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Virginia de Colombani

Exhibition Designer


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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsInterior Designer - Architect - Event Manager


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  • Events
  • Interior Architecture
  • Picture Editing
  • Brand Identity
  • Budgeting
  • Design
  • Display Design
  • Event Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Sketching
  • Space Planning
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history


Exhibition Designer & Coordinator


Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
  • Designersblock 2015 took place from 24th - 27th September at the Bargehouse in Oxo Tower Wharf as part of the London Design Festival. Designersblock showcases multidisciplinary design from over 100 independent designers, collectives and companies. Established in 1998, Designersblock shows feature product, lighting, jewellery, ceramics and concepts from emerging and established designers. My role: - Planning the exhibition layout (100m2 over 4 floors) - Understanding each exhibitor's brand, products, needs and objectives - Assuring stand compatibility with the venue's regulations and requirements - Doing a variety of design work, including invitations, signage, name badges and graphic design banners to be hung in the reception area - Promoting the event and publishing projects on the Designersblock online newsletter - Working at front of house during the London Design Festival, welcoming visitors and helping with any enquiries


Project Leader

Kingston University

Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
  • In June 2015, Kingston University was invited to participate in Transbazar, a design event organized in the French city of Mulhouse. The participants were invited to take possession of a number of empty shop units and set up live pop-up productions of object-souvenirs, able to reflect Mulhouse’s post-industrial identity, using low cost, locally available materials and involving the local community. “Les Carnets de Mulhouse” is a series of pocket-size notebooks made out of quality-control rejected yarn from Mulhouse’s iconic textile manufacturer, Dollfus-Mieg et Compagnie (DMC). This raw material was hand processed and transformed into colourful sheets of paper that were then hand-binded together. The simplicity of the paper-making fabrication process allowed visitors to take active part in it. Their handcrafted beauty and meaningful connection to the industrial history of the city gave the carnets a distinctive “souvenir” quality and a real commercial appeal. As the project leader employed by the University, I was responsible for helping a group of MA students come up with an engaging idea that responded to the brief. I was tasked with planning, executing and delivering the project to Mulhouse, where it was then exhibited for 20 days. I also oversaw the entire production process, facilitated and coordinated the participation of the local community, presented the project to the press and designed the logo and brand identity of the product.


Event Coordinator & Designer

British Red Cross

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
  • National Assembly: The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis. Each year, the charity gathers to celebrate its achievements at home and abroad. The 2015 National Assembly was held at the Brighton Center in March and hosted over 900 volunteers and staff. The Assembly, which had the theme “refusing to ignore people in crisis”, gave the organisation’s volunteers a chance to hear about recent success and discuss upcoming initiatives. Marketplace: The Marketplace in particular is the exhibition area for the event, where teams from across the organisation share their work with volunteers and staff. This space has been a key feature of the National Assembly as it offers attendees the opportunity to find out about aspects of work that aren’t featured on stage and ask questions about teams and projects that interest them. With a focus at the 2015 event on the new strategy and a desire to make the event more interactive, there was a need to look again at the marketplace and define a clearer purpose for the stands. My responsibilities: This internship was a perfect opportunity for me to develop my design and event management skills. My responsibilities included liaising with teams from across the organisation to help them develop their stands, planning the layout of the entire marketplace, coordinating the marketplace and working with colleagues to create interactive displays and activities. Moreover, I collaborated with the graphic design team to design the partitions for each stand.


Assistant Photographer

Kingston University

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014


Experiential & Exhibition Design Internship

Malka Architecture

Jan 2013 - May 2013
  • Renderings, drawings (from conception to completion of drawings), computer graphics, preparations of presentations, organization of meetings with clients, graphics of portfolio and book… Graphics and research for Stephane Malka’s book, “Le Petit Pari(s)” Initial research and design of Pop Up Mall and Concept Store to be built in June 2015 in La Defense, Paris Initial research and design of Jonathan Mannion’s photo exhibition to be held in the Hennessy Museum in Cognac, France


Freelance Graphic Designer

Copenhagen International School

Sep 2012 - Sep 2015
  • CIS Footprints is a quarterly publication produced for Copenhagen International School, aimed at sponsors and companies. Since it's first edition in 2012, I have been responsible for its visual identity as well as its editorial design and for occasionally editing the newsletter, which shares CIS's international roots and further reinforces its position as a thought leader in education. Throughout the past couple of years, the newsletter has undergone slight changes in identity before settling for an elegant and clean layout, with a stylized version of the original CIS logo. The publication itself contains thought pieces from staff, alumni, students and news articles on current business topics. The purpose of the newsletter is to act as a voice for CIS to communicate personal stories, discoveries and achievements, while establishing a tone of quality not usually achieved in a standard high school newsletter format.


Interior Architecture Internship

Andres Remy Arquitectos

May 2012 - Jun 2012
  • Designs, mapping, research, completion of final drawings, concept graphics for presentations and imaging…



Design: Product Space

Kingston University

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
  • Distinction


BA Interior Architecture and Design

ESAG Penninghen

Sep 2009 - Sep 2012