Showcase & Playground of Jessica Charlotte Nicholl

I'm a web designer and front-end dabbler with a passion for beautiful UX. I love crafting responsive websites with intuitive interfaces, and visual identities which delight and captivate users.

Self driven and forever inquisitive

Web Design

Research, wire-framing and user-testing are important steps in my workflow. I value white space, hierarchy and colour balance in a successful web design.

Front-end Dabbling

I strive for semantic HTML, and DRY CSS. I really enjoy integrating SASS with my workflow, prototyping with Jekyll and using resources such as the Foundation or Bootstrap frameworks.

Creative Pursuits

I'm driven by the need to create. My favourite resources include InVision, Illustrator and Sketch. I have a soft spot for anything vector and love dabbling with SVG.

I like to make things and play with ideas


    A collection of creative custom SVG illustration and icons, coming soon to


    A Valhalla initiative inspired by #100daysproject. 119 projects over 119 days.


    I regularly attend functions for the design and development communities in Wellington.

    Graphic Design

    Enterprise Software company. Custom graphics to illustrate what their Enterprise Software does

    Illustration Set

    A set of four custom illustrations which work together as a whole, or stand alone.

    Poster design

    Poster design for the City of Salisbury to mark the 2015 ANZAC centenary.


    Mobile first responsive website created with Foundation & Wordpress, together with Zing Design

    Spark My Potential

    Mobile first responsive website created with Foundation and Jekyll, together with Zing Design

    Valley Surveying Company

    Mobile first responsive website created with Foundation & Wordpress, together with Zing Design

    Icon Design

    A set of icons/badges to visually communicate four key Token of Trust services.

    Character Design

    A set of character illustrations to demonstrate Token of Trust’s “How it Works” process.

    Infographic Design

    Infographic for the National Asbestos Helpline (proposal)

    Portfolio Item

    The Nomable

    A cooking and recipe resource to help manage your pantry and diet. Student project for Yoobee.

    Portfolio Item

    Trade Me Secret Santa

    A prototype for an online gift exchange for Trade Me users. Student project for Yoobee.

    Portfolio Item

    Amy Highton Photography

    Online photography showcase for Amy Highton. Student project for Yoobee.

Curriculum Vitae January 2015


Diploma of Web Development
Yoobee School of Design, Wellington Campus

Through this industry focused course I learnt the best practices and techniques to build feature-rich, database-driven websites that are easy to use and look beautiful. I really enjoy content driven websites with a focus on UX.

Bachelor of Design – Visual Communication
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

My favourite course components included studio photography, advertising, and communication design. I also loved the nitty-gritty professional practice classes of contract writing, copyright law and licensing. A balanced design education.


March – November 2014
Junior Web Designer – Zing Design

As a junior designer I work closely with a small team of passionate creatives responsible for wireframe design, component design, and working prototypes. I've implemented workflow tools such as InVision and Trello and contributed to projects such as Spark My Potential for Spark Foundation, Leda, Valley Surveying Company, and RaboDirect.

December 2013
Summer of Tech - Zing Design Intern

As an interaction design intern I was responsible for creating design concepts to fit client specification. Producing original graphics, such as icons, illustrations and photographs. Retouching and editing photography. Wireframe design and front end development work including HTML and CSS.

September 2013
FindSomeone – Design & Marketing Secondment

I completed a three month secondment for FindSomeone. I worked together with a small team of developers to produce graphic design elements for marketing and sales. I contributed to advertising for Stuff, email newsletters and small web components such as icons and stock photo selection.

December 2011
Trade Me Group LTD – Customer Support Representative

In this position I obtained valuable insight to how users connect with websites on a daily basis. This taught me the importance of usability and brand relationship. I contributed to improvement through suggestions to improve work systems, processes and procedure.

January 2011
Roneo 99 - High Street, Christchurch.
Graphic Design & Pre-press

Graphic Design and Customer Service within a print agency. I was appointed the role of updating procedures to industry standard, and to assist in the transition from print to digital. I practised client consultation, pre-press, graphic design and a spot of retail and mail handling.

Key Skills

  • Development
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • Prototypes with Jekyll
  • Foundation & Bootstrap
  • Wordpress theme development
  • Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Sketch 3 – Bohemian Coding
  • Tools and Processes
  • Mobile First
  • Wireframing
  • Design in browser
  • Trello prioritising
  • InVision prototyping

Drop me a line


Wellington, New Zealand


+64 27 367 7603