Nick Asbury

Described in a Creative Review profile as 'the designer's writer'.

Multiple Yellow Pencils from the D&AD Awards.

He is one half of UK creative partnership Asbury & Asbury, whose projects include Disappointments Diary (an appointments diary with a series of disappointing twists), Corpoetics (corporate copy rearranged into poetry) and Pentone (the verbal equivalent of Pantone). Nick also collaborates with design companies including Hat-trick, Johnson Banks, Build and The Chase on a wide range of design and branding projects.

Nick's work has frequently been recognised in the D&AD Writing for Design category, including two Yellow Pencils. This year, he is the co-author of a revised and updated version of classic design book A Smile In The Mind, published by Phaidon in February 2016.

Self-directed projects: Perpetual Disappointments Diary (above) and A6 Notebook (below)


Revised and updated classic design book to be published by Phaidon in February 2016 (below)


Nick Asbury
Annie Atkins
Spencer Charles
Craig Dykers
John Ryan
Kelly Thorn
Alisa Wolfson
Oskar Zieta

Thursday, October 15, 2015

08:30 AM - Registration
09:30 AM - Opening Remarks
09:45 AM - Presentations
12:00 PM - Lunch (on your own)
01:45 PM - Presentations
04:45 PM - Closing Remarks

Harrison Auditorium
Penn Museum
University of Pennsylvania
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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$250 - General Admission
$150 - w/Discount Code
$125 - Student/Faculty*
$75 - w/Discount Code

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