WILLIS//SHEARGOLD is passionate about design. Susie Willis and Matt Sheargold bring their unique combination of skills together with a holistic approach to their projects to ensure the best ideas are given every opportunity to be realised.
Understanding that creative solutions don’t just happen in isolation, we know that open communication with our clients throughout our projects is the key to their success. With over 20 years experience creating award winning projects, we believe we’re just getting started.
When we said we had a unique combination of skills we meant it. Susie has over 15 years working in PR but it was her project management skills that caught Matts eye. Susie has designed and built stunning houses like a pro for years. Her keen design eye and strong project coordination skills have created beautiful and functional residential projects. Susie brings a wealth of knowledge and hands on project experience , just don’t mess with her on site.
Complementing Susie’s exemplary management skills, Matts strength is design. He’s an ideas man, no question, and a problem solver to the core. Matts experience, some 25 years, extends across multiple sectors, continents and countries with global brands including Red Bull, Google, Ovolo and Harley Davidson. He’s an award winning interior and product designer and when he’s not working he’s painting in his man cave, with music, and wine.
We love designing homes. There’s something so personal about coming into peoples lives to create something that will ultimately be their haven. But we can only arrive at that place with a clear and deep dialogue with our clients. We need to understand what makes you tick, what are your aspirations, how you want to feel when you’re sitting in your living room with a good book in five years time. This is Susie’s domain and where she shines.
Our passion for design really is endless. Matt brings many years experience designing hospitality projects including 5 star hotels, bars and restaurants. We’re excited by the constant evolution of this sector, how people travel, and the changes informing their experiences.
Retail is where the magic happens. We love the theater of these spaces, the opportunity to step outside your day to day world to be immersed in something new and unexpected. But it’s about more than just fashion! understanding the psychology of retail is fundamental and we love data driven design outcomes.
For many years commercial workplace is where Matt cut his teeth. Working in Australia and London for local and global brands on projects small and large. The world today is a different place and we are seeing more crossover than ever before in workplace environments. Agile working combined with merging aesthetics mean workplaces don’t feel or function like they used to. It’s a moveable feast and exciting to be part of this ever changing landscape.
When we said we love design we really meant it. We look at every part of the job and can and will add value every step of the way. From custom furniture and lighting to object and styling. We are sticklers for detail and know that the best details are often the ones that go completely unnoticed.
Communication is key and we know that the best outcomes are achieved with clear, open dialogue. We don’t have a signature aesthetic, it’s just not what we’re about. We take every brief as a clean slate and run it through our creative process with regular client dialogue to ensure an outcome that is unique, appropriate, unexpected and beautiful.
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Po Box 16, 491 Darling Street, Balmain NSW 2041 Australia