AA Judge Nick Asik on Creative Canadiana and Next Gen Talent

August 8, 2019

AA Judge Nick Asik  on Creative Canadiana and Next Gen Talent

AA Judge Nick Asik is the creative director at WAX partnership incorporated in Calgary

Nick’s career has spanned North America, working for agencies in Toronto, Calgary, Los Angeles and New York. He’s leant his creativity to brands like Audi, Coca-Cola, Corona, Google, Honda and Nintendo. His ads have garnered over 300 million views online and have been covered on major news networks around the world. His work has been recognized by Applied Arts, The One Show, D&AD Awards, The Webby Awards, and Communication Arts.

Nick is a frequent speaker at ad schools across Canada, helping to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers.

Nick Asik, Wax, Wayward Arts, Canadianisms 

Take Nick's tour of some recent work:  

Wayward Arts – ‘Canadianisms’ Issue

To show how odd some of our Canadianisms must sound to non-Canadians, we reached out to 21 international artists and asked them to illustrate them. But with one catch: no Googling allowed. We got some pretty interesting and hilariously incorrect illustrations back. Then we asked 21 Canadian artists to illustrate their true meanings. Then, we put them side by side for a special Canada Day edition of Canadian Art Magazine Wayward Arts.

We created a definitive illustrated guide of Canadianisms and confused many artists in the process. Being Canadian, we apologized to them, of course.

Wax, Wayward Arts, Canadianisms

Wax, Wayward Arts, Canadianisms

 Café Gravity – Live Music Campaign

Café Gravity wanted to spread the word that they were stepping up their live music offering to five nights a week. We created a campaign to spread the word. Visually, no two elements looked the same, mirroring the eclectic & ever-changing lineup artists playing across many different musical genres.

Cafe Gravity, Wax

 For more information, WAX.ca