We're Dedicated to Making Sure You Look Your Best.
With two decades of experience, we serve small and medium-sized businesses in the entertainment, media, and publishing; travel and tourism; and B2B service industries.
Our founder, Nicola Black, has developed a custom, methodical approach to inform robust and cohesive suites of impactful brand assets and collateral for new and growing companies. We use this approach to produce successful and engaging identities. Learn why your business needs a strategically designed visual brand identity.
Our company began in the Philadelphia region and is now located in Upstate New York. Because of the nature of our work, we can work with you whether you are local or on the other side of the country.
We’re also invested in our local small business community and host monthly SELF Syracuse events. We are also co-creators of Work in Progress – An online community and accelerator for freelancers and solo entrepreneurs.
Creative & Ethical Design
We believe that creative work is valuable. We are passionate in ensuring that everyone who provides creative services receives fair compensation reflecting the value of their work and expertise – at minimum, a liveable wage. We work to educate both creatives and clients in ethical design practices via our events, social media, and presentations.
Our Custom Process
Our custom process produces unique solutions. It is one we’ve developed since we opened our doors for business in 2008. We and our clients understand and respect the time, knowledge, expertise, and level of craft that go into developing impactful, custom identities. Our methods have proven to produce successful and engaging identites.
Communication is Key
Communication is at the root of what we do and is important in every step of producing our work. We believe in open and clear communication – on both sides. We are invested in our connections with our clients. We value the relationships built around that dialogue – and it’s something our clients value in working with us.
Relationships Are Everything
Our business is built around the relationships we cultivate. We strive to work with people and businesses who align with our core values. We care about our clients – one of our biggest goals is being there for you when you need us. We aim to be part of (and continue building) a community of business owners who support one another.
Client and Community Love:
“Nicola Black Design will help your small business punch above its weight.”
Former Executive Director, The Story Collider
“Working with Nicola Black Design was a huge help to my business and was responsible for the amount of growth I had as a company.”
Founder, Tell Me A Story
“What I really love about Nicola is that she has this special gift for taking your vision and goals and creating a visual strategy and identity that is going to align with them.”
Founder, OnRoute Financial
“Anyone who works with Nicola at Nicola Black Design, LLC is in for an absolute treat. Not only is her creativity and her skill set top-notch, but she’s also an absolutely wonderful person to work alongside.”