Nico has led an extensive portfolio of workplace branding clients including YouTube, Business Insider, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, Truth Initiative, Surdna Foundation, and Google. Projects for Google have spanned the United States in New York City, Austin, Seattle, and Mountain View. In addition to workplace branding, Nico has led large-scale wayfinding projects for General Motors and Google. Additional work includes branding, signage, and exhibitions for May Mobility, University of Connecticut, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and RFR. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with many leading architecture firms including Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, SmithGroupJJR, Mithun, Spector Group, HLW International, Mitchell Giurgola Architects, Studios Architecture, and Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
He studied at Western Michigan University and the Basel School of Design in Switzerland, with renowned designer and educator, Wolfgang Weingart. His work is rooted in Swiss design philosophy and largely influenced by the work of Charles & Ray Eames; he believes that a good designer can create anything. During his studies and career, he has focused on context-driven design solutions and believes that there is no correct visual style, only designs that thrive in their unique environments.
Nico’s work has been recognized for design excellence by the Society for Environmental Graphic Design, Graphis, and the Communication Arts Design Annual. His work has also been featured in Lettering Large, Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic’s collection of large-scale typographic work. He has been a guest lecturer for an undergraduate typography course at the Rhode Island School of Design and a panelist in roundtable discussions on branding, graphics, and signage in the workplace.