Welcome!

My name is Nick Volkert, I'm an Illustrator, UX and UI designer based in Chicago,IL.

I have over five years of experience in the UX field, split between Front End Development, User Experience Design and User Interface Design, and over fifteen years of experience as a creative professional. I've worked across Chicagoland as a Visual Designer, Illustrator and Front End Developer. I use my fine arts background and creativity to solve issues and find solutions to user experience issues in the B2B and B2C space with my technical expertise and real world knowldege from working on large eCommerce projects on large UX teams.

Daily UI

Daily User Interface explorations for practice from cues from the Daily UI project.

Daily UI 001: Signup

Exploration for "Signup".

Role: Designer, Illustrator.

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Daily UI 002: Credit Card.

Exploration for a credit card check out.

Role: Designer.

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Daily UI #003: Landing Page

Used the landing page exercise to explore an update home page for my Fine Art portal.

Role: Designer.

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Site Design

Grainger Navigation Redesign

Design and treatments for the current Grainger site navigation.

Role: Designer.

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Grainger Leadership Portal v2

Design mockup for the Grainger Leadership Portal with new styleguide applied.

Role: Designer.

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Quickfire Challenge for Grainger Styleguide Update

Quickfire challenge to test a more utilitarian look and feel of the site.

Role: Designer.

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Selected Rendered Illustrations

"The Lumberjack Shark"

January 2013

Save our forests from the destruction of LumberJack Sharks!

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"Circusbot"

June 2010

Entrant and Victor for the first round of AlexMDC's ThreadwarsII

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Chicago Dog

August 2010

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Recent Rendered Illustrations

"Good Day Log's Bird Nest"

Created: December 2016

Not all logs have bad days!

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"Infinite Wiener Dog"

Created: December 2016

On a journey to get its bone!

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"The Fancy Waffle"

Created: December 2016

The fanciest breakfast guest!

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Technical Illustration

Beverage Containers

Visual Attributes of Beverage Containers for search and browse.

Role: Illustrator.

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Bolts

Visual Attributes of Bolts for search and browse.

Role: Illustrator.

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Boots

Visual Attributes of Boots for search and browse.

Role: Illustrator.

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Icons and App Icons

Grainger App Store Icon

Final icon design for Grainger App Store app.

Role: Designer, Illustrator.

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ePro Mobile Sales and Cart icons.

Icons exploring the idea of cutting prices and cost within the app, as well as eplorations for cart lists and list searching.

Role: Designer, Illustrator.

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Grainger App Suite Sketches 02

Proposal for icons working as a whole for a whole App Suite for Grainger.

Role: Designer, Illustrator.

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Vector Illustration: Glenview Park District: Flick Pool

Flick Pool

Full view of the map of the Flick Pool.

Role: Designer, Illustrator.

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Flick Pool Slide.

Call out of the slide attraction at the Flick Pool.

Role: Designer, Illustrator.

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Flick Pool Triangle Pool

Callout of the triangle pool at Flick Pool.

Role: Designer, Illustrator.

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