Dynamic, powerful imagery, an eye for talent, and hilarious, naturalistic comedy come together in renowned director Nick Spooner’s award winning body of work. Well versed in several disciplines, Nick’s background in directing, writing, cartooning, producing, and acting have helped distinguish him as a master of the form whose work is easily recognizable for his clear, intelligent concepts that balance beauty, wit, and sentiment in unforgettable ways.
Born and raised in Boston, Nick took time off after high school to work for a production company making local commercials and rock videos, gaining first-hand experience in virtually every department on the set. With this practical knowledge, he then enrolled at Harvard University to major in film and animation, where he joined the magazine’s parent humor publication, the Harvard Lampoon. Starting as a staff cartoonist, Nick’s comedic stylings and strong work ethic made him an essential part of the publication’s world famous voice and lead to his eventual appointment as its President. He draws his own storyboards to this day, and his cartoons can currently be seen in The American Bystander, a new humor magazine staffed by alumni of National Lampoon, Spy, David Letterman and so on.
After graduating with honors, Nick took a creative position at Ogilvy & Mather where he enjoyed a front seat view of the art and craft of effective television advertising and brand-building. Expanding on those experiences, Nick transitioned to a job at Comedy Central in NYC where his combined skills in comedy and brand-content allowed him to take on leadership roles as writer, producer, and director on many of the network’s biggest campaigns. At night, he was the lead singer in a popular “Humorcore” band.
Since then, Nick has been working as a commercial director for many of the world’s top brands including AT&T, Ford, Ikea, Tide, Volkswagen, Bounty, Nissan, Apple, Dodge, Yoplait, Burger King, McDonald’s, HBO and so on.
Nick joined Prism’s directorial roster in June 2017 for global representation.