Nikki is an Austin-based designer and writer

I started making websites at age 13 on Geocities, and I've been in love with making things for the web ever since. Now that I've evolved past the blink tag, I'm interested in using accessible design and civic tech to address social inequities within our communities.

I started my career studying English and Sociology at the University of Texas, and found a natural home in UX design shortly afterwards. I've worked as both a Designer and a Creative Director at boutique studios, and I'm currently fortunate to work with the amazing team at thirteen23 as a Senior Designer. I also write about UX, design systems, social science, digital ethics, and culture.

I also love: breakfast tacos, east ATX, Frank Ocean, and my two cats.

If you're looking to get in touch, feel free to email me at or hit me up on Twitter.

Interviews & Talks

SXSW 2017 Workshop: Speak Up! Build an Alexa Skill For a Cause interview


When robots speak "human"

Read on Medium

Designing for victory – motifs in presidential campaigning

Read on the Mathys+Potestio Site

The evolution of weird corporate Twitter, but in your house this time

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The day you apologize to Alexa

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Hotline Bling GIFs are the glue that holds the internet together

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Fight echo chambers with better UX

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How content strategists & UX Designers can build like developers

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Collaboration tips for your design team

Read on the Monkee-Boy blog