Modern Assembly was founded in the belief that with change comes opportunity. We pride ourselves in solving complicated problems for brands and people through the innovative use of design, technology, and good old-fashioned smarts. We work with our clients to create work that leverages the vast array of digital tools and techniques available to engage people in a meaningful way, and create products that people actually want to use.
Starting his career in Los Angeles spearheading projects in the entertainment industry, Nick has crafted award-winning digital properties for clients including Disney/Pixar, Fox Studios and Warner Bros. After receiving a Bachelors in Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, Nick was dedicated towards being at the forefront of digital interactive experiences. After helping B-Reel launch their new Los Angeles office doing projects for Nike, Google, Acura and Intel, Nick continued to lead in his field while bringing his craft to B-Reel New York. There, he developed large-scale campaigns for Canon, Vitamin Water, Motorola, and others. During Nick's time at B-Reel, the company was named production company of the year.
His FWA-winning "Avengers" website was a massive digital campaign for the latest Marvel movie and involved a large Flash site featuring 3D games that thousands of users participated in. Nick took the lead in developing "The Inside Experience", the first of its kind as a social film experience, which garnered a massive viral following. He also led the introduction of "Google Play", where the latest features of the Chrome browser were utilized to create a visually stunning and playfully interactive tour of Google's new music service.
After launching a tech start up during college and two agency stints as a digital producer in his hometown of Minneapolis, Paul spent four years at Crispin Porter Bogusky where he was an Executive Producer, leading digital strategy, creative and production for clients like Volkswagen, Domino’s and Coke Zero. During Paul’s tenure at CP+B, the agency was named Digital Agency of the Year at Cannes multiple times, in addition to being named Ad Week’s Agency of the Year and Ad Age’s Agency of the Decade.
After leaving CP+B in 2011, Paul went on to become a Partner at the Manhattan ad agency Amalgamated (now Silver + Partners), where he oversaw digital creative, strategy and production for clients like Ben & Jerry's, Honest Tea and the Patron Spirits company. Paul’s digital work at Amalgamated has been written up in major news publications around the world, and honored by The FWA, The Webbys, Cannes and The One Show. In 2011, his Social Life Audit campaign for Patron’s Ultimat Vodka was recognized by Ad Age as one of the top 10 Social Media Campaigns of the year. Recently, Silver + Partners was named one of Ad Age's 2013 Agencies to watch, thanks in large part to Paul's digital work.
We're always interested in working with ad agencies, brands, start ups and investors who are passionate about making cool shit. So don't be shy. If you've got a cool project you need help with drop us a line and say hi.
Because we're a small shop, we only work with people who are total bad asses. But we're constantly on the look out for smart and talented designers, developers, and producers to collaborate with. If that sounds like you, drop us a line along with a link to your portfolio.