Hi, nice to meet you!

I’m Nicole Ventura (she/they), a Visual (UX/UI) Designer who is deeply driven by a desire to collaborate with individuals who are as passionately dedicated to their craft as I am.

I’m on a mission to combine my passions for wellness, music and travel with my passion for design. My abilities to communicate effectively, think mindfully, plan diligently, learn curiously, and create open heartedly make me an asset to any project or team I’m on.

I’m currently based in my hometown in the Greater Vancouver, BC Canada region and am open to any full-time, part-time, or freelance design opportunities that align with my values and career goals.

Professional Background
In my role as a freelance designer, and agency roles at Redstamp and Wallop, I have accumulated over four years of experience providing thoughtful UX/UI design for websites and digital products, content support and management, and crafting impactful digital design solutions. As a self-employed designer, I effectively manage my own projects, clients, and work myself while also collaborating closely with clients to come up with a shared vision everyone involved is happy with and proud of. At Redstamp, I progressed my design and communication skills by supporting a cross-functional team, contributing to the creation and management of design systems, and maintaining SaaS client websites. At Wallop, I developed expertise in modular design practices tailored to unique travel and hospitality brands, while also gaining proficiency in the WordPress CMS environment and working with developers. In 2018, I started my design journey when graduating from BCIT with a Certificate with Distinction from the New Media Design and Web Development program. These experiences have equipped me with a solid foundation to contribute effectively to diverse projects and teams.
Design Philosophy
In my design approach, I strive to craft seamless experiences that are both easy to use and delightful for all individuals. Central to my process is a commitment to understanding and addressing the diverse needs of the target audience, ensuring accessibility, adaptability, and coherence throughout every stage of design.
Skills & Expertise
technical skills
UX/UI Design
Product Design
Graphic Design
Design Systems
Design Thinking
Modular Design
Responsive Design
Project Management
Web Technologies (HTML/CSS/Javascript)
Figma ✨wizard✨
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Wordpress CMS
G Suite
soft skills
Multidisciplinary Collaboration
Attention to Detail
Positive Energy + Mindset
Punctual + Reliable
Effective Communication
Effective Time Management
Customer Service
Speed + Efficiency
Fast-Paced Environments
Personal Interests
When I’m not designing, you can find me either outside communing with nature or inside diving into some of my favourite hobbies.
I’m the kind of person you’ll find barefoot in the forest, feeling into everything and observing everything nature has to offer. I love getting out of the city and into places that feel wild and untouched. Simple things like swimming in lakes, oceans, and rivers, journalling on a sunny rock and walking on a beach watching the sunset make me feel so full and alive. I love capturing these moments on film, VHS, or even just my phone camera – playing with cinematography and aiming to capture the beauty in mundanity because I see so much of it and want to share it with the world.

My other hobbies are mostly ones I do at home. I love reading, doing yoga and meditating, playing video games (some of my favourites are Stardew Valley, Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley, Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, The Sims, Civilization V, A Short Hike), cooking and baking, expressing myself through art (particularly painting, collaging, photography/videography), watching TV and movies and playing board games.

I’m also very passionate about long-form travel – and spent 2020-2023 living and solo travelling places for extended periods of time. During COVID, I travelled to many places around my province I wouldn’t have otherwise gone to and lived in places such as Victoria, Quadra Island, and Salt Spring Island. I then spent 3 months living on the Azorean island of São Miguel (in Portugal) wanting to better understand my ancestry and get to know my family. Shortly afterwards making my way to the island of Kaua’i in Hawai’i for 4 months to do a work-trade on a local farm to learn about gardening, spend ample time in nature, and build community. My final journey was my biggest one yet, which was living and working abroad in Australia for 8 months – which is something I had dreamed of doing for so many years. I believe all of these experiences have broadened my perspective, shaped who I am and have not only made me a better person, but a better designer, too.

piqued your interest yet?

Let’s chat about it.