Over the past 2 decades I've presented 100's of design comps with 1000's of stock options. Some time ago I made the decision to use different races and ethnicities, different shapes and sizes... you know, real people. And what I've learned from this is, keeping it real is really, really hard.

Truth in advertising ≠ Truth in stock

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Sometimes keeping it real can be really, really hard.

Truth is, you probably don't really care to know anything about me and that's okay, I get it, you're busy. My work says more about me than words ever could but if you’re really interested, here’s a little more about who I am.

Hello Nic.

I'm not particularly fond of about pages.

Bonjour, Aloha, Hola, Olá and Hello,

I am an Entrepreneur, Speaker, Consultant and UX Professional located in beautiful Ottawa, ON., CANADA.

I have been developing web sites for almost 20 years with a portfolio containing clients such as Alliance Pipeline, Dow Jones, Petro-Canada, Suncor and Travel Alberta. My work can often be found in blogs and magazines. My work with Travel Alberta and The Rotman School of Management both won Sitecore's Site of the year in 2011 and 2012.

In addition to a great breadth of design and management experience, I have also had the opportunity to perform with some of this country’s comedic elite such as Deborah Di Giovanni, Adam Growe, Sugar Sammy and Vic Lippucci. My creativity, whether it be on the stage or on the screen is meant to trigger imaginative thinking and strengthen relationships.

I love what I do.


Nicolson (Nic.) Aitken