Todd Nienkerk

Todd Nienkerk

Digital Strategist and Partner at Four Kitchens. Designer, developer, and open-source advocate.

Austin, Texas (Austin, Texas Area)

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Todd Nienkerk's Overview


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Todd Nienkerk's Summary

Designer, writer, and publisher for print and the web. Focus on development of large, content-oriented websites using the Drupal content management system (CMS) and improving an organization's workflow to better integrate with web publishing. Balanced creative and technical experience.


Web development and design (with a focus on Drupal), print design, editing and writing for publication, publishing, photography, branding and identity, audio/video production

Todd Nienkerk's Experience

Digital Strategist and Partner

Four Kitchens

Partnership; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

April 2006Present (8 years 6 months) Austin, TX

Todd Nienkerk's Projects

  • Stanford University: DoResearch

    • January 2012 to Present

    Relaunched Stanford University's Dean of Research website in Drupal 7.

  • Intellectual Property Protection for Software

    • April 2013 to Present

    CLE panel discussion at Austin IP American Inn of Court.


    • February 2012 to Present

    Relaunched as a responsive website in Drupal 7 — one of the world's first mobile-first Drupal websites.

  • Design 4 Drupal Camp Boston, 2013-2014

    • June 2013 to Present

    Co-organizer of North America's first Drupal event dedicated solely to design, user experience and front-end development. Oversaw branding and web project for the event, and led content team. Led an effort to streamline the Camp website development and design process for future years. Wrote copy for website, and led development and UX for the site. Oversaw content and session selection process.

Todd Nienkerk's Organizations

  • DrupalCon

    Global Track Chair: Frontend, Design, and User Experience
    • July 2011 to Present

    As a global chair for the design and user experience tracks, I work with a small team of volunteers to determine the theme, tone, and content for all DrupalCons. I have chaired the following tracks as a member of the global team: DrupalCon Denver 2012 (Mobile track), DrupalCon Munich 2012 (Frontend track), and DrupalCon Portland 2012 (User Experience track).

  • Texas Student Media Board of Operating Trustees

    Executive Committee and Board Member
    • September 2013 to Present
  • Expeditionary Learning Commons Advisory Group

    • December 2011 to January 2013
  • DrupalCon Chicago 2011

    Track Chair: Design and User Experience
    • September 2010 to March 2011
  • DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010

    Track Co-Chair: Professional Drupal Services
    • March 2010 to August 2010

Todd Nienkerk's Skills & Expertise

  1. Photography
  2. Publishing
  3. Branding & Identity
  4. Web Development
  5. CMS
  6. Editing
  7. Drupal
  8. HTML 5
  9. User Interface Design
  10. CSS
  11. PHP
  12. Web Design
  13. Business Development
  14. Management
  15. User Experience
  16. Web Applications
  17. Web Content
  18. Open Source
  19. Digital Media
  20. Digital Strategy
  21. Information Architecture
  22. Training
  23. Writing
  24. Education
  25. Higher Education
  26. Creative Strategy
  27. Creative Services
  28. Agile Web Development
  29. Agile Project Management
  30. Media
  31. Mobile Strategy
  32. HTML
  33. WordPress
  34. Blogging
  35. Apache
  36. Git
  37. Leadership
  38. Agile Methodologies
  39. Strategic Planning
  40. Strategic Partnerships
  41. Public Speaking
  42. Content Management
  43. Front-end
  44. Web Content Management
  45. SEO
  46. Social Media Marketing
  47. Web Analytics
  48. Usability
  49. Web 2.0

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Todd Nienkerk's Certifications

  • Scrum Product Owner

    • ScrumAlliance
    • July 2011

Todd Nienkerk's Education

The University of Texas at Austin

BA, Psychology, German minor


Graduated Phi Beta Kappa with High Honors.

Activities and Societies: Psi Chi (national honor society in psychology), recipient of the Ralph R. Read Endowed Scholarship and the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation scholarship for travel to Berlin.

The University of Texas at Austin

BS, Radio-Television-Film


Graduated Phi Beta Kappa with High Honors.

Activities and Societies: Recipient of the Jesse H. Jones Centennial Fellowship for communication studies.

Todd Nienkerk's Languages

  • German

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