Nicole Borens

Meet Nicole Borens

Hi, I’m Nicole - a Chicago-based graphic designer with over a decade of experience. Responsive email design is my area of expertise. Past clients include non-profits like UNICEF + The Field Museum, real estate companies such as Perl Mortgage + Jones Lang LaSalle, and social media brands like LinkedIn.

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Email Design


  • responsive
  • design + development
  • mailchimp / salesforce
Graphic Design


  • print
  • infographics
  • art direction
Digital Design


  • Bootstrap
  • HTML + CSS
  • WordPress


The Matt Laricy Group - Top 4 Real Estate Agent in Chicago

Matt Laricy Group

  • social campaign
Perl Mortgage Infographic, Email, and Landing Page

Perl Mortgage

  • infographic + landing page
All Tile + CCS Website

All Tile + CCS

  • landing page


Nicole is not only a creative talent but a visionary who effortlessly traverses the visual medium. Her technical expertise is second only to her unrivaled aethetic. You can put your trust in her to bring your ideas to life in a way that exceeds your expectations.

J. Renee, Huffington Post
J. Renee, Huffington Post

Words cannot describe how pleased we were with Nicole, from the first conversation to the delivery of her artwork. It felt like she could read our minds as she transformed our ideas into reality exactly how we described them to her. I strongly recommend Nicole to anyone in need of any type of graphic design. She is an absolute joy to work with and an outstanding professional!

Renata Conte, UNICEF
Renata Conte, UNICEF

I met a gem of a designer. Nicole not only understood my vision but made an excellent logo, package design and website in timely manner. Her creativity is outstanding and to match that she is outstanding as a person — a great combination.

Sapna Gandhi, Biba
Sapna Gandhi, Biba

Thank you so much for your assistance, Nicole! I actually don’t think I’ve ever gotten so many responses to a marketing piece. I appreciate how quickly your turnaround times are as well. Great stuff!

Christina Ewing, Perl Mortgage
Christina Ewing, Perl Mortgage


Web Design Process

Web Design Process

my 7-step process

Worst Logos Ever

Worst Logos Ever

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15 Ways to Increase Creativity

15 Ways to Increase Creativity

how to have better ideas

Copyright, Trademark & Registered

Copyright, Trademark & Registered

protect your brand

Best Logos Ever

Best Logos Ever

current favorites

Reasons to Redesign Your Website

Reasons to Redesign Your Website

is it time to upgrade?

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The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.

Neil Gaiman


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