Nicholas Kole (nkole)
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Nicholas Kole (nkole)

Illustrator & Character Designer

North Vancouver, Canada

Nicholas Kole (nkole)

Nicholas Kole is an Illustrator and Character Designer with 12+ years experience working across Video Games, TV Animation, Publishing, Toys, and Movies for clients including Disney, Dreamworks, Netflix, Blizzard/Activision, Hasbro, Mattel, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House and Riot Games. You might recognize his work particularly from the character designs of the recent Spyro Reignited Trilogy as well as Crash Bandicoot 4.

He has a passion for world-building and storytelling through design- whimsical color, bold shape language, and deep personality pervade his designs & illustrations. In the last 5 years he has been streaming, giving workshops, lectures, and mentorships that have increased his passion for teaching & giving back to the art community.

He works exclusively in Procreate on the iPad Pro from his home in Vancouver, Canada.


  • Fantasy Character Design in Procreate

    Explore the depths of your imagination to develop original character designs using Procreate, from the initial concept to the final artwork

    A course by Nicholas Kole (nkole), Character Designer and Illustrator



Joined January 2020