With lots going on at the end of year, Nigel's looking forward to plenty of driving in 2020.
Q4 Pharma's Almanac Issue Is Live
The Q4 Breakthrough edition of Pharma’s Almanac is live! The issue covers cell and gene therapy, as we look forward to another innovative year involving gene manipulation from the pharma industry.
An interesting sculpture of old suit cases at Sacramento airport, very creative.
Hot Air Balloon Scout
Scouting the Balloon take off site in Sonoma, CA. This rich wine district will be one of our shoot destinations today.
Nigel Walker is attending a local Philadelphia Healthcare Investment forum as a guest of Wuxi Advanced Therapies, a major investor in the Navy Yard in Philly.
Nigel's Orbea Gravel Carbon Fiber Custom built bike arrived this weekend - he's already planning to put a few miles on these new wheels.
That's Some Camera
Our business intern has a big camera!
Soak Up the Sun
Brian Pierce takes a moment to enjoy the sunshine at Rockaway Beach on the Nice Passion shoot.
The surfing star of the Nice Passion video poses on the beach with the crew.
Rockaway Group Photo
Nigel, Lucas and intern Guillem AyoraMexia smile at Rockaway beach during the Nice Passion shoot.
Lucas Visser and Nigel Walker setup the camera at Rockaway Beach for the next Nice Passion film.
Happy Birthday, Albert
That's Nice celebrated Albert's birthday with cookies and cream cake!
Supporting M&A in Pharma
Servier Booth at CPhI
Eric from Servier CDMO and Nigel proudly stand in front of the Servier booth at CPhI.
Taking Off in 2020
We're taking off in 2020!
Congratulations to Project Coordinator Emilee Kudla, who just found out she's going to be an aunt to a niece!
Spotted at CPhI
Luca Mantovani, the CEO of Eigenmann and Veronelli, was at CPhI today. He's an old friend and client from DSM. We have fond memories of working for Luca and the DSM team.
Strike a Pose
Wei Gao and Marga Viñes pose at the Grifols Partnership booth - who do you think she looks better with?
We're happy to unveil the new branding for Grifols Partnership. Pictured here is Marga Viñes, Senior Sales Manager for this energetic company, with Nigel Walker.
CPhI Worldwide Ready to Go
CPhI Worldwide, Frankfurt client booths are set-up, it’s nighttime and we are ready for the show; we're celebrating 30 years of CPhI and 24 years of That’s Nice.
The Stars At Night...
Kicking off AAPS from the famous Menger Hotel in San Antonio where Teddy Roosevelt recruited Rough Riders.
Gulam Jaffer's Cover Shot
Gulam Jaffer, President of Yourway, is pictured on the cover of World Pharma Frontiers Magazine, ready for the taking at CPhI Frankfurt.
A Meal in Franfurt
Mark Allen, Wei Gao and Eugene Hsiu enjoy a meal in Frankfurt, Germany before the official start of CPhI.
This piece, captured in Frankfurt by the That's Nice team during CPhI, puts a new spin on street art.
Art in Frankfurt
The That's Nice team admires the art of Frankfurt during CPhI.
CPhI Kick Off Meal
Accounts Director, Wei Gao, anticipates kicking off #cphi2019 with a sausage plate - this is serious business.
Lucas Visser goes on another scouting mission at the Hudson Yards.
High Line Sculpture
A sculpture on the High-Line in New York connects the fine art community with the tourists that walk the elevated walk way.
A cinema angle captured on the new video shoot for the That’s Nice 25th anniversary campaign.
Honey Comb Architecture
A honey comb architectural matrix in New York City.
Pineapple Sculpture Scout
Nigel and the digital capture team spend time at the Hudson Yards Pineapple sculpture, scouting for next video shoot.
Research Scouting for the 25 Campaign
Lucas and Nigel are out shooting the third part of the research scout for the upcoming That's Nice 25-year anniversary campaign.
That's Nice Halloween
Can you guess who's who?
What We're Reading
What book are we reading at That’s Nice this month? Change the Culture by Roger Conners and Tom Smith.
Nigel's got a new look for CPhI Worldwide - let the business begin!
Halloween in NYC
New York City goes big with Halloween parties on 10/31, tonight.
Happy Birthday, Eugene!
That's Nice celebrates Eugene's birthday over cheesecake.
Back in Bristol
Nigel is back at the home of country music, Bristol, Tennessee, to see our long term customer UPM Pharmaceuticals. It's great to see the growth in UPM as they focus on commercial projects.
Christian Audigier 2009
Circa 2009, this Christian Audigier classic was picked out of the loft this weekend. Nigel remembers wearing it to the C&E News event in San Francisco. He has just 10 more pounds left to loose to achieve the magical 50 lbs. weight loss. You heard it here first - at JP Morgan 2020 he will achieve his goal of 166 lbs!
Nigel found an old school typewriter that connects to the iPad, which is basically pure gold. Here he is sitting in his new writing room with a cup of tea and the Sonos.
Q1 Image Change
Sunday Morning Shoot
Lucas Visser is out at 6.00am on Sunday morning scouting locations for a new upcoming short film. Stay strong, Lucas!
Home Office Design
Nigel is building out his New York home office with the SMEG brand, along with a number of custom pieces of furniture.
14K on LinkedIn
It's a long time coming, but we've finally hit the 14K connections mark on LinkedIn.
12 days, 18 customers, 17,000 miles, 2 lost bags and new friends across Europe. Nigel reflects on the trip as he departs London and starts the extremely busy Q4 process of writing 2020 statement of work orders for our customers.
What We're Reading
Nigel is just leaving GSK, a valued customer for last seven years. That's Nice is looking forward to supporting them at CPhI worldwide!
Hampton Court, London
Nigel visits Hampton Court, London, his last stop of the day.
City of Love
On the theme of exploring, Nigel heads back to Paris (making it his fifth city stop in five days) to see a client and a client prospect, in the city of love.
The Bet Winner
Director of Research and German soccer fan, TJ Ladage, finally pays his penance for losing a sports bet. He enjoys the best day of his life, wearing an England shirt. Only problem being, on close inspection, it’s clear he picked up a questionable knock-off in India...
Piazza Duomo Plaza in Milan
Piazza Duomo Plaza in Milan, there are a handful of more beautiful sites of religious architecture than here.
The Perfect Frame - Rozzano, Italy
Rozzano, Italy is Nigel's next stop on his current European tour. He was shopping for frames and look what was found - the TN brand colors, glitter and orange, together.
Nice Passion Inspiration
Carl Laemmle was an American filmmaker and founder of Universal Pictures - which he owned until 1934. Laemmle, who was born in Germany, produced or worked on over 400 films. His likeness is represented in this simple statue in Laupheim. Taking inspiration from film greats, we're happy to announce that NicePassion continues to move forward with three new short films.
Nature of Science Return
Lucas works on the cabin from our Nature of Science piece in much nicer weather - here he is mitering pine paneling for the interior walls.
Aston Villa Home Kit
Nigel's new Aston Villa F.C. home kit will arrive shortly, so he can show his support for the team this year.
Tomokazu Matsuyama Mural
Our friend Tomokazu Matsuyama is finishing his Bowery mural. This piece, roughly 20x40 feet, will be finished Sunday, 9/22. If you are in the city, come to the corner of Bowery and Houston, and check it out, it is amazing!
Gift from Chanel
We've received a lovely gift from his friend Sienna over at Chanel, we look forward to seeing her in October!
Good Luck, Gabriela!
That's Nice wished Gabriela Estupinan, intern in the Research Dept. best of luck with a cake from Paris Baguette. She still has one more year left at Santa Clara University, but after that, we hope she'll be back!
Who's the Boss
Can you guess who is the boss in this picture, I wonder?
Nigel is in the process of ordering the 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster - it's a nice little upgrade from his current set of wheels.
BioProcess International Success
BioProcess International was a great success; we're looking forward to following up with attending clients!
What We're Reading: Hidden In Plain Sight
We're currently reading Hidden In Plain Sight by Erich Joanchimsthaler, Harvard Business School Press.
Thank you, Sakina Hudda
That's Nice bids farewell to Sakina Hudda with cake and a card. Sakina completed her summer 2019 internship with flying colors!
We'll Miss You, Sakina!
Sakina ends her internship at That’s Nice today, we will miss her smile and energy in the office.
That's Nice welcomes our newest intern, Guillem, who is currently attending university in Spain. Guillem will be working in the Accounts Dept. over the next 3 months.
This is part of Prince Edward Island National Park on the north coast, north of Charlottetown. The water and beaches are pristine and as you can see, sometimes you can have the whole beach to yourself.
Heading to BioProcess International
Nigel is off to BioProcess International in Boston to see customers - it's that time of year again - the garden is starting to turn ahead of the fall season.
If you like the Tesla so much, get another one! The new 2020 Tesla Model X officially arrived last weekend.
That's Nice Welcomes Kan'ang Xu
Kan'ang Xu is the latest hire on the Research team! He is an NYU graduate and will be working as a market research associate.
Pirelli Scorpion Tires
355 R21, 25 - a Pirelli tire with a screw in it, will replace both back tires on the beast/Lambo.
First Day of School
It's Demba's first day of school and he's dressed to impressed. We can't believe how fast he's grown!
Future Design Director
Misaki Walker visits the office for some visual concept development work - look for her work in upcoming issues of Pharma's Almanac. Could we be looking at a future Design Director?
Rosa Mexicano Lunch
The That's Nice team enjoys lunch from Rosa Mexicano before heading into the long Labor Day weekend.
After a long day of a facility shoot, Brian Pierce and Lucas Visser sit down to enjoy another passion of theirs. Enjoy guys, you deserve it.
Lucy Goes to Work
Lucy needs a nap after a long day at work with her Project Coordinator mom, Emilee.
International Dog Day
Project Coordinator, Emilee, brings her dog, Lucy, into work in celebration of International Dog Day.
Arrived in PEI
Nigel has arrived on Prince Edward Island to shoot video for NicePassion. He joins Brian and Lucas, who have been there since last week.
The Manhattan skyline shimmers in the sun at 6.00pm on a Saturday night - notice the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge in the foreground.
Congrats, Aston Villa
Congratulations to Aston Villa for their first win in the premiership in three years. Up the Villa!
New Vision - Coming Soon
Five years ago our design team did an illustration of our building in New York, with a clear interpretation of Union Square - our new vision is coming soon...
Saltire Foundation 2020
Congratulations to Saltire Foundation scholar, Nisha, who has officially completed finished her 2019 internship in the research dept. We look forward to greeting our next Saltire candidates in 2020.
Both Nigel and President Trump are visiting Louisville today, but there's no need to meet up there - they both permanently reside in New York.
It's a Wrap
The Nice Passion team pictured with the film's star, Sean (middle). This is the 4th short film complete by That's Nice - a record for Brian for a 5 minute piece. All we're wondering is, Lucas, where’s the drone?
Summer Reading List
We're reading, "Built to Last" Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins.
NIsha's Last Day
That's Nice will miss Research intern, Nisha as she goes back home to Scotland.
“Nature of Science” - 5 Minutes
Confusion on Location
Out on location, Brian and Lucas are obviously confused.
Gone Fishing in Westchester
Luke Walker is out fishing this weekend in Westchester - it's his first time out on the lake.
Weekend Bike Ride
Lucas and Nigel went for a 60 mile bicycle ride over 6 hours, burning over 4000 calories as they traveled from Westchester to Garrison, NY, 8 miles past Bear Mountain.
Bubbles in Union Square
Project Coordinator Emilee captures some mid-day fun at Union Square.
Happy Birthday, Mark Allen
The That's Nice team celebrates Strategy Director Mark Allen's birthday with pizza and cake.
We're Looking for Fish
Exploring the Microbiome
Accounts Welcomes Andrea
The Accounts Team went to dinner to welcome new project manager, Andrea.
Drinks at 230 Fifth
The That's Nice team enjoyed drinks after work on the rooftop of flatiron go-to 230 Fifth.
Nigel isn't crying over spilled snacks, which, unfortunately, blend into the hardwood floor.
The accounts and web development teams unwind after work at yoga.
500 Knots Across Paris
It was just about 12 months ago that Nigel and Brian were flying at 500 knots across the south of Paris. Notice the "Rescue" sign with two yellow arrows, because they needed it.
Dark clouds are amassing over New York as an 18 hour rain front moves in.
On Top of the World
Saba Malik takes a trip downtown after work and is amazed by the breathtaking city views.
1971 Miura SV
A new toy arrived last weekend, the 1971 Miura SV. Albeit, it's a model and not a real car, it's nevertheless one step closer.
Saba and Sakina enjoy dinner together after work and chat about all they’ve been learning during their internship experience this summer.
That's Nice is inspired by the stock exchange "Fearless girl" who symbolizes the gender equality movement and the power of women in leadership.
230 Fifth Tasting
Nisha samples the food and drinks at rooftop hangout 230 Fifth, ahead of company drinks at the same venue next Thursday. The frose gets the thumbs up!
Wei's puppy Ahsoka visited the office this morning!
Immersed in Marketing
Accounts intern, Saba Malik, explores Times Square, the epicenter of marketing and advertising!
NYC or Dubai?
While getting dinner at Rosa Mexicano, Sakina is reminded of the Floating Man Wall in the Dubai Mall - and it's easy to see why!
Working Hard in Research
Gabriela Estupiñán and Nisha Middleton, our Research interns, working diligently on our upcoming CDMO Biologics Report.
Along with That’s Nice being part of Sakina’s “extended family,” Sakina had a lovely visit from her uncle in the office today who is the CEO and founder of Yourway - one of That’s Nice's high profile clients!
Farmer's Market Lunch
Gabriela and Nisha grab veggies from the Union Square Farmer's Market, located right outside the That's Nice NYC office, during lunch.
Halfway through her internship with That's Nice, Nisha has already learned so much already in the Research Dept. Although she's missing Scotland a lot, she's excited to see what the next month in NYC brings.
Nigel is heading back north after a little stop off in the wilderness.
Natural Bone Yard
Nigel takes a dramatic shot near a run-off of river logs, reminiscent of a bone yard for nature.
Northway Biotechpharma Celebrates 15 Years
Congratulations to Northway Biotechpharma, the company is celebrating 15 years in the CDMO space.
Project Coordinator, Emilee and Graphic Designer, Nina, are twinning in denim dresses.
After Work Yoga
Interactive Developers Parth and Jaren unwind after work with a relaxing yoga class.
Happy Birthday, Nigel!
The That's Nice team wishes Nigel the best of birthdays!
The That's Nice interns are treated by That’s Nice to Sakina’s favorite Italian chocolate dessert spot, Venchi!
Lewis Hamilton Wins at Silverstone
Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton, who has won the British F1 Race at Silverstone Race track, for a record 6th win at this track.
New Mexico River Trip
Nigel is in New Mexico on a trip on the river during a beautiful, hot, 100 degree day.
A Familiar Hummingbird
Nigel captures a humming bird at a sugar water feeder at the boat launch Cincinnati and remembers the Capsugel branding project That's Nice completed in 2016.
Sweltering Hot Europe
Nigel is returning from a sweltering hot Europe - the heat peaked at 113 degrees in southern France.
On-Site at SPI Pharma
Events Director YiYi Liu and Accounts Director, Partner, Wei Gao are on-site at SPI Pharma.
Guess the Branding
Can you guess which brand is this?
Fireworks From Above
The entire That's Nice team agrees - we love the creative work that has been developed for the Grifols Recombinant Protein CDMO business. It's even one of Nigel's favorites in 2019!
Haig and Nigel in London
Nigel and Haig have been visiting a tea house garden in Central London, a great start to any week
Flowers in England
Nigel enjoys the flowers on beautiful English summer day.
July 4th in England
Nigel celebrates 4th of July in England with one sparkler - it's not really a celebration, but more for his America friends who rag on him every year.
World Pride 2019
Project Manager Lucas Visser snaps some shots from the That's Nice window during the World Pride parade.
Wimbledon, is heading into it first full weekend and the weather has been perfect for upsets.
Rentschler at Home
That’s Nice is visiting Rentschler at home.
The ceiling of the company will be changing in coming months, what do we expect?
Patrick Keegan Headshot Update
Patrick is the Owner of Punch Fabrication, which is where all the booths for That's Nice get made.
John Wells Headshot Update
John Wells, Operations Manager for Punch Fabrication Inc. smiles for the camera in his new headshot!
Josh Dunn Headshot Update
Josh was introduced to That's Nice through Haig Armaghanian and specializes in consulting.
Tonia Becker Headshot Update
Tonia is based in Chicago and works on client scientific content.
Steve Phillips Headshot Update
Steve is the Principal of Punch Visual Concepts, which is our North American affiliate for booth fabrication and installation. His new headshot will appear on the That's Nice website.
Nigel is just leaving Paris after seeing Servier, continuing the long term relationship with a great French Innovator company.
Servier CDMO Outside Paris
Servier CDMO is based on the outskirts of Paris - it's a great campus for collaboration.
Nigel is visiting our client Cenexi, just outside of Paris.
Intern Introduction: Gabriela Estupiñán
This is Gabriela's second year interning at That's Nice, in the Research Dept. Gabriela is currently attending
Intern Introduction: Nisha Middleton
Nisha is interning at That's Nice through the Saltire Scholarship Program in the Research Dept. Nisha is currently attending the University of Strathclyde, studying Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. She expects to graduate in June 2020.
Intern Introduction: Saba Malik
Saba is interning on the Accounts team for the summer. Saba graduated in May 2019 with a bachelors degree in Marketing from San Diego State University.
Intern Introduction: Sakina Hudda
Sakina is interning on the Accounts team for the summer. Sakina attended Muhlenberg College and graduated in May 2018 with a double major in Business Administration and Finance.
The Top of HQ
Office Manager, Albert Bruan poses on the roof with the intern staff.
The That's Nice team celebrates July 4th in New York office with a pizza party.
Nigel is leaving München, Germany and heading over to Paris. With each vist, Nigel appreciates München more. Pictured here, a delightful exhibit in the airport using green sponge.
Longtime friend, Bernardo is surfing in Munich, in the English Gardens.
Prime Day Design
The TN team is loving the graphic banner for Amazon's Prime Day, coming July 15-16.
Meeting GSK in London
Nigel makes a brief stop over in London to see long term customer GSK.
Old Friends in London
Nigel spends time with his old friend Phill in London.
England v. India in Cricket
Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, located in the center of Trafalgar Square, London. Nigel is flying through London to watch England beat India at cricket (this one is for TJ, Market Research Director and Indian cricket fan).
Nigel is sight-seeing around Krakow, which is as modern city as any other in Europe. Are you surprised? He was!
Ride for the Living Reception
Congrats, Brammer Bio!
Congratulations to he winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 New England Award, Mark Bamforth for BrammerBio.
Racing Through Poland
Nigel has a delightful day in Poland, attending an awards ceremony celebrating the Kadis' family’s commitment to the JCC in Krakow.
Today is Lina Ma's last day of work at That's Nice as Project Manager. We wish her the best of luck!
Biking With the JCC in Poland
Nigel is in Poland, biking in support of the Jewish Community Center (JCC). “Ride for the living 66 miles from Auschwitz Birkenau to Krakow."
Photoshoot with Brian
Brian snaps a photos of Steve Phillips, from the tradeshow booth construction company Punch, for our website.
Last Day at DIA
Brian Pierce poses in front of the DIA sign on the tradeshow's last day.
Yourway Booth Setup at DIA
Wei Gao and Patrick from Punch pose in front of the Yourway booth at DIA.
Brian and Wei enjoy dinner ahead of DIA with clients Leandro and Duncan from Yourway, and a blast from the past, former Media Manager, Mimi Chen!!
A Pre-DIA Selfie
Accounts Director, Wei Gao and Brian Pierce, Director of Digital Capture take a selfie in front of the Yourway booth ahead of the DIA show in San Diego.
The DIA Yourway Booth
Wei Gao, Accounts Director, completes the finishing touches on the Yourway booth at DIA.
DIA Pre-Show Setup
The That's Nice team gets ready for DIA ahead of show time at the Marken booth.
Misaki Walker celebrated her 8th grade graduation on Friday, June 21st. It was a wonderful day out to celebrate the journey to entering High School.
Accounts Team Nails
The Accounts team shows off their manicures, courtesy of Project Manager (and nail artist) Lina Ma.
Manicures After Hours
Lina Ma, Project Manager, treated the That's Nice staff to manicures after hours. Guy Tiene was first in line!
Clouds Over Carolina
When the clouds are rumbling over the Carolinas you know change is around the corner.
Chrome Barney's Branding
Pharma Father's Day
Happy Father's Day to all the dads in pharma!
Tea & Sympathy Table
Tea & Sympathy, our favorite restaurant in New York City, was back on the table on Saturday! Needless to say, we enjoyed the food and afters.
Thank You, MSKCC
Nigel is celebrating the fine work of the medical staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center this week. While supporting a friend during a difficult time, the staff from the state-of-the-art, recently completed new treatment facility in New York City were not only caring but professional in every way.
Flight of Freedom Launch
iBio’s Successful BIO
NicePassion, That’s Nice Booth #4201
PA TV With EBSI
PA TV Captures AGC
Olon at BIO
Fareva Interview for PA TV
iBio Video Interview at BIO
TriRx Pharmaceutical Services #Walking the floor
AGC Biologics Booth #3109
Nice Passion Everyday Exotic – Booth #4201
Rentschler Biopharma’s Updated Brand Image – Booth #2719
Northway Biotechpharma Brand Image - Booth #4203
Nice Passion Road to BIO – Booth #4201
Nice Passion launches “Road to BIO” after 18 months of editing our first production - you can see for yourself, this 51-minute short film was some ride for the crew.
Grifols Recombinant Protein CDMO Booth #3949
Vetter Booth #3127
That’s Nice supports Vetter at BIO International.
21159 Pharma #Walking the floor
Yourway Website - Booth #4209
Yourway is launching a new website: www.yourway.com.