Latest Website Projects:
Launched March 2016 StagePosingCoach.com
Launched February 2016 ClaraHartree.com
Launched December 2015 Dockside Restaurant
Launched Summer 2015 St Regis Bar and Grill
GRAPHIC DESIGN Print and Responsive Website Design My name is Nikki and I'm a contract graphic designer, specializing in print design and responsive websites. I have a background in photography and journalism, which I now apply to various forms of design. It inspires me to see things showcased on different platforms. Let my experience help you get your message out. I can look after all the details. Have a look at my work and get to know what I do better.
I always supply my clients with a detailed instruction sheet. How to add new content and any other things you’ll need to know to get in and around your new new website.
WordPress sites are being hit more and more, especially over the last couple of years. I can secure your site from bots and brute force attacks. These attacks are becoming more and more persistent every year.
I am organized and can help you gather all the content for your site. Let me help guide you through the process. No need to feel overwhelmed or stressed.
Especially dynamic content, which will bring up your SEO.
Looking for a modern and easy to use website? One you can edit yourself? I design responsive sites that work on all media. With every client project I focus on providing stunning design, clear navigation and on-time delivery. More info
What Is SEO?
It’s Simpler Than You Think!
SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is the name given to activity that attempts to improve search engine rankings.
In search results Google™ displays links More info
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.
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.
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.
I was referred to Nikki for a new insight on the design for our restaurants’ menu. Instantly we connected with our ideas and collaborated on a new look. Working with Nikki was stress free and pleasant, she understood the direction we wanted to go. The result exceeded my expectations, I would happily refer Nikki to anyone and work with her again.General Manager (pre 2016)St. Regis Bar and Grill Vancouver
Nikki Kent’s assistance helping to keep my course website secure and running smoothly has been a huge support in my work as an instructor. Nikki has been able to provide advice on a number of issues I’ve had including security, database maintenance, theme and plugin support and bug fixes. Additionally, Nikki has also offered guidance on WordPress website management and potential performance improvement. I’ve really appreciated her attention to detail, work ethic and quick turn around time. On a more personal note, Nikki has a really approachable, warm personality — I’ve truly enjoyed working with her!”Digital journalism instructorLangara College
I used Nikki to build my real estate specific website & was extremely pleased with the final result. She listened to my needs & wants & delivered in a seamless manner. From time to time when I need updates or changes she always responds quickly & I would definitely recommend her to anyone look for a new website!!!
Milliken Development Corporation has worked with Nikki Kent of Nikkles Visuals for about 2 years. We’re a property development company that has frequent need for first class promotional materials for presentations, advertising, on site displays, websites, etc. etc. Nikki has become indispensable to MDC in creating professional, first class promotional materials of all types.
Nikki is a rare “Yes is the answer. What’s the question?” person. She has performed for us, without exception and many times, under tight time frames. The product she has delivered is always exactly what we wanted, or better. It’s always first class. And her bills are fair and reasonable.
Nikki is smart, thorough, experienced, and highly professional. I recommend Nikkles Visuals without hesitation. Do yourself a favour.President and CEOMilliken Development Corporation
Working with Nikki on the Soundwave Music Festival compilation CD was a pleasure. Her attention to detail and speed of completion were exemplary. I will continue to hire Nikki for all my graphic design needs.
I really enjoyed working with Nikki as she built my website. She was creative, helpful, prompt, and fun. Nikki is very professional – and I wholly recommend her work.Vancouver Island
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