Nick Medrano

Multimedia Specialist

Award-Winning. Experienced. Cleared.

  • USAF Web Development

    Custom web design and development for the U.S. Air Force. Responsible for the overall look-and-feel of the new USAF brand.

  • Special Projects

    Special supplemental "Medal of Honor" website created for the USAF.

  • Military Magazine Inserts and Flyers

    Various print pieces designed for the USAF. Includes full page magazine artwork as seen in AIRMAN MAGAZINE, the official magazine of the USAF.

  • User Interface Design

    Web user interface design for the USAF Media Center, a division of the AF Public Affairs Agency responsible for the accessioning and distribution of all Air Force related multimedia products.

  • Business Websites

    Websites I've developed and designed over the years for various businesses.

  • Business Print Work

    Various print work I've done over the years for businesses.

  • Personal Project - WWII in Color

    WWII in Color was a personal project of mine that I created around 2005 to help categorize the world's collection of WWII photos that were shot in color. The site was created using open source image gallery software and utilized a custom social forum where people could discuss the photos and share them with friends. E-commerce was also setup to allow people to purchase items. No money was spent in the making of this website. Very successful website that I later sold to an investor. Featured in USA TODAY as a "Top Website of the Week" as well as several other news media.

  • Video Work

    Video I've shot, edited, and directed during the early part of my "career", often for the National Park Service.

  • Flash Banner Ad

    Flash banner ad for a book publishing company to help promote their book, War in the Pacific.

  • Ad

    Animated banner ad created using Adobe Flash for a British book publishing company.

  • Planning & Notes

    Typical planning and pre-visual process that goes into making websites, print pieces, and other graphic projects. Believe it or not, I actually do most of my planning within Photoshop these days!

  • Animated Flash Map

    Map created in Adobe Illustrator and animated with zoom features in Adobe Flash for an urban housing development client. Note: Parts of the map and legend box are empty due to the sensitive nature of the project.

About Me

Experience is a teacher that gives you the test first, and the lesson last.

Hello! My name is Nick Medrano and I am a 40 year old graphic designer in St. Louis, Mo, specializing in front-end web development with over 17+ years in the industry.

In 2005 I started Organik, LLC, a design studio providing a full range of multimedia services. In 2011, I part of the business to pursue other ventures, but the experience gained from running the day-to-day operations, managing customers and subcontractors was an extremely valuable form of real-world business education.

In 2006 I created, a personal project of mine dedicated to help categorize the world's collection of WWII photos that were shot in color. As an avid history buff, I found the rare color photos of the late 1930s to mid-1940s fascinating. Little did I know that millions of people around the world would also find it interesting (it would go on to be the #1 WW2 photos site on the Internet)! The site was featured in several high profile publications including USATODAY and NEWSWEEK.

Wanting to put my skills to use in the public sector, I joined the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Agency as a visual information specialist and worked on print design for AIRMAN MAGAZINE and web development work on AF.MIL, the official website of the Air Force.

I attended the University of Texas at Austin from 1998 – 2002 where I studied New Media & Film Production working on Hollywood films such as The Alamo (including a stint as an extra; dying twice on screen--once as a Mexican soldier and the other as a Texan defender).

My Skills & Resume

A real Jack-of-all-trades.

My Skills

  • Responsive Web Design
  • Geospatial mapping frameworks (Leaflet, Mapbox)
  • Bootstrap
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Javascript/PHP
  • Photoshop
  • Wordpress
  • ArcGIS and Leaflet
  • Video Production
  • Project Management
  • Git & Agile
  • Course of Actions, Scoping of Assignments, Scheduling
  • Tight Deadlines & Turn-Arounds


  • Eligible for TS/SCI and successful completion of a polygraph
  • 2011 Thomas Jefferson Award, Design
  • 56th Annual Air Force Media Contest, First Place


  • Air Force Public Affairs Agency (GS-1084)
  • Defense Media Activity (GS-1084)
  • Organik, LLC (Business Owner & Multimedia Specialist)
  • South Texas Film (Video Operator, Producer, Location Scout)
  • Locke Bryan Productions (Production Assistant)


The proof is in the pudding — and here's the pudding.

"Thank you Nick Medrano for making We Were Soldiers a great success!"

Randall Wallace
Screenwriter of Braveheart,
We Were Soldiers

"...We realized the commitment Nick had to his projects"

Ernie Malik
Unit Publicist,
Jurassic Park III,
The Shawshank Redemption

"Nick - thank you SO much for the awesome web page. We are very grateful for your help in getting this done so fast!!"

Amy P.
Poured Out for Africa

" HELLUVA job! Hats off to the person who got it done. Way to step outside of the box, and design a site that's visually engaging. Great job!"

SSgt. David S.
USAF Central Public Affairs

"[developed a] strong brand and a powerful sense of the Air Force.."

Ed T.
Marketing, Procter & Gamble

"I'm getting really good feedback about your work. Thanks again!"

Tim S.
SMITH Collaboration Firm


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314.877.8367 (Cell)