Subtlety and complexity
We employ thinkers from backgrounds of Architecture, Interior Design and the Theatre to enable us to create each design individually suited to its own variables of space, surface and the time.
His architecture and design background enables him to immediately grasp spatial design concepts. This ability, coupled with technical knowledge, allows him to conceive and develop lighting strategies which enhance buildings and landscapes in new and exciting ways.
David has won and completed projects four continents: North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. His work has been published in magazines all over the world. He has served on juries of the Australian Design Council awards programme and the Illuminating Engineers Society Lighting Design Awards programme. David lectures at Industry events and to pass on the knowledge learnt from his experience, David has also teaches lighting design at Assumption University, Bangkok Thailand.
He has won many commendation awards for lighting, design awards of excellence, management awards for successful project delivery and operator awards for best global venues:
Top 5 bars in the world: Nest Shanghai
Best Hotel in Australia: Como The Treasury
Top 2 Global Hotels
Gold Key Hotel operator awards
Commendation of Excellence – Australia lighting awards
Innovative business leader, creative designer, with deep and diverse experience spanning many cultures and regions.
B. Architecture (Hons) Victoria University
David is the Creative Director and Chairman of the DJCoalition International group of companies. David formulates and develops our design strategies both at a philosophical and project level. He directs us toward the creation of innovative, client focussed lighting solutions.
PONGKHUN YOOSUPAB runs our Thailand office as its Director.
Khun Pongkhun was born and educated in Thailand and graduated from Chulalongkorn University with a Bachelor degree in Architecture. He continued his studies at the University of Colorado from which he graduated with a Masters Degree of Architecture. His international background makes him a skilled communicator and an open, clear thinker.
Khun Pongkhun completed his architectural internship in Seattle, Washington and continued to work in the United States for six years. Upon return to Bangkok he pursued his interest in lighting, joining together with many like minded design professionals to form what is now a very vibrant Bangkok lighting profession.
Khun Pongkhun has 14 years’ experience post graduation, with six years of that at DJCoalition. For three years he has managed our Thai office and overseen our growth in the Asian Region. He is registered with the Siam Institute of Architects.
He helps set design strategies for projects across the Asian region and then, with equal measures of design insight and organisation, guides them through documentation and site realisation.
B. Arch Thammasat University
M. Design University of Technology, Sydney
M. Interactive Design University of Technology, Sydney
Project Leader, interactive design artist, international designer delivering projects across Australia and South East Asia. Her work has been recognised as offering “magical lighting experiences” with her “CubicByte” Lighting Sculpture winning Osram Australia’s Indoor Lighting Sculpture Competition.
Communication and coordination
Integration of Art into the design solution. Nui specialises in interactive lighting and lighting interface design, where she fosters the engagement between light and human interaction in space. She has practiced Lighting Design as an artistic expression which ads her architectural projects and she has exhibited in Public lighting events:
Sydney Vivid festival
Beam Festival with the University of Technology Sydney
Boutique, design led projects: concept, design development, documentation & coordination, construction overview, commissioning & compliance signing off.
Experience includes: layouts and calculations, CAD and Design/Documentation Tools, Application of engineering science and technology, Specifications, understanding & interpretations of architectural drawings.
Nui works closely with Architects, engineers, suppliers, and other professionals, ensuring compliance with applicable Standards, Building codes and Green Star Ratings
Como Hotel, Perth
Queens Wharf Brisbane Integrated resort
Treasury Buildings, Perth
Sofitel Hotel Adelaide
Sathorn Square Bangkok
FIONA GAWAN –TAYLOR
Creative Manager DJCoalition
AB.Sc. (HONS) Engineering Product Design, Polytechnic of the South Bank
Art & Design Foundation, Cardiff School of Art
Fiona builds relationships. Her network spans Australia and South East Asia. Fiona guides the development of our practice, how to build our contacts and reputation and how to influence our profession. She understands the way people work together cooperatively across different cultures and manages our team matching resources to projects and thus lead our clients to the best outcome.
Fiona has driven digital transformation of office administration and practices, she has instigated joint venture opportunities and as a paid / volunteer event planner successfully driving community involvement. She also teaches the best Pilates classes for busy designers
Fiona has worked across our region in the profession of lighting design. Specifically Fiona has experience in Australia – Western Australia and New South Wales – Singapore and Hong Kong. Before joining us she ran her own successful lighting design practice in Singapore. She has also worked extensively with the WA surf lifesaving organisation with their compliance programme and liaison with local government.
Her training started in the Arts at Cardiff School and design at South Bank Polytechnic. These early explorations were followed by experience gained working on site for projects in Hong Kong, Indonesia, China, Korea and South East Asia in the early 1990s.
BHP Billiton, Singapore
MGPA Singapore, Asia Square
Labriz Island Resort Seychelles - Hilton
Mudhdoo Island Maldives
Creative Manager and Business Lead, with proven skills in organisational management and project delivery.
ANGELA SUAREZ LOZANO
Senior Designer DJCoalition
AD. Management 2013
M. Design Science (Illumination) 2012
B. Building Engineering 2010
B. Technical Architecture 2006
Project Leader, problem solver, delivers high quality lighting solutions born from the best combination of design and the practicalities of project delivery.
Angela is dedicated to providing our clients with creative and technical excellence in all aspects of lighting design through diversity and innovation.
Her experience in lighting design extends across many aspects within the industry with backgrounds in architectural lighting, construction, films & theatre. This allows her to deliver creative solutions and successfully manage projects with an approach that places collaboration, integrity and passion at the centre of what she does.
Project leader, project management, delivering on time solutions
Concept design, using a lighting strategy to drive technical detail
Application of creative thinking to engineering science and technology
Communication and collaboration with consultants for coordinated solutions
Construction overview and commissioning ensuring compliance
Sustainable and Energy Saving Design – Green Star programme
Presenter at the Sydney Pecha Kucha talk: "The importance of presentations" Sparc 2015 Vivid Lighting Festival
Angela has been involved in medium and large scale projects:
Queens Wharf Brisbane – Integrated resort Development
Barangaroo Lend Lease Workplace, Sydney NSW
Joondalup Shopping Centre, Joondalup WA
ICC (Darling Harbour Live) Public Realm, Sydney NSW
Barangaroo Public Realm, Sydney NSW
Darling Square NW Plot, Sydney NSW
Darling Square Public Domain, Sydney NSW
ICC Hotel, Sydney NSW
Khun Rinnin studied at Rangsit University, Bangkok Thailand and graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Design with Honours. She continued her studies completing her Masters degree in Lighting Design at King Mongkut University of Technology, Thailand. She is currently studying her MBA, enabling her to bring greater organisational and business skills into her management of the design and construction process.
Khun Rinnin followed her studies with a year at the Aalto University School of Arts in Helsinki, Finland. The time spent oversees in Scandinavia has proved formative to her understanding of light and design. She believes good design should be honest, of a simple aesthetic and long lasting.
Her design methodology is “hands-on” with a practical approach to creative idea generation. She uses sketching, model making and mock ups to test ideas. Her approach is summarised by a think-draw-make, rethink-redraw-remake approach.
RINNIN KOSITANONT Khun Rinnin is a Senior Lighting Designer at DJCoalition Bangkok she started her career in 2009 joining DJCoalition in 2011.
Her international experience includes projects in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Jordan and the Maldives.