Hi, I'm Nicoleta.

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

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👩 + 💼 | CURRENT STATUS
Strategic designer
and creative developer. I currently work at Digital Society School (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) where I design tools that enable, or monitor digital transformation. I also give courses, workshops and talks on (design & information) skills, software, methods and principles.

Next to working @ DSS in Amsterdam, I run my own design practice called Studio Pana, which I founded during my studies at Design Academy Eindhoven (M&C, class of 2018).

👩+ 💻 | TYPE OF WORK
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 & strategies together with (and for) design research agencies, strategic consulting firms, production agencies, universities, research institutes and municipalities in the Netherlands and abroad.

👩 +💻  + 🧶| APPROACH TO WORK
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.​

My focus is on developing communication, dissemination and deliberation tools that can (re)configure various versions of the future, encourage decision-making and nurture growth.

For achieving this, I actively engage players at different steps in the process and 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.

STUDIO PANA
FORMATIVE PROJECTS

Studio Pana

Studio Pana is the design practice where I focus on communication design and design strategy. Through the studio, I deliver communication tools, concepts and strategies that help clients make better decisions (faster) and encourage involvement through design.
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Formative Projects

Browse through formative projects on Data & Housing, Political Journalism, Automated Publishing and more. In collaboration with the Municipality of Eindhoven, PublishingLab (ACIN), VPRO and others. Mostly from my time at Design Academy Eindhoven, they've defined the way I design.
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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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interactive
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.
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UX/UI
interactive
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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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speculative

Full Service Society

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

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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