“Niccola is incredible. No, really, she is incredible. Highly intelligent with a very bright personality, her enthusiasm once applied to a task knows no bounds. Niccola always furnishes brilliant ideas and is thorough in the extreme. I am honoured to be working with her as part of the AWARD Committee, and very grateful for the time she gives us out of her very busy schedule. In addition to her work on the Committee, Niccola is the current co-Head of AWARD School Nationally and has overseen the ongoing development of the curriculum and post AWARD School support program for the students. This is no small task. Niccola also developed, co-ordinated and superbly executed the inaugural AWARD Pop Up School during the three day AWARD Showcase at Semi-Permanent in Sydney in 2016. Not surprisingly, akin to everything Niccola puts her heart and mind to, it was a resounding success. I am lucky to count Niccola as a friend and honoured to have been able to work alongside her.”
Wilf Sweetland – AWARD Chair
Niccola has over thirteen years’ experience working across digital, direct, print, design and TV, working at agencies including M&C Saatchi and DDB. Niccola has received industry awards and commendations from the Webbies, AC&E, ADMA and the Echoes. Niccola is a passionate champion of diversity in advertising, has founded a mentoring program for female creatives called Power of Ten and is a National AWARD School Head for 2016. She was a panelist at Vivid Sydney 2016 and is a regularly contributor to AdNews. Niccola spends her spare hours writing, taking photographs and creating sculptural works. She has been exhibited in various Sydney and Melbourne galleries and has been the recipient of sculpture and photography prizes.
Some things you didn’t know about Niccola:
Niccola once appeared in a Cold Chisel music video, and a few years ago she crocheted a giant squid. Niccola collects plastic ponies (and rides real ones) and enjoys writing trashy novels in her spare time.
More of Niccola’s creative rambles and shenanigans can be found here.
Niccola is also a breast cancer survivor. If you’re interested in finding out more, visit kitandkabooble.
Banner photograph courtesy of Fiona Chapman.