Our creative trainers are passionate in passing on their expertise based on real projects, real experiences and real industry knowledge.

Jenna Densten

Founder, Design School

Jenna is a familiar face in the Australian interior design industry. Renowned for her creative approach and openness, she has accumulated over 10 years of experience as an interior designer and educator, contributing to both retail and residential design. Notably, she earned a national interior design award for the best residential design in Australia through her innovative work on the Canning Cottage renovation project. Jenna's passion for design led her to create Design School. Drawing from both her personal experiences and analytical mindset, each section of our course was developed to not only educate but also to leave you thoroughly inspired.


Tim Neve 

Manager, BDA (Design)

Tim is a renowned stylist, textile designer, and author with an illustrious career spanning over two decades. His design work spanning large commercial interiors to personal renovation projects have been recognized both locally and internationally, from Adore Magazine to Architectural Digest. Tim's bespoke textiles and furniture have adorned the shelves of leading design retailers. His warmth and industry-led experience set him apart as a trainer, combined with his passion for small business makes him a strong advocate for design education.


Melissa Heard

Trainer & Assessor

Mel has trained hundreds of learners through our accredited course over the past seven years. At the same time, she has run her own design business, Charchi. Her passion for product styling, passive design, SketchUp and sustainability is always explored with her clients. Her willingness to share her knowledge, authoring articles for Plyroom Journal and Dulux in the weekend Domain. Her magnetic charisma, combined with the patience to inspire your unique creative journey is what makes Mel an incredible mentor.

Melissa Bailey

Trainer & Assessor

Since making the bold move pursue to design after leaving the legal industry, Melissa’s creative career has been thriving. With a passion for styling and photoshoots, she has worked as a stylist across the esidential, visual merchandising and event sectors. Melissa's work has been featured in publications including Green Magazine and The Local Project. A keen writer, Melissa has also authored pieces for BuildHer Collective. She is thrilled to be part of the team at Design School, just look for the kind and welcoming smile!


Melissa Rettore

Trainer & Assessor

Melissa’s passion for teaching runs a decade deep! A fascination with spatial design and the effects a design has on mood and behaviour, motivated Mel to make the career leap from primary school teaching to interior design. She now runs her design business, Moody Aesthetic Interiors. Offering client’s an exciting peek into their custom-designed spaces,her interior watercolour and hand-rendered sketches have featured amazing homes like that of Jen Bishop of Interior’s Addict. Mel brings her talents to the Design School classroom, sharing her skills to help students on their own design journeys. 


Holly Miskimmin

Trainer & Assessor

Holly is out newest Trainer at Design School. She will be sharing her experience and knowledge with some very lucky students. Her diverse skills were honed while working with award-winning Interior Stylist Simone Haag, gaining knowledge, mentoring, and exposure to high-end clients. This experience also refined her talent in creating 2D and 3D visualisations for client presentations. Holly now operates her own interior styling business and creates bespoke illustrative artworks.


Rebecca Leijer

Course Coordinator

Rebecca is the founder of Leÿer Design Studio and now part of our team as our Course Coordinator. Bec studied her Certificate IV in Interior Decoration with us many years ago and has an innate style and natural approach to everything she delivers. Her work has been published in Real Living Magazine, The Local Project, Dwell Magazine and Enki Magazine among others. And if you have completed our Masterclass, you might remember her incredible house tour! 


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