After graduating with a degree in Art History from The University of Iowa, Nichole moved to Westchester County, NY as Design Assistant to the Senior Editor-At-Large for Traditional Home Magazine. After nearly two decades in the East Coast design world, where she most recently held the position of Senior Visual Manager for the lifestyle retailer, Anthropologie, Nichole moved back to Iowa and simultaneously began pursuing her Master's degree in Interior Design at Iowa State University and building NSDG from her kitchen table. Seven years later NSDG has grown into a talented team that manages projects across the country and directly services the Des Moines and Las Vegas areas.
Nichole holds a BA in Art History, University of Iowa and an MFA with Honors in Interior Design, Iowa State University. She is the author of, The Anthropologie Effect and Guest Lecturer, Department of Interior Design at Iowa State University.