Nicole joined Willoughby as a fresh faced intern in 1996 and has never looked back. Now Principal, Nicole has become a cornerstone of Willoughby’s world-class design team. A calm presence in a storm, her grace and polished demeanor guides our creative process with thoughtfulness, style and a killer eye. She’s a fantastic mentor to our interns and young designers and a true partner in the creative journey.
Nicole specializes in creating brand identities and then translating them into numerous energetic and engaging touchpoints, including interiors, signage and sustainable accents such as wall coverings and furnishings. She has received numerous awards for her design work and been featured in publications such as Communication Arts, Print and Graphis. She was a founding board member of ArtsAlive and has been an instructor at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Nicole has worked in categories as varied as fashion, consumer packaged goods, restaurant, healthcare and is instrumental in all of our civic projects. Nicole can see the big picture before some of us have had our coffee. When not managing our design process, she manages a household of two kids, an architect and a big dog.