During the conceptual phase of NCD (back in 2005), Nicte wanted to create a brand identity that represented her given names, and also defined her love for design.
Both of her given names are Mayan goddess names: Nicte (nik-teh), Goddess of the Flowers, and Ixchel (eex-chel), Goddess of Love. She was mesmerized by the symbol the Mayans created to depict the goddess Ixchel — the beautiful curves and shapes used in the symbol inspired the birth of Nicte Creative Design’s brand identity. Design is more than just art — it can describe, inspire and create emotion. Nicte embodies the beauty found in my designs, and Ixchel nourishes her enduring love for design.
Principal & Creative Cultivator
Nicte has over 14 years of experience in developing successful design strategies for both small businesses and large corporations. Nicte’s passion for her work is fueled by a boundless curiosity. She nurtures the creative process by continually finding new and varied sources of inspiration and education — observing all around her, exposing herself to art, reading, being in nature, taking photos, even doodling in the sand. All inspire her to see, think, and design beyond what the common eye perceives. And because of a strong Latin heritage and being tri-lingual, she often incorporates elements of different cultures into her creations.
Being a military spouse only further supports her value system, which is to go about everything she does with the intention to be a catalyst for the positive and make the best of every moment. That infuses her work, reflecting in the individual, personalized attention she gives to each of her clients while delivering high-value results.
Prior to starting Nicte Creative Design LLC in 2011, Nicte worked for a newspaper, multiple design firms, and was an in-house designer for both small and larger companies, including The Houston Zoo.
Nicte holds a B.F.A in Graphic Communications from the University of Houston.
As Marketing Consultant, Rochelle brings the element of written media to NCD’s branding process, creating the link between the design that connects emotionally with your clients and the message that embodies the intention. Her extensive background in entertainment and media, working with all the major television, cable and radio stations across the country for over 20 years, fuels her ability to craft messages that appeal to each unique market.
Chief Operations Manager
Attila is a 10-ish-year-old rescue. She spends most of her day dreaming of her next design job — hopefully one that includes healthy dog treats. During her time away from the office she enjoys practicing on her 20 tricks, going on long walks, and playing chase with her papa.
2015 GDUSA People to Watch
2016 GDUSA American Packaging Design Award
2015 GDUSA American Graphic Design Award (x4)
2014 GDUSA American Graphic Design Award (x3)
2014 GDUSA American Package Design Award
2014 Communitas Award
2014 MARCOM Awards (Platinum + Gold)
2014 GDUSA Health + Wellness Design Award
2013 GDUSA Hispanic Graphic Design Awards (x2)
Adobe Spark // Twitter Business // The Houston Zoo
Dogs on Deployment & Purina // Appleyard Agency
Pets Best Insurance Services // Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland
Run on a Mission // Military Luggage Company
Bosquez Law // Red Door Group & AHRN.com
Lazy Dog Cookie Co. Inc. // Yaya Yoga
Dignity Memorial // Service Corporation International
Nicte Creative Design is an award-winning graphic design and branding firm. Our passion, is helping companies fulfill and grow their mission through conceptual design that’s acutely in tune with each client.
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