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News, updates and all the goings on, on this sweet sweet portfolio website of Nick Volkert.

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It's Christmastime!

Captain Pancake is dressed as Santa Claus carrying a huge bag of presents.

Captain Pancake is a big gift giver!

11/28/22

Santa Pancake is here to ring in the Holiday Season! Merry Christmas!

Check out Santa Pancake Here!

Check out my complete Christmas Design gallery here!

Kicking Tips! It's Nixkix

Nixkix logotype sans serif font on orange.

Time to hit the field and kick some PATs!

11/28/22

Proud to announce that I'm launching Nixkix in the near future: A coaching and kicking site that will document all my tips and thoughs on placekicking.

I used to kick in Highschool, and was pretty good, and wanted to document and teach all the aspring kickers out there everything I know!

High in calcium!

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

All kinds of corn up in that jam!

10/16/22

A little Skull Jam to start your day, a bit morbid but high in calcium!

Check out Skull Jam Here!

Check out more of my Sweet Jams!

Sweet, sweeet, Corn Jam!

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

All kinds of corn up in that jam!

10/15/22

The Corn Jam is a little bit Halloween, and a little Midwestern Fall harvest!

Check out the Corn Jam Here!

Check out more of my Sweet Jams!

A little chilly but still spooky

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

Looking to get spooky but still gotta keep the dome warm...

10/10/22

Danger Team! A little bit nippy out but the "Chicaghost" is the out to cause some fright, and is the newest vector on DangerHuskie!

Check out the Chicaghost Here!

Check ALL my designs from my DangerHuskie here!

HAIL TRUE METAL

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

Rocking so hard your hand flies off...

10/4/22

Danger Team! After a bit of a Summer slumber, DangerHuskie is back with "The Horns", the newest entry of vector works on DangerHuskie.

Check out the The Horns Here!

Check ALL my designs from my DangerHuskie here!

Steady, but spooky beats

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

Legit don't know if pumpkins are good drums or not, but hey...

9/17/22

The Pumpkin Drummer is holding a steady beat, rocking out the last days of September into October!

Check out the The Pumpkin Drummer Here!

Check out more designs from my Halloween Series!

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY

A chicken is at the wheel of a monster truck with a chicken mascot on the hood.

When you see that chicking jutting off the roof, you know it's business time...

9/17/22

Monster Truck Chicken is revved up and ready to go! Who needs to pay for a full seat when you only need the EDGE.

Check out the Monster Truck Chicken Here!

Check out more designs from my Chicken Series!

Always a good time for a Chicago Dog

A chicago-style hot dog is riding on a skateboard while wearing a stocking cap and giving a peace sign to the viewer.

The stocking cap cause, you know, Chicago is cold...

9/9/22

Skater Chicago Dog just got out of the garden and is racing by. Peace, there, Chicago Dog!

Check out the Skater Chicago Dog Here!

Check out more Chicago Designs here!

Mrs Claus in the house

The lady shark of the North Pole is making cookies and other baked goods for Christmas!

Keeping the waters by the North Pole warm and cozy with baked cookies...

9/1/22

Mrs Claus Shark is baking up a storm for the holiday season. Bring your appetite!

Check out the Mrs Claus Shark Here!

Check out more Christmas Designs here!

Take that Frosty!

This shark is breaching the surface to destroy and assume the identities of any snowmen that might end up in the ocean!

Frosty should've known better than ending up in the Ocean...

8/21/22

Snowman Obliteration Shark is out here destroying all the snowmen. Best be on alert!

Check out the Snowman Obliteration Shark Here!

Check out more Christmas Designs here!

Ho Ho Ho...

A shark peeks out of the water, surrounded by an assortment of cookies and gifts, dressed as Jolly St Nick!

Best eat them cookies before they get soggy, St Nick Shark!

8/2/22

Jolly St Nick Shark is here to wish you a Merry Christmas in July, albeit a bit belated.

Check out the Jolly St Nick Shark Here!

Off to a Summer picnic, possibly escaping one...

A happy quarter of a watermelon skates by with some white sunglasses.

Wave to the watermelon folks!

7/22/22

The Sunglasses Skater Watermelon could be the coolest fruit on a skateboard yet, cooler than me at least...

Check out the Sunglasses Skater Watermelon Here!

Happy in life, peaceful in...

A happy ghost cruises by, hovering over a skateboard in motion while giving the peace sign.

Just a peaceful little spirit.

7/20/22

The Peace Ghost is just a chill little spirit, skateboarding in the afterlife!

Check out the Peace Ghost Here!

Back from the dead...

An astronaut in space wielding chainsaws for hands standing on the surface of the moon.

If he clips that suit with a chainsaw, he's toast.

7/19/22

The Houson / Texas Chainsaw Astronaut is back again, and hopefully with the HOUSTON title it won't get pulled from my shops!

Check out the Houson / Texas Chainsaw Astronaut Here!

Skateboarding with friends!

A skateboarding apple has a little worm friend along for the ride, popping out of his head.

That worm is in for a THRILL.

7/17/22

The Apple Skater is just crusing by and doesn't mind a passenger!

Check out the Apple Skater Here!

Check out the rest of my Skater Designs here!

Sorry Frank

Frank has an awesome trucker hat with his name on it, but the other club members don't think so.

They do have some sweet hats!

7/6/22

The Awesome Hat Club just doesn't think Frank's hat is awesome enough. Sorry Frank!

Check out the Awesome Hat Club Here!

When the grilling is out of this world...

An astronaut burger is falling apart in outerspace.

What, no jalepenos?

7/5/22

Summertime, grill time, but sometimes the grill game is so good you get The Astronaut Burger!

Check out the The Astronaut Burger Here!

Check out the rest of my Hamburger Designs here!

Happy 4th of July!

A shark pops out of the water dressed as Uncle Sam, with fireworks going off in the background.

Sharks are Patriotic as all get up an go!

7/4/22

Time flies, can't believe it's the 4th already! In any case check out The Patriotic Shark!

Check out the The Patriotic Shark Here!

Check out the rest of my Sharks in Water Designs here!

Little Red...

Little Red Riding Hood approaches the viewer as her large cape reveals the Big Bad Wolf.

I spy a big bad wolf with my little eye

6/13/22

Little Red Riding Hood appears to be in danger! Check out Going To Grandmother's House and hope she's okay!

Check out the Going To Grandmother's House Here!

Check out the rest of my Spring Designs here!

Chirps and amp feedback

A collection of birds sing songs of Spring, a couple birds sing heavier

Didn't know birds could rock out so hard!

6/08/22

Updated in my shops! Spring Birds are cool but the Summer birds are really where it's at!

Check out the Spring Birds Here!

Check out the rest of my Spring Designs here!

The unending dachshund!

An elongated and winding weiner dog winds along a lawn to its bowl and bone.

Weaving through the yard to get his bone!

6/06/22

Updated in my shops! Infinite Wiener Dog is enjoying the first days of Summer!

Check out the Infinite Wiener Dog Here!

Check out the rest of my Spring Designs here!

Ghost-Eyed Cat

Illustrated logo for Ghost-Eyed cat with a spooky cat and circular chain.

Something scary! Something Spooky!

5/22/22

A new upcoming project! The Ghost-Eyed Cat will be a new brand/space for Halloween and Horror ideas I've been getting ready over the late part of the Winter and this Spring.

Volkert Design

Script logo text on red for Volkert Design

A new design and UI/UX focused portfolio coming soon!

5/01/22

Volkert Design! A new portfolio in the works that will focus on my UI/UX, design and branding design work.

South Side Dogs!

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

Little dude in red, white and blue repping the sox!

5/3/22

A couple more dogs on my vector side project, DangerHuskie!

Check out the Winning Ugly Dog!

Check out the South Side Dog!

Check out the rest of my Dog Series here!

Take a look at this chicken

A stout, slightly misshapen chicken standing in its space, and it's quite large

Good Lord, that's a big boy!

4/19/22

Oh my how far you've come my litt...err, uh...big boned friend.

Get a load of the Total Unit of a Chicken Here!

Check out the rest of my Chicken Designs here!

Happy Easter!

A shark peeks out of the water dressed as the Easter Bunny with various jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, and eggs floating around him.

Sharks love Easter Candy. Be on the lookout.

4/16/22

A new entry to my Easter Series! The Easter Bunny Shark has a basket full of goodies.

Check out the The Easter Bunny Shark II Here!

Check out the rest of my Easter Designs here!

Oh No! More Zombie Sharks!

A shark peaks out of the water in bad shape looking horrifying and looking for brains.

Sharks love St Patricks Day sweets. For real.

4/3/22

A new Zombie Shark has emerged from the water and is looking for brains!

Check out the Zombie Shark II Here!

Check out the rest of my Sharks in Water Designs here!

First Print O'The Year

A shark dressed in festive St Patrick's Day attire enjoys donuts, sweets and festive drinks to celebrate the holiday.

Sharks love St Patricks Day sweets. For real.

3/29/22

Still within the month of March counts for St Patricks' Day Right?

In any case, my first print of the year!

This shark loves his St Patrick's Day minty sweets!

Check out the rest of my St Patricks Day Designs here!

Happy Mar10 Day!

A self portrait of Nick Volkert in a Banana Suit as an homage to Super Mario 3 and the Peanut Butter Jelly Time meme.

A Happy Mar10 Day to you!

3/13/22

Super Mario Day, aka Mar10 day, aka 3/10 has come and gone, but my Mario inspired self portraits are here to stay!

Check out Peanut Butter Jelly Time in the Super Mario 3 style here.

Check out the rest of my Super Mario portraits here!

Holiday and Halloween WIPs for DangerHuskie

Sketch of progress of a new cowboy jack o lantern series for DangerHuskie

Well giddy up little spooky buddy!

2/10/22

Some new WIPs on my dribbble for ideas in the works for DangerHuskie:

WIPs for DangerHuskie

Sketch of progress of a new log series for DangerHuskie

That's Logtastic!

1/16/22

Seen my dribbble lately? I posted up some shots from my machine of some new series in the works for DangerHuskie!

Designspiration

Snapshot of profile of Nick Volkert on designspiration

Check me out on Designspiration

1/16/22

Trying to get a foothold on the design and art sharing site Designspiration. Maybe you'll be my first follow?

New Comics

Helpful Spider is stocking up on various weapons and supplies!

Helpful Spider has your back in '22

1/3/22

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Posted up a bunch of new comics for The Monday Comic, DFG, and Helpful Spider.

Enjoy! And have a great 2022! More comics coming soon!

New Monday Comics

New Helpful Spider

New Dear Future Girlfriend

Chicago Donut, most tasty!

A donut with aviator sunglasses, a mustache and a Chicago city flag.

Peppermint claws, oh my!

12/11/21

Who has the best donuts? Chicago. Period. My "super fan" Chicago Donut says so as well.

Check out "DA Chicago Donut" here.

More donut designs here!

Santa CLAWS

Santa Claus shows the agony of his six peppermint claws.

Peppermint claws, oh my!

12/9/21

Santa's Clawns has been chilling in my Xmas series and was overdue for an update. So he's ready to be unleashed!

Check out "Santa Claws" here.

Check out my other Christmas, winter and Holiday designs here!

Winter Wonderland

A group of people enjoy a small ice skating park that the ice is in the text 'wonderland', surrounded by pine trees.

Let's pretend it's snowy it out...

12/4/21

Updated this fine text based illustration for the winter and the holidays!

Check out "Wonderland" here.

Check out my other Christmas, winter and Holiday designs here!

Cotton update

A robot wrapped in a giant pair of white briefs.

It's tightie whitie time!

11/29/21

Grouped all my sweet sweet socks and undie designs in a new collection!

Uber UnderwearBot has been updated here.

Check my Socks and Undies series for more!

Design By Humans Feature

A spooky Captain Pancake floats in a feature graphic for Design By Humans

A Spooky Captain Pancake and more: view my feature on DBH

09/13/21

I'm this week's featured artist on Design By Humans!

Check out my DBH shop!

Follow me here

All my socials await!

09/05/21

Updated my contact page with links to all my social medias. Feel free to give me a follow!

Check out my updated contact page!

Sharks, Sharks everywhere

A shark peeks out of the water with a rosy nose, wearing a stocking cap, gloves, a scarf, surrounded by falling leaves.

Oh mah gah, PSL!

09/05/21

A couple new sharks all ready to kickoff the new school year.

Check out the full "Sharks in Water" series!

New DFG Comics

A couple mourns their favorite fast food sandwiches.

RIP Delicious Chicken Sandwiches

09/05/21

A couple new DFG comics to tithe your over before I launch a bunch of new ones this Fall

Catch up on DFG Here!

New Monday Comics

A cicada blasting a full sound system.

Unleash the Cicadas!

09/05/21

Been plugging away at some Monday Comics over the Summer, be sure to check out the new ones!

New Monday Comics Here!

Have a Burger Weekend!

A burger and fries are excited for the weekend!

The Weekend! We made it!

06/26/21

All the tasty burgers in my Burger Series have been updated in my shops!

Check out all of the works in this series here!

Clouds!

A happy white cloud cruises by on a skateboard while showing a peace sign gesture

Just a cloud on the move!

06/26/21

My cloud series has been updated in my shops!

Check out all of the works in this series here!

Lost Sock Party Update

A collection of single socks partying under a mirror ball

Where all the lost socks meet up!

04/27/21

Lost Sock Party has been updated art in my shops!

Lost Sock Party is updated in my redbubble and teepublic shops. Check it out here: Lost Sock Party

Lost Sock Skater Update

A single sock is skating on a skateboard and smiling and giving a peace symbol gesture

Making a break for it!

04/27/21

Lost Sock Skater has been updated art in my shops!

Lost Sock Skater is updated in my redbubble and teepublic shops. Check it out here: Lost Sock Skater

Check out my other works from my Skater series here.

Star Builder Updated

A robot builds a star with its hands in the depths of space.

Creating stars with its bare hands.

04/07/21

Realized my "Star Buiilder" Design was in need of some love in form of updated art in my shops!

The Star Builder is updated in my redbubble and teepublic shops. Check it out here: The Star Builder

Check out my other EPIC illustrations here.

April Aylesbury Updated

An annoyed duck dressed in a raincoat and umbrellas avoiding the rain.

Not a fan of the Spring rain.

04/07/21

Another entry in my collection of Spring Designs!

The April Aylesbury is updated in my redbubble and teepublic shops. Check it out here: April Aylesbury

Check out my other illustration series here.

Spring Collection

A collection of birds sing songs of Spring, a couple birds sing heavier

Crank the sunlight to 11.

03/28/21

Put a collection together of all my Spring Designs. Check em out!

Check out Spring Birds and others.

Check out my other illustration series here.

Easter Collection

Captain Pancake is dressed as an Easter Bunny and making a run for it!

Captain Pancake is making off with the jelly beans.

03/18/21

Hop into Spring! I updated my Easter Designs. Check em out!

Check out Captain Eastercakes and others.

Check out my other illustration series here.

Da Lucky Dog

A Chicago Dog is dressed in green for St Patrick's Day.

Da Lucky Chicago Dog is here for the green river.

03/16/21

Super lucky and new works for my St Patricks Day Series.

Check out St Patrick's Day Chicago Dog and others.

Check out my other illustration series here.

St Patrick's Day Design Collection

A shark peeks out of the water beside a pot of gold for St Patrick's Day.

Pot Of Gold Shark is guarding the gold at the end of the rainbow.

03/01/21

Super lucky and new works for my St Patricks Day Series.

Check out The Pot O'Gold Shark and others.

Check out my other illustration series here.

Chicago Dog for a new decade

A dachshund dressed in a chicago-style hot dog costume with sunglasses, mustached and a stocking cap.

Da Chicago Dog is ready for a new decade!

03/10/21

Added a fresh look to my previous Da Chicago Dog

Check out Da Chicago Dog '21 and Da Chicago Dog Text Tee!

Check out the full Chicago Collection here.

Check out my other illustration series here.

Chicago Gator

A gator wearing a chicago-style hot dog costume with sunglasses and a mustache.

Da Chicago Gator Bites Back!

03/09/21

Added a new Chicago tribute design to my Chicago Collection.

Check out Da Chicago Gator and Da Chicago Gator Dog Text Tee!

Check out my other illustration series here.

Valentines Designs

A shark peeks out of the water covered in kisses and wearing an arrow through its head headpiece.

Valentines Shark is ready for some LOVE.

02/01/21

I updated my Valentines Day designs!

Check out The Valentines Day Shark and others.

Check out my other illustration series here.

12 Santas Featured

Twelve happy Santa Claus faces.

12 Santas are stoked for Xmas!

01/02/21

"12 Santas" was featured on TeePublic the week of Xmas!

Want to pick this up as a sticker or tee now? Check out 12 Santas on Teepublic.

Calendar 2020 Now Scoring

A tear away calendar from 2020 is crazed and on fire.

Had we only known...

11/07/20

Having a rough 2020, well commemorate it with "Calendar 2020."

Want to pick this up as a sticker or tee now? Check out Calendar 2020 on Redbubble.

Current Mood

A log resting on a log covered in flames, clearly not having a good day.

Waiting for election results all...

11/04/20

Waiting for election results? ME TOO!

I thought my design "The Bad Day Log" fit the mood of everyone right now.

Just updated this design on Redbubble!

Pick up tees and more of "The Bad Day Log" here.

Threadless Selection!

An apple and its worm do jumpropes together.

Wellness Apple selected for the Wellness Challenge on Threadless!

11/04/20

My design "The Wellness Apple" was selected by Threadless as the winner of the Wellness Challenge!

Learn more about the Wellness Apple here.

DangerHuskie is LIVE!

DangerHuskie logo

In the mood for some DANGER?

10/25/20

My vector side project DangerHuskie is now live. Check out the new site here.

You can also view the work over at the vector section of my portfolio.

New Site Launch

Nick Volkert script logo

Sweet Sweet Portfolio Update Goodness

10/25/20

My Portfolio update is live! Browse the site to look around. Hopefully everything is linking and working well.

Check out the full write up about the two year endeavor of updating my site in my new blog!