Nick Abele

Nick Abele



Member Since

February 2012

I am a Communication Designer with experience in a variety of disciplines including branding, publications, wayfinding, experiential design, user experience, and mobile apps. For me, design is problem solving. I try to bring that approach and thought process to everything I do.

In 2010 I studied design in Switzerland at the Schule für Gestaltung, St.Gallen and in 2012 I graduated with a BFA in communication design from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Following graduation, I was selected as the inaugural Design Fellow with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, living and working at Taliesin West for an 18 month fellowship. Each of these opportunities formed my thought process and approach to design work.

Since then I have:
• Managed the brand, visual identity, and publications for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
• Tackled complex information design problems for large businesses and small non-profits at ThoughtForm.
• Designed digital products for professional sports teams and their fans at YinzCam.
• Currently work on the wayfinding and brand activation team at Populous, crafting memorable environments and experiences in large venues around the world.

In addition to design, I also have many side interests including architecture, history, arts advocacy, and cartography. In my spare time I enjoy playing piano, following baseball, hiking, and maintaining a well-stamped passport.

Practice Area

Branded Environments, Digital Experiences, Placemaking, Strategy/Research/Planning, Wayfinding

Focus Area

Brand, Destination Experiences, Digital, Graphic, Interactive, Signage


Cultural, Entertainment, Recreation, Sports, Urban + Civic