new creative techniques that I have learnt to fulfill the unique needs of each brief or client campaign. With my creative side comes a practical, pragmatic emphasis on maintaining client expectations and fulfilling the demands of the brief and budget. I see my role as a juggler, a facilitator between the fantastical (creative) and the real (solution). I love the value that comes from helping a studio reach its fullest potential.
4 years in Australian creative industries
8 + years in London creative industries
Now living in America since March 2016
12 + YEARS EXPERIENCE
"Nakia is not only a wonderful art director, but a quick study and a great leader. She took the reigns on several key clients and managed creatives from concept to production, while also contributed great design and art direction on top of that. Her incredible work ethic is also relentless, and she attacks the mundane project with as much gusto as the multi-execution campaign. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to bring some talent and enthusiasm to their shop. And who wouldn’t want that?"
Senior Creative Director,
"Nakia was contracted to work within the creative services team at Sony Pictures Television initially for a week, however her design and art direction talents were so great that she ended up working with us for four years, becoming an integral part of the marketing team. Over those four years Nakia oversaw all the designs for a whole range of diverse marketing materials spanning many TV titles, from directing photoshoots to creating key art posters, to devising impactful pitch presentations and social media campaigns. Nakia is highly creative, she has a great visual eye and an excellent understanding of typography. She has first class communications skills and leadership abilities and in an often high-pressured environment, she can always be relied upon to deliver and always to a high standard. She is also a very nice person to work with. I would highly recommend her."
ExecUTIVE director, international
formats & marketing
"I love working with Nakia. Not only is she a wonderful talent, but she is also a lovely person
full of energy and passion for what she does, and you can really see that in her work. I've worked with Nakia for 2 years, developing style guides and product concepts to assist me in selling consumer product licenses to manufacturers. Nakia doesn't only take direction very well, she is also a driving creative voice. When I struggle with the tone of a brand or a general creative vision, Nakia has the answer - and she delivers it on time. I am delighted to recommend Nakia and I do so with utmost confidence that she will continue to delight her future partners."
Director of Licensing & Interactive
KUDOS & KINDNESS
"Nakia's work is undoubtedly top-notch. She is great at listening to what clients need and communicating throughout the whole process from initial quote, to project delivery, to final payment. It was SO refreshing to work with a designer that provides numerous options at the first draft stage, meets her deadlines and maintains a premium level of work; ALL with a smile and great spirit of collaboration. I can't recommend her enough."
LEv & Eye
in the sky
KUDOS & KINDNESS
ARTS & FASHION
FINANCE, GOVERNMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL & HEALTH