Nicole is the Creative Director at Alley Cat Allies. As a member of the Communications team, she manages the graphic design, production, video, photography, and printing of publication materials across the organization. This also includes creating graphics for both print, digital media, and many of the products in the Alley Cat Allies shop. Other duties include giving Office Cat Charles lots of attention and his daily treat of nutritional yeast.
After earning a BFA in Visual Communications from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, Nicole provided freelance design services for several companies in Nashville. To further her development as a creative professional, she accepted a graphic design internship at the Shakespeare Theatre Company and moved to Washington, DC in 2008. In 2012, she joined the Alley Cat Allies team, where she is able to combine her love of cats with her passion for design.
Nicole lives with her fiancé Jonathan and their two cats, Mochi and Imogen. Nicole has taught Mochi how to sit, spin in a circle, and high five for his treats, while Imogen demands a cozy lap to sleep on whenever possible.