At an early age Nicole had an interest in all types of art. Painting, drawing, sculpting etc. As she got older the love for horror and Halloween grew to a passion of setting up her house and making props to scare kids every Halloween. She took a small class about Halloween makeup and realized she had found the thing she wanted to do in life. Makeup was a merge of art and Halloween. She then took two more classes for fantasy and professional makeup. She started working as a freelance artist on FX and Beauty Makeup, then worked as an artist for M.A.C Cosmetics.
She owns and operates her own business called Shop Vicious Vanity Fx in Roseville CA which offers everything from Special Fx to Beauty makeup and Classes.
On October 31st 2012, Nicole was crowned the first female Winner of Syfy's Face off Season 3. Face Off is a competition/elimination series testing the skills of selected artists from around the world. Challenges incorporate effects make-up, and include a wide range of skill sets including prosthetics, 3-D design, sculpting, , casting and molding. After Face off she continued to work hard at FX winning her two more awards. Nicole was titled Raw artist of the Year at the 2012 RAWards in Sacramento CA and received the Vanguard Award from the California Film Foundation 2013
Fascinated by nature and inspiration in its smallest details like the spines on the back of a leaf or similar aspects that people may take for granted. The ocean and all its life intrigues her immensely. This is seen through an aesthetic that is uniquely her own. More than anything she enjoys creating new engaging creatures and making her artistic vision come to life. She loves finding the beauty in things dark and creepy and making them both beautiful and a bit scary at the same time.