No doubt, Nicholas Howard boasts a unique competitive nature. Part of that comes from his fond admiration for sports. “I’ve have always enjoyed sports,” Howard told MemphiSport during a recent interview. “I believe that the competitive nature of athletes that I love is also important in staying competitive with my design.”
The designs Howard is alluding to are those he routinely produces at his emerging place of business. A Clarksdale, Mississippi native who currently resides in Horn Lake, Howard is owner of Nickventive Web and Graphics. While a majority of his business is done from the office of his DeSoto County residence, Howard hasn’t allowed not having an actual facility to deter him from evolving into one of the Mid-South’s most efficient web and graphic designers. While landing a facility is in the works, Howard has proven to be accommodating to an assortment of clients throughout the Mid-South, designing everything from personal business cards, flyers, brochures, magazine ads, and logos. That’s not all. CHECK OUT NICKVENTIVE WEB & GRAPHICS AT: www.nickventive.com. Nickventive Web And Graphics also assist customers with photo editing, programs, invitations of all types, books, not to mention compact disk labels and cover designs. For Howard, he relishes the notion that consumers have bought into his rising company’s mission, which includes accommodating clients based on their budget. “We’re very affordable,” Howard said. “If client does not have a budget, we would work with them. Nickventive stands out in that, I believe in adding a personal component with my clients. I talk directly to them as the designer. I give them professional quality and design that is on the next level of creativity but caters to the style and needs of the client.” Years before entering the ranks of entrepreneurship, Howard begin studying his craft intensely while enrolled at nearby Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale. A 1999 graduate of Clarksdale High, Howard earned an Associate Degree in Fine Arts two years later. Consequently, he enrolled at Delta State University, where he received two scholarships. In 2003, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphics, a milestone that further boosted his interest for erecting his own business. Today, the 33-year-old, vibrant entrepreneur is starting to enjoy a viable presence as one of the Mid-South’s up-and-coming web and graphic designers. “Most of my biggest supporters have been of a large variety,” Howard said. “Small business owners with established boutique shops, small restaurants, individuals who love to sale apparel and clothing. Also, churches and small ministries as well. I am marketing my business to gauge the pulse of the market and staying abreast to new design software.”
In addition, Nickventive Web and Graphics even offers what Howard labels as basic video editing, particularly with regards to websites, animated commercials and cartoons. Looking head, many who have come to embrace Howard’s business venture don’t shy away from the notion that the sky’s the limit for Nickventive Web and Graphics. “I see my business expanding nationally,” Howard said. “Even though there are many competitors and other businesses like mine, I believe I provide a style and concept that would be a niche among the rest. I give them professional quality and design that is on the next level of creativity but caters to the style and needs of the client.” Spoken like a rising entreprenuer who boasts a unique competitive nature. No doubt. EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information on Nickventive Web & Graphics, call 662-902-9737 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Andre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson also covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, send an email to email@example.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.