Nicole Scofield, tdg’s new graphic designer, is definitely a cowgirl. She loves horses, country music, rodeo and Western art. Raised in Belle Fourche, she grew up around rodeos. Today, she still has her horse, and she’s learning the ropes of team roping at an arena in Belle Fourche.
After graduating from Belle Fourche High School, Cole studied graphic design at Black Hills State University. However, the call of the West was strong, and in 2012 she moved to Sheridan, Wyo.
At the Sheridan Press, Cole honed her design skills building print ads and special publications for the Sheridan Press. After four years of creating eye-catching designs on tight deadline, she’s well prepared for turning out timely, attractive designs for tdg’s clients. Her favorite special project at the Sheridan Press was its Sheridan Wyo Rodeo magazine, which she art directed.
The call of the Black Hills brought Cole back home to her family in Belle Fourche — and to tdg in Deadwood. She’s happy to be back, although she admits that she misses her friends in Sheridan.
Outside of graphic design, Cole is a fine artist with a Western flair, working in media such as pencil, pen-and-ink and acrylics. She also creates elaborate, colorful mosaics on steer skulls using beads, stones, leather, tiles and paint.