Nicholas has been in the advertising and design industry for 30 years, having served on both the agency and client sides. He’s worked in varied sectors—B2B & B2C—including healthcare, technology, retail, non-profit, education, government, broadcast & entertainment and real estate development, leading high-profile accounts, including Loblaws, Apple, HP, Canon, Sony, Toshiba, Lexmark, Microsoft, Pusateri’s, TVO, Ontario Nurses’ Association, Tuxedo Junction and York Region Tourism, among others. Currently, he’s a principal consultant with Ferrand Communications, Inc. As creative director, he has proudly led his teams to win numerous local and international awards for design, advertising, and branding.

He has served on boards in education, sport, and real estate. Starting July 2019, he will serve a two-year term as a member of the Senate of Ryerson University. As well, he’s been invited to be a panelist and judge for various design competitions, industry panel and roundtable discussions, and post-secondary student portfolio evaluations.

Nicholas is a marketing graduate of Ryerson University; and a Communication Arts graduate of Seneca College. He holds various industry designations:

RGD – Registered Graphic Designer – Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario

CAAP – Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional – Institute of Communication Agencies

CPM – Chartered Professional Marketer – CIMMO – Chartered Institute of Marketing Management of Ontario.