Nikki Dawes
Nikki Dawes
Fantasy Illustrator
*, United States

About

Imaginative realism, fantasy art, and portraits

Published works may be found in: D&D: Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount, D&D: Icewind Dale - Rime of the Frostmaiden, D&D: Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, D&D: Candlekeep Mysteries, D&D: Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft, and The Chronicles of Exandria: The Mighty Nein.

Skills

IllustrationPortraiture

Software proficiency

Illustrator
Illustrator
Photoshop
Photoshop
InDesign
InDesign
Procreate
Procreate

Productions

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    • Board & Card Games
      Dungeons & Dragons: Candlekeep, Van Richten's Guide
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Character Ilustrator
    • Company
      Wizards of the Coast
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    • Board & Card Games
      Dungeons & Dragons: Wildemount, Frostmaiden, and Tasha's
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Character Illustrator
    • Company
      Wizards of the Coast

Experience

  • Freelance at Nikki Dawes: Design & Illustration
    June 2012 - Present

  • Graphic Artist at Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    Little Rock, United States of America
    October 2014 - November 2019

  • Awards & Honors at present
    June 2010 - Present

    2010

    •Arkansas Lieutenant Governor’s Artist Showcase

    2015

    •Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association: 2nd place – Graphics (2014)

    2016

    •Great Plains Journalism Awards: 1st place – Special Features (2015)

    •Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association: 1st place – Graphics (2015)

    2017

    •Arkansas Press Association Better Newspaper Editorial Contest: 2nd Place – Graphic Design Portfolio (2016)

    •Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association: 2nd place – Graphics (2016)

    2018

    •Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association: 2nd place – Graphics (2017)

    2019

    •Art of Exandria, group show, Nucleus Art Gallery

    •Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association: 1st place – Graphics (2018)

    •Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association: 1st place – Non-traditional News Item (2018)

    •Great Plains Journalism Awards: 1st place – Magazine Illustration, Arkansas Life (2018)

    •Great Plains Journalism Awards: Finalist – Newspaper Graphics/Illustration (2018)

    •Great Plains Journalism Awards: Finalist – Multimedia Graphic (2018)

    •Society of Professional Journalists Arkansas Pro Chapter Diamond Journalism Awards: First Place – Multimedia (2018)

    •Society of Professional Journalists Arkansas Pro Chapter Diamond Journalism Awards: Third Place – Specialized Website (2018)

    •Arkansas Press Association: First Place: First Place – Graphic Design Portfolio (Nikki Dawes & Kirk Montgomery, 2018)

    2020

    •Arkansas Press Women 2020 Communication Awards: First Place – Graphics and Design, Honorable Mention – Graphics and Design (2019)

    •Great Plains Journalism Awards: Finalist – Newspaper Graphics/Illustration (2019)