A Danish Art Director located in Sydney with an increased interest in graphic design. An Art Director who did things in a somewhat unusual way.

I was fortunate enough to work at the design agency Zago in New York City for six months. Afterwards I finished my bachelor's degree in Visual Communication and became a Junior Art Director at envision Advertising Agency in Denmark. Sixteen months later, I went from Junior to Art Director. I completed my master's degree in Creative Advertising in Australia. Joy Agency offered me an internship in Sydney, which turned into a full-time position. In 2018 I graduated from Award School in Sydney but unfortunately didn't make it to Top Ten.

I once spent eight months in the mountains of Northern Italy and another five months on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. Twice I've been to Cannes Lions, the International Festival of Creativity, but never brought home a lion. It is a professional goal for me to one day do so. With regards to my view on time, creativity and prioritising, I've published a couple of articles on Medium. Feel free to read them by clicking here.

In September 2017 I had an idea of wanting to use creativity to do good. N I — C O went live with its first collection, Empathy, in August 2019. This is something I'm truly proud of.


Let's talk

You're always welcome to send me an email at hello@nicolaihenriksen.com

Curriculum vitae

N I — C O / Founder, August 2019 - present Sydney, Australia

Award School / Student, April 2018 - July 2018 Sydney, Australia

JOY. / Creative, July 2017 - present Sydney, Australia

QLD Youngbloods / Graphic Designer, February 2017 - July 2017 Brisbane, Australia

BCM Partnership / Digital Design intern, December 2016 - January 2017 Brisbane, Australia

Queensland University of Technology / Master Degree in Creative Advertising, July 2016 - December 2017 Brisbane, Australia

envision / Art Director, June 2015 - June 2016 Aarhus, Denmark

envision / Junior Art Director, January 2014 - May 2015 Aarhus, Denmark

EduKarma / Design intern, November 2013 - December 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark

Marginal Advertising Agency / Advertising intern, August 2013 - September 2013 Vejle, Denmark

NICO & CREATIVE / Freelance Designer, August 2013 - December 2013 Vejle, Denmark

Zago / Design intern, November 2012 - April 2013 New York City, USA

School of Visual Communication / Bachelor in graphic communication, August 2010 - June 2013 Haderslev, Denmark



Cities for Pedestrians, poster competition / Finalist


ABC Radio Brisbane / Studio interview with Rebecca Levingston

Future Lions, Dreamflight by Google / Shortlisted


New York Festivals, WWF - From Panda Hugs to Political Action / Finalist

Danish Internet Awards, WWF - From Panda Hugs to Political Action / Shortlisted


Advertising Effectiveness Award, WWF - From Panda Hugs to Political Action / Winner

envision / Employee of the year

Hackathon: Future of Advertising / Overall Winner + KIA Award

Creative Circle, YCCA print / Shortlisted


Aurora Prize, youngster / Shortlisted

Featured on Branding Served / The Garden


Featured on Editorial Design Served / RAESON

Featured on Branding Served / comma

Featured on Adweek Talent Gallery / comma


Featured on AIGA Member Gallery / comma

Featured in Pack Your Life 2 (book) / Aalborg Akvavit

Featured on Packaging Design Served / Aalborg Akvavit

Featured in TOP Graphic Design Series (book) / Aalborg Akvavit

Featured on Branding Served / D'kage

Featured on Adweek Talent Gallery / D'kage

Interview in Berlingske (danish newspaper) / Article regarding a fictional project


Featured on Student Showcase / Aalborg Akvavit

Featured on LovelyPackage / Aalborg Akvavit

Featured on TheDieline / Aalborg Akvavit

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