RIYOKKI

Nicole "Nikki" Angeles or Riyokki is an AB Multimedia Arts student and a Graphic Artist & Designer based in Metro Manila, Philippines.

MORE

We're moving!

Thanks to all who participated, we'll be upgrading our #DTIYS section to a whole new site!

Coming soon!

RÉSUMÉ

Nicole Angeles
Graphic Artist & Designer


WORK EXPERIENCE

SLATE PHPresent
Social Media Illustrator 
VYOUS DIGITAL STUDIOPresent
Graphic Designer and Illustrator 
KOIBITO'S: WORLD OF GELATO2020
Graphic Designer and Illustrator 
JARDINE DISTRIBUTION INC.2018–2019
Intern, Outsourced Graphic Designer 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

iACADEMY2016–Present
SHS Arts and Design TrackAB Multimedia Arts

AFFILIATIONS

FILMMAKERS SOCIETY OF iACADEMY2018–Present
Secretary of Art & Marketing 
PANDAY SININGPresent
Member 
PUHON (BEN & BEN)2020
Web Illustrator 

SKILLS AND PROFICIENCY

SKILLS

Graphic Design
Illustration
Marketing & Advertising
Digital Painting
Photo Manipulation
Photography
Filmmaking

PROFICIENT IN

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Premiere
Microsoft PowerPoint
Carrd


See portfolio in the works section.

About me

Nicole “Nikki” Angeles or Riyokki, 20, is a sophomore AB Multimedia Arts student and a freelance graphic artist and designer based in Metro Manila.

She uses art as a tool to express her thoughts and emotions amongst her advocacies, principles, and views on socio-political or relevant issues.



How It Started

Nikki launched her page "Riyokki" on October 3, 2016 on Facebook for the sole purpose of having a page to express herself through digital art.

It was unintentional to turn it into an actual brand that would later become monetized from commissions, since the page was only made to serve as an alternate platform to release personal, expressive art.

The boom on likes started with the #CheckTheLabel craze followed by the series of hugots and punchlines turned into minimal, pastel artworks in 2016.


Why “Riyokki”

The name Riyokki came from a funny story of a group of friends mixing nicknames with each other until the name Nikki was combined with "Rio" that would be pronounced as "Riyokki". And that's about it.

There's actually not much deep meaning into it. I just liked how it sound and used it since then.


A few personal accounts below.

MEDIA FEATURES

Show Us Something You Made In Quarantine That You're Suuuuuper Proud Of
BuzzFeed
August 5, 2020

The Sailor Moon Redraw Challenge Is Taking Over Twitter — Again
Distractify
May 19, 2020

‘It’s ok, don’t force yourself to be productive’: Artist makes visuals to express her thoughts this quarantine
Kicker Daily News
May 1, 2020

I Let Go Of Some Beauty Habits During Quarantine—And That's Okay
Cosmopolitan
April 26, 2020

7 College Photographers, Artists Who Accept Commissions
Candy Magazine
March 15, 2020

Elizabeth Olsen Gets The Iconic Scarlet Witch Look In Awesome Fan Art
Heroic Hollywood
January 14, 2019

Spotlight: Nicole Angeles aka Riyokki
Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
July 30, 2017

Madadramang eksena ng ‘Ika-6 Na Utos’ naging patok na memes sa social media
GMA News
May 31, 2017

NINE Filipino Artists on Facebook to brighten up your day
Canto
April 24, 2017

#MEETTHEARTIST

Full name
Nicole Angeles

Preferred Nickname
Nikki

Gender
Ciswoman

Sexuality
Pansexual

Birthday
February 26

Nationality
Filipino

Height
156 cm (5'1") :(

MBTI Personality
INFP-T (Mediator)

Creative Type
The Adventurer

Astrological Signs
☉ Pisces (Sun)
☾ Scorpio (Moon)
↑ Taurus (Rising)

Love Language
Acts of Services

Music Preference
Pop, K-pop, EDM

Intelligence Quotient
137 (based on IQtest.com)

Works

A compilation of personal art, commissioned artworks, and school works created and designed by Riyokki.


Graphic Design


Illustrations


Portaits


Like what you see? See more below.

Frequently asked questions


RESOURCES

WHAT PROGRAMS DO YOU USE?
I use Adobe Illustrator for pretty much everything, I sketch and add textures on Adobe Photoshop; I use Adobe InDesign for graphic design.

WHAT DEVICE DO YOU USE?
I use an ASUS PC with an i3-7100 CPU @ 3.90GHz Processor and 8GB RAM (Windows 10 Pro 64-bit). Its graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050.

WHAT GRAPHIC TABLET DO YOU USE?
I use a HUION Inspiroy H640P graphic tablet.

WHAT FONT/S DO YOU USE?
I mainly use the Gotham, Montserrat, and Quicksand font family.


WEBSITE

WHAT WEBSITE BUILDER DO YOU USE?
I use Carrd.co. Please use my referral code when upgrading to Pro plans: VRHKWP92

WHERE DID YOU PURCHASE YOUR DOMAIN?
I got it from Godaddy. Their domains are pretty cheap.

HOW DID YOU LEARN TO DESIGN A WEBSITE?
Well, you could thank 2011 Tumblr for that.


ART PROCESS

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO WORK?
For illustrations and portraits, it takes as fast as 2 hours. For designs, it takes as fast as 1–5 hours.

It takes longer depending on my workload, environment, and other circumstances.

DO YOU USE BRUSHES?
Actually, I don't. I only use the default brushes in Photoshop and Illustrator.

HOW DO YOU DRAW ILLUSTRATIONS?
I first come up with a sketch on Photoshop then turn them into a vector on Illustrator using the pen tool.


PERSONAL

WHERE DO YOU STUDY?
I'm studying at iACADEMY or Information and Communications Technology Academy since 2016.

WHEN DID YOU START GETTING INTO ARTS/DESIGN?
I started drawing (traditionally and digitally via MS Paint) at 4 years old (2004).

I learned more about design on my own by using Adobe Photoshop and Tumblr at 11 years old (2011).

I finally went to art school in Senior High at 16 years old (2016).

ARE THERE ANY ARTISTS THAT INSPIRED YOU?
There's no particular artist that inspired me to come up with my art styles, other artists motivate me to make and continue making art, though.

The few artists that I look up to are: Janice Sung, Meyoco, Tati Moons, Baomii and Isabelle Staub.


TIPS/ADVICE

HOW CAN I MARKET MY ART?
Always create an account in platforms that have a wider reach (e.g. Facebook). Maximize your presence in social media by expanding the platforms where you share your art.

It helps to share them too in your personal account in social media or existing accounts where majority knows you.

HOW CAN I HAVE A WIDER REACH?
Invest more on ideas and concepts than on your skills! While it's eye-catching to see breathtaking skills, your content is what will make people want to share your work!

If I may add, social relevance and relatability is the easiest way to widen your reach.

HOW DO I COME UP WITH AN ART STYLE/BRAND?
Keep making art. The more you make, the clearer your art style will be. Start by establishing a signature style. (e.g. medium, theme, palette, art form/movement)


Got more questions? Ask away.

Featured Artist Application

So you want to get featured?

HOW IT WORKS
Chosen artists will be featured in the featured section of this site with their name, photo, and links. (See example below.)

Riyokki
Nicole Angeles
Graphic Artist & Designer

WHAT'S THE CATCH?
Nothing. You don't have to pay for anything! This is to help out co-artists. Though I'd appreciate a donation. ;)

AM I QUALIFIED?
You will be if you have the following details:
A screen name/brand name
An official icon/avatar
3 main links (social media, art platforms, website, etc.)
An email address

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES?
Unfortunately, not everyone would get the chance as the limit will only be 20 slots. Applicants will be chosen based on their relevance or market, too.

CURRENT SLOTS LEFT: 19 (As of 10/14/20)

WHAT IF THE SLOTS ARE FULL?
Applications will still be open even if the slots are full! I do it on a first-come-first-serve method, so just wait until it opens again!

HOW LONG WILL I BE FEATURED?
Artists will be featured for up to one month. This is to give chances for others! If the artist wishes to prolong their feature, it shall be paid.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF I'M QUALIFIED?
Oh, you'll know! I'll be informing anyone who'll be featured via email, so be sure to check it.


Fill up the form now and see if you're qualified!

Facebook: facebook.com/riyokki
Twitter: twitter.com/riyokki
Instagram: instagram.com/riyokki

(Example only; Not limited to the mentioned sites)

For Links, please follow the format above.

Featured Artists

Kirin
Kirin's Art
Illustrator

Want to be featured? Apply here.


#DTIYS Spotlight

Will move to a new site soon!


Artist's Choice

Personal recommendations by Riyokki!

katsudone
Nellah Ocampo
Grpahic Designer, Illustrator

Artanagomez
Ana Gomez
Illustrator

Kiwirabbit
Animation Student
& Illustrator

Legna
Angeline Esquejo
Graphic Designer, Illustrator

Michelanjolo
Jolo Arante
Multimedia Artist

bartols.exe
Alyssa Bartoline
Muralist, Illustrator

Richard Visuals
Richard Pines
Web Designer

Trust_ur_eyes
Gabrielle Mabazza
Graphic Designer, Illustrator

Pedraw
Peter Benitez
Digital & Traditional Artist

Kazumi
Kaela Jaluag
Digital Artist

Thank you!

Your response has been recorded. Please wait for the artist's confirmation on your request. If no response has been made, please follow up!

Thank you!

Your response has been recorded. Please wait for the artist's confirmation on your payment. If no response has been made, please follow up!

Thank you!

Your response has been recorded.
I may take a while to respond under any circumstances, so please be patient!

Sorry :(

Something went wrong, please try again!