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Nick joined Origin late 2015 after spending two years as presentation editor for the Chicago Tribune's business innovation section, Blue Sky. Covering startup culture, entrepreneurship and tech-focused companies in the Chicagoland area quickly introduced him to the diverse technological landscape surrounding Origin's Chicago headquarters. An Iowa native, Nick's design foundations were laid at Iowa State University, where he majored in graphic design. While in Iowa, he produced and co-hosted a podcast and led the web design team for an anime company for six years. Nick's love for journalism evolved after joining the Baltimore Sun's interactive media team as the design and technology manager in 2012. In addition to data visualization, Nick's love of photography led him to design, build and report on The Sun's most successful blog to date, The Darkroom. Nick is married and has two cats and two collies. He owns two Dysons (see previous mention of pets), has a love/hate relationship with the gym and enjoys an occasional game night in with friends.