|In Germany, Nicki graduated from the Pestalozzi Gymnasium, High School of the Performing Arts, with a Major in Latin and Art. After 2 years of studying at the University of Music in Munich, she relocated to New York to become a makeup artist in 1988. Starting out in print and fashion she quickly moved on to design makeup for independent movies, tv shows and major motion pictures. Nicki is a two time Emmy nominee for her work on the tv show "Sex and the City" for which she also won the 2004 Hollywood Makeup Guild Award. In 2006 she was honored for her achievements with the "Designing Women Award" by "New York Women In Film and Televison". "The Devil Wears Prada" earned Nicki a BAFTA nomination in 2007 and in 2010 she was honored with a special Award by "New York Women in Film and TV" for the design collaboration of "Sex and The City, the Movie 2". In 2011 Nicki won an Emmy Award for her makeup and design work of "Boardwalk Empire", the pilot, directed by Martin Scorsese. Her most recent work includes the upcoming Coen Brother's "Inside Llewyn Davis". Nicki is currently reuniting with Steven Soderbergh on his upcoming "The Knick" a drama set in 1900 downtown NYC. Nicki is also a graduate of IIPC for cosmetic and paramedical tattooing.