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About Us

Meet our team

A specialist team of industry experts dedicated to the impact they make whilst collaborating. Couple that with our collective team and you have an amazing resource centre, completely tailored to your project.

Melissa Marsden | Workplace Strategist

Chief creative and our fearless leader she’s the brains behind this operation.

Melissa is the creative and strategic core of the business, bringing together likeminded and highly skilled design professionals. Driven by a desire to enable your business to function at its peak, Melissa looks to develop environments that connect and transform your organisation through strategic design initiatives.

With over 20 years experience, Melissa has worked with a broad range of clients in a vast array of industries, gathering knowledge at every opportunity to directly benefit your project.

Melissa has been instrumental in the design and delivery of projects for key corporate clients including Ausenco, Allconex Water, Australian Rugby Union, UTS Sports Campus, Virgin, Carlton United Breweries, Brisbane Airport Corporation and EDMI.

Melissa’s personal interest in creating environments that support the strategic visions and goals of organisations whilst rationalizing requirements and balancing this all against operational and capital costs, has seen her develop unique service delivery models that unlock the full potential of an organisations two largest assets – people & property.

MELISSA MARSDEN

DIRECTOR | STRATEGIST
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A creative powerhouse with real world experience

Karin loves exploring and creating spaces for a range of clients, with user experience and interaction at the forefront Karin’s portfolio spans from large scale workplace and civic projects to boutique solutions in hospitality and retail.Karin has a strong footing in documentation processes, concept development and the ability and confidence to engage with and deliver large sites for established corporations. Always on the lookout for efficiencies, Karin’s strengths lie in her attention to detail and streamlining processes, which has enabled her to continue to deliver on fast-paced projects at the highest standards.Beyond the detail, Karin has consistently developed long-lasting relationships with both large corporations and individuals, and delivers on time, on budget projects with creative solutions which have challenged and excited users.

KARIN KERMICI

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER
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A natural creative who loves crafting spaces that people love

Alisa has over 10 years’ experience in architecture and Interior design, and includes workplace design, medical, retail and hospitality. Alisa’s strong background in Hospitality design informs her approach to designing spaces that both create an experience for the user and contribute to the functional performance of the business.Alisa works across all aspect of a project from conceptual design through to delivery. She particularly enjoys working collaboratively with the client and project team to develop ideas and ensure that the outcome meets the needs of the client.Alisa’s work is driven by a desire to combine a true understanding of the needs of the end user and care for our environment to inform and inspire design.

ALISA NEWEY

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER
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Prue’s passion lies in telling stories. She believes that every organisation has a unique personality and tone that goes beyond a logo; something Prue prides herself on helping to uncover and bring to life in the workplace.Her strength lies in helping organisations develop a clear understanding of their culture, purpose, core values and passion, Together with the team, this is woven into the fabric of the design to create an outstanding experience for employees and beneficial commercial outcomes for business. Prue has worked across government, ASX organisations, start-ups and NFPs, all with vastly different communication needs, identities, expectations and pace. Prue’s strength lies in working with people and developing language and tone to form the basis of organisational identity and experience

PRUE KINGSFORD-WEST

CONVERSATION ARCHITECT
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Her attention to detail ensures the team are able to #GSD

Sarah is an extremely passionate, creative and super-organised professional with a background in a variety of corporate settings including FMCG, advertising agencies and engineering. Sarah’s focus is on delivering quality work by supporting the team around her to do their best work.

With over 20 years experience in corporate executive management Sarah is motivated to provide successful business outcomes that drive service excellence, customer advocacy and individual performance. Her levels of organisation `{`#OCD`}` ensure that that the studio runs like a well oiled machine and that our deliverables are of the highest quality, meeting not just your standards, but ours. Sarah is an effective communicator with the ability to build trust through kindness and compassion, celebrating the wins and gleaning insight from the area’s for improvement. Sarah is responsible for ensuring the seamless operation of the business, a master scheduler and resource manager she supports the team to get the job done!

SARAH ALLEN

STUDIO MANAGER

Space and the power of community.

We create spaces that respond to our changing lifestyles, and environments that tell meaningful stories and weave a shared sense of purpose.

Here is how we pull it all together

Delivering a considered space that achieves the intended vision is the result of a unique mixture of skillsets that traverse science, psychology and philosophy.

Here’s how we pull it all together.

Bringing your vision to life starts with understanding. Our team balances empathy, intuition and genuine care for your business with comprehensive analysis to understand your brand, values, people goals and desired behaviours.

Once we have a shared view of the outcome we’re aiming for, we draw on our varied toolkit to develop a strategic plan of attack. From there we kick into delivery mode; working our butts off to bring this vision into existence.

Along the way there may be some bumps in the road, but our resilience, adaptability and honest approach will ensure we handle the hiccups with minimal interruption.

By combining our skillset, approach and drive to bring people together, we deliver long-term outcomes to our clients—ensuring we give them wins to celebrate long after we cut the ribbon on a project.

From studying people, cultures, spaces and experiences all over the world, we have come to understand the power of a community mindset.

A thriving community does not dictate rules, it creates shared values that people want to embody. It fosters a common vision and a future all members strive for. It empowers anyone to create ideas for how to get there. It creates an environment of support and pride, where people feel respected and valued.

We see the spaces we inhabit as opportunities waiting to be unlocked, and we want to help our partners maximise this potential by building their own communities that harness the power of a shared vision and true sense of connection.

Our team embraces empathy for our clients and those who will inhabit their spaces to increase engagement, improve happiness and wellbeing and influence positive behaviour. These outcomes result in a genuine feeling of togetherness, long-term value and ultimately create:

A community people want to be part of.