Nicki (Evans) Simpson - Resume

Work History

September 2011 - present
Owner/Photographer - Nicki Evans Photography, Houston

July 2014 - present
Photographer - University of Houston, Bauer College of Business, Houston

February 2014 - December 2014
Editor (non-paid position) - The Viewfinder, online publication of the Professional Photographers Guild of Houston

October 2013 - July 2014
Wedding Photographer Intern - Katie Lamb Photography, Houston

March 2013 - December 2013
Preschool Photographer - Kandid Kids Photography, La Porte

May - Aug. 2006, Feb. 2007- March 2011
Chief Photographer - The Baytown Sun, Baytown
See newspaper photographs here.

Aug. 2005 - Dec. 2006
Photography Editor/Photographer- The University Press/UP Beat Magazine, Beaumont

In addition to work at University of Houston, The Baytown Sun and The University Press, I have been published in Texas Monthly, Houstonia Magazine, Houston Business Journal, The Beaumont Enterprise, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inside Bauer magazine, Living Magazine (Cy-Fair Edition), Coastal Magazine, The Port Arthur News, The Diboll Free Press, TACS Today, Texas School Business, Aggieland Illustrated, the Lee College Basketball Media Guide, the Baytown Parks and Recreation Annual Report, the Chamber County Health District 2011 Calendar, and various Baytown Chamber of Commerce publications, as well as online at UH Bauer College of Business, Texas Monthly, Where Awesome Happens, Two Bright LightsBoundary Stone BabyThe Pink BrideBlissfully WedThe Frosted PetticoatHome Confetti, Senior Study Hall, Style and Redefine Magazine, Pretty Perfect Living, Swan So Sweet, Alliance WakeboardCity of Baytownand Baytown Chamber of Commerce. Other clients of Nicki Evans Photography include the University of Houston, Bauer College of Business, PKF Texas, Stolthaven Houston, Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce, Century 21 Bryan Realty in Lufkin, Century 21 Western Realty, Angelina County A&M Club, Westside Montessori School and 5+8 (a Houston advertising firm).

 

Education

April 25 - 29, 2016
Attended the Texas School of Professional Photography, where I studied under Russ Harrington (www.russharrington.com).

April 26 - May 1, 2015

Attended the Texas School of Professional Photography, where I studied under Tony Corbell (www.corbellproductions.com).

April 27 - May 2, 2014
Attended the Texas School of Professional Photography, where I studied under Greg and Lesa Daniel (www.gregorydanielportraits.com).

April 28 - May 3, 2013
Attended the Texas School of Professional Photography, where I studied under Steve Kozak (www.stevekozak.com).

Aug. 2004 - Dec. 2006
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in communication with an emphasis in journalism from Lamar University. I studied photography under Keith Carter (http://www.keithcarterphotographs.com) and worked as a photographer then photo editor at the school's newspaper, The University Press.

Aug. 2003 - May 2004
I studied communication with an emphasis in photojournalism at Stephen F. Austin State University.

 

Awards

I have received numerous photography awards since I began working as a photographer and have been published in many print and online publications.

2016
Two Bright Lights Editors Choice Award
-Awarded to Nicki Evans Photography for being in the top five percent of Two Bright Lights members worldwide for achieving the most published features. 

2015
IABC Southern Region Silver Quill Award of Merit in Publication
-Awarded to the C.T. Bauer College Office of Communication at the University of Houston for the Inside Bauer Magazine which features numerous of my portraits and event photographs 

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PRSA Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation in Magazines
-Awarded to the C.T. Bauer College Office of Communication at the University of Houston for the Inside Bauer Magazine which features numerous of my portraits and event photographs 

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2015
PRSA Houston Bronze Excalibur Award in Websites
-Awarded to the C.T. Bauer College Office of Communication at the University of Houston for WhereAwesomeHappens.com which features numerous of my portraits and event photographs 

2015
IABC Houston Bronze Quill Award of Excellence in Publication Design
-Awarded to the C.T. Bauer College Office of Communication at the University of Houston for the Inside Bauer Magazine which features numerous of my portraits and event photographs 

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IABC Houston Bronze Quill Award of Excellence in Brand Communication
-Awarded to the C.T. Bauer College Office of Communication at the University of Houston for the The Bauer College brand which include ads featuring my portraits

IABC Houston Bronze Quill Award of Merit in Electronic and Digital Communication
-Awarded to the C.T. Bauer College Office of Communication at the University of Houston for WhereAwesomeHappens.com which features numerous of my portraits and event photographs

2013
Texas Event Summit- 3rd Place Photographic Series
-Event photos taken at the Texas State Forest Festival in Lufkin, TX 

 
2011

Texas Associated Managing Editors- Honorable Mention News Photography

2010
Texas Associated Press Managing Editors- First Place Photojournalism

Judges Comments: This entry stood out in the category. Excellent multi-photo coverage of behind scene events at a theatre. Evans took the time to engage with the subjects and that resulted in a variety of visually interesting images.

2010
Texas Associated Press Managing Editors- Third Place Feature Photography
Judges Comments: Not an easy picture to make, the timing forms a good composition of a six-jet formation breaking during a Blue Angels air show, nicely done. -- Eric Strachan Senior Managing Editor Naples Daily News

2007
Press Club of Southeast Texas- First Place Photo Essay (Non-daily)

2007
Press Club of Southeast Texas- Third Place Sports Photo (Non-daily)
Texas Intercollegiate Press Award- First Place Photo Essay

2006
Texas Intercollegiate Press Award- Honorable Mention Sports Action Photo

2006
Texas Intercollegiate Press Award- Honorable Mention Magazine Photo Essay

Membership

I am currently of four professional photographer's associations.