Nicholas is obsessed with creating The New, be it products, services, experiences or, eventually, an Internet meme.
As a Senior Innovation Consultant in Idea Development, Nicholas is responsible for influencing strategy, identifying compelling consumer insights and delivering transformational ideas that catalyze top-line growth.
The son of an architect and brother to a pair of philosophers, Nicholas thrives at the intersection of creativity and logic. There’s no doubt that the clash and ultimate harmony of the left and right brain shapes his perspective.
Trained as an Industrial Designer at the renowned school of DAAP at the University of Cincinnati, Nicholas engages end users and shapes critical decisions on a higher level. In a hybrid role as Integrator at Essential, he gained expertise in simplifying the complex and commercializing opportunities. There, he partnered with such diverse creative teams and clients at Philips, AARP, Dell and Puma, developing breakthrough products and services.
This veteran of top design consultancies, including Astro Studios and Whipsaw, found the oasis that is Fahrenheit 212’s Money and Magic model too difficult to resist, joining in 2010.
Nicholas lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Kimberly, an artist. Their next big project: commission a skywriting.
He enjoys lively debate, appreciates awkward moments and loves cutting to the chase.