the team
 

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SIMONE HAAG
Director/Designer

With over a decade of experience within the Interior Design Industry, Simone has developed a design signature that is truly unique.

Unfazed by trends, she simply creates warm, layered spaces that reflect the personalities of her clients.

Simone has forged a path as an aesthete, an influencer and a spokesperson for the Melbourne design community. Her work is regularly featured in publications like Belle, Real Living, Elle Decoration and blogs such as Est and The Design Files.

The studio’s projects have been nominated in the Australian Interior Design Awards and more recently the IDEA Awards. Simone takes annual buying trips to New York and Stockholm and is embarking on bringing a collection of found pieces from LA to Melbourne.

 
 
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SARAH SHINNERS
Design Manager

As Design Manager for the Studio, Sarah is the main point of contact for our clients.

Sarah plays a pivotal role in researching pieces for projects, working with the team on the concept presentation and co-ordinating ordering and logistics.

Sarah has an extraordinary design eye; an honest approach is supremely reliable and
communicative with the clients and suppliers.

She has a love of travel, a passion for art and ceramics and an innate ability to know just the right piece for each project.

 
 
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TONINA MORGAN
Business Development Manager

The studio’s Business Development Manager Tee brings to the table 16 years of experience in the consumer goods industry.

Her strong leadership skills and savvy business acumen comes from her leading roles in blue chip organisations such as L’Oreal.

She is a serial renovator, a design voyeur and highly versed in marketing, sales, strategic business development and digital.

Tee provides behind the scenes support has the client at heart in all of the decisions made within the studio.

 
 
 
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JODIE DEAN
Financial Controller

Jodie has extensive experience in creative arts financial management and has a particular interest in the field Interior Design and Styling.

She brings 15+ years’ experience to the Simone Haag studio assisting orchestrate orders on behalf of clients and managing all things finance and billing related.

Jodie is committed to creating positive outcomes, with a focus on accuracy, forward planning and strong communication between the client and the studio.

 
 
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MELISSA STRAUCH
Design Assistant

Melissa is the latest addition to the Simone Haag team. Originally born in Munich, Germany, she permanently moved to Melbourne three years ago.

Her background in journalism and her Design qualifications make her a great asset to the studio team. She has a refreshing sense of style, a considered approach and maintains high levels of customer service.

Melissa works closely with Sarah and Simone on finding the right pieces for projects, assists in developing concepts and is taking care of the studio’s web presence.

She loves colour, cacti and has a passion for quirky Italian design.