Our Designers

Victor Blanco, NSW

Victor is a passionate designer with over 20 years’ experience in design and all things aesthetic.

He loves flexing his creative muscles to help clients find unique creative solutions that they might never have thought possible.

When he’s not designing, you’ll find Victor indulging in a Netflix binge with a slice of cake…or two!

Marisa Lines, NSW

Marisa has been with Creative by Design for over two years.

She loves introducing her clients to different ideas, and working with them to achieve a highly practical and aesthetic design. Her favourite part of the process is watching the joy on their faces when they see the finished product.

When Marisa isn’t designing, you’ll find her spending time with family and friends, doing one of the many beautiful walks around Sydney, working out at the gym, or planning her next holiday!

Nicolette Katsouras, NSW

Nicolette has worked in interior design finishes for 20 years. She absolutely loves interiors, and making them work to suit the individual needs and tastes of her clients.

Her favourite part of the design process is building relationships with a diverse client base, and creatively problem solving to help them find unique solutions to their storage woes. Nicolette enjoys making life easier for her clients, and helping them create user-friendly spaces.

When she’s not designing, you’ll find Nicolette taking photos, spending time in an art gallery, or socialising with family and friends.

Angela Crevatin, VIC

Angela has been with Creative by Design for almost 10 years, and is an experienced and qualified interior designer and decorator.

She loves to sit down with her clients, discuss their needs, and work together to make their vision come alive.

Her favourite part of designing is witnessing her clients’ joy throughout the design process, and after they see the final product.

Adrian Crevatin, VIC

Adrian has been with Creative by Design for over 10 years and boasts a 30 year history in design including architecture, interior design, graphic design and fine art.

He particularly enjoys the first draft process – working with clients to evolve their wish list into something they didn’t believe was possible. Adrian loves knowing that his designs have substantially improved his clients’ lives, and how they enjoy their homes.

When he’s not designing, you’ll find Adrian spending time outdoors with family, and pursuing his passion in fine art and painting.

Tony van Rijn, VIC

Tony has been with Creative by Design for almost 20 years. Prior to this, he worked as a design consultant for a renovation company, which allowed him to see the big picture in renovation projects and understand construction methods.

He really enjoys meeting his clients, getting to know them, and understanding their needs. Tony’s passion is helping people get organised, and he loves to exceed his clients’ expectations from concept to completion.  

When Tony is not designing, you’ll find him playing golf, planning a holiday, or spending time with others.

Lauren Bailey, WA

Lauren has a Bachelor of Honours in Interior Design, and enjoys building long term relationships with her clients.

Always striving to achieve the best results, Lauren loves being able to offer professional advice and assistance from initial consult through to completion. She enjoys listening to her clients’ needs and ensuring that the end result is truly stunning and exceeds their expectations in every way.

When she’s not designing, you’ll find Lauren painting or spending time with friends.

Ana Hoseini, WA

Ana has a Bachelor Degree in Architecture and has been working as an Interior Designer for eight years.

Her favourite part of designing is compiling her clients’ requirements and flavouring it with her ideas to create a unique design. She then converts the design to 3D drawings, so clients can properly visualise the space. Ana loves to see the design transform from idea into reality, resulting in a beautiful and functional design solution.

When she’s not designing, you’ll find Ana spending time with friends, cooking and watching movies. She also loves to travel.

Renee Gilmer, ACT

Renee has always been a creative person, studying at ANU Art School before beginning a career in Interior Design. She’s been with Creative by Design for over 10 years, and also has a Diploma in Interior Design and Decorating.

She loves working with clients through the entire design process – from conceptualising ideas to seeing the finished product in their homes. Always up for a challenge, Renee enjoys creating pieces that are both stylish and highly functional, and is touched by the positive impact the designs have on her clients’ daily routine and lives.

As a proud mum of two young girls, when Renee is not designing you’ll find her spending time with her family, and looking forward to being able to share her favourite experiences with her daughters as they get older.

Allan Staff, ACT

Allan has a Bachelor of Industrial Design with Design Honours, and has worked as a draftsperson, custom designer for events, and in a number of other impressive design roles.

He enjoys watching the evolution of a design – from conception through to installation – and loves sharing his passion and experience with clients to help them visualise a beautiful and functional addition to their home.

When he’s not designing, you’ll find Allan spending time with family, friends and his beloved pooch, playing music, and enjoying a pizza and a beer!

Susan Chowne, ACT

Susan has been with Creative by Design for 10 years and is a qualified interior designer with over 15 years’ experience.

She loves the journey she takes with clients to help their homes work better for them, and is excited by social media apps that have allowed people to share and view an abundance of design possibilities. Susan enjoys making a difference to people’s homes, and relishes the opportunity to be part of designing practical and beautiful kitchens.

When she’s not designing, you’ll find Susan relaxing at home, doing a bit of gardening or cooking in her kitchen. She also loves getting together with family and friends over a good meal and a glass of champagne, and often finds herself fielding design questions!