Urban planter and seating

Recently, on my Instagram page, I posted this great image of some city gardens in Melbourne and Hobart.

This inspired me to design my own city garden but I have added some seating to make it a multifunctional design. The great thing about it, is that it can be an edible garden.

The tree could be a Bay tree and the smaller planter could have herbs, such as mint, parsley and basil, growing in this section.

The base is textured concrete. Inspired by its durability and the urban surroundings. The backrest is beautiful, local sandstone. The tree planter box is a weathered steel and the extended table is made form recycled timber. The combination of industrial and natural materials create a planter that can fit into any urban environment and is softened by the use of plants.

Commonwealth Bank

This is a stand I put together for a Banking and Financial Conference.

The client required 3x private meeting rooms, A café with seating, Informal presentation area and to stand out from the crowd.

The stand needed to reflect the new look and feel of their branches and the use of green walls and the hanging garden help to keep the stand fresh.

The café will attract people to the stand and for those requiring it, the private meeting rooms can then be used for client meetings.

Pop-Up Shopping Centre Kiosk

I have been working on a concept for a Pop-up , Shopping centre Kiosk.

The features of this 6x6m kiosk include an open inviting stand, prominent logo placement and plenty of storage to hold brochures, personal effects, laptops and miscellaneous items.

The kiosk also had to include a waiting area and meeting spaces. There is a large display space for graphics which catch potential customers eyes as they walk past.

Timber raised floor helps to define the space and the tower creates height and interest.

This stand breaks down and transports well and can also be used in other applications such as a trade show/ exhibition.

Woodford Folk Festival 2018

I had the privilege of working on the Woodford Folk Festival this year.

I provided 3d layouts for various venues. Turning Temporary Structures (marquees) into beautiful venues and providing the build crew with all the relevant drawings needed to make and install all the elements.

Sidewood Bar
Sidewood Bar
Coopers Bar
Coopers Bar
Coopers Bar internal
The Grande Bar internal
Halcyon
Halcyon Bar


Konami Concept

This is a concept that I put together for a Custom Stand builder.

They required a innovative design with features such as a semi-private meeting room, an approachable and interactive counter, LED strip lights used to highlight the machine bases and storage.


The added height of the Hex Rigged banner, makes the stand visible from a distance which increases brand awareness as well as making the stand easy to find in an exhibition/ Trade show.
The customer desk has been placed in the centre of the stand and has a coffee machine at the desk helps draw people in and increases customer engagement.
To add interest to the flooring I decided to use Hex shaped carpet tiles by Signature Floor concepts (https://www.signaturefloors.com.au/about-shapes/), adding Red accents to the main charcoal colour.

Gaming exhibitions are highly competitive and require innovative stands, that stand out from the crowd.

The Allergan Concept

This is a design i did for Allergan.

It required 4 separate areas for 4x different product promotion areas with display hubs, a central networking/ Cafe area, 2x large rigged “x”s and plenty of branding opportunities.

They required a strong, modern looking stand. Lots of white and incorporates their corporate colours.

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The Samsung Concept

Samsung stand

This is a concept that I put together recently.

It focuses on the need for multiple display areas for products. The Island style stand and the use of a hex theme, allows for maximum brand and product display. To keep the stand open and create interest, the product information display boards are in a clear Perspex allowing you to still see through the stand and discover what’s inside the stand.

Embrace the challenge

Starting your own business is daunting.
Apart from having to learn about finances and marketing, it takes time to build up contacts.
So, it’s disheartening when there are so many design and drafting programs out there, it would take me a life time to learn them all.
But I am up for the challenge. I have a contact that uses Archicad. A program I am not familiar with. So, I have set myself the challenge of learning as much about this program as possible in 3 days.
I am proficient in AutoCAD- surely the program user experience is very similar……so how hard could it be? Lol.
I will not let this opportunity pass me by, without a fight. Wish me luck…

About Me.

As a Freelance Designer, I live design and creativity everyday.

I grew up surrounded by creativity. My mother is a Abstract Painter,  my dad is a Wearable Glass Artist, my Opa was a Master Tailor and my Grandma was a Seamstress and Milliner . I loved to draw, dance, grow and create as a child.

As I grew up, I relished in the creative subjects. Art, Drama, Home economics, Technical drawing, and sewing. Then in Uni, I did a Bachelor of Arts in Design for Theatre and Television. I learnt so much about set designing, Lighting designing and Costume designing.

After moving to a new city, I fell into hospitality. I really enjoyed it but after a while, I craved a return to design. So i decided to re-study. This time I completed a Diploma in Interior Technology and absolutely loved it.

The next challenge was finding a job in that field. I had tried before and knew how hard it was. I decided to look outside the traditional areas and found a designer job as an Exhibition and Custom stand designer. But i never stopped learning and exploring other areas such as completing an online coarse in Revit, completing a Cert 4 in Clothing Production, teaching myself basic Millinery skills,  Designing and landscaping my backyard and styling and re-styling my house. All of this has eventually led me to where i am now. A freelance designer.

I am inspired by life. From a small flower, to a colour, to the latest interior trends or a painting. This is why i have created this Blog. To share with you these inspirations and hopefully, to inspire you as well.