founder & AUTHOR
“My passion has always been in travel and design. I’ve just been lucky enough to combine them both into an exciting business idea. However, I don’t believe I have all the answers and that’s why No Vacancy is a collaborative initiative. I work with accommodation businesses and a long list of creative, marketing and tech experts around the world to discover and share the best advice possible. I truly believe that with the right design and marketing approach any accommodation business can achieve ‘no vacancy’.”
Nick Bonney is an award winning creative director, art director, graphic designer, film director and author. For almost 20 years, he has relished the opportunity to work with a wealth of clients across a diverse selection of large and small scaled travel and leisure organisations - all the way from a full re-brand and creative strategy initiative for Tourism Australia and airline brands Qantas, Delta, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia through to the development of a key branding and marketing launch for a ski lodge in Japan.
Nick’s career has been diverse. He has worked for a record company in London for music artists such as Groove Armada, The Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears (yes, he admits to this colourful past...). He then spent over 10 years working for large advertising agencies such as M&C Saatchi and Clemenger BBDO as Creative Lead on a multitude of large national and international brands. Most recently, Nick lead the creative direction and international expansion of tech startup Simple Technologies, a leading online tech company that delivers a marketing performance platform to worldwide enterprise companies.
Nick has also worked in Mumbai, India as a senior designer for MTV and Channel V Asia, run his own clothing label and he has been awarded with a number of prestigious awards at all the major creative award shows such as Cannes Lions, New York Festival, London International Awards, Spikes Asia, Adfest and Award along with guest speaking at creative colleges and universities around the world.
His experience has seen him work on an array of other national and international brands such as Pepsi, Skittles, Nokia, Toshiba, Visa, Volvo, DHL, Gillette, MTV and Sony Music.
When Nick isn’t working on No Vacancy or various other startup companies he’s involved with, he is most likely spending time with his wife Jessica, daughter Aaliya and their shaggy dog Hartley - or booking their next trip away.