The Nice Things is run by director/photographer and creative director Marion Bergin. An interdisciplinary studio, The Nice Things serves to simply support people at work and at play.
With almost 20 years of experience working with fashion and lifestyle brands between the UK and Ireland Marion, a trained yoga teacher, brings her learnings on life and expertise on brand to the digital space with a mission to simply make everything nicer. Experiencing a burn-out and series of life events whilst running a label in London led her in search of a simpler, less frenetic existence, to find a more fulfilling way to balance life and work. The last five years of self-study have seen her deep dive into understanding the inner workings of the body and the mind and how to live a more fulfilled existence.
She started her career as a fashion buyer managing multi-million-pound budgets buying for Dunnest Stores, House of Fraser and Kookai. During the time she honed not only her design skills but also her business acumen, sourcing and manufacturing product in the far east, India as well as the UK. At 30, she launched and snowball scaled the cult fashion brand Bitching and Junkfood with £5K and a bucket load of determination. During the course of 6 years she oversaw creative direction and business strategy and snowballed the growth exporting to over 50 countries worldwide in stores including Topshop, Nastygal, Urban Outfitters, ASOS as well as top concept stores and boutiques like Lane Crawford's On Peddar and Harvey Nichols. Fans of the brand included Rihanna, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding and Jessie J to name a few.
Heading up creative direction, e-commerce, styling and digital marketing she gained hands-on experience of how to successfully grow a branded business as well as a lot of the pitfalls to avoid. She now brings a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm to business owners contributing not only on creative but many other areas too. With first-hand experience of scaling a small business to a global wholesale and e-commerce brand, she is a brand-building expert with an intuitive understanding of creative content and marketing strategy. With extensive experience in producing and directing photo and video shoots, The Nice Things draws from an extensive pool of exceptional freelance creatives to deliver simply outstanding work.
Delivering solid business and creative from a place of compassion, Marion starts each new relationship with understanding the need. What area needs help and how can she be of service. Her passion lies in nurturing brands to grow and evolve into successful businesses with incremental turnover.