Awards & Honors
Ad Club Cincinnati
2012 Addy Award, The Art of Shaving Holiday Card
2013 American Web Design Awards, Pep Website, QPSI Website
2012 American Graphic Design Awards, The Art of Shaving Holiday Card,The Art of Shaving Welcome Kit, The Art of Shaving Barber Spa Menu
2011 American Graphic Design Award, Thespian Festival
2008 InHouse Award, Cincinnati Children’s Annual Report
2007 InHouse Award, Cincinnati Children’s Community Benefit Report
2006 American Graphic Design Award, Cincinnati Children’s Branding Kit
IABC Bronze Quill Awards
2007 Award of Excellence, Cincinnati Walks for Kids Communications 2006 Award of Excellence, Cincinnati Children’s Branding Kit
2006 Award of Excellence, Cincinnati Children’s Young and Healthy
2014 Platinum Honor - Pep Website
2013 Platinum Honor - The Art of Shaving Direct Mail
2012 Platinum Honor - The Art of Shaving Barber Spa Menu
2008 Platinum Honor - Cincinnati Children’s Annual Report
2007 Platinum Honor - Cincinnati Children’s Branding Kit
Speaking Events
2017 AIGA Panelist, "The Working Momologues"
2016 McAuley High School, "Women Who Inspire" featured speaker
Client Feedback
“I've had the pleasure of working directly with Nikki for the past two years. She has a very intuitive sense of client needs coupled with the ability to be very open and receptive to feedback. She is both an energetic designer and an excellent project manager. She is able to quickly relate and adapt to any type of person.”
Leah Schaefer
Client Manager at Pep
“It's my pleasure to recommend Mayhew Creative for graphic design services without reservation. We contracted with Nikki Mayhew for graphic design services in 2013. She developed a logo design and variations, a color palette, brand standards, layout and artwork for envelopes, sticky notes, and business cards, and templates for posters and letterhead. She provided us all the art files, Word templates, and jpgs we needed for our print and online applications. From the proposal she submitted in response to our RFP to the completion of all required elements, Nikki's work was thorough, professional, and on time. We set a tight timeline and she met at deadlines. Nikki offered a creative range of options for us. She was very receptive to feedback and every next step demonstrated comprehension of our needs and requests. I would be happy to work with Nikki again when a need presents itself.”
Mary Jenkins
Former Law Librarian & Director, Hamilton County Law Library
In the nine years I have worked with Nikki, she has demonstrated outstanding creativity, professionalism, and commitment to meeting the needs of her clients. Throughout the design process, Nikki consistently listens to my needs and comments on design concepts. Her ability to adapt and synthesize this feedback results in stellar output. She is mindful of budget and works diligently to  produce the highest quality product within the design and cost constraints of each project. From website overhaul and environmental signage to conference materials and marketing mailers, Nikki’s breadth of design and fabrication experience make her a versatile partner in creative initiatives. I have maintained my professional partnership with Nikki through two non-profit organizations and have every intention of continuing to work with her. Nikki delivers and she makes me look very good while she’s at it!
Jennifer Eismeier
Former Executive Director, Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities
“Nikki's energetic personality along with her ability to deliver creative design makes her a joy to work with. I've worked alongside and contracted with Nikki through the years and couldn't recommend her enough for any project.”
Ian Marin
Managing Partner, Array Creative
“Nikki is the kind of designer that "gets it" on the first round, which makes my job as a project manager a breeze.”
Rachel Camper
Senior Marketing Associate, Cincinnati Children’s
“Nikki is one of the smartest designers I know. Her quick wit and intellect are infectious along with her laughter. Working alongside her, you know it's a collaborative, creative environment. She'll complete the project with a design that is aesthetically pleasing along with effective in communication.”
Julia DeNamur
former Designer, Rubbermaid Home Products
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