Nico

UX/UI Design Lead / Creative Director

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My Story

My name is Christian Nicolás but most people call me Nico.

Born and raised across different parts of Sydney Australia, Nico had his first taste of digital whilst working for the internet arm of what was at the time the Australia’s 3rd largest telecommunications company, One.Tel which fell victim to the bursting of the dotcom bubble.

Nico managed to find his feet to manage design at a small design studio Wire Multimedia whilst also studying for his Design degree at the University of Technology, Sydney where he would graduate with honours. In his final years of university he offered a freelance opportunity at MRM – the direct marketing arm (and digital arm before it was known in the industry as digital) of McCann Erickson. He would go on to take on full-time position at MRM where he had the opportunity to work with a exceptional team and be exposed to a variety of large clients and brands. 

Looking for growth, Nico moved to London in 2006, UK where he gained experience freelancing at various digital agencies working in brand, visual design, and creative direction. For several years he also moonlighted with Australian menswear label Saint Augustine Academy working as part of Sales & Marketing with the Northern Hemisphere. Nico transitioned into the experience and product design space working with several consultancies that specialised in the Financial Markets space (more specifically Investment Banking) where he became a specialist in enterprise UX and systems thinking. He would go on to lead several projects across several organisations and often included managing teams of several designers.

After almost a decade, Nico decide to move back to Sydney where he has continued to apply his knowledge and experience with organisations within the Financial Technology space.

My Works

Due to the protection of Non Disclosure Agreements with my clients a limited selection of public-domain images can be displayed. Images used are representative of work undertaken on the project.

    Relationships

    I have worked in the both print and digital industries and gained over 18 years experience working with interactive studios, advertising agencies, consultancies and corporate organisations.

    Experience

    2019 - Present
    Macquarie Group
    Senior Manager (UX/UI Design Lead - Commodities & Global Markets Division)

    2015 - 2019
    Lab49
    Senior Associate - Design Lead

    2006 - 2014
    Tan & Tweed Limited
    Director (Creative Director / Senior Designer)

    Contact

    • Sydney, Australia