Hi, I’m Cliff Nowicki, 

I’m a Senior Product Designer from Michigan, but I’m also an illustrator, web designer and overall video game nerd. I’ve been a designer for 21+ years and love sharing my work, ideas and obsession with design and gaming. Thanks for checking out my site that will always be a constant work in progress as I share the In’s and Out’s of my design life. 

The site will be ready soon, but until then you can check out my current behance portfolio site of some past work. 

 

Where have I been?

Where have I been? Before the pandemic hit, I was gung ho about speaking at meetups, conferences, posting content and doing what I could to share what I knew. I would blog and make sure I had a steady stream of content on social media so I could network with other...

SeptemberJanuary 2020

It begins again! I haven't wrote on this blog since, well the last SeptemberJanuary challenge hosted by Jon Acuff. However, I'm doing it again! What is the SeptemberJanuary challenge you ask? Well it's a yearly challenge started by Jon Acuff to encourage you to start...

SeptemberJanuary2019 Challenge – Day 10

Second Finalized Skullbot Vector Illustration It's Day 10, a Tuesday, and I've started this week turning the sketches into vectors. Yesterday I finished the first one, which was the big eyes skullbot. Today I finished up the female version that my wife loved and gave...

Finalized Skullbot Sketches

I finally got my skullbots down to the finals! I've adjusted it to 7, but 1 of them may get ditched. Why? There may be some adjustments in Illustrator that'll either create more space or save more space. How did I choose the finals? Finding the right skullbots to use...

SeptemberJanuary Challenge – Day 5

It's already Day 5 and I have a few more sketches up! My goal is to have a full sticker set in hand by the end of September to sell / pass out / give / etc. I didn't even think about the timing release, as next month is Halloween! Yes, Halloween, not October. Some...

SeptemberJanuary Challenge – Day 3

I didn't sketch today, instead I looked up potential vendors to print my stickers. There's a lot to the sticker game! I'm trying to give some variety with having 6 individual stickers to a sticker sheet. I think I narrowed it down after a few hours of research to a...

SeptemberJanuary 2019 Challenge – Day 2

I'd like to share one of my side projects that I'm starting on. During my spare time and work time, I've sketched, illustrated and doodled on just about everything I have. I'm sure anyone who personally knows me can attest to that. I also have an obsession with...

WordPress 5.2 Upgrade!

Before I start. Yikes. This layout with the twenty nineteen default layout is oogly when I switched over from twenty seventeen. This is very odd for me to write in this new kind of layout. Many people have already made the switch to WordPress 5.2 a while ago and some...

Adobe XD: Why I Created a Tutorial Video

I've been using Adobe XD for almost a full year at my work and I've got to say, I love it a lot. The program is for web designers, product designers and app designers to create fast and efficient designs. There hasn't been too much excitement for XD since Sketch is...