Nicholas Castle

Nicholas Castle

Senior Graphic Designer & Studio ManagerUnited Kingdom
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Nicholas Castle

Nicholas Castle

Senior Graphic Designer & Studio ManagerUnited Kingdom
About me
STAY CURIOUS. NEVER GET COMFORTABLE. Nicholas Castle. A senior designer and studio manager with over 19 years experience in creative agencies and client-side. Driven by a desire to learn something new every day – a belief that powerful creative ideas come from unexpected places. Constantly questioning – looking, touching, listening – whatever’s needed to unlock the fresh perspective that provides a leaping off point. A career that is deliberately diverse – gaining experience in London advertising agencies, founder-led start-up studios and client-side for iconic brands. Working with brands from luxury to FMCG, household names to young challengers. Constantly evolving and adapting – never sticking with ‘tried and tested’ when there is the opportunity for ‘new and unknown’. Belief that getting it wrong is often the most important step on the way to getting it right. A mentor for junior designers on their own journey – encouraging them to stay curious and never get comfortable.
Projects
  • The Scottish Play - Macbeth
    The Scottish Play - MacbethNot an official piece of work for the RSC. I have wanted to reimagine the artwork for this play for sometime now. This is my interpretation.
  • Freestyle Motion
    Freestyle MotionPlaying with colour, texture and shapes. Trying to create a sense of motion.
  • Woodpusher
    WoodpusherLiterally, just playing with a few photographs I've wanted to use for ages. Nice to experiment and find a beautiful font as well.
  • Old School will never die!
    Old School will never die!Inspired by a 90s rave scene dissertation, I decided to start cataloging my own record collection.
  • Mix Tape
    Mix TapeGot hit with a little inspiration whilst transferring my old rave tapes to digital format. I'd never really appreciated the subtle difference between each cassette. Love the colours and the typography.
  • Skate
    SkateA brief experiment. Trying to convey a sense of movement.
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Projects credited in
  • Bringing Shakespeare to Life - Samsung
    Bringing Shakespeare to Life - SamsungAt Samsung, we want to inspire learning through incredible experiences that are available anywhere, at any time. In 2016 we successfully partnered with the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company to help transform young people’s engagement with Shakespeare through our RE:Shakespeare app, so this year we decided to team up with them again. For the Good of Rome and the Makers Lab We teamed our latest technology with the insight of Shakespeare’s greatest Roman plays in For the Good of Rome: a confe
  • Why You Should Give Shakespeare A Chance
    Why You Should Give Shakespeare A ChanceIntroduce Shakespeare to a millennial audience through Intel and The RSC’s joint production of ‘The Tempest’ at the Barbican, featuring spoken word poet, Suli Breaks. Client: Intel, The Royal Shakespeare Company Campaign: Why You Should Give Shakespeare A Chance Creative, Strategy & Production: TwelveA.M. Colourist: Jon Dobson @ The Wash
Work history
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    Senior Graphic Designer & Studio ManagerRoyal Shakespeare Company
    United KingdomFull Time
    Senior Designer and Studio Manager at one of the worlds leading theatre companies.
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    Senior DesignerChapter Agency
     - United KingdomFull Time
    Senior Designer role at a small, independent advertising agency in the Midlands, UK.
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Skills
  • Digital Design
  • Sketch
  • Concept Boards
  • Workflow Management
  • Staff Management
  • Print Communications
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Art Direction
  • Presenting
  • Artwokring
Awards
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    MYWW - Best example of internal collaboration within the businessRoyal Shakespeare Company
    Category winner. Award for the RSC Stitch in Time fund raising project. I was the creative lead on this project.