Yellow Goat Design (YGD), an Australian designer and builder of custom lighting for hospitality and other sectors, has opened an office in San Francisco headed by Nicola Casale. The new locale joins YDG’s existing North American location, in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Casale was named director of the company’s North American division in 2017. Prior to assuming that post, she served as design and marketing manager for YGD, and as an interior designer at ForrestPerkins.
“Nicola’s leadership style is perfectly suited for this move as she embodies a people-centric and design-focused approach,” says Carey Schuster, president of YDG, which also creates decorative screens and room dividers, as well as sculptures and installations for commercial play areas. “She is passionate about maintaining the highest standards for Yellow Goat’s clients from initial design and concepting through to purchasing, project management and install, all of which she will deliver more accessibly to our West Coast clients. Her project portfolio, including Neiman Marcus West Chester, multiple Westfield Shopping Center locations, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, Google’s Sunny Vale office and Lincoln’s Newport Experience Center, have elevated YGD’s national and international profile and resulted in the launch of the West Coast office location.”