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Dedicated to Making You Look Your Best.

With more than two decades of experience, we serve small and medium-sized businesses in the entertainment, media, and publishing; hospitality, travel, and tourism; and B2B service industries.

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 the small business community and run Work in Progress – An online community and support for freelancers and solo entrepreneurs.

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Human Made Ethical Design

We believe that creative work is valuable and is human made. We are passionate in ensuring that everyone who provides creative services receives fair compensation reflecting the value of their 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.”

Liz Neeley
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.”

Hillary Rea
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.”

Kristy Runzer
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.”

Sarah DeGeorge
Digital Marketing Specialist