Nikki (Ward) Torick Graphic Artist

Art of Nikki Ward 2021-Present
Freelance Illustrator, Austin, TX
Illustration Creating colorful, joy-infused pieces of digital artwork to client specification.
Product Design Working knowledge of how to design and format digital artwork for physical products such as prints, t-shirts, dresses, purses, and enamel pins.
Manufacturing Interfacing Experience communicating and handling projects with overseas factories.
Convention Participation Successfully organizing and executing retail presence at over 50 major events across 9 states.

Geek Fire Labs 2013-2019
Owner/Founder, Austin, TX
Brand Creation Conceptualized an exciting, cohesive inventory of over 100 individual bath and body products. Designed individual labels and packaging. Curated collections.
Physical Production Ranged from single custom pieces for personal events to mass scale production up to 15,000 unit orders for monthly subscription boxes.
Customer Interfacing Frequent communication through e-mail, social media, and online storefronts to provide the best customer experience possible.
Order Fulfillment Managed packing and shipping operations.
Marketing and Self-Promotion Identified and tapped into appropriate online and local demographics to maximize product sale potential, as well as to encourage buyer retention and brand loyalty.


Owlcrate 2015-2018
Handled the pouring, packaging, and shipping logistics of over 50,000 lip balms that were included in multiple young adult novel subscription boxes distributed worldwide.
Consulted closely with the company owner of Owlcrate in order to create unique flavors. Designed exclusive artwork and packaging. Effectively delivered on multiple repeat contracts.
Cryptozoic Entertainment 2015
Completed 30 one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork that were included in Cryptozoic Entertainment's DC Super-Villains Sketch Card Set


Full Sail University 2005-2007
Bachelors of Science: Computer Animation

Digital & Traditional Skills
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator
• Autodesk Maya
• Microsoft Office Suite
• Traditional Sketching, Gouache & Copic


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