Hi! My name is Nicole Tostevin but feel free to call me Nicki. I am a multidisciplinary designer/developer, animator, and award-winning independent filmmaker.

As a creative strategic partner, I help Brands and Businesses find innovative solutions that build confidence and growth.

With 21 years of professional experience leading digital agencies, I helped launch lean startups, translate the goals of large corporations, and expanded the reach and visions of non-profits.



UI/UX Web Design

WordPress Development

Motion Graphics

Branding | Identity

Short Films

2D Animation

Graphic Design


Recent Work

Web Design |Full Build Website | UI Animation



Web Design | Full Build Website | Brand Identity

Butter and Sunshine Wellness



Web Design | Full Build Website

The International Bateson Institute


Web Design| Full Build Website | Brand Identity | Graphic Design

The Fountain


Web Design | Full Build Website

Grand Marina


Web Design |Full Build Website | Graphic Art

MMS Institute of Northern California


Web Design | Full Build Website | Brand Identity

Elizabeth Scott Resources


Motion Graphics | UI Icons | Trailer


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Motion Graphics – Documentary Title Sequence


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Web Design and Build for Home Page

Center for Evidence-Based Management


Web Design | Full Build Website | Brand Identity

Paradoxes, Inc.

paradoxesinc.com  | View Case Study

Motion Graphics | Character Animation | Educational Videos


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Motion Graphics – Short Documentary

Connie Smith Siegel

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Motion Graphics – Book Trailer

Cerridwen Fallingstar

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Brace yourself… it’s a long journey back in time into my old website:


“It was a pleasure to work with Nicki. She designed the Burning Man Education e-learning UI templates for our online Cultural Studies course. Her exquisite aesthetic sense and great eye were key in creating a ‘look and feel’ that worked for us. Nicki is not only talented and hardworking, but she is also fun, upbeat, and patient! She is a great collaborator, learns new technology quickly, and is truly jazzed about thinking of creative uses for her new-found knowledge. She thought of great new ways for us to present information and was able to prototype them so we could see her vision. She is an asset to anyone lucky enough to work with her.”

~ Nicole Rodney
Educational Producer at The Burning Man Project


“Nicki is a magician at creating beautiful websites. She is fast, reliable, and fun to work with. She can solve any dilemma and is a great person to have on your marketing team.”

~ Elizabeth Scott
Co-Founder of The Body Positive.org
Owner of  Elizabeth Scott Resources.


“Working with Nicole has been the best investment in my business that I could possibly have made. I am not technology savvy, but I had a vision for what I wanted in a website; I just couldn’t build it or develop it myself. Like any great art director, Nicole was able to ask the right questions and get inside my head about my brand and make my vision a reality. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome, she captured my brand, my vision – bottom line she captured me and what I want to bring to my clients. Nicole was also delightful to work with and very responsive. We shared Loom videos and shared Zoom screens to make sure all edits and changes were acceptable to both of us. Nicole’s decades’ worth of experience shows and she put me in the right direction numerous times, guiding me to choices I wouldn’t have thought of myself, but with her knowledge, I feel I have a professional, modern and welcoming website.

~ Julie Graham, Founder of  Butter and Sunshine Wellness


“I worked with Nicole as a senior-level collaborator in the creation of the ground-breaking, award-winning videogame, THE LAST EXPRESS, designed by PRINCE OF PERSIA creator Jordan Mechner. Nicole led the Art Department both creatively and managerially, creating the unique and highly-stylish look and feel of the game, and successfully running a large team of animators. Her own artistic skills are impeccable, her knowledge base extremely strong, and her management was both firm and nurturing of up-and-coming talent. We were able to communicate very effectively with each other, handle with any bumps in the road together, and she and her team ultimately delivered A++ quality work. In addition, Nicki has an enthusiastic, positive personality, making for both exciting brainstorming sessions and a fun day-to-day working relationship. Highest recommendation.”

Mark Netter
Producer/Director at Dark Program Productions, LLC
Revolve Agency


“I had the pleasure of working with Nicole for several years. Not only did she provide amazing visual design skills and user interface prototype expertise, but she also animated our app’s intro video and created branded marketing collateral. She was an instrumental part of our team and she was a joy to work with.”

Omar Téllez
Moovit (Sequoia), Riffsy (Menlo V.), and SoLoMoTo (Blumberg)
Niantic Labs


“I can’t say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Nicki! She is so patient and immensely creative. Nicki did an amazing job designing everything that touched BrandHabit. Despite her brilliant designs, Nicki had to go through at least 2 complete re-designs of the site and it was only because we had difficult fashion people we were working with in New York. The entire experience of working in a start-up environment was both exciting and stressful and Nicki was always calm and collected and focused. I’m so grateful that we had the chance to work together and I’d have her on any team again in a hot second!”

Carla Morton

Director/Owner of The MMS Institute of Northern California
Executive Coach at Carla Morton.com – Developmental Coach/Executive Recruiter


“I’ve worked with Nicole for many years on a wide scope of projects. She has the rare combination of marketing insight, design expertise, and the ability to manage teams and budgets. I always look forward to working with her.”

Jayne Brodie
CEO of MPM, Inc., and R+F Consultant Rodan & Fields

So, what’s your story?

I’m always open to hearing about new stories, projects, and challenges.

Let’s jump on a Zoom call.  I’m a great listener and would love to see if I might be able to help.