Founder, Nikki Goldup, has over thirty years of experience working in the creative industries, education and academic research (MPhil Cantab). She offers a broad-based and contemporary approach to digital marketing, visual art making, and project facilitation. As a practising artist Nikki has exhibited her work internationally, working alongside curators to develop installation works, catalogues, presentations and lecture series. Her work is now held in many private and public collections. As an educator, Nikki has worked in a breadth of educational institutions, museums and galleries, teaching in informal and informal settings. Her specialist interest lies in supporting those who are or have been educationally excluded.
As part of the Black & White Creative ‘family’, Nikki founded B/W Digital, evolving to meet the marketing needs of contemporary business. She offers brand-centric content creation, design and digital marketing. Known as a prolific blogger and lifestyle writer, her literature has been published in internationally acclaimed journals and print and digital publications. Nikki has also been successful at developing and delivering acclaimed projects for the charity and private sectors.
Her skills base, combined with a thorough understanding of lifestyle, trends and business provides clients with unique and style-driven marketing packages, design and consultancy.
From her base in Suffolk, Nikki works with her clients remotely or in person, offering tailor made, broad based consultancy, design and social media support.
Nikki also collaborates with her partner, Keith Hopewell a visual artist, writer and project facilitator. As a combination the couple provide an extensive range of skills, experience and visual art practice at the highest level. His practice explores the relationship between sound and non-representational painting, using unorthodox and contemporary mediums. The resultant art is exhibited internationally, formally in galleries, and in public, open spaces. As a multidisciplinary artist, Hopewell’s work simultaneously collides both sculptural and painterly elements to explore sonic impressions and synesthetic perceptions. Using natural rhythms, and ritualistic systems, Hopewell’s work is about creating a pure language for the senses.