Mercedes Picazo



Mercedes is graduated in Business and Accountancy from the University of Barcelona. She holds an MBA degree from the University of Westminster, AMBA accredited.


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 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.

Bibiana Farenzena



Bibiana is a designer and illustrator with 9 years experience in the creative industry both in Brazil and Europe. Her experience in design and illustration touched a range of projects including the Marks & Spencer gift cards, campaigns and website, Daily Mail app for tablets, Asos and TK Maxx digital campaigns, rebranding of Pai Skincare and branding, textile design and business management at Creative Philosophie.


Bibi has a BA in Visual Design from ESPM University in Brazil, and also studied Digital Print on Textiles at Saint Martin’s College London. She also holds an MA in Design for Communication from University of Westminster where she retains strong links through the mentoring of new up and coming for design students.


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 design and laughter can solve nearly anything.

Ophélia Gisquet



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 is
convinced that honesty and
efficiency are keywords for a
successfully well managed a project.
She is always on the move and likes
challenges; her passion for traveling
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.