Our People

Collaborative design is at the heart of everything we do.

“We believe that human-centred design has a powerful and long-lasting effect on the wellbeing of every individual, team and community.”

Introducing the MKDC team.

We’re an articulate, vibrant and well-organised collective who work hard to achieve your vision.

The thrill of conquering a design challenge is common to all of us but not just for design’s sake: we seek the thrill because of the profoundly positive ways it can change people’s lives.

Kathy

Kusinski

Design Director | Founding Partner

Kath co-founded MKDC in 1992 with the determination and vision to create a commercial interior design firm with a difference.

As the Design Director and visionary for large scale undertakings, Kath oversees the strategic direction, corporate governance and financial management of each project.

Outside of the vibrant and challenging interior design world, Kath loves to immerse in culture and nature through travel, always seeking to learn more about people and how they experience their own unique environments.

Melanie

Marshall

Contract Administration Director | Founding Partner

Melanie established MKDC almost 30 years ago alongside co-founder and college confrere, Kath Kusinski.

Working across both project design and delivery, Mel works closely with the client representative and project consultant teams to facilitate the logistics of a project. This entails co-ordination of services, programming, cost and quality control. She is highly accomplished at managing the infinite details that the contract administration role demands with astute negotiation savvy, respect and diplomacy.

Spurred by complex design challenges, Melanie brings a unique skillset to the commercial interior design sphere in Perth.

Jacqui

Williams

Associate Director | Communications + Innovation

As Associate Director, Jacqui brings comprehensive experience in leading and implementing research, concept design and project strategy.

Jacqui’s dynamic approach combines strong analytical and creative thinking to impart insights around adaptation of existing spaces, particularly in the aged care, education and workplace sectors. As client advocate, she’s a dynamic and intuitive leader who swiftly responds to the demands of projects.

Working closely with MKDC clients and their executive teams from the outset, Jacqui attains a thorough understanding of the organisational vision. She formulates client engagement plans so that the complex nuances of large-scale projects are strategically and successfully integrated to reflect their overarching objectives.

Julie

Roberts

Dip. Interior Design

Project Leader

On a professional level, Julie is confident, honest, intelligent and mega experienced. Dig a little deeper and you’ll discover she has a multi-layered personality. She has a very dry sense of humour and a damn quick wit! Open and easy to communicate with, Julie loves a laugh and having fun with the team and her clients really do become her friends!

~ written by Alexis Kusinski

Alexis

Kusinski

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture

Project Leader

Alexis is one of our chief design gurus and is the go-to when you’ve hit a design hurdle—always prepared to share her wisdom with one of the friendliest smiles in the office. Inhouse restaurant directory, Matilda Bay meanderer and after work wine / cocktail aficionado, you’ll often find Alexis with a long macchiato in hand whipping up a storm in our samples library.

~ written by Luke Wells

Daniel

Baeli

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture

Senior Interior Designer

Daniel has lightning fast cad skills, builds great client relationships and has an instafamous dog (@_mochi_pug). The ‘keeper of all cad knowledge’ makes him the go-to guy for tech issues at MKDC. He doesn’t attend social events but will peer pressure you into getting coffee with him every morning. He also lives in his headphones.

~ written by Alexandra Masters

Luke

Wells

BArch (Hons) Interior Architecture ARB / RIBA Part 1

Interior Designer

If you know anything about interior design in Perth, you’ve likely heard of Luke Wells. Luke is our resident UK stylist and he is good at everything (not kidding)—his list of credentials is lengthy. His talent for creating stunning interiors is unquestionable and he’s also a bit of a tech-whiz when it comes to 3D rendering.

Luke is merry mix of interior designer, family, outdoor lover and geek—and never takes himself too seriously

~ written by Angelica Nordstrom

Katelyn

Mewburn

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture

Project Leader

Katelyn on the outside may seem a blur, but from the inside she is a focused designer within the MKDC family. She’s an individual that is very serious about designing working spaces that benefit the lives of the residents on our aged care projects, and also has a fun-loving side when out with the team.

~ written by Ryan McRae

Ryan

McRae

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture

Senior Interior Designer

Ryan is a talented and skilled designer yet ever humble, letting his work take the limelight. Quiet when you first meet him, but add some fashionable scarves and that can all change. He’s a well-accomplished project leader, and more than happy to help out team members.

First in the office every day, he comes from the UK. He’s… Ryan McRae.

~ written by Daniel Urban

Angelica

Nordstrom

B.App.Sc Interior Architecture

Project Leader

Angelica designs bright, dynamic and engaging spaces. With her love of colour, she is ever thoughtful and comes up with very clever, innovative interiors. Often found surrounded by yellowtrace (our fave trace paper), cup of tea in hand, she imparts her knowledge and experience to the team from design concept right through to project delivery.

Resident nurturing soul and David Bowie lover, Ang brings warmth and laughter to the office everyday (some days even with homemade Italian treats).

~ written by Katelyn Mewburn

Jordan

Knight

Adv. Dip. Interior Design

Interior Designer

Jordan is an eccentric, lively and caffeine-fuelled individual. The life of the party, his character shines through in the way that he works – full of energy and gusto. Committed to the cause, Jordan will put 100% into everything he does without exception.

~ written by Daniel Baeli

Alexandra

Masters

B.Des Archtitecture and Integrated Design

Interior Designer

Alexandra has been a member of the MKDC family for a few years now, coming to us as a graduate interior designer back in 2017. As one of the core team, she’s detail-oriented, driven and high-achieving. Being the awesome team member Alexandra is, when she’s not on the road curating and styling projects you can find her in the gym smashing out a HIIT workout or ambling along the beach with her German shepherd, Koda.

~ written by Laura Macaulay

Berit

Vagg

Grad. Dip. Economics, Finance + Management (Denmark)

Senior Bookkeeper

Berit is our quiet achiever. Meticulous with numbers and with a secret witty side she loves a joke and a laugh alongside a spreadsheet. When she’s not dotting our I’s and crossing our T’s she can be found fetching a morning coffee or at home with her friendly pooch Cimba. And, what’s a team without accounts?!

~ written by Katelyn Mewburn

Laura

Macaulay

MA Interior Architecture

Interior Designer

Laura is an office gem. Whilst being an absolute super mum, shell make you feel like the messiest person in the world with her neat piles of paper and systematical order with everything in her vicinity. But, when it comes to story time, she has a an arsenal of doozies up her sleeve. I like Laura.

~ written by Jordan Knight

Daniel

Urban

BA. Environmental Development + Masters in Architecture

Architectural Documentation Manager

Daniel has fast become an invaluable member of the MKDC team, improving project delivery by continuously streamlining our documentation processes. He asks the right questions, enabling him to complete tasks efficiently and effectively with a proactive approach. Although a quietly spoken person, he has a great sense of humour and fits well into our team.

~ written by Julie Roberts

We envision a future where every business values the impact that interior design has on its people.

MKDC is more than a workplace—it’s a creative community. Our people, alongside yours, collaborate to create design narratives that give rise to superior-quality outcomes and withstand the test of time.

As an ambitious team, we thrive on solving complex spatial and design problems in an approachable, supportive manner. We’re respectful, astute listeners who truly take the time to walk in your shoes, ensuring every detail of your design project is thoughtfully considered.

We don’t just say, we do

Uncompromising on our promise to client satisfaction, we deliver a consistently exceptional experience through diligence, attentiveness and design expertise.

Our capacity to listen, interpret and accomplish a design brief is second to none—we’re natural connectors and able to engage everyone involved which elicits exceptional outcomes

People first, always

We place the highest priority on people, be it how we go about designing spaces, collaborate with clients or work collectively as a team.

We actively pursue a culture of empowerment where designers are engaged and mentored across all stages of design and contract administration. As a result, every one of our employees develop skills, experience and understanding of the delivery process, which really sets them apart and supports our agile and dynamic design ethos.

The ensuing loyalty has far-reaching effects in the way we’re able to cultivate mutually valuable relationships with our clients who return and recommend us repeatedly.

Driving innovation through evidence based design