Nikeisha Nelson is currently a Senior Art 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 clients in industries such as 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 & futures at the Royal College of Art (London, UK).


Panelist on IHCD Lunch & Learn Universal Design Seminar

Guest Speaker at SF State University Design Grad Seminar

Guest Lecturer at Hofstra University
Dubai Design Week (Global Grad Show)
Royal College of Art Award of Excellence 
London Fashion Week  
New York Fashion Week
Guest Lecturer at Hofstra University 
Gorman Annual Professional Development Prize
Lousie Palazzola Senior Award 
Nelson Foundation Scholarship Award 



2012 - 2016   


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: Public speaking, Management experience, Collaborative as well as self-sufficient, Patient, Responsible