Nicholas Cloake graduated from DIT in 1982 in Visual Communications with honours. Apart from a brief period in education he has spent his career working as a Creative Director in the design and communications sector. Nicholas is the founding Chairman of Design Business Ireland and also served two terms as Chairman of the Graphic Design Business Association. He was elected to the Council of the Institute of Designers of Ireland and has worked with the Dublin Institute of Technology in the recruitment of senior lecturing staff. Nicholas is currently on the executive of the Docklands Business Forum.
A designer by profession Nicholas has acted as Creative Director on a wide spectrum of communications and branding projects over his 30 year career. These include brand development and implementation for the EPA, Greenstar, Waterways Ireland and of course the Docklands Business Forum.