Nick Mertens

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Blog & Portfolio

Welcome to my blog and portfolio! This is where I post new work and the occasional update around illustration, web development and other topics.

Junior Dev Hour: The Origin Story

17 Jul, 2016

Junior Dev Hour: The Origin Story

I’m a Junior Software Developer Slash Scrum Master. Only two of those words are actually in my job title, but that’s basically what I do.

I started this journey in a very different place. My first job outside retail was at a small email marketing agency called Spike. I had some HTML experience already, though minimal email coding experience, which turned out to be a whole different beast. They took me under their wing, however, and soon I had a firm grip of coding for email.

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Rocco Douglas

7 Jul, 2016

Rocco Douglas

A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine decided to start his own marketing company, aimed at helping the little guy achieve big things, having some fun and making a great impression along the way.

He asked me to create a logo for Rocco Douglas, and when he gave me his logo pitch, it turned out we had already been thinking along the same lines!

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Wolf Dance

15 Nov, 2015

Wolf Dance

This is the Wolf Dance. It is inspired by a short story that a good friend of mine is working on. The idea is that the girl summoned the wolf spirit for her protection by dancing.

There are some links between the girl and the wolf, the most obvious of which is that their eyes are glowing in the same way. The girl is also wearing a necklace with glowing eyes, and there is a glowing wolf symbol on her hand.

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Oceania Career Academy Email Template

7 Oct, 2015

Oceania Career Academy Email Template

Oceania Career Academy is a career programme that’s still in development. They have partnered with The Fono and it has been set up to upskill students in various trades.

Based on a previous website design by Far Beyond Creative, I created this design for their email newsletter. It includes multiple different sections and layouts the client can pick and choose from.

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