Nick Ahrens

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Nick Ahrens (born November 11, 1983 in Minneapolis) is an American designer and art director. He is a partner in iam8bit,[1] a production company, marketing boutique and artist collective, along with Jon M. Gibson, Amanda White and Taylor Harrington.[2]


After a career in professional snowskating,[3][4][5][6] Ahrens held a position at Game Informer magazine for six years. He helped oversee the reinvention of the publication's digital presence, which won a "People's Voice Award" Webby Award in 2010.[7] Ahrens also served as the magazine's Media Editor, where he wrote and curated the monthly "Gear" section, as well as writing regular videogame reviews and previews.[8] He also regularly took on design and photography duties for both the magazine and website.

Ahrens joined iam8bit in October 2010, and is currently a partner and art director.



  1. ^ Mike Schramm (2011-08-12). "Super iam8bit debuts Los Angeles gallery space, begins month-long art show". Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  2. ^ "iam8bit (Official Website)". iam8bit. 2011-08-16. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 
  3. ^ Summer Snowskate Session. Guinness World Records 2008. 2008. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  4. ^ Eric Schleicher (2010-08-05). "Summer Snowskate Session". Ambition Snowskates. Archived from the original on 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
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  7. ^ Jeff Cork (2010-05-04). "Game Informer Online Wins Webby People's Voice Award". Game Informer. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
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  9. ^ "SUPER iam8bit: More Art Inspired by Classic Videogames of the '80s". 10-01-01. Retrieved 2011-01-01.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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