Nick Carson

Content strategist and copywriter for agencies and brands

Bristol, United Kingdom
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About me

I can help your design agency tell compelling stories, and craft a content strategy to win you new business. My editorial skills also translate beautifully into long-form copywriting for brands. While editor of award-winning graphic design title Computer Arts, I developed an in-depth understanding of how different agencies operate. During my tenure, I launched the Brand Impact Awards - an international prize scheme, for which I remain chair of judges - as well as the UK Studio Rankings, an annual peer reputation survey of the country's top design agencies. I play an active role in the design industry, and am a member of D&AD, 26, ProCopywriters and TypoCircle. As an awards judge, speaker and panel chair, I have worked with events and conferences globally.

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  • Brand Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Feature Writing
  • Editorial
  • Brand Tone
  • Journalism
  • Brand Storytelling
  • Content Strategy

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Channel 4

    Channel 4

    • Television
  • Future plc

    Future plc

    • Media Production
  • 31% Wool

    31% Wool

    • Design
  • T

    The EBRD

    Work history


    Editor, Computer Arts

    Future plc

    Jul 2012 - Feb 2018
    • Bath, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • As editor of leading design title Computer Arts I produced a premium print edition that regularly experimented with innovative special finishes, as well as a multi-award-winning iPad edition packed with exclusive video content. I also oversaw CA's various brand extensions, including the Brand Impact Awards and UK Studio Rankings


    Editor, Computer Arts Collection

    Future plc

    Aug 2011 - Sep 2013
    • Bath, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Launch editor for new high-end design title, offering insight and inspiration to the global design industry. Worked closely with the commercial team to negotiate high-value sponsorship deals for the Studio Projects – innovative guest-edited sections in which leading studios walk through every stage of their creative process, including in-depth video diaries.


    Editor, Computer Arts Projects

    Future plc

    Mar 2009 - Nov 2011
    • Bath, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Developed the style, tone and content of the magazine extensively, pursued commercial opportunities including retailer-exclusive cover-mounts and high-value competitions, and successfully engaged with core readers through social networks


    Editor, 4Talent Magazine

    Channel 4

    Jan 2008 - Dec 2008
    • Birmingham, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Rebranded and re-launched 4Talent’s national magazine as a 200-page bi-annual title, distributed UK-wide through Borders, Zavvi, selected independent outlets, major creative events and media festivals


    Senior Site Editor, 4Talent

    Channel 4

    Apr 2007 - Dec 2008
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Led a team of commissioning editors across four editorial hubs in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Belfast, and exec-produced various projects, including the annual 4Talent Awards



    BA English Language and Literature

    University of Birmingham

    Oct 2001 - Jul 2004
    • Birmingham, United Kingdom