Your vision is my passion.
I'm Nicole Whitney, and there are beautiful things happening in here.
If there is one thing that gets me out of bed in the morning, it's my drive to inspire all you beautiful souls out there to celebrate life's most meaningful moments - big or small.
You're a creative, fun-loving, DIY-ing go-getter who knows that magic is made in the details. You appreciate great design, but as a girl-on-the-go, it's not always easy to find the time or energy to pull everything together cohesively. You're probably here because when it comes to what's important to you - whether it's your home decor, your wedding day, your brand, or your friend's surprise party - you need someone to take your ideas and bring them to life in a way that is uniquely you.
Hi friend! I'm Nicole, and I'm so glad you found your way here.
What I love most about designing is taking the time to become personally invested in you, your story, and your vision. I pride myself on my ability to take your ideas – combine them with your personality and lifestyle – and design something that your friends and family would recognize as YOURS from a mile away.
Here, I serve creative women just like you through purposeful graphic and interior design. In other words, I am here to provide a one-of-a-kind experience that encourages you to celebrate who you are and what you love.
i am going to make everything around me beautiful -
that will be my life
- Elsie de Wolfe -
I only recently discovered this quote, but I feel like its meaning has always been a part of who I am. I've always felt a pull toward designing and beautifying the world around me.
my life story...
(just kidding! here's the highlights)
As a little, three-year-old girl who could barely reach the counter top, I would fervently insist that my mom buy specific colored towels that matched our bathroom. In preschool, when we were given a "color inside the lines" drawing, I would turn the paper over and draw whatever was brewing in my over-active imagination. When I was nine, I got my first pad of graph paper and started drawing the floor plans of my dream home with every detail accounted for - right down to where we would put the tree on Christmas...
Over the years, this need to create beautiful things has become an intrinsic part of my life. I have a degree in Interior Design from Philadelphia University, and have taken my knowledge and love of design and become a self-taught graphic designer.
What I love
Aside from design, I live for celebration! I am a true believer in celebrating and appreciating all the little things in life (I mean, who doesn't love an excuse to throw a party or toast a glass of Pinot)... But the most magical thing about what I do is being a little part of those special moments with my clients. Whether it's your wedding day, your first home, your business, or just an intimate get-together - I live to help you celebrate in a way that perfectly reflects who you are.
what I'm usually up to
When I'm not here designing for you or writing DIY blog posts, I'm working my day job as a Senior Graphic Designer at a furniture design company, exploring the city of Philadelphia, hosting parties, sprucing up my apartment, or (more likely) snuggling on the couch with the cutest kittens and sweetest boyfriend in town.
okay, that's enough business - here's the fun stuff
want to see more?
Head over to the Meraki Design blog to get your daily dose of style, efficiency and inspiration that encourages creative women like you to live a productive and beautiful life.
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I can't wait to get to know you
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I couldn't do it alone
Meet the little team that helps me create awesome things for you every day.
(editor, content extraordinaire, boyfriend and #1 fan)
Josh supports the Meraki brand by providing original content for blog posts, editing the website, and catching all my typos. He also makes the best playlists, keeps our kittens fed, and is some pretty great eye candy around the house...
When he's not creating amazing content for Meraki, Josh works full-time as a Marketing Manager in South Philly. He is also a youth lacrosse coach, a part-time musician, and runs his very own poetry workshop in Center City.
Harper & Jonah
(snugglers, distracters, & keyboard sleepers)
While these two might always be dressed to impress, they have a hard time staying awake at work... It's OK though - what they lack in motivation and experience, they make up for by providing some serious stress relief and the occasional elbow rest.