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Vicki Mullins

Vicki Mullins started her career as a Graphic Designer working in the magazine publishing industry for 15 years and working as a freelance artist painting artwork by commission for Interior Designers and private clients. During this time, she developed a passion for Interior Design renovating houses as a hobby and after completing 6 large scale renovation projects of her own she decided to study Interior Design formally and turn her passion into a career.

She studied Interior Design with Melbourne Polytechnic and has since worked as an Interior Designer with a building company before branching off to specialize in Lighting Design and taking up further studies in Lighting Engineering and Design with RMIT.

For 6 years she has worked as an Architectural Lighting Designer on residential, commercial, retail and hospitality projects providing her with the opportunity to combine her love of colour, design fundamentals with the more technical requirements of lighting design.

During her time in Industry Vicki has remained active with the Melbourne Polytechnic and has now moved into a Teaching role with the Interior Design department specializing in colour, Lighting, Design fundamentals and computer applications used in the Design industry.

Vicki is excited to share her wealth of knowledge, from her diverse background, with students of The Interior Design Institute.

Savitri Gandakusumah

In 2003, after graduating with a Master of Design from Bond University, Savitri was asked by her professor to teach Interior Design at a private college. Savitri's passion for teaching grew from more than 10 years of experience, where she has successfully developed an extensive expertise in teaching Interior Design. Savitri has not only experience in online tutoring but also face to face education at many well known educational establishments.

Savriti has also fulfilled a variety of Academic Co-ordinator roles for private colleges, where she has been in charge of running Fashion, Graphics and Interior Design schools.

Besides teaching, Savitri is also a content writer for several private colleges, developing Interior Design content units for teaching delivery.

Professionally, Savitri has worked as an Interior Designer for fit-out companies in the commercial sector. In 2016, she decided to start her own business called "Dreampods Group", a boutique Interior Design studio specialising in branding, Interior design and fit outs for commercial, retail and hospitality spaces.

Dreampods Group

@dreampodsgroup

Sophie Seeger

Sophie Seeger runs Seeger By Design, a creative consultancy 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 & Design, Interior Design and Journalism; and 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 with 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; as 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 Design Institute.

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 successful family interiors business specialising in interior fittings and finishes, particularly kitchen and bathroom design.

His designs have 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

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.

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

wendiannesnyderinteriors.com

Ashley Vancardo

Ashley is the creative and passionate Interior Stylist behind www.ashleyvandesign.com 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 the diploma program she acquired the knowledge, skill, 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

The flexibility of online learning was what I needed to get me started on this journey and the feedback from my tutor confirmed that I was on the right path. The way the modules and assignments were structured made it really easy to fit studying into my lifestyle and around existing commitments.

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  • 9 days ago

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  • 14 days ago

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  • 15 days ago

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  • 16 days ago

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  • 20 days ago

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  • 21 days ago

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  • 23 days ago

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