Hi, my name's Nick, and I'm a creative adrenaline junkie.
For thrills n spills I build brands, develop strategy, provide creative direction, design logos, identities, and ad campaigns. I create social content, dabble with NFTs, and often experiment with AI just to see what will happen. I also write books, make art, curate exhibitions, and give the odd lecture to Uni students.
It may sound like a lot, but it actually all just boils down to two things; creativity and communication.
It's complicated but... 4 days a week you'll find me at Proximity NZ / Raydar keeping busy in the role of Director of Design. I'm also co-founder & Creative Director of Podium, a web3 tech company operating at the intersection of sport and data that's on a mission to redefine the future of athletic achievement.
After all this I've still got 1 spare day a week to take on any design or creative challenge which you may need a hand with.
Please drop me a line it you'd like to chat, I'm open for freelance projects big or small.
ps. I've also written and illustrated a couple of books
Hunting the Killer Idea is a razor sharp guide to the creative process. It not only reveals how imagination works, but is a damn good source of inspiration and technical expertise. An ideal read for when the challenge of cracking a great idea feels well out of reach.
Spinfluence is an illustrated beginners guide to propaganda. With tongue firmly in cheek, it purports to extol the virtues of this insidious form of communication, when in fact the book acts as a warning and call for vigilance against the warmongers of the world.
Truthbombs, is a collection of sticker artworks made by 50 artists from around the world. Whilst the art is epic, what's even epic-er is connecting and building community through creativity. Massive shout out to Chloe Baxter for being co-pilot on this.
Making art and books caught the attention of The Prodigy, who commissioned Nick to design the cover of their album The Day is my Enemy. What started out as the dream brief quickly turned into a nightmare, as the challenge of designing a single iconic image ended up taking over 6 months and hundreds of ideas to nail the elusive killer design."