My name is Clyde Nichols and I am from Oakland, California. Growing up I have always been interested in expressing myself through art and creative mediums. A few years back I stumbled upon photography as a means of expression and fell in love. The ability to present others with an image that represented my unique perspective was something that I immediately was drawn to. Gradually I became more interested in creating and constructing my own narrative rather than relaying one that I pieced together from the world around me. As I grew to be more interested in the storytelling aspect of photography I began creating videos, developing my own film, and drawing. Currently, I am interested, in interior design, architecture, photography, videography, and graphic design. I love the challenge of realizing concepts I see in my head and I see design as a fantastic tool to bridge that gap. I want to use the principals and strategies that I learn in Design Studio to create more interesting, engaging art and to gain the necessary skills to follow my ideas in any direction they lead me. I am inspired by the beauty that sorrunds us everyday but is overlooked by almost all. Besides creating I enjoy adventures in the city, travel, swimming, biking, and gardening. I look forward to this class and growing as an artist and designer.