Nikki Ziegler UI & Interactive Designer


Below you will find a sampling of previous projects that include UX, web and mobile UI design and front-end development.

Click on a project to learn more about my processes and my role within the project.


  • 2014-Present
    UI / Interactive Designer


    • Assist the Instructional Design and Logistics team in creating event collateral, by following client Cl guidelines, to be used in all aspects of training programs and shows produced by the company
    • Interactive items include: web sites, eBooks, and augmented reality apps
    • Print collateral includes: event icons, logos, and ppt templates
    • Clients include: Jaguar Land Rover, Alfa Romeo, Toyota, Volkswagen, Jeep
  • February - September 2016
    UI/UX Design Consultant

    • Worked directly with clients as well as cross-functional teams to provide the best mobile / web solutions
    • Designed user-centered cross platform mobile apps
    • Created tailored, intuitive information architecture by developing sitemaps, wireframes, and prototypes
    • Clients included: American Express, 21st Century, and Southeastern Grocers
  • May 2012 - November 2014
    Art Director

    CellTrust Corp

    • Rebranded, developed, and maintained marketing and partner collateral and website
    • Developed brand identites for 4 SecureSMS products
    • Developed Android UI for SecureSMS app
    • Company Partners included: T-Mobile, Samsung, Good Technology
  • April 2010 - March 2012
    Project Manager / Lead Designer

    z2 Media, Inc.

    • Oversaw projects, designed/ prototyped sites and implemented front-end development while working with a .NET programmer and an SEO strategist
    • Maintained all sites daily and created additional print work as needed
    • Sites included:,,
  • January 2009 - August 2010
    Freelance Designer

    Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

    • Designed multiple web ads seen on
    • 2 - 31’ (3 stories tall) exterior banners
    • Print collateral included: invites, name tags, thank you cards, etc.


I am Nikki Ziegler, proud owner and creator of NikkNakk Design.

I began my formal training on the "east side"—Lancaster, Pennsylvania to be exact. While attending Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, I cut my design teeth on courses like typography and digital design production. As my skills grew, so did my body of work—as I took a giant leap to the Empire State working for a design agency that produced mainly digital content, along with plenty of print design!

After working for a variety of larger corporations and startups, I joined automätik in 2014 and have been churning out the bits and bytes ever since, first at their HQ in Phoenix, AZ and then remotely from my new home in Richmond, VA. Over the years I have also worked as a freelance designer, with projects ranging from mobile app designs and redesigns, branding packages, and web design to development.

I like to unplug when I'm off the clock, by exploring my new city with my husband and our border collie Eta. When I'm not perusing the flora and fauna of Virginia, I design hand-made jewelry and crochet, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, “in real life” as the web crowd would say.

If you are looking for an upbeat, positive designer with a go-getter attitude for your next project (or your company), please feel free to email me.