Hi I’m Nicola Bariol designer & freelancer currently based in China.

My expertise lies in a wide range of design fields, including industrial, UI/UX, web, jewelry, furniture, and interior design.

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I hold a Master’s Degree in Product and Visual Communication Design from IUAV University in Venice.
With a strong background in the field, I have acquired three years of valuable professional experience working in both Italy and China.

Currently, I hold the position of Design Director at Gundong Zebra Design Ltd, based in Foshan.

My design philosophy revolves around simplicity and meticulous attention to detail. 

My mission is to create a new generation of circular, human-centric products that adhere to environmental standards and cater to people’s needs, contributing to create a better world.


Research & Analysis

Customers and Market Research: Gain insights into user needs and preferences, identify target audiences, and explore untapped opportunities within the current market landscape.

Sketches & Ideas

Visually communicating all the features of the new product to assess the design theme’s alignment with the product vision, ensuring a seamless user experience and cohesive aesthetics.


Refine the product based on the rough sketches, making any necessary final edits or adjustments before proceeding to the CAD Design phase.

Concept CAD & 3D

Create the initial conceptual 3D design of the product using CAD software, based on the design concept.


Product prototyping phase: Test tangible product appearance and functionality in real-world use.

Recent Works

Invited as a guest member at

Tigullio Design District 2022

Juror member at Canton Fair Design Award 2022

I had the privilege of being a jury member alongside esteemed professionals, including Professor He Renke, Professor Srini R. Srinivasan, Christine M. Herr, Zhou Ligang, and the chief designer of Lplus Design.

The CF Design Award aims to recognize the finest design product in the Chinese market, honoring innovation in terms of form, functionality, and environmental impact.

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The CF Award was established by China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) in 2013. This year’s event saw an impressive participation of 2,040 products from 1,074 units, reaching a record-breaking number of companies and products. Amidst the challenging international economic and trade landscape, the CF Awards, in collaboration with Canton Fair, has successfully brought together a diverse range of high-quality products from around the world.

"Less is more"

‒ Mies van der Rohe



Foshan, Guandong, China


+86 186 81419305, +39 345 4833884

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