Tutors

Ashley Vancardo

Ashley is the creative and passionate interior design stylist behind Ashley Van Design where her services include interior design, e-design, property staging and styling, colour consultations and freelance assignments.

Nothing excites Ashley more than the process of space planning, styling and making a space live up to its full potential. Helping homeowners make their personal space work for their lifestyle and/or redesigning it to reflect the current real estate market is what gets her most excited.

Ashley is a very proud graduate of The Interior Design Institute. Through our course, she acquired the knowledge, skills and confidence to pursue her dream of being a creative entrepreneur. She also has a great deal of administrative experience from past positions held with one of the top five banks in the world, in the mortgage administration and sales support departments.

In addition to working with clients, you will find her blogging about interior design, DIY projects, trends, sourcing and offering vintage rugs and more. Some of her work has been featured in trade magazines and the school prospectus. She also recently became a home influencer for a major Canadian retailer, which is a fabulous opportunity.

ashleyvandesign.com

@ashleyvandesign

Evette Annandale

Evette Annandale’s love of design was shaped and matured within the walls of the Inscape Education Group where she obtained a bachelor of design. Here, she first learned about insatiable curiosity and what design thinking means in all aspects of life.

Her career saw her become a well rounded interior designer, gaining experience in residential, hospitality, commercial and retail design.

The philosophy of being a creative problem solver enabled her to first become an established freelancer and eventually ensured that Annandale Design could take flight.

Evette's company specialises in conceptual, retail and office design, taking pride in high level technical details merging effortlessly with art and design. She is always inspired to create spaces of high quality that are authentic and loyal to each client and brief.

Evette is also a registered professional interior designer and professional architectural draughtsperson with her local authorities (IID & SACAP).

annandaledesign.com

@annandaledesign

Wendi Snyder

Wendi Snyder started a career in theatre, specialising in costume and set design for student and professional productions at the Alexander Theatre Monash University.

She stayed there for 10 years before working with theatre producers, such as Michael Edgley, Kevin Jacobson and Cameron Macintosh.

Her 25 year career in theatre took her around the world where she educated herself in architecture and interior design.

She left show business to work with property developers as an interior designer in commercial but mostly residential applications.

Wendi works as a tutor for The Interior Design Institute, runs her own interior design company and consults on predominantly domestic projects, specialising in kitchen, bathrooms and colour schemes.

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Sophie Seeger

Sophie Seeger runs Seeger By Design, a creative company for interior design, decorating, property styling, colour consulting and art sourcing.

Sophie was immersed in art and design from a very young age, having “caught the bug” from her grandmother, a sculptor, and both art-loving parents.

She studied history of art, colour and design, interior design and journalism. Her career to date has successfully married her passion for art, design and writing.

While running a contemporary art and design gallery, Sophie developed a commission base for her paintings and also discovered her joy for commercial design development, identifying sustainable opportunities and incomes for artists and designers.

This led to two Indigenous rug and textile ranges with licensed deals for clients including DFAT, Qantas and public libraries. Sophie has a licensing deal for her own abstract art and has works in private collections throughout Australia, in South Africa, the US, UK, Denmark and Singapore.

Sophie has worked as an art and design mentor and a guest curator, and she continues to work on residential and boutique retail interior design projects.

She is a weekly contributor for Houzz and a member of the DIA.

seegerbydesign.com

@seegerbydesign

Robert Parisi

Robert Parisi began to develop his interest and passion for architecture and interior design as a young child.

After successfully completing his bachelor of architecture at The University of Technology, Robert worked for several years in an exceptionally reputable and exclusive firm.

With this experience, Robert joined his family’s successful interiors business specialising in interior fittings and finishes, particularly kitchen and bathroom design.

His designs have been featured in several magazines and publications, such as Trends, Houses, Kitchens and Bathrooms Quarterly and Indesign.

Robert is now taking that invaluable knowledge and adapting it to his own projects today.

robertparisi.com.au

@robertparisiarchitecturedesign

Laura Encinas Ortega

Laura studied architectural technology at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Spain and completed her degree at Vitus Bering University in Denmark. In 2003, she moved to the UK where she studied interior architecture at Oxford Brookes University.

Laura has worked in international projects located in the UK, Europe, and Asia within the environs of award-winning architectural practices. Laura has experience working on commercial, high-end residential, cultural and educational projects from large-scale master planning to bespoke furniture solutions.

She also developed specialised knowledge in visual merchandising at BAU School of Design in Barcelona, which led her to work in private commissions involving marketing strategy, retail interior and furniture design as well as collaborating with both national and international retail companies.

In 2018, Laura founded Bicbloc; an architectural design studio focused on creating design solutions to reimagine living spaces that are socially and environmentally sustainable.

bicbloc.com

@bicbloc

Talin Leask

Talin's interior design career started upon graduation from the Academy of Design in Montreal, Canada.

She traveled to Dubai where she worked with large architectural and design practices, working on large hotels, residential projects and retail outlets in newly built shopping malls across the city.

After moving to London, she was able to work for Greenline Interiors, which specialised in yacht interiors, and for large scale royal residents based in the Middle East.

Having founded her own company some years ago, she has managed to build her own clientele and has worked on refurb projects across the city as well as being involved in new build apartment projects in newly developed areas of London. She works closely with clients who have requested her expertise in office layouts, retail units and is currently working on a few commercial projects.

Her attention to detail and working closely with each client is what makes her method unique.

talindesigns.com

Leigh Romanello

Since 1975, Leigh Romanello has owned and operated DESIGN 2000.

Through her design company, Leigh has completed hundreds of projects in commercial and residential design and historical and new construction.

Leigh has a heavy drafting background and has always utilised this skill in her design work.

She is also very competent in CAD and has lectured about it at various universities and schools.

Leigh has been a member of the local ASID, Design Council, the Homebuilders Association and teaching organisations, such as the NEA and OEA.

Leigh has also served on advisory boards for three colleges in interior design.

She is a licensed and registered interior designer in her state and a tutor for The Interior Design Institute.

Marieke Rijksen

Qualified as a business analyst and marketer, Marieke first built a successful international career in marketing and business development within the medical industry. Next to her career in marketing, Marieke pursued her life-long interest in beautiful interiors and graduated from the Interior Design Institute in 2013.

Fast forward a few years and numerous home renovations, she built a social media presence and shares her signature style online with a few snippets of daily life. Being an IDI graduate herself, she knows how to professionalise a passion for interior but also what it’s like to combine the course with the usual day-to-day commitments.

Her daily inspiration comes from her family, her home, the world around us, and travelling. She has a wonderful tolerant surfy husband, a teenage son who loves anything prehistoric, a doggy obsessed tween girl, an eternal desire to shuffle everything around in my home, a passion for vintage, upcycling and DIY and holds both a Dutch and Australian passport. She lives an expat life in her home on the canals of Haarlem, in The Netherlands.

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@whisperingbold

This wonderfully fun course really opened my creative side. I now see design elements wherever I go that I would have never even noticed before. It has helped me blend my drafting, technical side with the creative side that I had but wasn't using to its potential.

Lindy Goergen

Edmonton, AB

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