Nicole Orona is a graphic designer, visual storyteller, and creative problem solver working in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, Nicole focused on her career even before she graduated: first, as a tutor guiding students with their graphic design projects, and second as a senior, accepting two internships where she designed logos, websites, and print/marketing collateral, as well as collaborated on gold ADDY award-winning projects.
Her ambition and talent landed her a part-time position at Green Acres Advertising Design Inc., giving her the opportunity to further develop her studio skills. Before long, she was offered a position at a nationally recognized ad agency in the Inland Empire, developing and designing ad campaigns for a variety of clients, including: The Ontario Reign, Kumho Tire - Sponsor of the NBA, Falken Tire, St. Joseph Health, and Nongshim USA.
After the ad agency, Nicole has become a lead designer of Stella Rosa Wines at Riboli Family Wine Estates, where she specializes in concept development, branding & identity, advertising, marketing collateral, website design, and other digital media. A few of her major accomplishments in this role include developing and creating the brand identity, redesigning the website, and co-producing and directing Stella Rosa's lifestyle photoshoots.
Nicole shares her talents outside the office too, volunteering on the video production team filming live band performances, services, and baptisms at Citizens Church in Redlands, CA. When she’s not dreaming up new graphic design ideas and concepts, Nicole enjoys Zumba, strength training, binge watching Netflix, and a good (comic) book.
Nicole believes in never leaving anything up to chance. "Seize every opportunity, exceed expectations, and don't let fear of what others think hold you back. Let nothing silence your creativity. Hard work and passion will not go unnoticed."