ABOUT ME

MY NAME IS JACK NICHOLS

THESE ARE THE THINGS I LOVE

(AND DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO)

Travel

"Experience, travel – these are an education in themselves." - Euripides

I've been fortunate enough to travel extensively during my life; currently 20+ countries and counting. The only part that isn't fun is getting through the airport.

Premier league soccer

"Football is a matter of life and death, except more important." - Bill Shankly

Football is an international language that crosses cultural barriers, it's the "beautiful game". My team is Tottenham Hotspur. Their motto is Audere est Facere - To Dare Is To Do

technology

"Rockets are cool. There's no getting around that." - Elon Musk

What excites me the most about technology? It is undoubtedly whatever Elon Musk is doing at the moment (SpaceX, SolarCity, Tesla), the future of Virtual Reality and self-driving cars.

reading

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." - Joseph Addison

I'm constantly reading, whether it's an old favorite or a new adventure. My favorite genre by far is fantasy. So what if I'm a Harry Potter nerd? I'd probably be in Hufflepuff.

Trivia / "useless" facts

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." - Confucius

Did you know that there are more trees on Earth than stars in the galaxy? Yeah, stuff like that. My favorite video series is Kurzgesagt - beautiful animation and informative.

astronomy & Space

"There is nothing bigger or older than the universe." - Stephen Hawking

One of the most fascinating things to me is space. As The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy puts it "Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is."

I ALSO LOVE TO CREATE THINGS

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Pixel-perfect digital graphic design for both web & print media.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Digital photography and post-shoot editing and retouching.

VIDEOGRAPHY

Full scale digital video production utilizing  Premiere Pro & After Effects.

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I'm primarily a graphic designer but can boast (humbly) about my skills behind a camera too. I'm a big believer in the fact that no matter who you are, you can always learn something new; no one knows everything.

 

I love to have a good time doing whatever it is I happen to be doing, whether it's working in an office or zip-lining in Belize. I design things for fun, purely because the sense of creating something original is one of accomplishment.

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HTML & CSS

 

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NICE THINGS PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT ME

CLIENTS I'VE WORKED WITH