Case Studies

About My Work

As a product designer and developer I’m excited about the expressive potential that can be achieved when both are wielded to their fullest. I’m also an accessibility specialist who cares a great deal about products that empower users to meet their individual needs.

Design Philosophy

  • Start with those who need the most help.

    Accessibility and inclusion are the foundations of a good experience, and must be fully integrated into the entire process to be truly achieved.

  • Share knowledge, and grow your peers.

    It’s not enough for a designer to just do good work. They must share their knowledge and grow those around them. This is the key to building a great product, or team.

  • Everything is meaningful.

    The difference between a good experience and a great one is understanding how even the smallest of details can influence a user’s perception or behavior.

  • The right way is not always the known way.

    Practice skepticism and go beyond to understand why something exists. Only then can you truly know how to wield it.

People I've Worked With

I’ve been fortunate to have worked with a number of clients, some of whom include:

  • Team Liquid
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Electronic Sports League
  • Society for New Music
  • Mountain Dew
  • Esports Entertainment Association League
  • WCNY
  • Indiana University
  • FX Open Esports
  • Syracuse University

For more details on the value that I’ve helped to bring, take a look at my case studies, résumé, or some of the kind words that people have said about me.


  • Luuk Barten
    Lead Front-End Developer, Team Liquid

    Having worked intensively with him on design systems, documentation and web-accessibility guidelines, I can’t remember any colleague or friend being as meticulous as Nik. It’s rare to see such attention to detail and semantics as working with Nik infectiously moves you to look one step further.

  • Indu Reddy
    Creative Director, Team Liquid

    Nik takes the extra step to ensure code, design, and functionality is always inclusive. His work is extremely intentional and specific. What’s more, Nik has a history of knowledge far beyond the scope of design and development. He has shown me what to expect in working with an amazing lead or executive designer.

  • Tiffany Peng
    Principal Designer, Team Liquid

    Nik is incredibly open minded and curious, and will always give feedback & criticism careful consideration. And his unique insights from his multi-talented background have contributed to creating approaches & solutions we wouldn't have even considered, much less entertained.

    He's incredible at finding color in black and white—so the "boring work" is almost never boring, and the difficult-to-swallow becomes easy-to-digest.

  • Stacey Yamada
    Brand Design Lead, Team Liquid

    Nikolas has the ability to take some of the densest information and be able simplify it for others to understand. He has a unique approach that combines both creative and scientific techniques to things.