Portfolio // Nikki Collister

Hi, my name is Nikki. 🙋🏻‍♀️️ I work in Product Communications at FareHarbor by day and am a freelance writer and classic rock fangirl the rest of the time.

This is a place for me to share some of the work I'm most proud of.


Journalism

I'm proud to have written and photographed over 80 articles for Hoodline, a hyperlocal San Francisco news publication. My favorite stories are those that spotlight the undersung community spaces of a neighborhood, like a beloved jeans store in the Richmond District or a DIY art gallery organized by Bernal Heights residents.

Documentation // Technical Writing

In my first two years at FareHarbor, I built the company’s Help Center from the ground up, publishing 300+ pages and 20+ videos using a homegrown CMS built on top of WordPress.

UX Writing

Fun fact: The localization project mentioned above gave me a crash course in how to use the command line and git. I have since committed 1,318 code changes (as of 2021) and authored 151 pull requests related to UX copy and localization.

Content Marketing

Since 2016, I've volunteered my time as a copywriter and content creator for Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization, a world class drum and bugle corps that I performed with in 2007 and 2008.

Personal Essay // For Fun

Since 2008, I've used my personal blog as a continued outlet for personal thoughts on music, movies, and pop culture.