Jane Valentine / Design Director of Valentine Interiors and Design Pty Ltd, a Tasmanian design firm she founded in 2015 that undertakes residential and commercial projects. Jane has over 26 years experience in the design industry with multiple awards including the 2021 NAWIC Crystal Vision Award and the 2019 NAWIC Business Woman of the Year. Jane is an accredited interior designer with the DIA (Design Institute of Australia) and graduated from the University of Tasmania with first class Honours in design and awarded the prestigious University medal. Having taught both commercial and residential interior design at tertiary level, along with judging national awards and years of design experience, Jane leads the team in delivering intriguing and compelling outcomes.
Claire Bramich / Senior Interior Designer practice member, DIA and NAWIC. Specialising in both small and large scale commercial, hospitality, and multi-res projects, after working for renowned Crone Architects and Plus Architecture in Melbourne. Claire graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Design (Interior) from the University of Tasmania and was presented with the UTAS Interior Design Highest Achiever award. She is a guru in architectural drawing software. Her ability to pass on knowledge to others is highly valued and is evident in her current teaching of Experiential Design at UTAS. Claire has extensive knowledge in both documenting projects from start to completion and understanding commercial regulations.
Bree McIntyre / Senior Interior Designer practice member, DIA. With 8 years in architecture and project management with roles at BPSM, and JAWS. Bree has a diverse range of residential, commercial, tourism, education & health care skills for both cool temperate and tropical climates. Involved in large-scale commercial projects; redevelopment of The Royal Hobart Hospital, The Movenpick Hotel, Pumphouse Point Retreat & The Mediterranean Hotel in Darwin, and smaller community-based projects including the TSA Glenorchy community facility. Graduating from the University of Tasmania with Honours in Interior Design, and a state award for her ‘Outstanding contribution to interior design at a national scale.’
Ruth Evenhuis / Social Media Marketing Specialist practice member, DIA. Managing our social media wing of the business, creating exceptional content, social media planning and strategy, product photography, graphic design, and copywriting for our social media clients. Bringing a wealth of experience to the Valentine team with qualifications in Social Media Marketing, a Diploma through Swinburne University; Screen and Media, Content Writing, and a double degree in Arts and Business Studies at Charles Sturt University.
Simon Trewin / Strategist / Design Manager practice member, DIA with an exceptionally high level of understanding in complex problem solving, branding, marketing, teaching, design, fine art, and writing. As a qualified chef, Simon has extensive international, national and retail experience (13 businesses under his belt including bars, cafes, food court, and a bakery). His expertise in operating commercial ventures, while considering the design and functional aspects is invaluable to our team and clients. With a passion and deep understanding of architecture, his Cert IV in residential drafting studies was inevitable.