As a creative entrepreneur in business since 1994, Nikki O'Connell Muise has amassed a broad range of experiences: Having traveled extensively, she is drawn to diverse architecture, both in artful and technical ways. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of fine arts focused on graphic design and minoring in interior design and drafting/AutoCAD. Her love for art and experience in graphic and fine arts compelled her to combine her talents.
As a designer, Nikki unifies her natural color and space planning senses with her solid academic training. Her experiences range from collaborating on large construction projects, working intimately with families in their homes and staging homes for sale, to designing brands and websites for companies, to themes for weddings and parties, up to and including the invitations. Nikki's technical skills complement her design style, whether it is applied to a logo, a website or a home ~ good design is good design, after all...
Nikki has recently teamed up with a client and friend, Suzanne Gershenson of B&S Contruction to collaborate on a home staging and redesign business!
Please visit Inside Out Designers to learn more!
the form & function...
In business, Nikki is an extremely reliable collaborator and resourceful problem solver. She loves to work with clients directly, but is equally capable and productive working on her own. She has an eclectic and experimental outlook on life -- the combination of her technical background and artful sense of color & design uniquely ties it all together for a larger spectrum of inventive solutions!
art & teaching...
Nikki teaches graphic design at Western New Mexico University, and exhibits her art in galleries and studios in the southern New Mexico area. She is a co-founder of the Mother/Daughter Artist Guild, and currently serves as president of the Grant County Art Guild, where her art is on display in their Pinos Altos Art Gallery, located in the historic Hearst Church in Pinos Altos, NM. Last year her paintings took Best of Show in the "Members Only" show in April and Honorable Mention in the "27th Annual Purchase Prize Exhibit" in August. For more information, see her art gallery on this site.