NINA STARKEY OUR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGN LECTURER AT OUR BRISBANE CAMPUS GIVES US SOME INSIGHT INTO WHAT’S REALLY EXCITING ABOUT THE INTERIOR DESIGN INDUSTRY AT THE MOMENT AND SOME OTHER GREAT TIPS.

17 April 2018

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Photo: Nina V M Starkey


What is your educational background?

I am an architect from Sweden. I’m a lawyer in the making, I actually just sat my last exam last week.

What is your career background and what made you decide to become a lecturer at Torrens?

I have lectured for Torrens for 7 years now. I have my own company and I have freelanced most of my life.

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Photo credit: Nina Starkey LinkedIn. Students in photo: Annalise Pope, Mim Davis + Jessica Clymo

What are the top five things you will learn from Interior Design?

  • Design thinking
  • Time management
  • Excellent client liaison
  • Precision at producing work
  • Using several industry relevant computer programs

What’s currently really exciting about the Interior Design Industry?

Parts of Queensland are experiencing a really high demand for professionals within the building industry. So perfect for Interior Designers!

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Photo credit: Nina Starkey LinkedIn. A few examples of work from Mim Davis, Annalise Pope + Jessica Cylomo.

Favourite interior design trend?

The trend now is to be eccentric - make it personal and display memories!  

Who is your favourite interior designer?

Love the work of Jean-Louis Deniot.

Learn more about our Interior Design courses at Billy Blue.

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