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My name is Iana Nikolova and I'm a Product and Industrial Designer, specialising in user-centred design. 

My goal as a designer is to create products that truly "care" for their users, offering excellent quality and ergonomics, minimalistic aesthetics, and accessibility for all. My designs resonate with users on an emotional and personal level, creating a unique bond between the product and the person.


I have a passion for making things with my hands, sketching, building, and working with both physical and digital tools. I have experience in designing 3D models using advanced CAD systems, prototyping with specialised microcontrollers and electronics (Arduino and Raspberry Pi), and working with innovative digital fabrication tools. My main interest is developing wearable technology and IoT smart solutions and devices that shape the world of tomorrow. 


I'm always eager to face new design challenges hands-on!

ABLE-N is about good design enabling smart product functionalities.


Graphic Design and Illustration: Adobe Creative Suite
(Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), Procreate

Computer-Aided Design (CAD): Fusion 360, Blender,
SketchUp, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Solidworks

Workshop Skills: Glass Work (Hot Blowing, Cold Casting),
Wood Work (Cutting, Milling), Metal Work (Welding,
Cutting, Casting), Textiles, Casting (Plaster, Silicone, Resin)

Digital Fabrication: Laser Cutting (Wood, Metal), Interactive
3D Printing, Vacuum Forming, Clay 3D Printing, CNC, Soldering

Coding and Web Development:
C++, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Arduino, Adafruit, Raspberry Pi, Fritzing
Photography and Film: Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Garmin VIRB



English (Native Speaker), Bulgarian (Native Speaker),

Spanish (Fluent), German (Basic Level)


2023 -

UI/UX designer of the LLcloud multi-sensor cloud platform
Helping the LLcloud team with wearables business development and sales


Asana Cat UG Design Internship as part of the LLcloud Team
Designing prototypes for a novel cat tracker collar using LoRaWan technology ​

2022 - 2023 

Graphic Design Internship at Memorabilia Pack Company Ltd., Edinburgh, UK 
Developed graphic design covers and leaflets for memorabilia packs

2021 - 2022

Internship at Digital Space Living Lab, Sofia, Bulgaria 
Data analysis, web graphics design and video editing

2018 - 2019

Voluntary work at Smart Fab Lab, Sofia, Bulgaria 
Designing 2D and 3D CAD and Sketchup models


2020 - now 


2015 - 2020

BA Hons - Product Design: The University of Edinburgh, Scotland 

Secondary Education at the American College of Sofia, Bulgaria 

Exchange Semester - Industrial Design: Lund University, Sweden


Isla Munro, Head of Department, Product Design, The University of Edinburgh


Dr Keeryong Choi, Lecturer of Contemporary Craft, The University of Edinburgh


Dr Stavri Nikolov, Founding Director of LLcloud and Digital Spaces Living Lab 


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