Nick Kropelin

Award-winning creative professional with efficient design concept-to-production capability; effectively able to manage and prioritize projects, executing multiple campaigns at one time. Comprehensive knowledge of both print and digital design, photography, videography, communications and project management.

Specialties: Adobe Creative Suite, Email Marketing, Project Management, Multi-phase Marketing Campaigns, Planning, Video, Trade Show Execution, Digital Design, Email Design, SharePoint and Advertising.



Europa Sports Products

Marketing/Communications Manager
2019 – 2024

  • Responsible for managing the production and distribution of three quarterly publications.
  • Responsible for Europa’s e-commerce website and product information management (PIM) system.
  • Directs overall design across various mediums including digital, print, social media and video.
  • Manages design team and conducts annual employee reviews.
  • Collaborates with executive members to implement new marketing programs to brands.
  • Oversees and maintains the marketing department’s collective server and image library.
  • Manages Europa Sports’ email marketing program with above industry average click/open rates.

Kropelin Designs

Freelance Designer
2008 – Present

  • Effectively executes design solutions for companies from various industries.
  • Clientele: Ovation Foods | Planet Keto | White Horse R&D | NoGii International, LLC | Dormitory 101 | Team Aspire | Wirk Co. | Winston-Salem Dash Baseball Team | IV Pure Inc. | Industrial Machine Service, Inc. | Mosaic Color & Additives | Polyreps Co. | Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools | Charlotte Courthouse | Beyond Bronzed Tanning | Pain Cave Fitness | Abandoned Bandits Wildlife Rescue Center | Sydney Alexander

Europa Sports Products

Senior Graphic Designer
2017 – 2019

  • Project lead responsible for department publications, generating ROIs of 70+%.
  • Coordinates with management to establish strategic direction, recoveries and execution.
  • Responsible for the designs, concepts and layouts of the Marketing department’s projects.
  • Conducts employee interviews and coaches junior level designers.
  • Produces all videos that are part of Europa’s event recovery program.
  • Responsible for coordinating and communicating with external vendors.
  • Ensures that all concepts conform to Europa’s brand guidelines and standards.

Europa Sports Products

Graphic Designer II
2014 – 2017

  • Design lead responsible for the creative process and concepts of company promotions.
  • Responsible for the production of award-winning quarterly print publications.
  • Point-person for the Communications department.
  • Conducts employee interviews for the Events and Communications departments.
  • Supports Europa Sports Products, onsite, at six trade show events annually.
  • Works effectively with department heads across the company.
  • Reviews and revises copy from multiple departments for internal and external publications.
  • Designs, codes and tests Europa Sports’ Email ASP.

Europa Sports Products

Graphic Designer I

  • Works in concert with team members to produce digital and print advertising.
  • Designs and codes direct mail publications, resulting in business-to-business sales.
  • Designs covers and articles for three quarterly publications.
  • Develops quarterly publications from concept-to-completion, used as department recovery tools.
  • Produces graphics for all of Europa Sports Products’ trade show booths and displays.
  • Produces presentations and videos for events, social media and executive meetings.
  • Designs company apparel and swag.

Polyreps Recycling Co.

Machine Operator, Construction, Shipping & Receiving
2001 – 2010

  • Operates Weima industrial grinders, loading material into containers for shipping.
  • Operates forklifts and Bobcat loaders, transporting materials between machines and storage.
  • Responsible for loading bulk trucks and offloading trailers, packing and wrapping pallets.
  • Removal of office areas to construct, air-tight, cleanrooms for CNC machine operations.

Appalachian State University

BFA, Graphic Design
2008 – 2011

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
  • Dean’s List all years attended
  • Tennis Intramural UREC
  • Magna Cum Laude


Well-motivated, enthusiastic, competitively driven, fast learner, experienced with resolving problems by deadlines, exceptional time-management skills and great listener; determined to push skills further in the field each day.


2013 ProAd Award – BMA Carolinas
2015 ProAd Award – BMA NCSC
2016 Award of Excellence – PICA Awards

What They Say?

Nick continues to be a tremendous asset to Europa and the overall Marketing team. He is a great, reliable team player that always delivers and contributes wherever needed. He is ready and eager to help with anything, which is greatly appreciated. His on-site event experience is very helpful during planning and show execution.

We have a very strong Communciations team and Nick is a key part of it. He has continued to grow and has evolved into an extremely talented designer. Combined with his work ethic and “team first” attitude, he is truly a pleasure to work with on a daily basis. He has continued to excel, even with the advent of an increased workload. He’s a true asset to the Marketing department and Europa Sports Products.

Nick is a tremendous asset to Europa and the overall Marketing team. He is a great team player that always delivers. He makes sure to contribute on necessary items and steps up in times of added responsibility. He is ready and eager to help with everything and anything, which is greatly appreciated.

Nick is one of the most talented designers that I have ever had the pleasure to work with at Europa Sports Products. Nick has a tremendous work ethic and always a “team first” attitude. His talent combined with how quickly he nails designs makes him an asset to any marketing/design team.

Nick is an excellent teammate that provides consistent and exceptional work. His communication skills are on point, and he listens and understands tasks that are requested. His turn around time is prompt, his email etiquette is pristine and so is his reputation as a designer.

Nick has not only proven to be very creative with all sorts of design projects in the last few years, he has also shown great interpersonal and project management skills. He keeps being proactive and always looks to expand his skill set, while being the best team player that you could wish for. Nick’s workload is always high, but he takes it with a smile and keeps asking for more. Always ready for new challenges.


  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe InDesign

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe Dreamweaver

  • Adobe Lightroom

  • Adobe Premier Pro

  • Microsoft Office


Print/Digital Design

Project Management




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