Nikki Dawes
Nikki Dawes
Fantasy Illustrator
*, United States

About

Imaginative realism, fantasy art, and portraits

Clients include Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro, Critical Role, Darrington Press.

Skills

IllustrationPortraiture

Software proficiency

Illustrator
Illustrator
Photoshop
Photoshop
InDesign
InDesign
Procreate
Procreate

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)