Nick Trainor has been in the design industry for many years as a graphic designer, store designer, visual merchandiser, museum retail manager and photographer. Nick is an experienced retail buyer and visual merchandiser who has sold everything from electronics, cameras, designer photo frames and home accessories and souvenirs.
As a museum store manager at the Bostonian Society in Boston, Massachusetts, he developed custom products for sale in the Society’s four museum store locations. Nick created the visual merchandising programs and designed displays for all locations.
He project-managed retail renovations of RevolutionaryBoston® Museum Store locations and a complete build-out of a third store in the Historic Faneuil Hall building. Nick also developed and designed the new RevolutionaryBoston® Visitor Information Center at Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Nick recently worked in the Dallas–Fort Worth area as a marketing, brand and product packaging graphic designer for a drinkware and tableware company.
Nick has launched his own photographic art design company in his hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina called SparkleCitySnaps! The company specializes in making beautiful canvas wall art, home decor, gifts and apparel. You can check out Nick's products and art at his brick and mortar booth at Market On Main Spartanburg.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY!
Jo Martin, SHRM-CP
at Tighe & Bond
Nick is an artist. His taste level and understanding of how color, shape, composition, and style work together is a great asset for the discerning of clients. He has picked paint colors, furniture placement, wall art placement, kitchen lighting, and has even designed a logo for a professional association for me. Nick is good-humored, a breeze to work with, efficient, and keeps up with all the current trends. If you're looking for a designer, he's your guy. I wish I could have him work on all my design projects! I highly, highly recommend Nick. He'll keep your project organized, on schedule, and best of all, beautiful.
Executive Director at
Portsmouth Historical Society
(former Executive Director
Nick Trainor is bright, hard-working, and a congenial colleague. Here at the Bostonian Society, he created some particularly valuable concepts for our merchandising operation. He did absolutely brilliant work on the renovations of our three stores, on the conceptualization and design and of some great new products, and on merchandise displays that have ensured high volume sales. Nick also understands the bottom line, and he worked imaginatively here to save on costs and produce ever-better margins - notably by identifying high-quality, lower-cost producers who were sometimesfar afield. Everybody here was particularly fond of Nick, who worked well with all departments and with staff members at different levels.He consistently maintained a positive attitude and good nature, and we are all sorry to lose him to a warmer climate.
Marketing Director | Boston Properties
(former Senior MArketing Manager
Faneuil Hall Marketplace)
“I worked with Nick on the development and opening of the RevolutionaryBoston ® Visitor Information Center at Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Spring/Summer 2011. Nick managed all aspects of this project including concept development, fixture design, construction and staff training. His attention to detail and ability to multi-task was a great asset. The Visitor Information Center opened on schedule and exceeded expectations in regards aesthetic appeal and service. I would be happy to work with Nick in the future. He is an exceptional project manager.”
Advertising Director at Eagle Media
(former Advertising Director at Greenville Journal)
"Nick was a vital part of our graphics department.
He produced award winning ad design, photography
and collateral materials. He worked as needed to
meet the demands of a start-up and to assure client satisfaction. Nick was a pleasure to work with and
was always willing to go the extra mile."