About

As the story goes, first grader Nick Maschinski erased so many times trying to create the perfect lowercase “e” that his paper was filled with little holes before he could even finish the project.

Some things change and some things stay the same. The pursuit of perfection has followed me from grade school -where I thought I would become a Disney animation- to high school -where I bought my first Mac and discovered the Photoshop Shrink Wrap filter- to college at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Looking back, it was blind luck that the A+D program there is heavily based in the Swiss design aesthetic. Over four years I studied under great professors such as: Dietmar Winkler, Jennifer Gunji, John Jennings, Robb Springfield and Alan Mette. Not knowing it at the time I had found the perfection I was looking for. A great design foundation was laid and I received a BFA in Graphic Design in the process.

Now in the working world and on job number three I find myself designing everyday and loving it. I am also available for select freelance work.

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A Quick List of Things I Like:

  • Italy
  • Screenprinting
  • Boating on Lake Michigan
  • Japan
  • Films by Wong Kar-wai
  • Swiss Design
  • Trance Music
  • Chicago Sports
  • Fiorentina Futbol
  • David Sedaris + Dave Eggars
  • Sushi
  • Q-Tips
  • Frozen Candy Bars
  • Mad Men
  • A Completely Sorted Inbox
  • Camping in the Fall