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Nicholas Nawroth
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Attended Sinclair Community College
Lives in Kettering
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Great points about branding! Clients and creatives should read this one.
"Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals." Abraham LincolnIn the real world, you don’t have infinite resources; you don’t have a
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Long, but very thought-provoking and insightful read: Learning to See: http://ia.net/blog/learning-to-see/
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Merry Christmas gang! 
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Fun! Honest slogans: http://honestslogans.com/
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I've never liked jargon and totally agree with Richard on this one. 
Some people love speaking in jargon, using fancy words and turning everything into acronyms. Personally, I find this simply slows things down, confuses people and causes them to lose interest. It’s
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Fascinating 5 Future Predictions. I hope they come true, they all would be pretty snazzy. Unless I decide to buy a hot dog when fueling up earlier than usual... http://sploid.gizmodo.com/five-surprising-things-that-will-happen-in-the-next-fiv-1484889836
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God I hope this isn't true, but is sure is funny! Millennials Workplace Training Vid http://failblog.cheezburger.com/share/51070977
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Occupation
Instigator of Awesome
Skills
graphic design, illustration, branding, art direction, creative direction, ideas, naps, cookies, movies, music
Employment
  • Independent Designer
    2006 - present
    Specializing in collateral materials for small businesses with a focus on product labeling for hi-end wines, microbrew beers, and gourmet food.
  • Dorothy Lane Market
    Director of Graphic Arts & Social Media, 1998 - present
    Built the in-house department from the ground up. Design and oversee design that develops, compliments and furthers the DLM brand strategy including but not limited to: private labels, in-store signage, customer newsletters, illustrations, photography, and digital publishing. Also manage product timelines and buying from print vendors. Additionally responsible for developing and implementing the company's social media presence.
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Currently
Kettering
Previously
Dayton
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Tagline
Instigator of Awesome!
Introduction

Hi, I’m Nick. I create awesome. I almost became a comic book artist but I found out quickly that I wasn’t very good at it. That’s when I discovered what I was really great at: graphic design. I‘ve been a graphic designer and illustrator since 1998 and I have been drawing in some capacity or another most of my life. Professional turn-ons include: working with small businesses, gourmet foodies, and local non-profits. I like to help folks with their graphic design, illustration, branding, art direction, and creative strategy needs. I’ve spent most of my career freelancing and building an in-house graphic design department from the ground up. Other things I love: illustrating my dreamlike ideas, photographing whatever captures my imagination, watching Netflix...and eating cookies. Don’t worry, I walk off the cookies on long hikes. I’d love to help you instigate your awesome. Let’s chat. 


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I'm great at graphic design, illustration, ideas, naps, Netflix, and eating cookies.
Education
  • Sinclair Community College
    Visual Communications, 1993 - 1997
  • Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art
    Graphic Design, 1992 - 1992
  • HOW Design Live
    Graphic Design, 2005 - 2008
    Networked with fellow creatives while learning current design industry trends and practices.
  • HOW Design Live
    Graphic Design, 2010 - 2013
    Networked with fellow creatives while learning current design industry trends and practices.
  • Creative Freelancer Conference
    Graphic Design, 2008 - 2010
    Networked with fellow design business owners to improve how we work.
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nick