Mercedes Picazo

DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

mercedes@upcircle.co.uk

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MBA

University of Westminster

BSc (Hons) Business Administration 

University of Barcelona

 

19 years experience:
Business Development, Project Specifications
Specialised in Gypsum fibreboard, Slates,
Wood, Acoustics, non-combustible and sustainable materials.

 

Mercedes has been working in the construction industry for over 15 years, specifying, supplying materials, providing product training and RIBA approved CPD’s. She has dealt with worldwide projects in South America, North America, Hong Kong, Germany, Australia, France, Norway, Finland and the UK. She was involved in well-known projects such as: The Nazi Museum in Berlin – Topography of Terror, James Dyson Hub (University of Cambridge), LeSoCo Phase 1 & 2, Warwick University, and The Tate Museum among many others.

 

She specialises in acoustics, and materials such as slates, gypsum made products and gypsum fiberboard. She has a good knowledge of fire and acoustic testing related to the products she is specialised in.

Mercedes believes that the construction industry should evolve to become more efficient and sustainable; she strongly believes that this is achievable through innovation, drive and teamwork. Mercedes has a great interest and is in continuous search for sustainable materials and product developments that improve the wellbeing of the users while reducing carbon footprint.

Bibiana Farenzena

DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

bibiana@upcircle.co.uk

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MA Design for Communication

University of Westminster

Digital Print on Textiles

Saint Martin's College

BA Visual Design

ESPM Brazil

12 years experience:
Branding, Graphic Design, Illustrations, Editorial Design, Marketing Strategy, Digital Design for tablets and Websites

Bibiana is a senior designer and illustrator with experience in the creative industry both in Brazil and Europe.

 

Her experience touched a range of projects including the Marks & Spencer gift cards, campaigns and website, Daily Mail app for tablets, Asos, Matches Fashion and TK Maxx digital campaigns, rebranding of Pai Skincare and branding, textile design and business management at Creative Philosophie.

 

She also worked in agencies such as Hogarth Wordwide, Brands2Life, Livity and Investis on many different clients accounts.

 

She has a hands-on approach that ensures a holistic design experience across every brand, with an entrepreneurial flair.

 

She believes that hard work, passion for sustainability, design and laughter can solve nearly anything. 

Ophélia Gisquet

DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

ophelia@upcircle.co.uk

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DSAA Creative Designer Diploma

Marseille Arts Appliqués Design  

BTS Interior design

Toulouse Saliege 

10 years experience:
Build to Rent, Hospitality, Residential, Student Accommodations

Ophélia is a free mind Interior architect/designer with substantial experiences in Europe and UK. She worked on various scale projects: offices, private houses,
residential projects for developers as Berkley, luxurious restaurants, 5 and 4 stars hotel in Paris, Montpellier, Prague and Budapest, and student accommodations. The variety of her
experiences proves her adaptability, and the high quality of her service.
 
Ophélia’s focus for details and enthusiasm lead our work. She believes that honesty and efficiency are keywords for a
successfully well managed project. She is always on the move around the world and likes challenges; her passion for travelling
feeds her inspiration.

 

Ophélia will make the most of her knowledge, creativity, and skills to involve Upcircle’s projects in a better and more sustainable future.
 
The most important reward for her is to see a smile lighting up the face of her client.