About Me

Nic is a Philippine filmmaker based in New York, where she is currently pursuing an MFA at Columbia University’s Film Program. She is the current recipient of the Breaking Barriers Award for Female Directors and winner of an Adobe Design Achievement Award for Film & Video. A former New York Women in Film & Television Scholarship Awardee, she was raised on fairy tales, myths, and monster movies; stories that elevated life and bridged the boundary between consciousness and dreaming, fantasy, realism, and the darker recesses of human nature.

Her script Changelings was a finalist at the Bluecat Screenplay Competition, and her short film The Speed of Light premiered as Official Selection at the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival. She is currently in post-production of her most recent film Knights in Newark, which is the recipient of a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Production Grant.


Columbia University, NY

M.F.A Film Candidate - Directing/Screenwriting May 2019

Bryn Mawr College, PA

B.A. Fine Arts & Creative Writing May 2011

Magna Cum Laude


Columbia University School of the Arts

Graphic Design Fellow August 2015 - May 2017

Design posters, web banners, post cards, print and web materials for the School of the Arts publications and press.

Geiser Maclang Marketing

Associate Art Director July 2012 - May 2013

Creative Director for design and launch of Wood Living Magazine.
Lead design campaigns and conceptualize promotional materials: events, launches, and print products.

The Overlook Press

Art & Production Intern September 2011- January 2012

Streamlined e-book proofing process and created guidelines for e-book editing and digitization.
Designed original book covers, interiors.


ADAA Badge 2016
 Winner, Sloan Screenplay Grant 2018, Columbia University, NY
 Winner, Breaking Barriers Grant 2017, Columbia University, NY
 Winner, Sloan Production Grant 2017, Columbia University, NY
 Winner, Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2016, Adobe Inc.
 Semifinalist, Austin Film Festival AMC One-hour Pilot Competition, Austin, TX
 Winner, Sloan Screenplay Mentorship Program, Columbia University, NY
 Finalist, Bluecat Screenplay Competition, Hollywood, CA
 Finalist, The Westfield Screenwriting Awards, New York, NY
 Scholarship Awardee, New York Women in Film Television, New York, NY
 Featured Artist, Philadelphia Orchestra Upcoming Artists Exhibit, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
 Featured Artist, Emerging Visions: Juried Undergraduate Exhibition ,
York Arts Gallery, PA


  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Premiere
  • Illustrator

Client Testimonials

  • A hard worker who knows no shortcuts, Nic Yulo always works as efficiently and effectively as possible. She is not afraid to experiment with new trends, but can easily adjust to classic styles and methods. And the results are never a disappointment. She is a joy to work with, as she listens, she follows, she suggests, she innovates, and she truly cares for the output she creates. 

    Carmen Silverio-Roxas - Editorial Director, GeiserMaclang
  • I have been a fan of Nic Yulo's art for many years. She is a creative and original thinker whose unique brand of storytelling imbues her characters - on page, canvas or film - with a life all their own. I can say with confidence that Nic has a bright future of innovation ahead of her. I look forward to following her blossoming career.

    Anna Gadzinski - Former Client
  • As an intern at Overlook Press, Nic went above and beyond helping across multiple departments, taking on extra work, and making sure her work held up to the highest standards. She was an invaluable asset and anyone would be lucky to have her on a creative team.

    Sasha Geist - Assistant Manager of Sales and Marketing, Overlook Press