Nicolas has over 15 years experience as a designer spanning visual design, architecture, and digital design. He is currently a Creative Director at Method’s San Francisco studio, focusing on the intersection between physical and digital spaces.
Originally from Tramelan, Switzerland, Nicolas studied graphic design at the School for Applied Arts in Biel, Switzerland. In 2001, Nicolas founded the graphic design studio onlab in Zürich, moving the studio to Berlin in 2002. Some of onlab’s primary projects included new visual identities for SoundCloud and the city of Tramelan, Switzerland, the entire redesign of the Italian architecture magazine domus, and the design and conception of the German contribution to the Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2008. In August 2011, Nicolas initiated the onlab Summer School in Berlin. The Summer School set out to provide concrete knowledge on the actual production process in the Editorial Design field.
In 2015, Nicolas – together with Designer Konstantin Grcic and Architect Jesko Fezer – created Design Display, a new exhibition series for Volkswagen at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg. In 2009 Nicolas got a regular assignment at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany and in 2010 he was holding, together with Tissot, a visiting professorship at the Bauhaus Weimar (Germany).
Nicolas is co-editor of best selling books Los Logos, Dos Logos and Tres Logos as well as Data Flow 1 + 2 (Gestalten). Nicolas is actively involved in lecturing and leading workshops at top international universities and art schools. On the weekends you’ll find him kite boarding around San Francisco Bay, skateboarding, and spending time in his new Hayes Valley neighborhood with his partner and young daughter.