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.

 

EXPERIENCE

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.

AWARDS

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.

DAVID SKELLEY 
Chairman DJCoalition 
B. Building Science Victoria University

B. Architecture (Hons) Victoria University

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EXPERTISE

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.

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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.

PARNMOONIN KOMKHAM
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.

EXPERTISE

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

SPARC

Beam Festival with the University of Technology Sydney

 

EXPERIENCE

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

PROJECTS

Como Hotel, Perth

Queens Wharf Brisbane Integrated resort

Treasury Buildings, Perth

Sofitel Hotel Adelaide

Sathorn Square Bangkok

Pullman Sydney

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FIONA  GAWAN –TAYLOR

Creative Manager DJCoalition

AB.Sc. (HONS) Engineering Product Design, Polytechnic of the South Bank

Art & Design Foundation, Cardiff School of Art

EXPERTISE

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

 

EXPERIENCE

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.

PROJECTS

BHP Billiton, Singapore

MGPA Singapore, Asia Square

Labriz Island Resort Seychelles - Hilton

Mudhdoo Island  Maldives

Shell Singapore

Yokogawa Singapore

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.

 

EXPERTISE

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.

 

EXPERIENCE

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

 

PROJECTS

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. 

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