Design Excellence and Creative Leadership

Former Head of the Infographics Group Think Tank in Berlin exploring new grounds in the fields of infographics and data visualization at the intersection of content, visual storytelling, and technology.

In 2016 and 2017 Bourquin worked with the highly talented team of the international design studio and consultancy Method in San Francisco, helping companies to develop visions for a disruptive future.

He is the founder and owner of the acclaimed design studio onlab – working with a strong focus on content and narrative, incorporating visual delight and conceptual ingenuity in the cultural areas of editorial design and visual communication.

Over the years he worked for clients like Lufthansa, Volkswagen, Audi, Smart, SoundCloud, Logitech, Domus Magazine, Centre Pompidou, Vitra Design Museum, Amnesty International, Reporter without Borders and many more.

Nicolas is a renowned speaker and workshop host at international design events and design schools.
You can read more about Nicolas’ biography in the article published in Eye Magazine #74. (2009)

Awards (selection)

  • Red Dot Award for “On Display” magazine2017, Berlin (DE)
  • Most Beautiful German Book for “Speculations Transformations – Thoughts on the Future of Germany’s Cities and Regions”2017, Frankfurt (DE)
  • Kress Award in the category “Relaunch of the Year” for the yearbook of Reporter Without Borders2010, Hamburg (DE)
  • Fedrigoni Award in the category “Prestigious volumes” for the retrospective of the Trussardi Foundation2010, Milano (IT)
  • German Award for the “Best Young Book Designer” for the publication: Design Reaktor Berlin2009, Frankfurt (DE)