Nick studied Graphic Design in the early 80’s at St Martin’s School of Art in London. He joined BBH in London in 1986 and, under the watchful eye of Sir John Hegarty, produced many award winning campaigns including Levis Creek and Drugstore. After 10 years at BBH Nick joined AMV BBDO under David Abbott, and over the next 7 years created award-winning work for Road Safety, Dulux and Wrangler.
In 2003 Nick joined Dave Droga on the Publicis worldwide creative board and moved to New Zealand, first as ECD at Publicis Mojo, and later as ECD at Colenso BBDO in Auckland. Nick is now Creative Chairman at Colenso BBDO.
In New Zealand, the kind of work Nick and his team were doing began to change: they floated a fully working pub around the world to thirsty Kiwis in London for Speights; built a tree house restaurant for Yellow Pages; launched a yellow-flavoured chocolate bar that outsold Snickers; created a radio station for dogs for Pedigree; and launched Brewtroleum, a bio fuel made from beer waste, for Heineken DB Export.
Colenso BBDO was recognised as the “Best Agency in the World” by the Big Won Report in 2013. Nick has been recognised by D&AD as one of the Top 10 copywriters of all time, and No.1 ECD in the world by the Big Won Report.
In 2016 Nick founded The Tuesday Club, a fledgling creative hub in Auckland; he sits on the One Show worldwide creative board; has interests in Sunergise, a solar energy company; HECS (Human Electro Magnetic Concealment system); and Stolen Rum, the world’s first smoked rum.
When Nick isn’t working he likes to fish, ride motorcycles and retreat to an eco house on Great Barrier Island with his partner, two sons and his chickens.