Education & Skills

BFA, The Cleveland Institute of Art – 2009
Major – Communication Design
Minors – FVPA (Film, Video, and Photographic Arts), Sculpture

Mac + PC

Adobe Creative Suite; Apple Final Cut Pro, iLife, Mac OS X; Google Apps, Sketchup; Microsoft Office, Windows; Wacom Tablets


HTML, CSS, Javascript, FTP, WordPress, social media


Canon and Nikon Digital SLR Cameras, lenses, flash units, lighting


Work Experience

01/09 – Present

Nick Adorni Design + Photography | Denver, CO
Freelance design studio- Owner/Operator

  • Creating brand identities, websites, and marketing materials
  • Provide full service for websites design and development
  • Create new marketing assets through custom photography
  • Manage and broker the production of printed and fabricated materials and deliverables

09/14 – 11/14

Harmonic Media | Englewood, CO
Large format print shop- Designer/Production

  • Worked with sales team to ideate concepts suited to client’s needs
  • Interacted with clients to create final artwork for approval
  • Produced production ready files from client submitted artwork
  • Operated plotter and prepared finished jobs for delivery

08/10 – 05/13

The Public Works | Denver, CO
Marketing and fabrication group- Designer and Brand Manager

  • Led the creation and management of branding assets and direction
  • Designed/managed the production of fabricated marketing pieces
  • Managed product photography workflow, post work, and delivery
  • Managed working relationships with clients and vendors

03/10 – 05/10

Great Big Circle | Maitland, FL
Creative agency- Freelance Designer

  • Worked on high end print collateral and branding projects
  • Finalized style guides and deliverable files before client delivery
  • Created new content for client websites
  • Designed environmental graphics concepts for multiple locations

10/09 – 03/10

Orlando Magic | Orlando, FL
NBA basketball franchise- Web Design Intern

  • Created internal pages and updates to the site via NBA’s custom CMS system
  • Uploaded photo galleries, daily news updates, and digital marketing assets
  • Designed a new Magic Dancers logo, poster, and microsite
  • Created the microsite, displayed on TNT television broadcasts



To say that Nick is a talented designer and photographer, does not do him justice. Nick has a creative talent for design that defines "out of the box" It is not common for designers to be a triple threat, but Nick is incredibly skilled in large format, traditional print, and web. Nick is as reliable and trustworthy as it gets, and understands that a client is also a person, and seeks to build and maintain relationships.

Marcus Durante

Nick is a talented designer and photographer who has the ability to turn projects quickly with a lot of attention to detail. He has experience in photography and large format design and is very creative while also fulfilling a client's signage, branding, and design requests. I would definitely recommend him for your next project.

Renee Rockford

Director of Communication
I hired Nick to do the design and implementation of our startup company's logo, website, business cards, email template/signature, letterheads - everything that identified us. He is a one-man guru which appealed to me. He was responsive, totally up to speed with all that is web, highly design oriented and very capable. He did an amazing amount of work in a very short period of time. I would HIGHLY recommend using him!

Carl Finocchiaro

Nick is one of those rare finds in marketing that is creative and practical. He listens to your needs and he can create a quality on point product on time and on budget. He has also been able to support us in several different platforms and has proven to be very diverse in his services and capabilities. I would highly recommend Nick and he will continue to be our marketing partner for our team.

Michael Desmond