UX Designer.
Cake Aficionado.

PORTFOLIOMaking the internet a prettier place

RÉSUMÉWhat I do when I am not eating cake and playing video games.


Raised in the wilds of New England by Vikings, Nina Edlund now calls California home. Educated at the fabled California Institute of the Arts in Character Animation, her time at art school honed her aesthetic. By day, she's a mild manner web designer with a passion for user experience and clean, intuitive layouts; by night, she fights crime with her ninja skills. Only one of those two scenarios is a fib.


Universal City, CA
2006 - Present
Senior Creative Lead - UX/UI Design
2008 - Present

Shifting away from show designs, focus has been applied exclusively to global and second screen initiatives. Working with senior staff and product executives on a range of projects from establishing an overall design strategy across all platforms, creating site templates and enhancing the viewing experience with second screen games and apps. Work from wireframes to grey scales to fleshed out concepts as well as provide art direction to outside vendors. I have worked on projects such as:

-NBC.com global redesign (in progress)
-NBC.com show site redesign (in progress)
-NBC.com mDot site (in progress)
-NBC.com Video App (in progress)
-The Winner Is Play-Along (art direction)
-Take It All Play-Along (design and game flow)
-Creation of site design templates

Web Designer
2006 - 2008

Responsibilities spread between show support and global initiatives. I have worked on projects such as:

-NBC.com video player/widgets
-Heroes show site
-Awake show site
-The Event show site
-Chuck show site
-Up All Night show site

Freelance Artist
2008 - Present
Trading Card Illustrator

Worked for several card companies as an artist, creating hand-drawn, full-color sketch cards that are inserted into trading card packs. Sets I have worked on include:

-Viceroy Carnival
-Cryptozoic Walking Dead Comic Book Set 2
-Topps Star Wars Galactic Files
-Topps Star Wars Galaxy 7
-Topps Star Wars Galaxy 6
-Topps Star Wars Galaxy 5
-Topps Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary Widescreen
-Topps Clone Wars Widescreen
-Topps Lord of the Rings Masterpieces II

Dallas, TX
1999 - 2004
Web Designer

Responsible for the graphic needs of all CompUSA websites including banners, buttons, e-mail blasts, sale pages and vendor showcases. Also helmed one of the complete redesigns of the retail site's look and feel from conception to launch.

Skills & Talents


Adobe Creative Cloud
Mobile Design


Markers & Watercolor


Problem Solver
Team Player
Quick Learner

Horn Tootin'

NBC Universal Ovation Award
Global Reward and Recognition Program
September 2010, November 2009, February 2009

Honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Emmy Awards for Outstanding Interactive Media Programming (Fiction)
The Heroes Digital Experience
2007 - 2008

CompUSA President's Award for Outstanding Performance
2001 (nominee), 2000 (recipient)

Certified Smartypants
Member of Mensa

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