I first came to work with Nick while President of the Riverside Unified School District Board of Education. The Board tasked him with an incredibly difficult job: refresh our district logo, update the logos of every one of our 35+ school sites and unify the entire universe of logos into an overall brand that reflected our community. Nick proved to be an exceptional designer! He was able to capture the essence of each school’s spirit and honor the legacy of each old design, while creating something entirely new and fresh. He is also adept at communicating complicated and sensitive information in clean, easy-to-understand graphics. The true talent of a designer is the ability to distill complex information into its critical components and be able to communicate that with graphic clarity. Nick is incredibly gifted in this regard. And, as a bonus, he is delightful to work with—I can’t recommend Nick strongly enough!
Patricia Lock- Dawson, Mayor of Riverside and Former RUSD Board of Trustees Member
I was referred to Nick by a friend. I have since referred Nick to anyone who asks for a logo or design creation. It is obvious that Nick takes pride in the product he creates from insisting on taking the time to meet me in person before signing onto the project to following up until every part of the project was to my liking. Nick was direct and fair about pricing, extremely efficient in returning drafts and mock-ups and never pushed me to settle on an idea if I wasn’t 100 percent happy with it. Nick used my logo and created an entire brand guide for my use with future vendors. I can’t overstate how helpful the final brand package has been when working with other vendors- every single one has been impressed with the quality and variety of versions of files I have had for every aspect of my brand.
Ana Lee, Founder of Women In Tandem
Nick serves as the RUSD Graphic Design and Digital Content Specialist and on multiple occasions has stepped into my role as Community Relations Manager when out of office or on leave. Nick is the ideal employee and is a fantastic member of our team. He is technically smart, creative, hungry to learn, humble, and demonstrates strong emotional intelligence. He is a wise investment to any team or project he is a part of! As a core member of the Communications Team, Nick intersects with nearly every area of District programming, events, and initiatives. The work he produces and guides directly shapes our District's and Schools' reputation, identity, and the clarity of our work as educators.
Richard Prince, RUSD Community Relations Manager
Words cannot adequately express how Nick Hamre is missed at BDHomes! His upbeat can-do attitude, not to mention his outstanding skill set in graphic design and just being an all around pleasure to work with made him irreplaceable. He is outstanding both as an individual and a coworker! Wherever he goes , wherever he works, those around him will be lucky to have worked with him.
Bob Bennion, Principal/Owner of Bennion Deville Homes
Working with Nick was a blessing. He is uniquely talented at taking a vision and bringing it to life. He has excellent communication skills, responds timely to questions, and delivers on time. I am grateful for Nick and his design creativity. He exceeded all expectations.
Brooke Elia, Wellness Advocate & Founder of Hippie Lawyer Mom/ Living well
I find it exceedingly easy to give a recommendation for Nick. He was an excellent person to work with and has a demeanor that was both professional and conscientious. A very clear and concise communicator. Always timely and detail oriented, Nick will be successful wherever he goes.
Eric Forsberg, Director of Technology at Bennion Deville Homes
We truly value working with Nick to meet our graphic design needs! From the beginning to end of process Nick is mindful to really listen, capturing the heart of the project and maintain the integrity of the brand. In addition he always makes sure that the project scope and price is determined on the front end – no surprise costs.
Jacqueline Gustafson, Founder of The Abeba Collection
Nick did a wonderful job at bringing my ideas to life. He communicates clearly, timely, and delivers on his word. I am beyond happy with all design elements and ideas that he brought to the table.
Rikki Hubbard, Owner of T3 Fitness
Nick is a fantastic designer! I’ve seen him work wonders in any field. Not only does he have the eye for design, he has the people and communication skills I wish I had! He is my top recommendation.
Ashley Oliva, Lead Graphic Designer at Bennion Deville Homes