Nick Pimentel is a graduate of American University and has worked as a professional graphic designer since 1998. His work has been featured in Communication Arts, Print Magazine, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), and various Rockport Publishing books. He has lectured for AIGA at the Corcoran School of Art and at American University. As a Senior Designer for Toolbox Creative, he created branding and marketing collateral for such clients as Iceland Air, Human Rights Watch, Thievery Corporation and American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). He is also involved in the music industry and started both Gypsy Eyes Records and Planaria Records. He is also a co-owner of the popular restaurant Room 11 in Washington DC and a board member of the non-profit, artist-centered organization Transformer.