Hi, I'm Nikki. I build digital pen experiences for Windows. In my spare time I run the Seattle Awesome Foundation and am a founding member of the Seattle Global Shapers. Before that I studied Electrical & Computer Engineering at Olin College and Human-Computer Interaction at The University of Washington.


I like to do projects in my spare time. Here are some of my favorites:


I gave twelve thousand dollars to charity, and my friends chose where.

Hi Buttons

A better way to let people know you're open to a conversation.

Olin Gator

My team and I built a robot car. Watch our final demo on Vimeo.


I work with Daniel Epstein and Elizabeth Bales on personal informatics research.

Some of my past publications:


Sometimes people let me get up in front of an audience and talk about things. My favorite topics are UX Design, Product Managment, and The Awesome Foundation. If you want me to speak at your event, just email me!


I was James Landay's TA at the University of Washington. Together, we taught Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction and Advanced Human-Computer Interaction for 2 years. I also worked with Beth Kolko, Alexis Hope, and Behzod Sirjani to teach sections of Hackademia focused on HTML5/javascript and 3D printing.

If you'd like me to teach a class, give you feedback on a class you're teaching, mentor your students, or give a guest lecture, feel free to reach out with more information.

Get in touch

Want to talk? You can always email me at nikki@nicoleblee.com or tweet at me!

You can also download my resume.