Hi there! I’m Nicola—here’s a bit about me…

I'm the first to admit that I'm a little different—but in good way. Based in Orange County, California, I draw inspiration from the sun, sand and sea. I moonlight as a fine artist, t-shirt and tote bag designer, idea maker, hunter of vintage art and objects (I brake for junk shops!)—and I love dogs! (but who doesn't).

I do what I do because, above all else, I cherish the creative process and want my clients to enjoy it too. While I pride myself on my expertise and the quality of my work, I also believe that fun and professionalism are not mutually exclusive. Depending on the scope of your project, I will team up with a select group of creatives, (photographer, writer, designer and marketing professional), whom I have a longtime collaborative partnership, to bring your ideas to life.

Although I call Southern California home, I work with clients from all over. I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with some very successful and unique companies—and I'd love to work with yours!

Capabilities + Services

Branding—Identity Design, Visual Systems + Guide; Brand Story Development + Integration; Brand Naming, Voice + Messaging

Advertising + Awareness Campaigns
Photography, Illustration + Art Direction
Collateral + Marketing Materials

Drop Me a Line.

Got a creative project? Need help sharing your message? Want a psychic reading? Ok, maybe I can't help you with the last one, but for everything else, please email me at nicola@augustds.com, or give me a ring at 949-584-0560.

I look forward to hearing from you!