Magda Nieto

Designing and living Experiences

Rn Events July 9, 2013

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Rn Events

Very happy to announced that I started my own company with my family and I can keep working in the Events Industry.

So if you have an event, an experience or need a design, but don´t know what to do, don´t  worry here in Rn Events We Take Care.

In spanish we are Rn Montajes Nosotros Nos Encargamos.



With the start of the New Year, I decided that it was time that I should have my new business card. I used to have one that said that I’m an Industrial Designer, is not that I’m not anymore, once you are designer you can’t stop being one. But now I’m also an Event Manager.

I want to thank Juan Morris from Emmersi for this great design.


LINKS FOR JANUARY 22ND 2010. January 22, 2010

After a while of not actually writing anything here I decided that this 2010 would be different (hopefully are not just those New Year’s resolutions) and will write more. Today, I decided to share with you my Google reader list and tell you about the blogs I normally read.

Steve Gerrard Photography: I think this is one of my favourite photographers and I hope be able to have him for my wedding. Besides doing wedding photography, Steve portrait bands in a very unique and cool way.

ASH 10: Pete Ashton’s professional blog (the personal is here), used to talk about Social Media and what were his experiences about working in this field, but now is more related to what he does (not sure exactly what is that) but you can get a sense and learn about new things about online stuff from him.

Behind the scenes at Smile: is the blog from a new creative company of great people and talented designers called Smile, who opened the company more than a year ago and opened their offices last summer. I like to read them, because besides of what they do, they show their readers things that interested them and write about how they would like to have a better creative world. I think this is a good example of a company using a blog that shows that people who work there are humans and can have your same interests.

Capsule’s blog: This is the blog of a music promoter company who also create experiences through music events (remember Supersonic). This blog besides working as tool for promoting the events they organise, is the space where Lisa Meyer (one of the directors) share information about the type of music that Capsule promote, that I have to say is very eclectic.

Confesiones de una mente peligrosa: Unfortunately, for those who don’t understand Spanish won’t be able to read it. Is a Colombian blogger who use the tittles of the movies for inspiration to write about things that he wants to share. Is good if you want to know about movies, and to have a general knowledge about things.

Created in Birmingham: This blog talks about what is happening in the creative and artistic Birmingham. Events, shows, exhibitions, concerts, festivals, companies, people, venues, etc. This is the space to read if you are interest to know about what Birmingham has to offer and where you can find it. Very good guide, like it more than What’s On!

Experience this: If you are an event professional in England you must have heard about Ian Irving, if you haven’t is an experience person in Experiential Marketing. He has been as 20th in the CIT Power 50 influence people in the industry. If you are interest about events, experiential marketing, employee engagement, B2B, corporate, he is the guy to read.

Flatpack Festival:  This blog talks about what is happening inside the organization of one of the coolest film festivals. Flatpack Festival is held on March in Birmingham and I was lucky enough to be part of the team last year (working as the volunteer and ticketing coordinator).

More Channels than Venice: Did you know that Birmingham has more channels than Venice, well I didn’t. This blog will inform you about those things that you wouldn’t find that easy in Birmingham. Talks about what’s happening in the creative and artistic community in Birmingham. Is like having someone who collects all the fliers in the shops and talks about what is going on in just one place, here.

Needles and Hooks: If you are interest in textiles and how they can become in amazing pieces, you should how Sara design and create her stuff, especially cushions. They great thing is that she is inspired by vintage textiles to create her designs.

No puedo creer que lo hayan inventado: (I can’t believe they have invented) Again another Spanish blog, but the great thing about this, is that they write about objects and things founded online, which have a specific and interest characteristic.

El complejo de Prometeo: Prometeo’s complex, if you want to know about what is happening in the world with a point of view, you need to read him. What I like about this, is that with you found about things you didn’t know and also the information is given with a point of view. Sometimes I agree, sometimes I don’t.

There are more, but this are for now…..


What I found and love at the MET March 19, 2009

In my continuing search for looking of things that are designed to create experiences, to change and influence people in their behaviours, attitudes and ways of seeing life, I found in my last visit to New York at The Metropolitan Museum of Art two designs that not only inspired me but brought me back to my love of space.

Creating experiences, change or influence people behaviours through the things people do, have been always something that I have feel passion about. At the MET, I re-encountered one of my favourite architects and found another one that express through his design the passion of wood.

Frank Lloyd Wright in his Living room from the Little House, Wayzata, Minnesota, designed 1912-14.

Lloyd Wright

What do I like about this room? Well the whole concept of the design express in the different objects in the room. Is a family of objects that correlates together making a whole. The furniture looks as the windows, as the lamps, as the sealing. Is a room that have a continuity of the design that will let the natural light enter and become part of the space as another principal actor.

Another thing that I like about the space is that the design is not only reflected in the interior but also in the exterior. The Museum is thinking to reconstructing the exterior facades in the side passageways and let the visitors enjoy the view of the Central Park through the room.

The other architect, which I found at the museum and I didn’t about his existence but reassure my interest in Japan and its interesting way of appreciating nature is George Nakashima, an American Japanese architect and wood maker.


The image is an example of his work, unfortunately my camera ran out of battery and I couldn’t take a photo of the room at the museum. But the room and the furniture are amazing. Love the idea of how nature is express in his beauty itself and the way of imperfections become the principal beauty of the furniture, as well, as the simplicity. If you are interest in get to know more about his job to can find more information here.

If you have a chance to be in New York, go to the MET and see these two rooms. George Nakashima is in the H Room, Japanese Art in the Second Floor and Frank Lloyd Wright is in the first floor in the American Wing Exhibition.

Just remember that in America the first floor is the ground floor in UK.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art February 13, 2009

The photos above are a selection of pieces that I found at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and I decided to share with you. To understand the order, I first took the photo of the piece and then a photo of the information.

Please, forgive me for the quality of the photos; I definitely need to take a photography class in interiors.

Hope you like it!


A Colombian Event Manager Organising Plus+ October 28, 2008

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I have been living in England for over a year, I came here to study my MA in Events and Exhibition Management at BCU and during my course I helped as volunteer in all the events that I could, trying to get as much experience as possible and to see what the industry could teach me. It has been an amazing experience and now I am more excited than ever of being at the end of the studies and becoming a pro, because I have been having the opportunity to combine the theory learning process with the practical process.


I have been working for the last 4 months in an event, but the excited about this that is not as a volunteer but as an event manager. Plus+ International Design Festival gave the opportunity of two of my friends Ayesha Kaur (India) and Gul Altuntac (Turkey) and me to be the event management team for the event, we thought that we were going to be involve just as interns, but no, the Plus+ directors Caroline Archer (UKType), Matt Clugston (Clusta), James Glover (Fluid), Alexandre Parre (Illuminate) and Lara Ratnaraja, thought that we are able enough to be in charge of the event and I have to say that until now, a week before the event we haven’t disappointed them.


Plus+ ‘is a unique design-led festival showcasing all that is innovative, pioneering, and novel in the world of international typo/graphic design’ and my role as an event manager have been responsible of all delegates management, sourcing and negotiating sponsorship, online communications; registration system setup and control, blogging, social networking and website maintenance (I have to say that I’m getting a pro in Facebooktwitter, YouTube, blogs, etc), exhibition layout and design, logistical coordination and onsite event management.


It has been an amazing opportunity to be able to put in practice all what I have been learning and my real est is going to come next week when the event is actually happening, I just hope everything goes well and all our effort can be shown at the festival and we can show the potential of three international event management students in England.  So if you want to come and see the festival is going to be in Birmingham at Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5SE. Will love to see you there and have the pleasure to meet you!