Nicole Tostevin

Product Designer | Art Director | Animator

Nicole is a multidisciplinary designer, animator and art director based in the S.F. Bay area. She is a storyteller and aspires to create work that is intuitive and visually compelling. She has worked with a wide range of clients from small shop startups, non-profits, to large enterprise corporations.

Nicole’s enthusiasm for innovative digital craft and her authentic presence is her shining light. She has been recognized in 10 countries for her experimental computer animation which was screened at The Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for a Student Academy Award.


Nicole is an innovator and has pushed digital boundaries for over 20 years.  Her endless curiosity is contagious and she is quick to pick up new technology.  Her vast skill set includes; illustration, branding, motion, video, web design, app design, WordPress Development, eCommerce, and print collateral. She also loves to dance.


Nicole has a B.F.A. from Pomona College and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts.

Design. Storytelling. Innovation.

I help clients (and companies) achieve their ambitions by using three key, mutually reinforcing criteria: exceptional user-centric design, engaging storytelling, and strategies that incorporate innovative tech. In our rapid, ever-changing world, this is a powerful way to achieve success… along with dancing!

Designer • Developer • Art Director • Animator



Logo | Marketing Collateral


Brand Promotion | Team Mentoring


Leadership | Content Creation | Digital Integration | Animation


Advertising | Marketing | Social Media


User Interface / Experience / App Design


Motion Graphics | 2D Animation

Clients & Employers

Partial List

“I worked with Nicole as a senior-level collaborator in the creation of the ground-breaking, award-winning video game, 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
VP of Strategy at Revolve Agency