Testimonials

Reto Peritz - Bereichsleiter Show (Head of Show) bei SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
"Nicoline worked very close with our delegation and the artists at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 to come up with a great and clever brief. She is very inspiring and brilliant in bringing out the very best and pushing everybody to get a great show. It’s a pleasure to work with Nicoline and her positive energy."
Reto Peritz

Bereichsleiter Show (Head of Show) bei SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

Jeremy Hartley - Head of Commercial at Entertainment Industries Ltd
"When we were asked to produce The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award Diamond Anniversary Gala in association with Eon Production’s ‘Bond’ franchise, we knew that we needed to turn to a world-class production designer to bring the main event space to life; incorporating the styles and values of all event stakeholders.
Nicoline was the obvious choice and we were thrilled when she agreed to come on board – not only for her extraordinary vision and experience but also her wealth of contacts throughout the production industry who all came together in support of the charity.
We can’t wait to work with Nicoline again and can highly recommend her and the RockArt team!"
Jeremy Hartley

Head of Commercial at Entertainment Industries Ltd

Joe Cangelosi - Line Producer, League of Legends Worlds Championship 2015
"Nicoline is one of the most genuinely creative people I have ever worked with. She has refreshing ideas, is respectful of budgets and gives timely delivery: the complete package. Personable and professional to the end, I look forward to many future collaborations."
Joe Cangelosi

Line Producer, League of Legends Worlds Championship 2015

Michael Kealy - Executive Producer at RTE
"Nicoline worked with us on staging Ireland’s entry for Eurovision this year and she was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She’s dynamic, creative with a real positive problem solving attitude with a great attention to detail. She was a brilliant addition to our Eurovision team and I recommend her highly."
Michael Kealy

Executive Producer at RTE

Ariel Horn - Global Head of eSports Content at Riot Games
"We worked with Nicoline on the 2015 run of League of Legends Worlds. The timeline was pretty short and Nicoline was thrust into a pretty tricky new world of esports without a huge background. Through this stretch of preproduction with a big stakeholder group, she was really patient and constructive with our team. As we got onsite, everything came in and got constructed as expected. She was super committed, professional and easy to work with. We walked the floor and geeked out together. She’s actually a really fun person to hang out with in general. Would say, especially if you’re looking for a way to elevate your show concept to the next level and want some new life breathed into a project, Nicoline is a great go-to option."
Ariel Horn

Global Head of eSports Content at Riot Games

Michael Biwer - Group Show Director 'Entertainment, Media and Creative Industries', Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH.
"Making the Eurovision set come to life…” was the title of the keynote lecture given by Nicole Refsing at Prolight + Sound 2017. Renowned throughout Europe as an expert with an outstanding wealth of experience and first-class references, she was a valuable addition to the seminar programme. With her keen sense for a perfect presentation and her ability to bring artistic visions to life, she is a source of inspiration for all groups of visitors to Prolight + Sound – from event technicians and lighting and stage designers, via TV and radio professionals, to production and event managers."
Michael Biwer

Group Show Director 'Entertainment, Media and Creative Industries', Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH.

Alessandro Ragni - Manager and Music Consultant at Sony Music, Rai - Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A., MN Italia - Gruppo Mediante
"It was a great pleasure working with Nicoline on our Eurovision entry for Italy 2016. She’s committed, creative and flexible enough to deliver always on time the best possible results within the budget constraint. Working in a team with her was a great experience and she’s a powerful force when circumstances requires an extra push to get things done. At an artistic level she’s Always pushing boundaries and we are very proud of the Amazing stage she’s created for our artist. I would recommend Nicoline and am looking forward to working with her again soon."
Alessandro Ragni

Manager and Music Consultant at Sony Music, Rai - Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A., MN Italia - Gruppo Mediante

Donna Purcell Barnett - Event Producer, The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award Gala Event 2016
"Working with Nicoline was an absolutely incredible process. Nicoline and her team expertly transformed what would have been ‘another event’ into an exquisite experience that simply surprised and thrilled all who attended. Throughout the process Nicoline continually surpassed our expectations and hopes to deliver what can only be described as a once in a lifetime event. Nicoline and her team are incredible, she would absolutely be my first choice and I hope to have the privilege to work with her again."
Donna Purcell Barnett

Event Producer, The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award Gala Event 2016

Jonathan X - Director, League of Legends Worlds Championship 2015
"What I love about my craft is ‘The Art of Collaboration’.
I have been a fan of Nicoline and her team since my first viewing of the Eurovision projects. When I heard I was going to have an opportunity to work with her group on the Riot Games, League of Legends Worlds Championship Finals, I was all in.
The creative, practical, logical, effective design and visualization were nothing short of wonderful. The ability to visualize, listen and incorporate feedback from my team and present choices and options to work within the project vision and format made my life easier.
But my favorite part is the feeling that we were working together for the same goal, ‘Outstanding Work’.
I look forward to our next collaboration."
Jonathan X

Director, League of Legends Worlds Championship 2015

Helen Terry - Executive Producer, The Brit Awards
"Nicoline always hits the brief and brings limitless imagination to a project. Who else could have suspended Take That 120′ up in the Earls Court rafters, in a UFO? At a time when TV set design is monochromatic and derivative, Nicoline brings colour, vibrancy and originality. We need more of this on our screens."
Helen Terry

Executive Producer, The Brit Awards

Brit Awards 2009. Earls Court, London. Design: Nicoline Refsing, Rockart Design. Take That.

Emma Bull - Creative Director, One Direction, Olly Murs, Leona Lewis & Westlife
"Nicoline’s unique talent of balancing a wonderful artistic flair with an all round understanding of both the build and production process is just one of the reasons I have called upon her many times to work alongside me on projects. From full scale arena tours to one off TV performance designs, Nicoline always delivers beyond expectation and I look forward to creating more magical pop moments together!"
Emma Bull

Creative Director, One Direction, Olly Murs, Leona Lewis & Westlife

Paul Clarke - Australian Head of Delegation, Eurovision 2016
"Nicoline interpreted our brief very cleverly, and her mood boards accurately predicted what the final creative design would look like. She was very good at pushing technicians and the production team to get what we wanted, and the result was a close 2nd for Australia at Eurovision 2016 Stockholm. Well done Nicoline!"
Paul Clarke

Australian Head of Delegation, Eurovision 2016

Sophie Atkinson - Content Manager, PLASA Events
"Nicoline has spoken at the PLASA Show in London twice now – in 2014 and again this year in 2016. Her presentations focus on the creative side of the use of technology, something that is sometimes missed in the high-tech nature of the event. Nicoline’s presentations always attract a lot of attention – great for us in the run up to the event – and the theatre onsite is always packed. Nicoline is a very professional and highly engaging speaker, who captivates her audience with beautifully presented and fascinating presentations. We hope she will come back again to speak next year."
Sophie Atkinson

Content Manager, PLASA Events

Ulf Nielsen - Association of Swedish Lighting Designers (SLF) (Svenska Ljussättareföreningen)
"The Association of Swedish Lighting Designers (SLF) invited Nicoline as a speaker on two different occasions, the first time being an international lighting designer’s conference in Malmo 2015. This seminar was so popular that SLF were asked to invite Nicoline to speak again, this time at the Swedish Audio, Video and Lighting Expo in Stockholm (LLB) 2016.
Nicoline’s seminars focus primarily on the artistic ideas and the creative process of her work. Her starting point is always the artistic design idea, then how it can be implemented technically. Her artistic designs are extraordinary and her portfolio includes many different types of events."
Ulf Nielsen

Association of Swedish Lighting Designers (SLF) (Svenska Ljussättareföreningen)

Kerstin Anderson - Head of Further Education, The Danish National School of Performing Arts
"It is a great pleasure to work with Nicoline. She is always very professional and extremely dedicated to her work. Her contagious commitment attracts exciting professionals from near and far and as a skilled communicator and orator, she manages to mesmerise her audience."
Kerstin Anderson

Head of Further Education, The Danish National School of Performing Arts

Victoria Sindermann - Senior Director of TV Promotion at EMI Music
"We used Nicoline for our Mobos performance with Professor Green and Emeli Sande and again a few weeks later for their X Factor performance. She was creative and very easy to work with. She listened to our brief and ensured that the creative worked for the artist and show alike. She delivered on time and to budget and I’d definitely use her again."
Victoria Sindermann

Senior Director of TV Promotion at EMI Music

Christian Elliott - Creative & Operations Executive, Hillsong London
"Nicoline was a pleasure to work with and provided a plethora of thought provoking designs and concepts in a professional and pleasant manner. Nicoline is daring, highly tuned to the creative environments she works within and as a result forward thinking in her delivered product. I was impressed by her detail of execution and how she went above and beyond the written agreement to provide what can only be described as an excellent and thorough project that as a team we enjoyed immensely. I would recommend Nicoline again and am happy to do so if contacted."
Christian Elliott

Creative & Operations Executive, Hillsong London

Maggie Crowe - Director of Events & Charities at BPI Limited (British Phonographic Industry)
"Nicoline is a consummate professional with passion. She will embrace each project with enthusiasm and vigour. Her instinct of understanding that often budget constraints dictate – never distracts her vision and creativity."
Maggie Crowe

Director of Events & Charities at BPI Limited (British Phonographic Industry)

Ged Malone - Artist Manager, Professor Green
"We worked with Nicoline on our stage set for both The Mobo Awards 2011 and Professor Green’s “X Factor” appearance in 2011. Not only is Nicoline a joy to work with but her creative ideas are second to none. If you’re looking to make as much impact with your artist as possible then look no further than Nicoline."
Ged Malone

Artist Manager, Professor Green

Mobo Awards 2011. Show / creative direction and design for Professor Green & Emeli Sande performance: Nicoline Refsing, Rockart Design.

Hamish Hamilton - Director
"Nicoline’s got crazy energy, a lot of good ideas and understands both the live event and the TV lens. Her work with Amy Winehouse, Kylie Minogue, Mark Ronson, Rihanna, Snow Patrol, The Killers, and Take That on the 2006 to 2010 Brit Awards was fabulous."
Hamish Hamilton

Director

Kim Turberville - Executive Producer, The National Television Awards & The National Movie Awards
"Nicoline cares… her creative energy, meticulous attention to detail, passion and focus on the project in hand is coupled with an innate understanding of how to deliver on budget. And, importantly for us, Nicoline’s approach is always mindful of the dual design needs of a large-scale live arena event and the TV audience at home."
Kim Turberville

Executive Producer, The National Television Awards & The National Movie Awards

Steve Levitt - Director at Production North Ltd, Production Manager for Leona Lewis and Westlife
"Nicoline is not only talented but hard working, has great work ethics and is a pleasure to work with."
Steve Levitt

Director at Production North Ltd, Production Manager for Leona Lewis and Westlife

John Adkins - Managing Director of JA Productions
"An innovative and quite brilliant designer , I have always found Nicoline to be an inspiration and a pleasure to work with from creative concept through to successful delivery."
John Adkins

Managing Director of JA Productions

Kevin Monks - Director at Blackout Ltd
"I have worked with Nicoline on a range of shows from Pink Fun House Tour 2009 to The Brit Awards, MTV European Music Awards and the UK’s National TV Awards. Her attention to detail and sparkle help create environments that are both imaginative and mystical whilst still providing the practical requirements for these type of events."
Kevin Monks

Director at Blackout Ltd