Hello! I’m Nicole, and I'm a 24-year-old Masters student at NYU and freelance creative currently residing in Brooklyn.
I specialize in combining the creative and editorial realms — graphic design, illustration and writing — all topped with a passion for the communities surrounding pop culture and the internet. I enjoy investing in social media communities, like accumulating 30,000 followers on TikTok in less than 3 months (Thanks, K-pop!).
Where I’ve been:
2015-2018: Social Media Coordinator and Graphic Designer for the online and print magazine, Local Wolves, covering the publication of 31 issues. Featuring artists and other creatives such as Halsey, Bastille, Troye Sivan, Broods, Tori Kelly, LANY, Porter Robinson, and more.
2015-2016: Executive Editor for The Meta, a creative collection out of Southeastern University.
2016: Graduated from Southeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in digital journalism and minors in graphic design and theology.
Where I’m going:
End goal = Be the coolest university media professor the world has ever known.
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Lots of e-hugs,
Local Wolves, K-pop In America (July/Aug. 2019)
The Hub, Various Editorial (Winter 2018)
The Mighty, What I'm Learning About Myself After My ADHD Diagnosis (Sept. 2016)
The Meta, Foreword (Fall 2016)
Local Wolves, Poetry (Oct. 2016)
The Best Skincare Products For Your Skin Type, According To 7 Women Who Use Them, Thought Catalog (2019)
12 Women On What Makes Them Feel Confident, Thought Catalog (2019)
Unravel, Local Wolves Issue 46 (2017)
Feature: Nicole Tillotson, Dream on Youth (2016)
PUBLICATIONS WORKED ON
The Hub | Head of Social Media & Editorial (Winter 2018)
The Meta | Executive Editor (Fall 2016)
Southeastern Magazine | Executive Editor (Spring 2016)
Southeastern Magazine | Executive Editor (Fall 2015)
Local Wolves, Social Media Coordinator:
Issue 53 (Feb/Mar. 2018), Issue 52 (Fall/Winter 2017),
Issue 51 (Aug/Sept. 2017), Issue 50 (Jul. 2017),
Issue 49 (Jun. 2017), Issue 48 (May 2017),
Issue 47 (Apr. 2017), Issue 46 (Mar. 2017),
Issue 45 (Feb. 2017), Issue 44 (Winter 2016),
Issue 43 (Nov. 2016), Issue 42 (Oct. 2016),
Issue 41 (Sept. 2016), Issue 40 (Aug. 2016),
Issue 39 (Jul. 2016), Issue 38 (Jun. 2016),
Issue 37 (May 2016) Issue 36 (Apr. 2016),
Issue 35 (Mar. 2016), Issue 34 (Feb. 2016),
Issue 33 (Jan. 2016).
NYU Summer Publishing Institute’s 1st Place Magazine, 2018
Judges Choice ADDY Award Magazine Design, 2017
Student Silver ADDY Award Magazine Design, 2016
Most Outstanding Student in Digital Journalism Major, 2016
University Social Media Award Nominee, 2016
High School Valedictorian, 2013
Study Abroad in Italy for Photojournalism, May 2016
5 University Photography Exhibits, 2014 – 2016
University Leadership Scholarship, 2015 – 2016