Technical Publication Associates, Inc.

Technical Communication Services


Art Director and Technical Illustrator


Phone: 309-263-8792

Voicemail ext: 11

Fax: 309-263-8777




Nicklaus works directly with patent attorneys, patent agents, inventors, and engineers in the work flow management, and in the creation of patent drawings. He is also responsible for working with manufacturing clients to construct detailed technical artwork for a variety of purposes. Additionally, he collaborates with TPA's writing staff to create technical illustrations and photos for product manuals to be used by consumers.



Nicklaus is trained in traditional and electronic illustration, as well as graphic design, with 18 years' experience in technical illustration. His experience includes isometric, concept and patent illustrations, photo retouching and manipulation, blueprint conversion, and basic web designing.



Illinois Central College - Graphic Design / Illustration

Northern Illinois University - Illustration



Member of Sons of American Legion (Pekin Post 44)

Member of Tazewell County Legion Riders (Vice President)


Member of Sons of AmVets (Pekin Post 169)

Member of AmVet Riders (Pekin Post 169)


Member of Patriot Guard


Member of NRA (National Rifle Association)

Member of ISRA (Illinois State Rifle Association)


Member of Tremont Sportsman Club



Avid motorcyclist

HO & N Scale Model Trains

Gunstock Restoration

Target Shooting

Watercolor Painting

Recreational Camping and Fishing