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Welcome to the personal portfolio of Nicholas C. Packey.  I have been a successful Art Director, Graphic and Web Designer in the Pioneer Valley for the past 14 years. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a BFA in Visual Design and Illustration, my career has grown from being a technical illustrator for a small home theater publication (start-up) to advertising agency art director and currently working as an Art Director for MassMutual in Springfield and Boston, MA.

See a few examples of my work below.

Print Media Portfolio

Anatomy of a Web Project

I was approached to create a site for Firehouse Learning in Monson, MA. The client needed a new website to replace their existing Joomla site which was difficult for them to update in house. The new site needed to be mobile friendly, easily updatable, include a blog and include a front slider that did not utilize Flash. We decided on WordPress due to the abundance of functional plugins at our disposal and its above easy end-user usability. Above are three concepts which I delivered to get the design discussion moving. Firehouse learning chose the center option and after a couple rounds of redesign we settled on a finished concept for their new website. After three weeks of developing a custom theme and new content created, Firehouse Learning had a new website to showcase their educational software and tutoring services.

Additional Web Samples

MassMutual Benefits of Tax Deferral

MassMutual Luck of the Draw

MassMutual Retirement Planning

TROY Kiosk Video

M7A1 Tradeshow Kiosk

PeopleSoft 9.2 Client Presentation

Troy Responder Kiosk Display

Data Masking Factory Product Video

PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade Promo Video

BTRG PeopleSoft-as-a-Service

Branding Spot for Pittsfield Co-Operative Bank

Illustration Samples