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Nic Swaner
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Artist's Statement 10/25/2011

Nic Swaner is a studying graphic designer, and a budding young writer whose concepts and syntax require a rush of blood and breath to the lungs. For inspiration he need not look far from the cyclopean sun, feel the displacement before the epilepsy, synthesize some synesthesia, or recall the origami folds his hands have memorized throughout the years.

Nic is almost entirely self-taught in the ways of writing and in doing so has created a style all his own. His medium is mainly through poetry, short stories and articles for websites; he excels in portraying his thoughts and ideas in a world of complex and harmonious verbiage. He is always whittling away at several works of writing that will be submitted to free publishers or magazines. Nic will always be happy to edit and critique your writing, whether it's poetry or prose. Contact him at

Nic is currently studying graphic design and the fundamentals of art. He has always emphasized the power of concept over complexity, and have maximized color and composition to their utmost potential. He prefers to work with photomanipulations and typography to portray his concepts. He is always open to critique from his peers. Other artistic endeavors from Nic include folding origami, film photography, darkroom artwork such as photograms, and music production.


Nic lives in Chicago, Illinois, but his hometown is Robinson, Illinois. He likes Progressive Rock and Underground Rap music. Marcus J. Ranum is his most adored photographer. Samurai Jack is his favorite cartoon character along with Ed, Edd, and Eddy. His favorite ice cream flavor is French Vanilla. He has a mild form of sound to color synesthesia for melodies and believes the song Echoes by Pink Floyd is green.

"The world is only as old as the person to whom you speak." - Nic Swaner

Today, I thought of something. What if I went back to school to pursue something I used to do in my free time? I'm tired of being broke and feeling as if I contribute nothing back to society and my family. I've been playing video games more and more recently and have reconnected with my love for puzzles, but not solving them. I like to make them. When Forge was first introduced in Halo 3, a mode that let players create their own maps to battle each other on, players got creative and made adventure maps, maps that were meant to be little mini adventures that usually focused on epic challenges to finish the map by obtaining the skull at the end of the map, which would make the current game end. I, along with many others, saw more potential in this, and soon, puzzle maps were born, maps that were about testing the limits of your ability in the game and in your brain to see if you could figure out how to work your way through a linear map filled with many traps, challenges and puzzles. I never finished any of my Halo 3 content. When Halo: Reach came out, however, I was among the first to put out a puzzle map, and though I wasn't one of the players famous for their Halo 3 maps, I became known as a great puzzle map maker with my "Works" series of puzzles. Below is a trailer for one of my maps.

But I've always wanted a game that was dedicated to just puzzle making for a puzzle community. I've never found anything that isn't game-specific and utilizes a specific toolset rather than having a wide array of tools for the creation of puzzles and aesthetics (Gunpoint, Halo, Portal, for example all have their own creative communities but are not about the creation of content). I think I'm going to set out to make this a reality. And first comes education.
  • Mood: Eager

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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Just thought I'd let you know that I wrote a poem and mentioned you in it. For what its worth.
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
I saw! :D
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
:) Looking forward to your response. Cheers man.
CDing93 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Writer
Thanks for the fave on "Residenz!" If you've got the time, a comment with some feedback would be much appreciated!
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not sure I have much feedback other than I enjoyed it. :)
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: Thanks for the welcome.
copper9lives Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you SO much for joining! :love:
LittlewriterLink Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for the Watch, my friend! I hope you enjoy my works and become great friends! :iconslipperyhugplz:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I love that emote (as in, its a favorite of mine)! :iconslipperyhugplz: I kinda watched you for the Terraria shenanigans if that's okay. :)
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