Work Experience: 

Franklyn 
Design Lead
2016-Present

Directed and created design work for a range of clients in branding, digital and environmental disciplines.



HUGE Inc. 
Associate Design Director
2014-2016

Led design work in digital, branding and brand campaigns for clients such as Nike, Comcast, Toys ' R Us, Samsung and others. Directed design on numerous pitches and internal projects. Mentored junior designers and led outreach projects throughout the community.



DIGITAL KITCHEN CHICAGO
Lead Creative Designer
2013-2014

Created branding, digital, campaign and installation experiences for clients such as The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas, Whole Foods, Brooks Running, The Park Hyatt, Bing, Microsoft and LAX Airport. Collaborated on the full 360 design of Rose Rabbit Lie, an exclusive club within the Cosmopolitan Hotel and co-directed photo shoots for the brand. Mentored junior designers and the DK Intern program. 



Y&R CHICAGO
Director of Design
2010-2013

Led the design team for the Chicago agency on projects for clients such as Craftsman, The Red Cross, Hotels.com, Kenmore, and PETA. Initiated the global rebrand for Hotels.com and directed design work on winning campaigns for Dave & Busters, BMO Harris Bank and Famous Footwear. 



JOFFREY BALLET of CHICAGO
Lead Dancer
2003-2010

Danced lead roles in ballets by Balanchine, Robbins, Tharp, Lubovitch and others. Created original roles in works by Jessica Lang, Donalyd Byrd and Edwaard Liang. 

Education: 

NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY / PARSONS
2001-2003
Graduated with honors

Recognition:

SXSW - Interactive Best in Show
Clio Awards - Best Integrated Campaign
London Intnl. Design Awards - Silver & Bronze Medal
Art Director's Club - Silver & Bronze Medals
The One Show - Interactive Prize
FWA Awards - Site of the Day
For Print Only - Featured
Webbie Awards - Honoree
The Die Line - Featured Work
 

Thomas Nicholas
thomasrnicholas@gmail.com
312.927.7356
Brooklyn NY