Darren James is our principle designer and heads the design team at Darren James Interiors overseeing all projects.
Darren holds an accreditation as a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD). He has accumulated various national design awards including the KBDi’s Certified Designer of the Year in 2010, 2014 and 2015. He is a highly respected and active member of the Australian design community, his work and advice is regularly published in design publications, journals, lifestyle magazines, newspapers and blogs. He is professional member of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and Kitchen and Bathroom Design Institute (KBDi).
Studio Manager / Interior Decorator – Stylist
Elissa is our dedicated Studio Manager and resident interior stylist. She is responsible for the management of the firm and overseas all the day to day running of the studio. She is also the creative mastermind behind the furnishing and decorating a lot of our clients homes. With a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) as well as a Dip. of Interior Design and over 10 years experience in the industry, it goes without saying that Elissa is as passionate about design as she is about mentoring the staff and achieving 100% client satisfaction during all facets of the design and build process.
Elissa is also responsible for all marketing and public relations. All media / PR enquiries should be directed to her.
Carys graduated from Griffith University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) and has 5 years experience in fast paced architectural and interior design studios. She has worked in a broad range of project disciplines, including high end multi-residential, commercial and retail interiors.
Carys is extremely passionate about design and loves helping clients achieve their dream environment.
Aaron is responsible for all the technical elements in the design process. He works closely with the design team, turning the conceptual designs into beautiful 3D renders and technical drawings. With a cabinetmaking background, Aaron also has a great understanding of manufacturing techniques and therefore is a wizard when it comes to technical .
An explorer at heart – Aaron is always up for a challenge, loves pushing the boundaries and is always looking for the next adventure – this makes him the perfect guy to push our studio forward in the way of 3D design.
Construction Project Manager
Ryan is our dedicated and experienced Project Manager. Responsible for all estimating as well as the coordination and overseeing of our site work, he facilitates the smooth running of all of our project builds. Ryan’s has over 10 year experience in the construction and renovation industry. His keen eye for detail, technical knowledge and excellent organisational and communication skills ensures all deadlines are met whilst still maintaining our high quality standards.
Rachel is our super bubbly and energetic accounts and administration officer. Rachel has studied front line management and has a wealth of experience in accounts and administration. With over 5 years experience, she also has a great understanding and passion for the design and renovation industry.
When it comes to the administration of the project, Rachel is committed to ensuring our clients experience is as seamless as possible. This is achieved through her open and timely communication and the collaborative working relationship she shares with the designers, the construction / project manager and the client.
Our construction crews and trade network
We have an extensive team of licensed trades people who bring a wealth of expertise, experience, commitment and professionalism. At Darren James Interiors we only work with the “best of the best” and that is why we choose only to employ the services of the trades we know and trust.