Nichole is a writer, poet, artist, photographer, musician, goddess, Amazon, occasionally offensive, somewhat NSFW and a total bad-ass on guitar! She writes poetry, art blogs and leaves inappropriate comments on my brother's Facebook wall. As an artist she draws or paints whatever spills from her head. Sometimes it is messy. Oils, pencil and charcoal are her media of choice. Nikki or Nix as some of her friends call her, has been playing guitar for over 30 years. But as yet she has not achieved fame or fortune and Steve Vai has not returned her calls. She can in fact chew gum and walk at the same time. As well as speak to herself in the third person like it is perfectly normal.
What more could you ask for? Well since you asked... she pays the bills by daylighting as a mildly ill-mannered yet astoundingly, nimble, self-taught web developer with nearly 20 years of code slinging under her belt. We found her panhandling near the Deschutes Brewery downtown. Often called a generalist, she has spent many years deep in the front-end driving UI/UX for little shops like the Gap Inc, HDSupply, Slacker.com and at least 3 startups that have all gone belly up in the past 2 years. She is full-stack savvy, JS,CSS/HTML nerdy and can remember when Mosaic 1.0 was born. Having survived the great browser wars in the early part of this millenium, she thought she was safe and settled until someone invented the smartphone. History repeats itself.