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Hi there, my name is Nicholette. I have been a working artist for as long as I can

remember–and am always creating unless I'm playing with dogs, running in circles, or staring at the same patch of wall for hours on end.

I attended Missouri State University and the Kansas City Art Institute, graduating

with an Associate of Arts degree in 2012 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in

Illustration in 2016.

In 2014, I began working with The Reading Reptile, a nationally renowned children's book store, to further develop The Rabbit hOle, an interactive museum for the children's book. I was responsible primarily for fabrication and art direction, creating papier mache models and prototypes of immersive exhibits for the proposed "explorastorium." Work at The Rabbit hOle evolved frequently, also including graphic design, event planning and volunteer coordination. I contributed to The Rabbit hOle creative team until they found their permanent project space in North Kansas City, where they are continuing to do fundraising.

In 2018, I began working as an Art Director and Visual Designer for dvm360, a veterinary media company. dvm360 includes two veterinary conferences, Fetch dvm360 and Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference along with multiple print publications and information channels.  Through the services offered at dvm360, veterinarians can receive their continuing education credits as well as have unique, evidence-based learning experiences.

I started working for engineering firm Lamp Rynearson in 2019. I spear head marketing efforts in their Kansas City office by managing and executing requests for qualifications and proposals. I generate creative content through writing, design, presentations and event planning and cultivate their brand through positive client communication and development.

I also work as a freelancer, creating illustrations and picture books for children.

Sparks joy:

  • Brussel sprouts

  • Gin and tonics

  • Animals

  • Sighthounds

  • A tree

  • Witches

  • Holiday shaped Reese's peanut butter cups

  • Cross-country running

  • Reading

  • Being nice

  • Being not nice

  • People on occasion

  • Dismantling the patriarchy

Nicholette Haigler
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