Meet Nicole, Coraggio’s New Graphic Designer.

By Nicole Chiang

We are pleased to introduce our newest Coraggian, Nicole Chiang. She is a recent graduate of Portland State University, where she studied Graphic Design. Meet Nicole and learn why we are pleased that she decided to join our team.

What were you doing prior to Coraggio?
Before working at Coraggio, I spent two years at Portland State University working as a graphic designer as well as going to school full-time. I graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design. After graduating from college, I embarked on a three-month internship at Laundry Studio where I gained a unique experience designing various textile designs.

What excites you about working at Coraggio?
Coraggio provides me on a daily basis with opportunities to improve myself through various channels. Whether it is my technical skills through a project or my soft skills via an internal meeting, I find myself constantly improving as a professional. The most exciting aspect about working at Coraggio is being a part of a collaborative and caring team. The chemistry of our team creates a culture of respect and motivation that enables me to deliver on projects that exceeds our client’s expectations.

What are some of the biggest influences on your thinking?
Paula Scher is a graphic designer that is one of my biggest influences. She was the first woman to sit in a principal position at the acclaimed graphic design firm Pentagram. I love how she treats type as a visual image in her works.

Share with our readers something that you are personally passionate about.
I am passionate about maintaining healthy relationships and always having a positive outlook. I am also passionate about learning new things and constant self-improvement.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

  • I love hanging out with my husband and our two dogs.
  • Listening to music out loud while painting.
  • Exploring different places and restaurants.

What’s your personal motto?
There are limitless experiences in this world waiting for us to indulge in them. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try new things, it is the only way you will grow as an individual. Stay open minded and be confident.