Peek over the shoulder of Nikki Rostad in our Fargo office, and you’ll see her creating and fine-tuning projects with the latest design and other state-of-the-art software programs. Peek over her shoulder at home, and, well, you’ll see her using a good-old fashioned homemade approach to art.
“At work, I resize a lot of files for everything from billboards to product labels, and help my colleagues with all the details of big production projects. I also help our Account Managers take care of several clients and a handful of dealers for some specific clients,” Nikki explains.
(P)Interests in action
Away from the office, Nikki’s passion for creativity continues. She proudly admits: “I could spend hours on Pinterest, pinning DIY projects I’d love to do someday. I’ve always been a crafter, which I blame on my mom! Even now, I aspire to do all things Martha Stewart-style, as in her crafts line at Michael’s.
Single mom during the week
“During the week, I am a single mom to our dog, Barkley. My husband, Chris, works construction in Minot during the week,” Nikki explains.
She continues: “Besides indulging in my favorite show, New Girl, I enjoy drawing by hand the good old-fashioned way. I’ve done drawings as gifts for family members’ weddings and holidays.
When my husband is home, we are always in the midst of home-improvement projects, such as installing tile backsplash, painting and repainting everything.”
Right now, Nikki is also focused on her feet, as she trains for the half-marathon event in the 2013 Fargo Marathon on May 18.
Keep running and creating: We’re behind you all the way, Nikki!
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Q + A with Nikki
What’s your dream job? So far, with the risk of sound super cheesy, this job has been more than I expected, and I love it! I’d love to someday be a creative director.
Which job would you not want to have? There are several, but I’ve never had to work in the food service industry, and I don’t think I could handle that.
What was your first job? Teaching swimming lessons and lifeguarding.
What did it teach you? At first, it taught me that I never wanted a parent, but then I grew older and my view changed. I also learned how to avoid awkward swimsuit tan lines on my shoulders. But really, that job taught me how to be a leader.
What is one thing you’d be willing to practice for an hour a day? Drawing.
What’s the best advice you ever got? Be patient. I’m normally a pretty patient person, but over the past few years I’ve had to revaluate the meaning of the patience with my husband working out of town.
What sound do you love? The *NSYNC Christmas CD, which I could listen to all year long.
What scent do you love? Anything that reminds me of summer, and Warm Vanilla Sugar lotion from Bath & Body Works.