Nicolas Rapp is a highly skilled information designer and has extensive experience with data visualization, maps, and information graphics. He is the Graphic Director at Fortune Magazine (Time Inc.) since May 2011. From 2004 to 2009 he was the art director for the Associated Press’ Interactive Design and Graphics Department based in New York City, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. and he oversaw a team of more than 30 artists. The AP distributes graphics, interactive packages, and content for mobile devices to thousands of newspapers, magazines and Web sites around the world.
Before being named art director, Nick was a senior graphic designer at the AP in New York and a graphic and multimedia visual journalist for the AP in Paris, France since 2000. He has covered various breaking news stories, including the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon, and the 2004 and 2008 U.S. presidential elections. He has traveled internationally to cover events.
Nick has also worked in several design companies in France, newspapers, economic magazines and books. He has consulted for the redesign of several European newspapers and is a consultant for 5W Mignon Media. He has won several Society of Newspaper Design awards for his graphic designs. He studied art at the Maximilien Vox and Corvisart art schools in Paris, France.
In the summer of 2009, he decided to take a break from his management position to attempt an overland trans world expedition with an automobile. His trip to cross Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and North America lasted November 2009 to February 2011, and was covered widely by the international press.
Nick was born in France and speaks both French and English fluently. He has lived in New York City since 2002.
He can be reach at nicolasrapp [AT] gmail.com