Nick Carroll, a.k.a. SourBones, is a somewhat modest and versatile designer who feels extremely uneasy talking about himself in the third person.

Best known for being the founder and key designer of Clutter Magazine he has spent the last decade been responsible for every aspect of the brand across every conceivable medium whether its print, web, apparel, toys and more, or collaborating on projects with brands such as Hasbro, Kidrobot, Toy2R and Sidekick. He’s picked up more than a few tricks along the way.

When he’s not running around like a headless chicken working on Clutter’s next issue he’s working for Trade in Cool, a New York based multi-disciplinary studio, working on projects for the likes of the BBC, Electronic Arts, Mishka NYC, Ron English, The WWE, MetLife, ING, Capital One & Comcast to name but a few.

Photo: Lee Allen

Photo: Lee Allen

Work History


2004 - Present

Creative Director for the longest running and most successful printed and online designer toy magazine.

As a founding member I have been responsible for all aspects of design and art direction for what has expanded into the Clutter Media Group that consists of the Clutter Magazine, Exhibitions, an apparel line and the well respected annual Designer Toy Awards.

Collaborate on projects with the likes of HasbroKidrobotToy2R and Sidekick.



2009 - Present

Lead designer for the New York multi-disciplinary studio.

Website and UE design for online and mobile apps and all associated advertising and promo work. Developing branding concepts, working directly with and presenting work to clients. 

Clients include: BBCElectronic ArtsMishka NYCRon English, the WWEGalleryStock, & MetLife.



2007 - Present

Freelance graphic design and illustration.

Back in 2007 I started a sideline in more illustrative work, titled SourBones. Originally just a guise under which to do ‘non-Clutter’ related work it eventually developed into more.

Under this pseudonym I have done a lot of freelance work as well as contributed art and custom painted figures to a number of exhibitions including the 2009 Munnyworld Show curated by Kidrobot.