Nikolas Wise is a creative technologist and developer who specializes in design critique, systems thinking, and the interaction between classical techniques and contemporary technology.

Over the past 10 years, he has worked with fine artists, design studios, and the R&D wings of technology companies to explore the edges of what's possible. He is currently the Director of Web Development at Fuzzco.

Selected Projects

Portland Transporation System Plan

Design & Development of public policy & GIS data presenting the City of Portlands plans for 20 years of public works development. The project has a back end that generates searchable, performant web content from canonical .docx files, as well as presenting an application for exploring GIS data.

Joseki Party

The simplest game of Baduk, Weiqi, or Go this side of the internet. Start a game of Go, and play with a friend simply by sending them a link. Invite people to witness your victory – or humiliating defeat depending on how good your friend is.

Calcite Web

A framework that addresses common design problems and interactive elements for Esri, creating a united visual language and user experience.

ArcGIS Online

Designing, prototyping, and developing the web platform for the worlds leading GIS software.

Selected Essays