I'm Nicole Hammonds.

I am a freelance visual designer, artist, blogger and traveler currently working at Google in the Bay Area.
For me, being a freelancer is about mixing work and play—hobby and profession. It's about working hard for my clients, and then taking the time to create things that I love. In the end, no matter what I'm doing, whether it's traveling the world, riding my bike or watching a film, I'm always thinking with art + design in mind.
Nicole Hammonds Main Clients

Design Work

The following are a few of my favorite design projects that I have recently been involved with. If there is a specific type of work that you would like to see, but did not find in my case studies, please contact me. The work I do as a designer includes UI design, branding, logo design, marketing, catalog design, illustration, watercolor artwork, in-store signage, blog copywriting and digital media of any sort.

Recent Blogs

Check out my blog, where I post articles I have written about my experiences while traveling and living as a freelance graphic designer in San Francisco.
Tea in Tangier Morocco Travel Blog My Story

Tea in Tangier

It’s been over half a year since I returned from my month-long journey in Morocco. For the longest time, I couldn’t figure out how I wanted to write about the trip. Looking back, what stands out the most is seeing the stark difference between Moroccan life and American life. I’ve decided to write this blog […]
Barcelona from Park Guell

Barcelona: The Perfect 5 Day Itinerary

Cobblestone streets, buildings that date back to the medieval times, colorful mosaics, sangria on the Mediterranean—just a few of Barcelona’s delights. There’s definitely something romantic about this city. Even though five days was only enough to get a small dose of Barcelona, any amount of time spent here will be special. So, here is an itinerary […]

The 30-Day Art Challenge

Recently, I realized it had been too long since I owned actual art supplies and practiced non-digital forms of art. I decided it was time to bring painting and drawing back into my daily life—not just for the fun of it, but also for the creative exercise. I committed to a 30-day challenge with my own set of rules, which […]
Peyto Lake, Banff, 8 Reasons Banff should be on your Bucket List

10 Incredible Things to do in Banff Canada

In honor of Canada’s 150th birthday, there is a special offering of free admission to all of its national parks in 2017. I wanted to remind everyone why they should take advantage of the offer—or just make it there one day!  Last summer, I visited Banff, a huge bucket list destination for me. I had […]


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    • Can I live here please?
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    • Good dreams only 🧜🏼‍♀️ in #tulum
    • Tulum 🌴
    • Back in travel mode for a few days of exploring the town of Tulum 😍.
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    • It’s been a while since I had a travel pic to post! Getting back in the game by traveling in a much different style than our usual—an all inclusive resort. Can’t complain here in #tulum.
    • New life in Oakland really coming together.👌🏻 .
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