De Nichols

Director & Principal Designer
Civic Creatives
St. Louis, Missouri

De Nichols leads changemakers nationwide in the creative address of civic challenges. Based in St. Louis, MO, she serves as Director & Principal Designer of Civic Creatives, a social design organization that produces interactive events, tools, and services to foster community-driven discovery, ideation, and actualization of civic solutions. Nichols serves as a Board of Directors member for Forward through Ferguson and chairs the Board of Directors for Creative Reaction Lab. She is a nationally recognized speaker on arts activism and social impact design, and she holds the St. Louis Visionary Award for community impact in the arts. Nichols is an alumna of Washington University in St. Louis, where she specialized in communication design, social entrepreneurship, and socio-economic development. Her works have been supported by the Smithsonian Institute, Clinton Global Initiative, Women’s Caucus for Art, Gephardt Institute for Public Service, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and StartingBloc Fellowship for Social Innovation.