Nicki Yowell is a consummate creator and communicator with years of experience in an array of fields including: digital content, feature writing, office administration, marketing, print production, graphic design, community organizing, and event planning. Nicki is flexible, inventive, creative, and detail-oriented.
Nicki's professional experience is incredibly diverse. She produces content as a freelance writer for publications like Sip Northwest Magazine, 1859 Oregon's Magazine, and The A.V. Club. She’s also created programming and marketing projects for vanguard nonprofit organizations like 826 Chicago and The Independent Publishing Resource Center. Currently, her focus is assisting small businesses like Core Home Fruit and Indigo: Editing, Design, and More with everything from newsletter and social media campaigns to day-to-day scheduling.
Nicki's affinity for writing and publishing began at an early age. After spending her childhood writing silly historical fiction novellas and working as an editor on her high school newspaper, The Pursuit, she went on to acquire a Bachelor of Science in Journalism (BSJ) degree from the prestigious Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University (Athens) in 2009. Her education continued with a Master of Arts (MA) degree in New Arts Journalism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2011 with a thesis focusing on print media and independent publishing. Shortly thereafter, she founded and organized all aspects of the community group Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPOC). She continues to regularly self-publish her print publications.
Some professional highlights: producing over 20 self-published collaborative print projects, the American Library Association hosting SPOC in 2013, and working as Outreach & Communications Coordinator for Chicago’s indie publishing institution, Quimby's Bookstore.
Special thanks to Grant Reynolds