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Tatum - Design & Art Director - Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove, UK

Nicola Tatum

Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove, UK


A skilled and professional designer who's worked in London and the Middle East; 13 years experience in the design & print industry as well as publishing. Worked in agencies, in publishing houses and for independent companies requiring design services. Experience designing anything from high-end coffee table books to 3D sculptured objects for VIP establishments. There's a great solution to all jobs however large or small.


Design & Art Director


The mind of a strategist and the eye of a consumer–Pario One is the brainchild
of Nicola Tatum who has spent 14 years working in the design and publishing arena.

Pario One brings to the table an extensive network of contacts from marketing, advertising and branding to public relations and print, both in the UK and Middle East.

When you choose Pario One, you choose attention to detail, quality and commitment underpinning by vast experience spanning a variety of sectors.

Work History

Design/Art Director

Pario One. Design Consultancy

From January 2012

Design & Art Director

Pario One

December 2012 - December 2012

The brainchild of Nicola Tatum, Pario One is a design consultancy that provides unique design solutions for a variety of clients. Whatever your budget and whatever the platform; Pario One will deliver.

Specialisting in deisn, print, online, copywriting and PR.

Snr Designer

CRE8 Dubai

August 2011 - December 2012

Senior Designer


August 2011 - December 2012

Working as a senior designer in a niche design agency in Dubai. Tackling a variety of projects covering brand, advertising and publishing.

Snr Designer/Art Editor

ITP Publishing Group

November 2009 - September 2011

Snr Designer/Art Editor

ITP Publishing

November 2008 - September 2011

Working across business titles, women's lifestyle titles and customer titles, including:
Grazia Middle East, Ahlan!, Ahlan Masala!, JetSet, Arabian Business, Arabian Travel news, Insight, CEO Middle East, Aspire (Etihad inflight magazine), Barclays Premier and Health Matters.

Supplements including; Top 50 and 100 business listings (quarterly), Hot 100 series, Dubai World Cup and the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Books: Arabian Business 'The Interviews'

Senior Designer

Atisreal BNP Paribas RE

January 2007 - September 2009


BNP Paribas Real Estate

January 2007 - January 2009

Develop and market the brand both internally and externally. Atisreal was taken over by BNP Paribas so evolving the brand and liaising with colleagues in Paris to ensure a smooth transition was successful. All collateral from internal presentation materials to printed materials were developed and internal brand awareness training was developed and rolled out by myself for the UK offices.



January 2001 - January 2003

Working with clients such as adidas, Proctor & Gamble, Nestle, GF Smith, Hill & Knowlton and United Biscuits.
Involved in the launch and development of the 'bisqit' name and brand and self promotion of the company.



It's a winner!

Sports Talk: From concept to the final product; Sports Talk was developed faster than a Samuel Groth serve. The new 'all English sports' magazine launched to the public with special guest, England footballing legend, Paul Gascoigne. Along with the magazine a Facebook page for readers and fans to follow was developed and other promotional applications. The fresh, modern lifestyle design appealed to the target audience and its popularity has grown from strength to strength.

Photography direction

From the unknown to sports stars. We have experience spanning a variety of sectors. Whether it's a one day profile shoot or a few weeks in the World's tallest building—we've covered it.

Exhibition graphics

A selection of graphics from ADIPEC, Abu Dhabi 2012 and 2013 to INDEX and The Hotel Show

Putting on a show

INDEX exhibition: The Middle East's leading interior design and innovation show held annually in Dubai required a modern look for it's promotional collateral. From the corporate old blues to a vibrant new photographic design, 2014's exhibition was set to be the best yet!

Innovative printing

MTA DIgital Creative Review Promo: Specialist Printers, MTA Digital, showcased their innovative technique of digitally printing 'white' on specialty papers. A technique that opens up the options designers have for lower run print jobs. Incredible!


IQ Exhibition: is a new interior design exhibition to be held in Qatar in 2015. The brand evolved from an existing wordmark. Four main sectors were given their own colour tag to follow through in advertising and sector development. Images were selected to represent the type of interiors to be show; hospitality, residential, lighting, finishes and many others.

Luxury brand

ICONIC; Branding and advertising for a new luxury brand for INDEX Exhibition, UAE. The brief was to create a new identity that hosts an array of luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Swarovski, BVLGARI, Baccarat, Armani casa, Roche Bobois, Mont Blanc and Cristofle.

Design with substance

Burj Khalifa Coffee Table Book
The part wrap cover was industrial and reflected the materials and beauty of the building.

Whilst working with CRE8 in Dubai, Pario One's Art Director designed and art directed this 360 page official book for Emaar Properties, the company responsible for building the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa. The main bulk of the photographs were shot by the wonderfully talented Bahr Karim.

Promotional piece

Zabeel printing press showcased a variety of print techniques using a bespoke brochure. Iillustrations were used throughout the booklet, printed on different paper stocks each with a unique finish.

Sustainable design

A-Z of CSR
This handbook was produced with Atisreal for staff and clients—promoting Corporate and Social Responsibility. Illustrations with an urban style were produced by Alex Williamson. The finish of the book used no clue and printed on sustainable paper—in-keeping with the environmentally friendly message it was portraying.

Luxury brochure

Wainbridge Estates
A hand-finished bespoke brochure designed and produced to showcase Wainbridge Estates property portfolio. The carefully selected materials and print finishes were evocative of the high quality and exclusivity of the properties within the document.

What's in a letter?

Good typesetting's hard to come by these days. When it's done right it can make or break your design.

Design for print

Online might be popular but something tangible in your hands is still the winner for me—it's human nature.

Design & art direction

Across different media, design for print, online and marketing


Nik Wood, BBC Television and Radio presenters' logo


Emirates Woman Special Icon issue

Wedding invitations

Personalised wedding invitation suite

Printer's promotional brochure

Zabeel Printing Press required an up-datable brochure to demonstrate with skills and services.

Exhibition design and print

DMG event branding for an industry leading oil & gas exhibition, Abu Dhabi

Magazine design & art direction

A new all English sports magazine for the Middle East.

Work samples


Qualifications & Certifications

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Norwich School of Art & Design

Creative Writing course and training

Creative Writing course and training

Norwich School of Art & Design


Northfleet School for Girls

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