Nick Carson

Content strategist and copywriter for the design industry

Bristol, United Kingdom
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About me

Content strategist and copywriter for the design industry, experienced design writer and features journalist, and chair of judges for the annual Brand Impact Awards.

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

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Channel 4

    Channel 4

    • Television
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    • Media Production

Work history


Editor, Computer Arts

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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

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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

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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