“I worked with Nicole as a senior-level collaborator in the creation of the ground-breaking, award-winning videogame, 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.”

LMark Netter
Producer/Director at Dark Program Productions, LLC
Revolve Agency

“I had the pleasure of working with Nicole for several years. Not only did she provide amazing visual design skills and user interface prototype expertise, she also animated our apps into video and created branded marketing collateral. She was an instrumental part of our team and she was a joy to work with.”

Omar Téllez
Moovit (Sequoia), Riffsy (Menlo V.) and SoLoMoTo (Blumberg)
Niantic Labs

“I can’t say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Nicki! She is so patient and immensely creative. Nicki did an amazing job designing everything that touched BrandHabit. Despite her brilliant designs, Nicki had to go through at least 2 complete re-designs of the site and it was only because we had difficult fashion people we were working with in New York. The entire experience of working in a start-up environment was both exciting and stressful and Nicki was always calm and collected and focused. I’m so grateful that we had the chance to work together and I’d have her on any team again in a hot second!”

Carla Morton
Executive Coach at Carla Morton.com – Developmental Coach/Executive Recruiter

“I’ve worked with Nicole for many years on a wide scope of projects. She has the rare combination of marketing insight, design expertise, and the ability to manage teams and budgets. I always look forward to working with her.”

Jayne Brodie
CEO of MPM, Inc., and R+F Consultant Rodan & Fields

“I always enjoy working with Nicole. I know I can count on her to create appealing designs and animation that clearly communicate our messages on time, and within specified size and color limitations.”

Michelle Bushneff
Former Vice President
Broderbund / The Learning Company
Creator of BIGthinkster

“Nicole’s technical and imaginative skills are just a part of what she brings to the table. For five years Nicole has unfailingly produced outstanding and unique graphics on a weekly basis for my business’ promotion. Nicole’s work ethics in meeting deadlines and resourcefulness in creating two brilliant web pages have greatly contributed to the success of my business. Nicole also has a gift with people, always taking the high road in any communication. I would recommend Nicole to any business wanting a gifted graphic artist with intelligence, vision and charm.”

Sandra Fitting
Dance Medicine, Bradley Real Estate

“I am thrilled to recommend Nicole! She recently designed and built my new Brick Path Bed and Breakfast website (thebrickpath.com) and it is fabulous! It is so beautiful and she is really wonderful to work with.
On the first day that we launched, I got a booking from someone last minute – and since then my inquiries and bookings have absolutely increased. It has taken my business to a whole new level.
People comment constantly on what a great website it is and ask me who my web designer is. They are all VERY impressed!
I have worked with Nicole for years. She did my first website ten years ago. She is the best!”

Wendy Sprague
Owner, The Brick Path Guest Suites

“Nicole greatly assisted me in getting my business up and running. She was able to take my abstract dream and make it a reality because she understood my vision. She has high standards for design aesthetics and yet mesh them with her great technical knowledge. She really helped me gain a successful business presence.”

Mary St. Pierre
Interior Designer
Harmonious Designs

“Nicole is a incredibly talented designer and art director who can handle anything you throw her way. She not only designed catalogs for my consumer product brand, she even art directed and shot the lifestyle shoot leading up to the catalog design. Most recently I needed a website for a new business, and Nicole was able to very quickly understand the look and feel I wanted and create a site that is not only beautiful but functional and easy to use. Whenever I have had a project for Nicole, she has handled it with the highest level of professionalism and style. I give her my highest recommendation.”

Catherine Granville
C.E.O, Fleurville

“There are rare situations in work where I find someone so creative, capable, tireless, passionate, unflappable and determined that I can’t imagine a project I wouldn’t be grateful for their help. The kind of person that if you were stranded on a deserted island, you feel like would make sure everything would work out. This is who Nicole Tostevin is. I feel it is dangerous to overstate a person’s capabilities on any recommendation, but I can honestly say if Nicole says she can do something, believe her. You will never regret the decision to work with this fine artist and person.”

Meegan Lee Ochs
ACLU of Southern California

“I love my branding and website for my new Institute with The Body Positive. Thank you Nicki!!!”

Elizabeth Scott
The Body Positive and Elizabeth Scott LCSW

“Thanks for all your awesome work with Valley Visions and the LEAP website! We couldn’t have done it without you. It will be hard for someone to fill your shoes. Thanks for all your great service over the years.”

Kim Tolson
Past LEAP Treasurer