Caterina De Manuele

Senior Exhibition Designer

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom



  • Events
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Environment
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history


Senior Exhibition Designer

Nissen Richards Studio

Sep 2015
  • - Managing and leading a design team - Facilitating effective team working - Creating and maintaining good relationships with clients and third parties - Acting as a point of contact - Production of project reports - Presenting documents and design reports - Organising and delegating tasks as appropriate to team members - Understanding and managing any specific project budgets - Managing and liaising with external consultants - Coordinating and supervising the team and sub consultants -Assisting in planning and developing projects -Supervising work from junior level throughout a project - Attending site and design meetings – organising, minuting and actioning - Liaising effectively and working constructively with team members, Seniors and company management - Ability to move between projects fluidly and at short notice - New business submissions - Attending project interviews and presentations


Middleweight Designer

Cassonmann Ltd

Jul 2011 - Jul 2015
  • Selected Projects: From Feathers to the Stars. Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, Miami, USA Winning concept design for the competition. lead design role for the Stage C and D design. I developed spatial ideas, media concepts, exhibit Layouts and Implemented visitors' experience scenarios. Cité des Civilisations du Vin, Bordeaux, France I was responsible for space planning, visualisation of ideas, presenting to clients, detail drawings and furniture specification for this 8 million Euros value Museum of the culture of wine In Bordeaux. Natural History Museum, London, UK HINTZE HAll refurbishment: I contributed key ideas and concept from the winning pitch phase through stage C submission for this 8.5 million Pounds project. I developed studies for circulation, graphics and designed case layouts focusing on integrating new technology into a grade I listed building scheme. Lascaux Caves visitors Center, Montignac, France I implemented the client’s brief and proposed innovative and exciting designs for all the areas of the exhibition, worked alongside the architect’s, graphics and media team to develop a fully integrated visitor experience. Competitions “Cosmonauts” Science Museum, London, UK Westminster Abbey Triforium Galleries, London, UK “Spyscape” Experience, London, UK I developed visitor scenarios and design ideas for all these different client briefs, prepared presentations, sketched multiple alternatives, researched contents and objects in order to achieve the highest possible quality for the projects. I worked alongside interpretation experts, graphic designers, lighting designers and quantity surveyors delivering the best quality integrated approach and feasibility studies possible.


Junior Designer

Atelier Brueckner GMBH

Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
  • Selected Projects: “La Moneta dell’Italia Unita”, Rome, Italy (April-July 2011) I designed and contributed to every aspect of the exhibition from first concept through to opening day. I followed detailed planning, implementation, allocation, construction supervision and documentation phases, including content management and media direction. I developed presentations and prepared for and participated in meetings with clients, technical planners and other partners. European Parliament Visitors Center, Brussels, Belgium I joined the project in the fit out and evaluation phase: I drafted concepts for installations and prepared 1:1 mock ups of screen designs and graphics. Also produced high end 3D visualisations, designed terminals, station elements and exhibition objects for implementation planning. “Parlamentarium” Opened in October 2011. Darwinaeum, Rostock, Germany Haus der Geschichte, Stuttgart, Germany Detailing exhibit mounts, evaluating and preparing presentations for screen designs and interactive games and compiled detail drawing packages. GS-Caltex Pavillion Yeosu Expo 2012 Concept Design Competitions: Shanghai Natural History Museum



Interior and Exhibition Design

Politecnico DI Milano

Sep 2002 - Sep 2008
  • Architecture Faculty