Nicola Golightly, was Parkin. b. 1983, British visual artist and designer.

Working as a freelance practitioner for 10 years, Nicola’s work covers a variety of art forms. With a passion for illustration, design and print, she prides herself on a multidisciplinary approach. Nicola uses design in the broadest possible way; using it as a motivational tool, a way of bringing smart, fresh ideas to life and to initiate forward thinking.

Her work has included the design and delivery of live illustration events, participatory projects, a variety of artist led projects and collaborations. She is also a core member of blimey! Darlington Artist Collective and member of East Street Arts.

Nicola is also one of three Directors of Navigator North, an arts organisation based in the North East of England. Navigator initiates activities to raise the public awareness of artists, artworks and creative practice, stimulating dialogue, interaction and engagement between artists and the public.