NIKOLE NELSON. FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR.
A unique combination of artist, maker, designer and construction worker.
Thrives on collaboration, inspiration hunts, nature, dilapidated beauty and roadside finds.
Chaser of art dreams, international travel and a romantic at heart.
Mother of three - Tyler 22, Koa 5 and Kaia James 2.
Opened her Brooklyn interdisciplinary design firm, Nikole Nelson Studios in 2009.
Will always love NYC but can’t do blizzards.
Launched BLKCORAL in Hawaii in 2014.
Must have bacon, chocolate and good wine.
BFA in Interior Design and Architecture from Savannah College of Art & Design.
20 years of art production and design experience.
Resides in Manoa, Hawaii with her handsome Greek husband and babies.
AMY RIVO. PARTNER & INTERIOR DESIGNER.
Began visualizing her future designer self at age 6.
Raised with 40 wolves on her family's 25 acre sanctuary in
Equal parts peaceful and provocative.
Each project represents an invitation for work & play.
Always keeps her eye on ‘humble’ (we have to trick her into photo opps).
Walks her talk and wants to work.
Believes the only way is All the way.
Two decades of interior design & project management experience.
A BFA in Interior Design from Chaminade.
Has a one daughter, Bliss Cayann (8yrs) and one Puma (aka shop dog).
Juli Sproules. Partner & Interior Architect.
Designer, Educator & Writer
Inspired by unexpected relationships & curious about everything.
Happiest with a pen or paintbrush in hand.
#Obsessed with her puppy G.
BA in International Studies & Italian from the University of South Carolina.
MA in Interior Design from the Savannah College of Art & Design.
IIDA Member, NCIDQ-Certified & LEED AP.
10 years of Interior Design and Architecture experience.
French & American, speaks a little Italian, too.
Lives in Washington, D.C. with her puppy G.
LAUREN TRANGMAR. STUDIO MANAGER & ART PRODUCTION ASSISTANT.
Artist, illustrator, graphic designer, maker, master story teller.
Collector of experiences, stories and fun times.
Must have access to sunshine, friends and water.
Roots in Christchurch, New Zealand and Honolulu, Hawaii.
BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Artists of Hawaii 2015 Award Winner, Honolulu Museum of Art.
Orvis Artist in Residence, Honolulu Museum of Art at Spalding House.
MICHELLE CHEN. SOCIAL MEDIA & ART PRODUCTION ASSISTANT.
Can be found on any given day navigating life one frame at a time.
Avid traveller in search of epic adventures.
Must have Canon, yoga, and espresso.
BFA in Fiber Sculpture from University of Hawaii at Manoa
Lives in the heart of Waikiki with her bunny, Bianco.
George nixon. glass & ceramics.
Life long Harley man.
Can play a mean harmonica and killer drum solo.
A master sculptor and renaissance man.
Over 50 years of experience in multidisciplinary art production.
Lives in Hakalau, Island of Hawaii.
BLKCORAL CLIENT LIST: NBC Universal, Honolulu Coffee, Kate Spade NY, Tiffany & Co., New Balance, Coach, BFG, Seaworld, Timbaland, Urban Outfitters, Hewlett Packard, Kamehameha Schools, Paiko, Arvo, Milo, RevoluSUN, Brue Bar, GQ Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, In Style Magazine, Food Arts, Cigar Aficionado, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Men’s Journal, Zink Magazine, Bloomberg Business.