Science of Sound
Nicole started at TEECOM as an intern while still a student at San Francisco State University. After graduating, Nicole was hired as a Designer. As a math and physics enthusiast, she defines acoustical design as a combination of deriving equations and connecting them to theories. As an acoustical designer, Nicole conducts reviews that involve calculations on the HVAC systems and marks up partition types and room finishes. She is responsible for verifying that the basis of design aligns with the drawing sets and provides recommendations on appropriate design standards.
Nicole watched her father participate in water sports during her family camping trips and picked them up from him as she got older. Whether it’s river rafting, wakeboarding, tubing, wake surfing, knee boarding, jet ski-ing, or boating, Nicole does it all. Her favorite part of wake surfing is letting go of the rope and staying behind the boat. She likes wake surfing the most because it feels similar to snowboarding, and she doesn’t have to try too hard and can enjoy the weather. Nicole visits her best friend’s lakehouse in Texas and enjoys the water when the weather gets too hot.
Nicole discovered her love for snowboarding during her family’s annual ski trip to Lake Tahoe at the age of five. In addition to being a natural, she enjoys the adrenaline rush she gets flying through the trees in the mountains. Nicole would love to visit the Swiss Alps, which she’s heard offer impeccable snowboarding conditions. She describes her ideal snowboarding destination as a mountain with varied terrains and ample amounts of dry, fluffy, and light snow.
Calligraphy to Canvas
As an avid arts and crafts enthusiast, Nicole loves painting, drawing, and decorating. Art classes in high school introduced the skills, techniques, and framework she needed to create a professional painting, and her inspiration came organically. Nicole learned to use different mediums, such as pencils, pens, paints, watercolors, and oil pastels. Part of her process involves getting inspiration from pictures and creating her own version of still-life drawings and portraits.