Chase Nickoles is an artist, animator, and videographer. He recently graduated with a BFA in animation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with Magna Cum Laude honors and has an Associate of Arts & Sciences, Visual Arts Concentration from Carroll Community College. During his time at Carroll, he was the Fine Arts Club 2020 member of the year, Curators Choice Award 2020 winner, and a dual work-study animator and media aid.
While working towards his BFA in 2022, he interned at Baltimore and DC video production company Early Light Media where he applied his extensive knowledge of After Effects as part of an animation team. He has freelanced for Early Light Media in the following months since completing this internship on several projects.
Also in 2022, he had freelanced as a graphic designer for the weekly call-in show Office Hours Live of renowned comedian Tim Heidecker of Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric fame. In this role, he had created illustrations used as thumbnails and promotional material for a select number of Office Hours Live episodes.
Recently, he has had 2 works screened at the Thank You Film Festival at Towson University’s Union Theater, 1 work screened at MICA's Student Animators For Inclusion Stick in the Dirt animation festival, and is currently working on a personal film-noir-inspired animation that will be screened at the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture in May 2023.
In the past, he has had his art hung up at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from being the Maryland STEM 2019 Art Festival contest college winner and has worked as a package designer for New York-based condiment business K!ck Condiments.
His most frequent role is to create performance and narrative music videos for live music singer-songwriter-performing artist devoN Nickoles.
He has taken classes in videography, graphic design, color theory, typography, digital photography, drawing, painting, and physical animation through Dragon Frame, Maya animation, After Effects, and printmaking.