I have a passion for all printing and digital formats.
Screen printing, digital press, offset press, on fabric, on paper, web, photography, you name it!
Specializing in print and armed with a thorough understanding of paper and of all the different press techniques,
I can help you achieve exactly what you want.
Vinyl and records are a passion of mine.
I play a vinyl only set at Subeez the fourth Friday of every month.
Check out a set of mine from Soundwave Music Festival.
Based out of western Canada.
I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Eastside Studio Society, which is a non-profit arts workshop and publishing house in Vancouver, BC.
——- EDUCATION & BACKGROUND ——-
I began my career in journalism, but my creative side was needing more stimulation, so I switched over to photojournalism. I received a photojournalism diploma in 1992. To learn more about studio lighting set-ups, I did a year at Sheridan College for commercial photography.
I worked for newspapers in and around Mississauga as a freelance journalist and was fortunate to work at the same time in a photography studio setting up shoots for Sears and Toys R Us. From there, I traveled back to Australia (my birthplace) and found myself working with a sheep shearing team, working and living in the outback of Australia, (and getting some great shots)!
I’ll be posting them in my blog in the near future.
Freshly back from Australia, I began working for a studio who had hooked up with Revlon
to set up temporary glamour studio’s across Canada.
We used new Kodak digital capture software (one of the first of it’s kind) and a Hasselblad camera.
A pretty interesting combo!
When that contract finished, I worked in their advertising department and set up the Bay Portrait Studio’s advertising campaigns across Canada (both in concept with a small team and graphic design).
Desktop publishing was my next gig working in the graphics department within a giant printing house. That is where I learned all about offset press. After that, I was hired in BC as an in-house designer in charge of the art department of a busy screen printing company. In 2007 I felt the need to learn more about digital printing, which was really beginning to take over, so I took a job doing all the digital pre-press (plus some design) at a busy print company with the latest in digital press technology. Working at a progressive and up-to-date printers taught me about all the different papers and various printing techniques, including ways of being better to the environment and at the same time, cost efficient. I took on courses in Web Development at BCIT to upgrade my HTML5 and CSS skills.
The next step was diving head-on into web development. Which I did, and I love it.
I started Nikkles Visuals in 2011 when I felt I would be able to provide reliable design services and offer up to date web services.