Below are selected clips of Nikolas’ writing, video, advertising, and photography.
2017: Video: Dillo Day 360. Collaborated on shooting and producing a 360 video of Dillo Day, the annual spring concert at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. Shot with a Samsung Gear 360 and Vuze 360 stereoscopic camera. 6/17.
2017: Video: Heineken buys Lagunitas. 5/17.
Magazine & Feature:
2017: “Guide to Shooting 360 Video.” For the Knight Lab at Northwestern University’s Medill School, 6/17.
2016: “12 Best Farms to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree.” Featuring a Google Fusion Table-driven, interactive map that I built from scratch. Sunset.com. 11/16.
2015: “The Mono Bucket Challenge.” Cover story for FFJournal, 12/15.
2015: “Heart of Oregon: Welder sells “Roseburg Strong” sheet metal cutouts to benefit the shooting victims of Umpqua Community College.” Feature for FFJournal, 11/15. PDF.
2015: “Motor City Streetcar: In a move to rejuvenate downtown, crews lay over 1,000 tons of fabricated rail through the heart of Detroit.” Cover story for FFJournal, 2/15. PDF.
2014: “Red Roof Makeover: When copper shows its age, crews use new metal to restore state capitol domes.” Feature for Modern Metals, 12/14. PDF.
2014: “Layer by Layer: As 3-D printed metal proves itself from gears to guns, fabricators should consider the technology in coming years.” Cover story for FFJournal, 10/14. PDF.
2013: “Salvaging a Shipwreck: In removing the Costa Concordia, crews take metalwork and marine salvage to a whole other league.” Cover story for FFJournal, 7-8/2013. PDF.
2012: “Young Wrench: Driven by sparks of success, 20-something makes career of motorcycle welding and teaching his craft.” Web exclusive for FFJournal, 12/12.
2012: “Cycle of Perfection: As the handmade bicycle industry grows, so too does fabrication quality.” Web exclusive for FFJournal, 6/12.
2012: “Prepainted Playmaker: Alucobond panels add modern allure to MLS stadium, driving design downfield.” Feature for Modern Metals, 4/12.
2011: “Flawless Fabrication: Handmade titanium bicycle company perfects its craft with U.S.-sourced tubing.” Web exclusive for FFJournal, 11/11.
2008: “City Highlights: Cleveland Industrial Market.” Ghostwritten on behalf of commercial real estate company Colliers Ostendorf-Morris. Heartland Real Estate Business. 12/08.
2011: “Bicycle Film Festival.” Urbnexplorer.com. 3/1/11.
2009: “As The Crow Rides: Cleveland’s Cyclists Rally for I-90 Bridge Path.”Rustwire.com. 12/8/09.
2009: “Seeing Green Urbanism.” Rustwire.com. 11/19/09.
2007: “County breaks ground on Downtown ballpark.” The Columbus Dispatch. 8/2/07.
2007: “Muscle cars flex appeal at Expo Center.” The Columbus Dispatch. 7/13/07.
- Accompanying slideshow: Goodguys
2007: “Council OKs renovation of Denison art building.” PDF. The Columbus Dispatch. 6/21/07.
2007: “Neighbors object to glass, steel addition at Denison.” PDF. The Columbus Dispatch. 6/6/07.
Marketing, Advertising, & Copywriting
2008: Colliers Ostendorf-Morris – Holiday Card. PDF. This is a parody of Clement Clarke Moore’s “Twas The Night Before Christmas,” written for a tenant representation client at Colliers Ostendorf-Morris, a large commercial real estate firm in Cleveland, Ohio.