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Working with Nicola


Visual Brand Identity

Our number one focus and specialty is creating custom strategy and design around your business’s brand visuals.

Logo Lockups

color palette


graphic elements

Brand Style Guide


Retainer Services

Once your brand identity is established, retainer services are available to apply it to your company collateral.

Creative Direction

Art Direction

Strategy Consults

Graphic Design

Campaign Design & Strategy


Á La Carte Services

All of the above items under “Retainer Services” are also available to be booked as singular projects.


Community Events

SELF Syracuse Graphic

A community of self-employed individuals, in the Syracuse, NY area, providing support, perspective, and expertise — helping one another grow our businesses. SELF Digital (coming soon): a membership-based digital library of resources accessible to all.

We hold events/meetups ranging from group discussions to workshops and talks.

Follow us via our social media links, below, for updated event info and news.

Speaking / Workshops

Founder, Nicola Black, is available for speaking engagement / workshop opportunities. Please use our contact page to reach out (button below links to page). When you do, please have details about your event (including dates, time, compensation, event info, and all requirements) ready to share with us. Thank you for your interest!


  • Freelancers Union Philadelphia Spark Leader
  • SELF Philly Co-Director (monthly talks and workshops)
  • SELF Syracuse Co-Director (monthly talks and workshops)
  • South Jersey Creatives (monthly talks and workshops)
  • SketchyCon 2009 Featured Speaker
  • Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts, Somers Point, NJ: Graphic Design Presentation to Graduating Students
  • Tell Me A Story Live Show, Philadelphia, PA – Heroes & Villains – July, 2019

Contact to Book