SCIBE Sightlines Exhibition
“I was delighted to work with Leonora on the Sightlines exhibition for a major EU research project on Scarcity and the Built Environment. Leonora came in at very short notice and working with Crystal Bennes designed, curated and delivered an accessible and enjoyable exhibition against exceptionally tight deadlines.
They worked very much on their own initiative, whilst keeping me informed, and I completely trusted them to take care of the complexity of producing an exhibition in a short space of time. I would certainly work with Leonora again if the opportunity arose.”
Professor Jeremy Till: Head of Central Saint Martins
Project Wild Thing
“Within a few hours of meeting and describing our goals to Leonora, she came up with the Out and About idea. During the making of Project Wild Thing, we came up with a large number of ideas to sell nature to parents and children, but Leonora’s idea of an intervention at maternity (and at key stages of later development) is having the most impact.
In the following few weeks, Leonora worked with doctors and illustrators to produce the copy and images that became the Out and About pack. It is currently being trialled in maternity hospitals across the country.
Leonora is a joy to work with. She is smart, sensitive and quick and follows up great creative thinking with excellent writing.”
David Bond and Ashley Jones, Green Lions
“The Giant Jenga has been used by our business team at several events and currently resides in the show home – it is a fun and popular education tool, which really gets people, children and adults alike, coming to our stand to play.
In Cancun at the COP16 we left lots of the pin badges on our stand and kept seeing senior civil servants and cleaners alike wearing them, which was good to see.
Pooran had some very small pin badges made, of the same design, which he gives out to key contacts. We also wear these lapel pins at meetings we go to and they are very much admired.
I think using an external designer worked really well for BioRegional – you brought new ideas and a fresh approach.”
Freya Seath, Policy and Advocacy Manager – BioRegional
Nick Hancock Design Studio
“I have known and worked with Leonora Oppenheim since 2002, first as a colleague at Richard Rogers Partnership (now Rogers, Stirk & Harbour) then as friend and collaborator over the subsequent years.
Leonora is a natural communicator and connector of people. She is a highly respected leader in the field eco and sustainability design working on projects both nationally and internationally. Her reputation and interdisciplinary experience at the highest level, allows her to forge new paths in communicating environmental issues to the wider public.
This combined with her ability to generate and deliver new ideas often under extreme pressure makes her a reference point and spokesperson for environmental design issues globally. I have no hesitation in recommending Leonora to any future clients and I look forward to our continued collaborative work together in the future.”
Nick Hancock, Director – Nick Hancock Design Studio
“With a keen eye for design and a passion for sustainability, Leonora’s contributions to Cool Hunting always reflect the kind of conscious and cutting-edge reporting that defines contemporary journalism. What makes her work stand out is not just her dedication to her field, but her intelligent analysis of it.”
Ami Keahola, editorial director – Cool Hunting
“As a contributor TreeHugger.com, Leonora has proven herself to be a dedicated and objective blogger on the subject of environmental trends. Having covered local events in London, travelled to Africa, and followed the cutting edge of good, green design during her tenure at TreeHugger, she has positioned herself as an innovator and torch-bearer in the fast-changing arenas of both environmental blogging and sustainable design.”
Meaghan O’Neill, Editor-in-Chief – TreeHugger