Raised in Milwaukee, a culturally rich city founded on innovation, industry & craftsmanship, naturally led me on the creative path. More recently, I’ve spent the last few years in-between Upper Michigan, Salt Lake City & Milwaukee; leaving a deep unwavering impression on me and providing me with a diverse set of tools and the opportunity to produce various projects for a wide variety of clients.

Drawing influence from popular to a variety of cultures, past and present, I’m left with a vivid imagination and a deep understanding of the creative process and how visual communication effects different individuals.

In addition to that, I’ve been involved in a number of personal and collaborative efforts, such as the formation of a community building project organized in the form of Wednesday Night Bicycle Rides in both Salt Lake City and eventually Milwaukee. I’ve also participated in a number of exhibitions showcasing personal projects, illustrations, paintings, etc. and am a contributing writer/photographer to Needle & Thread.

Off the Clock: Hiking & Backpacking, Sailing, Winter Activities, Soccer, Softball, Cycling, Music Enthusiast & Collector, Craftsman of Sorts with an emphasis in illustration, oil painting & woodworking.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graphic Communications
Northern Michigan University
School of Art & Design, 2008

PRESENT

Foresite Group
Creative Director
Milwaukee, WI

PAST

NovoPrint
Graphic Designer

Freelance Design
Walnut Way, Hipzee, Remedi Creative

Spring Mobile
Graphic Designer

CAPABILITIES

Creative Direction
Print Design
Web Design
Brand & Identity
Client Interaction
Pre-Press & Production
Photography
Copywriting
Project Oversight & Management

INQUIRE AT: nicholas.swenor2@gmail.com