Hi, I'm Nicoleta.

I'm a digital designer and creative developer based in Amsterdam.

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Digital designer and creative developer, proud Design Academy Eindhoven Alumna (Man & Communication Department – January 2018). I live and work in Amsterdam, where I run my own design practice called Studio Panā.

My personal work is connected to themes like Technology (+/- Society), Global Finance, Digital Economies, Cities (of the Future) and Politics (Journalism, Discourse, Communication, Regulation). In my studio work, I develop and design communication tools together with (and for) design research agencies, strategic consulting firms, production agencies, universities, research institutes and municipalities in the Netherlands.

Focus: Spotting and utilising coexisting contradictions in society in order to design relatable and engaging visual and/or interactive experiences – to help foster involvement and commitment from various stakeholders through design.​

For achieving this, it is essential to actively engage players at different steps in the process and to create bold & inclusive narratives – that can inform as well as evoke emotions in their audiences and that are suitable and aware of the socio-cultural contexts in which they must operate.

I do this by using design methods and principles to communicate research, insights, scenarios, concepts, stories, brand visions/missions and make them tangible. Therefore, the focus of my work consists of developing communication, dissemination and deliberation tools that can (re)configure various versions of the future, encourage decision-making and nurture growth.

FORMATIVE

Formative Projects

Check out formative projects on Data & Housing, Political Journalism, Automated Publishing and more! In collaboration with Gemeente Eindhoven, PublishingLab (ACIN), VPRO and others. Mostly from my time at Design Academy Eindhoven.
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Domus Economicus

In the Netherlands, it has become increasingly more difficult for average wage earners to afford rent for their own place in big cities. Can technology be put to effective use when it comes to reducing housing inequality?
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editorial
UX/UI

Kitchen Sink Politics

Kitchen Sink Politics sets out to define a different way of talking about European Politics – one catered for citizens not involved strongly with policy, or political discourse. Bureaucrats need not apply :).
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UX/UI
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Analogy + PubLab

As part of the PublishingLab (ACIN), investigating Alternative Revenue Models for E-Publishing. Analogy is a start-up looking into ways to provide a monetary (and productivity) boost to small arts publishers.
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co-creation
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Full Service Society +
Gemeente Eindhoven

In 2030, Eindhoven is a Full Service Society. Your house, your car, your food, but also your choice of hairstyle, or the time you spend – they are all services...
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Disruptive Visions +
VPRO

Disruptive Visions centres around critically looking at technology through a societal perspective. Investigating data collection practices by using design research methods and interventions  Collaboration with VPRO.
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Gundam
Robot Collectors

Gundam Robots Collectors is a publication that concludes a visual research on the eponymous collectors and their Personalised Gundam Kits.
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No buzzwords. No templates. No assumptions.

I spot and utilise coexisting contradictions in society in order to design relatable and engaging visual and/or interactive experiences – to help foster involvement and commitment from various stakeholders through design.


I actively engage players at different steps in the process and create bold & inclusive visual narratives – that can inform as well as evoke emotions in various audiences and that are suitable and aware of the socio-cultural contexts in which they must operate.

I use design methods and principles to visualise (and communicate) research, scenarios, concepts, stories, brand visions/missions – and make them tangible.

I design with care for the most intricate of semantic nuances and effectively probe assumptions.

I develop communication, dissemination and deliberation tools that can help (re)configure various versions of the future, encourage decision making and foster growth.
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