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My blog, aka: Nick Tips

Tips, tutorials, rants, raves, and other wordy content to consume.

I blog now, this is my blog. Read and consume with your eyeballs.

Note book and drawing tools of a UX Designer.

Created: January 16th, 2021

A few tips for JR UX Designers out there looking to gain more skills and be a more proficient UX Designer

A sleepy bear hunkers down for the Winter.

Created: January 2nd, 2021

It's cold, miserable, the roads are dangerous, so it's time to get creative while you're huddled up in your warm home.

A blog promoting the relaunch of nickvolkert.com

Created: October 12th, 2020

A two year effort crafting, JSON, SASS, REACT and CDNs finally live!

Pen, Ink, and Cintiq!

Rendered Works

I love making personal works that I use as a vehicle to explore to constantly learn the programs I use on my day to day, and push my artistic abilities.

A jar full of bones and skulls trots by for Halloween.

Created: Ocotber 16th, 2022 | Role: Illustrator

Skull jam is definitely a pretty grim form of jam, but hey, it's full of calcium!

A jar full of candy corn trots by while carrying a large ear of actual corn, while wearing bib overalls and a straw hat!

Created: October 15th, 2022 | Role: Illustrator

Corn jam is probably the lesser known of the jams, but still down home and as Midwestern as they come!

A figure with a head of a jack o'lantern is behind a group of jack o'lanters set up as a drum set.

Created: September 24th, 2022 | Role: Illustrator

Solos, mad steady beats, The Pumpkin Drummer has your back to keep the spooky tunes moving along in perfect time!

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Danger Huskie

Vector works that a fun, cute, scary, and a bit dangerous!

A spooky floating ghost looks creepy but comfy with a stocking cap

Created: October 9th, 2022 | Role:

Do ghosts wear stocking caps in Chicago because it's so cold most the year? I would argue that yes, yes they do.

A disembodied hand flies through the air with the gesture of 'the horns'.

Created: October 2nd, 2022 | Role:

A metal fan in life and in DEATH (maybe death metal even). This flying hand with the horns is here to party.

A smiling wiener dog wears a red, white and blue ballcap and a chicago-style hot dog costume.

Created: April 28th, 2022 | Role:

Winning ugly is still winning right? This wiener dog knows that and is repping the colors of the south siders while rocking a sweet Chicago-style hot dog costume