Nick Helten joined Illinois State in the spring of 2011 to serve as the assistant director of Redbird Productions, where he is primarily in charge of video shooting and editing, along with graphic design. In the summer of 2013, Helten was promoted to director of Redbird Productions, adjusting his duties to include all game day production and supervision over the entire department.
Prior to arriving at ISU, Helten worked as a producer at OnMedia located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where he fulfilled similar responsibilities as his position with Redbird Productions, in addition to writing scripts for the commercials he produced. Helten also worked with Mudd Advertising as a video editor and the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League as a media relations intern.
Helten received his Bachelor's degree in media studies from Loras College in May of 2009, the same year he received several awards for his productions skills including the Iowa Broadcast News Association Dick Petrik Outstanding Student Award.
A native of Garwin, Iowa, Helten currently resides in Normal, Ill.