In early 2013, former Blueprint rider Nick Jensen and his old friend Paul Shier formed the radical skate/art collective Isle Skateboards, and the company soon released a series of experimental films focusing on the idea of reflections and opposites. One of the most eye-catching instalments in the series was Left/Right, which featured the mirrored, opposing stances of Nick and Tom Knox.
Also in 2013, he starred in a new section of filmmaker Phil Evans’ ‘Panoramic Series’, called London with Nick Jensen. As well as Isle, he is also currently sponsored by Fourstar, Lakai (for whom he featured in the awesome Fully Flared in 2007), Thunder, Spitfire and Slam City Skates.
Nick is a Londoner through-and-through who was inspired to begin skating at the age of 10. He has been a fixture on the scene ever since he was put on the Blueprint team in 1999, and his work for the company included the Build and Destroy promo in 2000, Waiting for the World (2000), First Broadcast (2001), Belong Tour (2002), and the full-length films Lost and Found (2005) and Make Friends With The Colour Blue (2010).
As an influential skater, Nick is famous for his ability to land a series of complex back-to-back-tricks, and for putting his own distinctive stamp on spots all over his home city. However, he is now known just as much for his skills as a filmmaker and visual artist, and, when not working at Isle, he runs the Twelve Around One art gallery in east London.