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Nicola HamiltonRGD


  • Art Direction
  • Creative Direction
  • Editorial
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Nicola Hamilton RGD

Nicola is an independent art director and graphic designer, who specializes in editorial design. She’s obsessed with magazines, so much so that she opened Issues Magazine Shop, a retailer of independent magazines in July 2022. Her work has been internationally recognized by the D&AD, the Society of Publication Designers and the National Magazine Awards, among others. Nicola is also the co-founder of The Scaries Project, an artistic exploration of the emotional realities of being creative, and a part-time design educator.


Member since 4, 14

Founder & Creative Director @ Issues Magazine Shop


Contributions to RGD

“RGD President (2020 - Present) VP of Communications (2018) Chair of the Communications Committee (2018-2020)”

How do I think RGD has helped me in my career?

“Being an RGD Member has given me access to a community larger than my professional network. The people I've met through this organization have given me opportunities to grow I'd never even dreamed of.”

I know a lot about...

“Magazines. I adore periodicals as both storytelling vessels and design objects—but I'm also interested in the business of making magazines.”