Introducing: Nick Routley

Hey there, curious person. Thanks for stopping by. This website exists as an overview of the creative professional, businessperson, and human, Nick Routley.

Have fun exploring. If you want to get in touch, email me at nick.routley[at]


Visual Capitalist

Creative Director

Visual Capitalist and I have come a long way together. I’ve been VC’s creative director since the beginning of 2012, overseeing and creating a wide variety of story and data-driven projects (usually with a business or investment focus).

In 2013, we released the Gold and Silver series’, a first-of-its-kind look at the history of precious metals. Since then, we’ve released hundreds of infographic and data visualisation pieces. Here are a few of the clients we’ve worked with:


And here are a few of the places our work has been featured:



As a result, Visual Capitalist is one of the fastest growing media sites on the internet with millions of visitors each month.



Co-founder + Brand Manager

I co-founded Popcorn, along with Dennis Pang and Amy Elderkin in 2011to help businesses in the food and beverage space get a better handle on social media marketing. Popcorn has grown up a lot since then, but we’ve stayed true to the belief that marketing can be engaging, informative, and effective.

As marketing manager, I built Popcorn’s brand and analytics system from the ground up, and helped dozens of companies engage a bigger, more relevent audience. Here are just a few of the companies we’ve worked with:




Instagram is powerful. It’s a fantastic forum for visual content, and a great connector people. In addition to my copious amount of personal posts, I’ve worked with companies and organisations of all sizes on campaigns that are tailor-made for the platform.

If you’d like to collaborate, get in touch. Otherwise, feel free to browse here.


Over the past few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of a number of great conferences, events, and panels. Here are just a few of the events I’ve been a part of:

April 2017
Keynote | The Changing Face of Influence | Change in the Making Conference (CIMC)

February 2017
Speaker | Infographics in New Media | Editors BC Monthly Meeting

June 2016
Interviewee | Vancouver’s “Real Estate Mania” | CKNW

February 2016
Panel Moderator | Art + Marketing | Kernel of Wisdom

October 2015
Speaker | Social Media Marketing | Modern Marketer Conference

October 2015
Speaker | Instagram for Business | #InstaHootup

July 2015
Speaker + Workshop | Instagram for Business | Epicentr Academy

March 2015
Speaker + Panelist | Creating a Remarkable Brand | Small Business Council

August 2013
Conference MC + Workshop | Storytelling in Marketing | OMG Conference

August 2013
Panel Moderator | Social Media Marketing | #OMGTakeOff

March 2013
Co-MC | Vancouver Social Media Awards

November 2011
Co-Speaker | Social Media Best Practices | Taste of Marketing Conference

Thanks for stopping by.