CV

DANIELA NICOLA
Product Designer / Lighting Consultant

0044(0)7891497653

dmnicola@hotmail.com
www.danielanicola.com

 

Lighting Consultant:
• 6 years impartial / informed 
advice/lighting solutions

 

References:

KeithTrow – Manager: 0044(0)1727245241, keith.trow@virgin.net 
Christopher Cobbett – work colleague: cobbetts@hotmail.co.uk 
Jette Nielsen – customer:jette.nielsen@btconnect.com

 

Final project/working prototype:  
• LED SMD/C-led technologies, 
• cutting edge illumination 
technology, saving energy.

 

jo@londonfieldworks.com; deborah.andrews@lsbu.ac.uk  
forkesa@lsbu.ac.uk

 

Product Designer: 
• concepts and solutions for 
inclusive, ecological, viable and 
aesthetic design.

 

chris.dowlen@lsbu.ac.uk; deborah.andrews@lsbu.ac.uk robin.jones@lsbu.ac.uk;

 

“The judges were impressed  
by the way Daniela’s design combined 
innovation with practicality..’
‘I think this is a great idea’, enthused 
Michel Sodeau. ‘It provides a new 
solution..’ 
Multi-tasking, organized, reliable, 
decisive and fast thinking, intuitive, 
calm, hands on, practical and outside 
the box thinking.

 

ben.fisher@sca.com; bridget.bouch@ntlworld.com
30/06/2008 - First Prize Winner of EPS International Design 
Competition(hosted by British Plastic Federation’s EPS Group
 
www.eps.co.ukfor:‘AquaPOD’ underwater lit planter.
• 27/05/2009: VODAPHONE Sense Worldwide Co-Design 
Workshop, Soho, London, www.senseworldwide.com 
http// thinkpublic.com/news/2009/02/25/the-story-of-co-design/ 
• 01-05/03/2010International Workshop on New Product 
Development - Oulu University, the DODD-network and Industrial 
partners, Oulu, Finland,www.oamk.fi

 

Professional experience:  

FreelanceLightingConsultant/
Designer  
2010 – 2011

 

Lighting/Interior Design Consultancy services for small residential 
projects in Romania. Working on a Fibre Optic sculpture prototyping.
Creating the infrastructure and graphics for my website: 
www.danielanicola.co.uk

 

Product DesignerInternship, 
VOSLED LTd., Design Centre, Chelsea, 
London 
August-September 2010

 

Design proposals for new light fittings (strip/security light) based on 
zero EMF, C- Led technology, soon to be on the market. Searching for 
opportunities for financing the research and development of new 
products based on C-Leds.

 

Lighting Consultant  
Dorking Lighthouse, 
Dorking, Surrey 
2004 - 2010

Tackling all aspects of lighting trade: selling, ordering, presenting, 
Lighting/Interior Design Shows visiting. 
Understanding of  Lighting Industry, pros and cons of different types 
of lighting available, economic and ecological issues, impeccable 
customer skills and time management.

 

Freelance artist


Acrylics, watercolours, sculptures, lighting installations.

 

Interpreter/Tour Guide 
1998 - 2000

 

Written/verbal translation/interpreting from/to English/ Romanian/ 
FrenchExtensive travelling, sights showing: Switzerland, Italy, Austria, 
Germany, Slovenia, UK.

 

Editorial Adviser
1997 – 1998 
NQ Teacher of French 
1996 – 1997

 

Legal / copyrighting authorizations. Graphics: layout/design of
graphics and images for advertising materials printing. 
Teaching French Language in Primary/Secondary Public School.

 

 

Skills:

 
Presentations: 
• ADOBE CS 5 
• Microsoft Office
- Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro; 
- Word 2010, Power Point 2003, Excel 2010
2D / 3D : 
• AUTODESK 
• SOLID EDGE V20
- Alias Automotive 2010 
- AutoCAD 2010
Practical: 
• Sketching / Drawing 
• Model making: 
• Electronics: 
• Project management:
- Foam, wire, cardboard, glass gluing, cutting etc. 
- Metal/wood lathes, drills etc. 
- CNC/Rapid Prototyping. 
Developing lighting applications with electronic parts (L.E.D.s, L.E.D.s 
smd) and software programmable components (microchips) 
From initial concept, materials and manufacturing possibilities to viability 
and profit opportunity analysis.
Languages: English, French, Romanian

Education:

BSc(Hons) Product Design, London South Bank University 2010 
BA French Language/Literature, Romanian Language/Literature, University of Craiova 1996 


Nationality: British