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Nico Botones is a graphic designer and video editor, with a focus on branding, such as title cards and logo animations. He was born in Manila, in The Philippines. He has lived in Louisville, Kentucky since 2006. 

From a very young age, Nico has always been interested in the arts, whether performing or visual. Nico has been performing on stage, as a vocalist and instrumentalist, since the age of 7. In 2010. It was until his sophomore year of high school that he began having an even bigger interest in visual art.

Having a history of instructing and educating, he still has the urge to help out in the music community by volunteering his time in camps and workshops in the future. Subsequently, Nico also has the interest on helping other people learn about design, video editing, and animation—to share his passion and hope that others may feel the same way.

"I love art and every bit of it. I love tearing visual art (paintings, movies, books, etc.) apart analytically, and writing down why a shot is composed and choreographed this way; to observe a scene and review and analyze the characters in a psychoanalytic way. To me, art is a way to communicate feelings without having to say a word, to evoke emotion and receive it back as a form of communion. I wanted to learn that craft, to create and become part of that structure, but with the approach of communications. I want to create art, create communication, but also have the ability to share my knowledge, share how and why I do the craft I do, and live vicariously through others’ enjoyment of learning."

When Nico is not working on editing and graphic work, Nico enjoys indulging in the performing arts! He sings A Cappella music with The Kentucky Vocal Union as a bass singer and beat boxer, and has travelled to many states across the U.S., performing in shows, events, and conventions where he’s competed in regional and international contests. In 2012, The Kentucky Vocal Union became the 3rd Place International Barbershop Harmony Society Chorus Medalists. He is also sings Tenor in a barbershop quartet called, In The Mix. 

Nico likes to sing Karaoke on occasions, and also is an avid fan of KPop and the Korean variety and drama shows.

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