My name is Nicholas Petersen. I’m a designer & developer, building brand identities, websites, and communication strategies. I work with teams who are passionate about what they do and want to make a difference in the world. I love taking complex problems and creating clear and focused solutions.
I am the Creative Director at WP Engine which makes a delightful product called Flywheel, where I have also done some work.
I live in Omaha with my beautiful wife, Janell and our two kids. You can follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Dribbble, and Twitter...but honestly, if you really want to connect, send me a message, let's grab coffee and talk.
There’s not always time to post or write case studies for the many projects that go on throughout the year. Here’s a look back at some work I did in 2014.
Making A Songbook, or Designing in the Browser: Part I
In December, I had the idea to record a few Christmas Songs for my family and send to them as an EP called the “Petersen Family Christmas Songbook.” I wanted the songs to feel like a special little package with… Read More
Why I Love Secret Penguin
Years ago, I bought a teeshirt from Dave Nelson (@secretpenguin) – partly because I liked the shirt – mostly because I wanted to have an excuse to say ‘hi’. In my early days of learning design, Dave was someone I… Read More
I recently spoke at Pecha Kucha, an event where each speaker gets 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide. The speaker has no control over the slide changes and is given a total of 6:40 to speak. I shared about the… Read More
I Used to Play Music
I used to play music. That is to say, I used to write songs, play in coffee shops, rehearse and sometimes perform with various bands and regularly lead worship for church services and summer camps. Although the time I spent… Read More