Freelance Web and Graphics Professional
User Experience Consultant, User Interface Developer, and Digital Marketing Professional
Philadelphia, PA, 2008-Present
Whether providing digital marketing direction for startups, authoring websites for medium sized businesses, or providing user experience insights to global brands – I have the ability to help your company succeed no matter where you are now, or where you want to go.

Notable Client Projects

  • Philadelphia Distilling, LLC
    Coded bespoke static websites for Bluecoat American Dry Gin™ and The Bay Flavored Vodka™ based on Zurb’s Foundation Framework. Standards based responsive web sites written in YAML and SASS, compiled locally and version controlled in GIT.
  • Fox Groove Interactive
    As a User Experience Consultant with Fox Groove Interactive, I worked alongside at team of Senior Information Architects to serve client agencies and provide their customers with actionable strategic analysis, provide key insights and develop detailed functional specifications. Our iterative process is user-focused and provides stakeholders with key deliverables, including: wireframes, heuristic evaluations, site maps, and process flow diagrams.
  • Host Interiors
    Entirely responsible for migrating Host Interiors to a WordPress e-commerce store. Deliverables include; Child Theme Development, batch download of distributors marketing images, and batch image processing to meet the needs of our new design. Provided on-site education for new items and updating website – including cheatsheets for key pages.
  • Philadelphia Non-Profit Leaders
    Converted static HTML website to WordPress and provided education for staff on using the new website.
Product Engineer I
Perfecseal Philadelphia, PA 2010-2011
Prepare flexible medical packaging for commercial flexographic printing in the healthcare industry.
  • Document and version control client specifications for print production.
  • Created press ready artwork and prepress plates for print department.
  • Responible for the product definition and creation of off set dies for clients.
  • Worked alongside Electronic Resource Team to migrate existing product database into SAP.
  • Created Microsoft Excel based product validation tool to ensure accuracy in product translation between the legacy and new systems.
Lead Designer
Incisive Media, The Legal Intelligencer, PA Law Weekly – Philadelphia, PA 2008
Lead Graphic Designer for local legal industry daily newspaper, weekly magazines, special sections and periodicals. Work with sales team to create promotional colateral and produce ads for clients. Design interactive web animations for web editions.
Assistant Art Director
Penn State Industries, – Philadelphia, PA, 2006-2008
Work in coordination with Art Director and Marketing Director to maintain corporate identity and create artwork for international catalog / internet / retail hobby company. Maintain advertising calendar and budget for magazine advertising inserts.
  • Illustrate and typeset product instruction manuals, package designs, labels, DVD’s and catalog covers.
  • Photograph products, photo illustrate new products and retouch images for catalog and website.
  • Support sales department by preparing ductwork proposals for home / industrial wood-working shops.
  • Developed automatic generation of ductwork proposals; increased productivity by 200% and accuracy by 99%.
  • Implemented product label database to unify PSI’s brand identity across our suite of product labels.
Graphic Designer
WVUD – Newark, DE, 2000-2003
College radio station graphic design, responsible for newspaper advertising, logo and corporate identity.
Graphic Designer
Community Publications Inc. – Hockessin, DE, 2000-2002
Worked in coordination with sales representatives to design client-based advertising and promotional peices for five newspapers on a weekly production schedule. Design photo illustrations for special advertising sections.


Operational Manager and Longshoreman
Clearwater Marine Towing – Philadelphia, PA, 2003-2006
Provided managerial and physical support for family business during downsizing of operations. Maintained deck and engine room equipment including diesel engine, plumbing, electrical, rope, pneumatic and hydraulic systems for three tugboats and two barges. Facilitated the sale of two ocean going tugboats.
Board Member
PositiveSpace – Philadelphia PA, 2002-2011
Member 2003 – 2006, Board Member 2007-2009, Treasurer 2011
PositiveSpace is a non-profit artists group dedicated to creating a network of local artists to exchange ideas and resources, creating new opportunities for artists and integrating art into the community in which we live. Ultimately, the board decided to shut the non-profit down.
“Ave C” Jazz Radio Host
WVUD – Newark, DE, 2002 – 2009
91.3 FM WVUD, the Voice of the University of Delaware, the University’s non-commercial educational radio station.
Philly-CHI, 2010 – Present
Member, PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in human-computer interaction, user experience, usability, and other related disciplines.


Digital Media Certificate (6 Credits)
Moore College of Art and Design – Philadelphia, PA
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting (2003)
University of Delaware – Newark, DE
Associate of Applied Sciences in Graphic Design (1999)
Delaware County Community College – Media, PA


  • 2015 “Antifragile – with user supplied Dry Erase Feedback” 215 Art House, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2009 “Dragnet” SAGE Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2008 “Fishtasticon IV” 2012-18 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007 “Fishtasticon 3; Multimedia Event” M-Room, Philadelphia, PA – Fringe Festival
  • 2007 “POST; Artists Member Show” Viking Mills, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006 “Standard Craft” Standard Tap, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006 “POST; Artists Member Show” Coral Street Arts House, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006 “Fishtasticon 2; Multimedia Event” M-Room, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2005 “POST; Artists Member Show” Rocket Cat Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2005 “Fishtasticon; Multimedia Event” M-Room, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2002 “Warm Pop” University of Delaware Senior Thesis Exhibition, Newark, DE
  • 1999 Juried Student Show – Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

The Portfolio of Nick Silva