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Nikeisha Nelson is currently an Associate Creative Director at Apple. She thrives to stay inquisitive, while challenging herself to form new perspectives and develop human-led solutions. Her background in art direction, product, visual, and branding design, along with her interests in psychology and anthropology, afford her unique insight when approaching challenges. She has worked with stakeholders in industries such as consumer products, health and wellness, music and entertainment, fashion, non-profit, and sports.  

Prior to Apple, Nikeisha was a Senior Visual Designer at frog design. In addition, she has done work for Google, Nike Inc., exhibited work at Dubai Design Week, New York & London Fashion Week, and performed guest lectures for Hofstra University’s design program. She holds a bachelors in graphic design from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and a masters degree from design products at the Royal College of Art (London, UK).


  • 2024. Webby Honoree ( MacBook Pro(M3) site)

  • 2020. Panelist on IHCD Lunch & Learn Universal Design Seminar

  • 2020. Guest Speaker at SF State University Design Grad Seminar

  • 2019. Guest Lecturer at Hofstra University

  • 2018. Dubai Design Week (Global Grad Show)

  • 2018. Royal College of Art Award of Excellence 

  • 2018. London Fashion Week  

  • 2012 - 2016. New York Fashion Week

  • 2015. Guest Lecturer at Hofstra University 

  • 2009. Gorman Annual Professional Development Prize

  • 2009. Lousie Palazzola Senior Award 

  • 2007. Nelson Foundation Scholarship Award 


Design: Adobe Creative Suite, Wireframes & mockups with Figma/Sketch/InVision, Freehand sketching & ideation, Illustration & UX/UI graphics, Style Guides, Typography, Video editing with Premiere Pro & After Effects, Strategy & vision presentations, User flows, Market research, Creative problem solving, Data visualization, Infographics, Keynote


Prototyping: 3D Modeling with Rhino & C4D, Hands-on blue foam, Basic programming (C, C#) & Mechatronics, Basic woodworking  

Soft Skills: Leading and supporting team growth, Patience, Mentoring, Presenting to stakeholders, Collaborative as well as self-sufficient

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