Nicole Simon

Creative Director

Helena, MT, USA
I fancy myself a passionate, highly tolerant and relatively fearless individual. I seek genuine communication and accomplishment, and I welcome a good challenge.

My work background features a prominence in publication design, packaging, illustration, and brand management. I've also acquired an understanding of social media management and marketing, branding, simple web design, writing, and other various design ventures.

Your story is your own, I'm just here to help you tell it.

My creative toolbox contains (but is not limited to): brand management, publication design, illustration, screen printing, photography, literacy in the Adobe Creative Suite, and general witty commentary.

Work Experience

Humble Twig

Creative Director / Owner

January 2015 - Present Helena, Montana, United States

Earthfire Institute

Digital Media Manager

July 2017 - Present

Utah Geological Survey

Graphic Designer

Provide creative layout to public and scientific publications, creative consultation and design for Geologic presentations and posters, and the generation of visual content for web, marketing, and other special projects. Aid in art direction for website redesign.

Maintain facets of social media with a team of people to provide different features through which we communicate and relate with the public. Record and edit video for interviews, social media features, informational shorts, and other clips that meet the Utah Geological Survey's needs. Our newly established Marketing Committee generates visual content and thought for our map & bookstore, which is disseminated to various avenues of the public to generate interest in the vast resource of information the store offers.
July 2013 - June 2016 Utah, United States


Graphic Designer

Work with non-profit organizations, fine artists, and other patrons to create promotional material, photographs, publications and more. Offer both visual and conceptual solutions for client’s needs.
January 2011 - December 2014 Utah, United States


Graphic Designer

Aid in brand management and design for a perfume and beauty company, maintain and update existing packaging, along with the creation of new packaging for emerging and prospective products. Generate brand appropriate content and promotional media for meetings, web, and trade shows. Collaborate and communicate a flow of new ideas and solutions to achieve all above goals in a consistent, yet refreshing, manner.
July 2012 - May 2013 Bozeman, Montana, United States


Montana State University-Bozeman

Bachelor of Fine Arts

August 2007 - May 2012 Montana, United States


American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Silver National Addy Award for Wolfmother Poster


American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Silver District Level Award for Simon Says Book



Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Bookmaking, Brand Management, Illustration, Layout And File Management, Photography, Prepress File Prep, Publication Design, Screenprint, Screenprinting, Typesetting, Typography,