NICOLAS ELIZAGA

DESIGNER / CODER

I'm a designer/developer/humanoid based out of Seattle, WA with 9+ years of experience, and a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. I design and build digital experiences, and always sweat the details.

At HBO, I work on making their digital streaming experiences even better for users.

I'd love to get to know you; say hello!

RANDOM FACT #1: AT BULLY, I ANIMATED A GIANT MULTI-SCREEN BILLBOARD FOR TIMES SQUARE.
RANDOM FACT #2: I ONCE BUILT A SITE FOR DAVID LYNCH. HE DID A LAUNCH COUNTDOWN OVER THE PHONE WITH ME.
HBO / SEATTLE
DECEMBER 2015 - PRESENT
UX / Interaction Designer

Collaborating with the HBO Digital Products team to design and prototype multi-platform features for HBO GO and NOW.

DISCOVERY
JULY 2014 - DECEMBER 2015
Senior Interactive Designer

A fast-paced design and development role creating online experiences for Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and TLC shows. Responsibilities included wireframing, designing, building, and shipping projects with a small, nimble team. Projects ranged from small show interactives to large, high-traffic, international hubs for special Discovery broadcasts.

BULLY! ENTERTAINMENT
NOVEMBER 2009 - JULY 2014
Interactive Art Director

A hybrid role, where I was responsible for art directing, designing, and sometimes building user experiences, while maintaining the highest level of quality possible across interactive projects. Projects included animations, mobile experiences, kiosk installations, and full sites. Frequently communicated directly with clients to present design thinking and deliverables.

PLANIT AGENCY
JULY 2006 - NOVEMBER 2009
Interactive Designer

Worked with a team of art directors, designers, and developers to design and implement online experiences. Projects were mostly Flash-based, but ventured into HTML near the end of my time there.

HELLONICOLAS
2003 - PRESENT
Designer / Coder / Doppleganger

My freelance moniker, where I've had the opportunity to work on projects ranging from full site builds to animations. I even built a site for David Lynch.

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
2000-2005
BFA, New Media Design & Imaging

GPA 3.5 – DEAN'S LIST.
Relevant coursework covered interactive design, programming foundation, motion graphics, digital and film photography (including some lightroom time), 3D design and concepts, and video editing/compositing. Minored in art history and studied abroad in Italy for a semester.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLSET

Art direction, creative concepting, interaction design, and user experience design

Responsive design

Building and animating interface prototypes

Front-end development with HTML, CSS, and Javascript

CMS integration

Strong programming foundation

BRAND EXPERIENCE

Discovery, Animal Planet, Nike / Jordan, PUMA, Adidas, Dos Equis, PBS Kids,

Kellogg's, Ford, Audi, Universal Studios